003 | Us & Kids: Alive After 5—Us

Inspiration from this Episode

“Being married is a challenge all in itself, learning how to become husband and wife.”

“Put something in that schedule that says this is for us.”


003 | Us & Kids: Alive After Five—Us



Today on our show, we’re getting into part 2 of our series Alive After Five. On the last episode, we discussed what happens in the first 5 years of raising our kids. Today, the discussion is all about our marriage and those first few stages most couples go through. We talk about how to be open to all of the changing phases as well as how to take intentional actions that help direct your marriage. 


What You’ll Learn in Today’s Episode

  • The first few stages of being married.
  •  Dealing with the changes and being open to them.
  • How to get yourself back to that passion.
  • Regular actions to take to live with purpose.


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001 | Us & Kids: Marriage Forever While Parenting Together

Inspiration from this Episode:

“You can indeed be married forever while parenting together.”

“Repairing is doable at any point.”


001 | Us & Kids: Marriage Forever While Parenting Together 



Welcome to our podcast. My name is Jan Talen and I’m a marriage and family therapist (for 35 years!). On the Us & Kids podcast, I'll be sharing my professional knowledge and expertise along with life stories to help you become the best married, parenting team.

On today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about how to have a great marriage even while parenting together. 

When we first have kids, everything changes. The first few years of becoming a mom and dad is filled with craziness. Schedules become unpredictable, our sleep patterns change, and we are tired and anxious. Our social life changes, getting a sitter becomes hard and leaving the house seems unmanageable. Finances typically change for many...

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