The Friday Five - 08/16/19

Welcome to the Marriage and Martinis’ Friday Five!


5) Should we stop using the term “half-siblings?”

In our episode this past week with Rachel Sobel in which she bravely shares her personal story of life after divorce, she makes it clear that she doesn’t want anyone referring to her daughters (from different fathers) as half-siblings. This was definitely very eye-opening for me and something I hadn’t really considered before. Listen to the episode to find our more of what she’s discovered in her journey blending a family and co-parenting with her ex. Know someone currently going through this? Send them the episode!



4) Romantic “Stranger” Encounters….

In the Spice It Upepisode, we discuss the idea of pretending to be strangers in a bar even though you’re actually married. When I polled online Marriage and Martinis community, only 46% said they would have the courage and desire to try this in their own relationship. Some of those who said they would, answered that they would pretend to be:


  • Someone with no kids who was out looking for a one night stand

  • An escort or hot tinder date

  • An adventurer traveling and looking for excitement

  • A best-selling romance author 

Listen to the episode to hear who Adam and I said we would pretend to be.



3) Your Kid's Gonna Be Okay

I know a lot of people are really excited to get their kids back in school. I get really depressed at the end of the summer, because I’m anticipating homework battles, early morning wakeups, and so much BTS paperwork. I asked Michael Delman from Beyond Book Smart, an executive functions coach and author of the book, “Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay,” to come on and talk to us about ways we can make this coming school year less stressful for our kids and for us as parents. He gives so many great tips about homework, organization and motivation, and I can’t wait to start implementing all these insightful ideas. Make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to be the first to hear the episode!



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1) Date Night Questions - From the "Spice It Up Episode"

  1. What has been your favorite sexual experience we’ve shared so far in our relationship?

  2. What is something you think you might have liked (or might like to try), but maybe we should research more, modify and try again?

  3. What is something you would like to try but feel too scared or self-conscious? What could I do to make you feel more confident and comfortable with it?

  4. If you had to make up a "safe word" what would it be?

  5. What is one sexually adventurous thing you didn't try when you were younger that you wish you had?

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