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Welcome to Get A Room! A podcast about love, sex, and marriage.

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  • Episode 47 - Marriage Myth #7: Can You Change Your Spouse?

    Episode 47 - Marriage Myth #7: Can You Change Your Spouse?

    04/05/2020 Duração: 32min

    On this episode we discuss virtual birthday parties, wearing a bikini to a funeral, and whether or not you can change your spouse. Join us to find out if we’ve changed together or separately, and if we’ve tried to change each other in the last 17 years. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:00) Highlights of the week: shaving our cat, moving our bunnies, and attending a virtual birthday party. (5:00) Rochelle ruins a funeral by wearing a bikini. (8:00) Marriage Myth #7: Can you change your spouse? (9:00) People can change in a marriage, but can you manipulate the way they change? (10:40) People have to be willing to change themselves because people won’t change unless they want to change. (11:45) It’s better to accept your partner for who they are, than try to change them into what you want them to be. (13:10) There’s nothing wrong with wanting your partner to grow and improve. (14:10) You have to take the good with the bad when it comes to a partner. (16:00) You can’t put in the work for the other pe

  • Episode 46 - Marriage Myth #6: The 7 Year Itch

    Episode 46 - Marriage Myth #6: The 7 Year Itch

    27/04/2020 Duração: 42min

    On this episode we get back to discussing marriage myths with our number 6 myth about the 7 year itch. We talk about whether we believed in it, and how after doing a bunch of research on it, we may have changed our minds. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:50) We talk about bringing our friend a gift after she had a traumatic injury. (4:30) Scott has a weak stomach talking about graphic injuries. (6:00) Scott misses trivia night at the Lucky 13 bar in downtown SLC. (7:30) We review the movie Downhill because it was fun to analyze the marriage aspect. (16:00) We updated our website, getaroompodcast.com (17:00) We talk about whether we believe in the 7 year itch, and then we discuss where we were during our 7th year of marriage. (18:40) The average length of marriages that end in divorce is actually 7 years. (21:00) Just because the average is 7 years, doesn’t mean it will only happen at 7 years. And it can happen for any reason. (22:25) Nobody wants to fall into a rut. (23:00) Some marriages aren’t

  • Episode 45 - Trying To Stay Sane During Corona Crap Life

    Episode 45 - Trying To Stay Sane During Corona Crap Life

    20/04/2020 Duração: 39min

    On this episode we discuss some of the stuff we do to stay sane and not flip out on each other and the kids during the crappy Coronavirus situation we are all living in right now. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:00) Just finished our 4th or 5th week of quarantine. (2:15) We fantasize about the day when we don’t talk about the Coronavirus. (4:00) School was announced to be online for the rest of the year. We almost cried. (6:00) This is our generation’s “Great Depression”. (7:45) We had to go to Home Depot to get a new lawn mower. Is that essential? (12:45) Surviving the apocalypse without killing each other. (14:15) There are a million things that get your blood boiling. (19:00) We talk about what we do when we get on each other’s nerves. (20:30) It’s okay if our kids are getting too much screen time right now, and every other time. (22:45) We do punish the kids when they abuse their screen privileges. (24:00) We need to come out of this experience still loving our family and being sane. (25:30)

  • Episode 44 - Our Laid-Back Parenting Style

    Episode 44 - Our Laid-Back Parenting Style

    13/04/2020 Duração: 45min

    On this episode we talk about how we spent our spring break and breaking the news about the truth of the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. We also talk extensively about our parenting style and what has worked for us, being the parents of 5 children between the ages of 7 and 15. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:20) Spring break adventures including cleaning and making jam. (4:00) Missing my sister and talking through the window. (5:00) The Easter Bunny is quarantined, so we’re doing a half-assed Easter. (6:30) We had to reveal the truth about the Tooth Fairy to our 11 year old. (7:45) Though we have talked about the Tooth Fairy with our 3 oldest children, we have yet to have the Santa talk. (8:30) We go on a huge tangent about Santa Claus. (12:15) We are parenting pros. (14:00) We have a laid back parenting style, with a huge sense of responsibility. (16:00)Dexter taught us to be better parents. (17:20) We try to have a sense of humor with each other and with the kids. (21:00) Our family thrives with

  • Episode 43 - Is Coronavirus An April Fools Joke?

    Episode 43 - Is Coronavirus An April Fool's Joke?

    06/04/2020 Duração: 39min

    On this episode we discuss April Fools Day, homemade masks, and helping each other out during these difficult and uncharted times. We talk about how we have been helping ease the burden and how we are surviving the quarantine that we have been under for 3 weeks. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Brought our friends a gift, while keeping distant. (2:00) We gotta figure out a mask situation. (2:40) April fools has arrived, and is always the worst “holiday”. (4:00) We discuss Malcolm’s prank, and Scott’s previous pranks from childhood. (7:30) Rochelle has a cough, but pretty sure it’s not the coronavirus. (11:15) What is a priority for us right now? Helping each other out while the going gets rough. (13:45) Scott has gotten good at recognizing when Rochelle has hit the threshold of patience so he can help out before she breaks down. (17:00) We had to plan out bathroom breaks today, and that is new for us. (18:45) Scott set up an outdoor office for Rochelle so she could work outside. It was amazin

  • Episode 42 - Dexters QuaranTEEN Birthday Episode

    Episode 42 - Dexter's QuaranTEEN Birthday Episode

    30/03/2020 Duração: 35min

    Our second oldest child is about to celebrate his 13th birthday while our family is under quarantine, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We discuss Dexter’s difficult toddler years, and how much things have changed since those hard years. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:00) New term of homeschooling is starting, we’re trying not to stress. (1:45) Our plans to go to Yellowstone for Spring Break, and what happened to them. (3:45) Our second oldest child is about to be a teenager. (5:30) Rochelle told Dexter we could watch It: Chapter Two for his birthday. (7:00) Dexter is the funny one in our family. (8:30)Age 2 to 7 for Dexter were hard on us because he was so strong willed and drove us crazy. (9:30) How we managed a difficult toddler by trading off duties. (12:30) Ivy became the peacemaker because of Dexter’s temper tantrums. (14:45) One on one time with Dexter was always pleasant, even when he was at his worst time of toddlerhood. Scott tells a story about making his parents take Dexter for a wee

  • Episode 41 - Marriage Myth #5: Every Conflict Has A Solution

    Episode 41 - Marriage Myth #5: Every Conflict Has A Solution

    23/03/2020 Duração: 22min

    On this episode we discuss being quarantined in our home, homeschooling, and if every conflict has a solution. We also bring up celebrity marriages, and Jeopardy, so you don’t want to miss this episode. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Rochelle loves our cheesy intro, Scott does not. (1:40) Longest week of our collective lives as social distancing efforts increase. (2:30) Homeschooling 5 kids is really hard. (4:30) We know we are more fortunate than most with our work from home jobs. (5:10) Good things from this week to keep the mood light. (6:40) Marriage Myth #5: Every Conflict Has a Solution (7:15) This myth is more complicated, and harder to decide on if it’s true or not. (8:30)There are complications with the solution to the Coronavirus, making it a difficult situation to figure out. (9:30) Some problems have harder solutions, or take more time to solve. Patience and compromise help. (10:45) We decide the myth is plausible since it has such a big grey area. (13:00) Have you ever had to e

  • Episode 40 - Trying To Have Fun In The Pre-Apocalypse

    Episode 40 - Trying To Have Fun In The Pre-Apocalypse

    16/03/2020 Duração: 33min

    On this episode we interrupt our regularly scheduled marriage myth to bring you a light hearted break from the uncertain state of the world to joke about disaster movies and loving music our parents forced us to listen to when we were kids. We will return to our marriage myth episode next week, so look out for that. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Podcasting while social distancing and freaking out about the Coronavirus. (2:00) Shopping for a long stay at home during a pandemic is a nightmare, as most American’s learned this week. (3:30) We are good at staying home. We’ve been preparing our whole lives for this. (4:30) Good opportunity to binge our podcast. (5:00)Doing a lighthearted episode to keep things positive and better. (6:00) What movies have you seen that are post-apocalyptic? (8:00) Our experience watching The Day After Tomorrow. (9:44) Why is The Rock in every disaster movie? (10:30) We discuss 2012, Armageddon, Independence Day, and zombie movies. (12:30) Watching Adventure Time

  • Episode 39 - Marriage Myth #4: A Good Marriage Comes Naturally

    Episode 39 - Marriage Myth #4: A Good Marriage Comes Naturally

    09/03/2020 Duração: 30min

    On this episode we talk about the Corona Virus, missing our babies, and puberty. We also discuss our 4th marriage myth about whether or not a good marriage comes naturally. We talk about why we believe that certain aspects of marriage can come more naturally, but overall a good marriage, or any marriage for that matter, requires work. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:45) Low key week staying home to avoid CoronaVirus. (2:30) Ivy had her maturation program this week. (4:30) Women got the short end of the stick of life. (7:00)Rochelle almost cried over an old video of our babies. (9:45) Marriage Myth 4: A Good Marriage Comes Naturally. (10:30) We don’t have a lot of conflict within our marriage, but it still requires work to be good. (11:45) There needs to be some natural chemistry, but that isn’t all you need. (13:00) You have to learn to pick your battles. (16:30) Scott spills the beans on how Rochelle used to load the dishwasher wrong, and he had to set her straight. (21:00) We work well because

  • Episode 38 - Marriage Myth #3: Kids Needs Should Have Priority

    Episode 38 - Marriage Myth #3: Kids Needs Should Have Priority

    02/03/2020 Duração: 29min

    On this episode we discuss Marriage Myth #3: Kids needs should have priority over marital needs. We discuss both sides of the topic since we disagree, and try to fairly figure out who’s needs should come first. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:45) How we felt about the Pompeii exhibit in SLC. (4:00) We spent a bunch of money on a furnace and water heater. (6:25) The high school we met at is getting torn down, so we visited it during the week and thought other’s would be there too. But we had the place to ourselves. (9:00) We talk about our upcoming 20 year high school reunion. (10:00) We discuss my paranoia regarding the Coronavirus. (11:30) Parent teacher conference week is always a good week. (12:45) Should kids needs have priority over marital needs. (14:00) Scott and I disagree on this topic and we discuss our reasons. (15:00) Scott compares Rochelle’s thoughts to that of putting an oxygen mask on during a flight. (16:30) Putting your relationship on the back burner while kids are in the hous

  • Episode 37 - Marriage Myth #2: Never Go To Bed Angry

    Episode 37 - Marriage Myth #2: Never Go To Bed Angry

    24/02/2020 Duração: 30min

    On this episode we discuss the second marriage myth in our series, which is Never Go To Bed Angry. We talk about the pros and cons to going to bed angry, and if we consider this myth busted or not. We also tell stories from our own marriage that relate to the subject. We hope you enjoy this episode, and let us know if you agree with our conclusion. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:00) Scott apologizes for his use of the word “like”. (2:45) Echo broke her glasses and it turned into a struggle due to insurance. (3:30) Echo’s high index glasses prescription makes getting her glasses difficult. (4:45) High index lenses cost twice as much as regular lenses. (7:00) Scott is a ghetto engineer. (8:00) Myth #2: Never go to bed angry. (8:45) This myth was split almost 50/50 in listener opinions. (9:50) Pros for never going to bed angry. (10:30) Scott tells a story of us having to resolve an issue before going to bed. (12:15) Some problems are not solvable in one night. You are more likely to say things you

  • Episode 36 - Marriage Myth #1: All You Need Is Love

    Episode 36 - Marriage Myth #1: All You Need Is Love

    17/02/2020 Duração: 33min

    On this special episode that starts out our series of episodes about marriage myths, we discuss the first myth, all you need is love. We talk about the survey we did on Instagram and some of the responses we received from our listeners. We talk about some of the things that you have to have in a marriage besides love, and tell a few stories from our own experiences. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:15) We talk about the survey people took on Instagram for us. (3:00) Marriage myth number one: All you need is love. (3:35) Scott said, “all you need is love” to his parents while we were dating. (5:01) You need so much more than love in a marriage. We list off several from comments on our Instagram survey. (7:15) Compromise is very important. (7:50)Our number one choice is communication because it is so important in a marriage. (10:00) Rochelle doesn’t think religion and political affiliations have to be the same, but does think you have to be on the same page when it comes to parenting style. (12:00)

  • BONUS: Valentines Day Love List

    BONUS: Valentines Day Love List

    14/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    On this special Valentine’s Day bonus episode we talk about the smalls things that we do that help the other feel loved. We hope you enjoy this special bonus episode on this beautiful day of love. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Today’s episode is about love on the day of love, Valentine’s Day. (1:30) 10 Things My Spouse Does That Makes Me Feel Loved. (1:50) Rochelle’s #1: Scott teases me relentlessly. (3:10) Scott’s #1: Rochelle wears thongs. (4:15) Rochelle’s #2: Scott brings me coffee and vitamins. (4:30)Scott’s #2: Rochelle brings me breakfast at my desk. (5:10) Rochelle’s #3: Scott helps make dinner and doesn’t complain. (6:20) Scott’s #3: Rochelle gives me random back and head tickles. (7:10) Rochelle’s #4: Scott gives me head and back tickles. (8:00) Scott’s #4: Rochelle lets me geek out on my things. (8:55) Rochelle’s #5: Scott does dishes or laundry when I’m at work. (10:10) Scott’s #5: Rochelle makes us dinner every night. (10:35) Rochelle’s #6: Scott gives long and frequent hugs.

  • Episode 35 - Positive Thinking: The Cure For The Common Hangover

    Episode 35 - Positive Thinking: The Cure For The Common Hangover

    10/02/2020 Duração: 31min

    On this episode we talk about trying to focus more on finding positives in situations, and over the course of 30 minutes, we continually find negative things. So we obviously need more practice being positive, and we hope you will practice it in your own life as well. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Our cat, Gunter, finally learned to love us. (1:10) Big storm causes a snow day and the kids destroyed our house. (2:45) Didn’t have to go sledding. Phew. (3:35) Big snow storm in 1993 gave us a snow day, but we had to make up the school day on a Saturday. (5:40) Rochelle has 2 super weird dreams. (6:15) Malcolm gets a “CEO” award. (7:45) Ivy had middle school orientation, and Rochelle almost cried. (9:30) We talk about not dwelling on the negative, or over-thinking things. (10:30) Does negativity bring on more negativity? (11:30) we talk about some effects of rumination,(repetitive negative thoughts). (14:15) How rumination can hurt a marriage. (15:20) Its better to look for the positives of sit

  • Episode 34 - Couple Retreat Adventures and The Little Things

    Episode 34 - Couple Retreat Adventures and The Little Things

    03/02/2020 Duração: 26min

    On this episode Scott and Rochelle discuss why there was no episode last week, because we were on a couples only retreat in the snow, and couldn’t tear ourselves away to do a podcast. We discuss why we don’t normally do winter activities, and what it’s like to crash a snow mobile. We also discuss why we think little, frequent romantic gestures are more important than big ones. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Missed an episode because we were on vacation without children. (1:30) Yearly vacation with our friends and kids is a lot of work, so we thought it would be fun to go without the kids (3:10) We get to do whatever we want when the kids aren’t around. (3:35) We went on a winter adventure that I never thought I would do, and promptly crashed. (7:15) Thought I was okay after the crash, but my left arm ended up hurting for days. (9:10) We aren’t good navigators, but we still had a great time. (10:45) Should we have done a podcast with our friends? Or maybe in the car ride? (12:30) Malcolm get

  • Episode 33 - Why Roasting Each Other is the Secret to a Healthy Relationship

    Episode 33 - Why Roasting Each Other is the Secret to a Healthy Relationship

    20/01/2020 Duração: 17min

    On this episode we discuss an article that says insulting your partner everyday could be good for your relationship. We talk about how this has been true in our relationship and we believe it’s the key to our longevity. If you would like to read the article discussed in this episode go here. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (1:00) Go over the reason we have a tie breaker question from last week’s episode. (1:45) If we won the lottery, what frivolous thing would you buy first? (2:45) Why Scott would get a big ass RV. (4:05)Why Rochelle would get a family trip to Samoa. (6:15) If you roast your spouse you will have a stronger relationship. (7:10) Why roasting helps keep things light and fun, which keeps your relationships better. (8:15) Having a roasting type relationship with your kids can open up the deeper conversations. (11:05)Scott’s sister’s family also roasts each other, and it made us like them more. (12:30) We have always had a teasing relationship that included nicknames like Puke-ahontas an

  • Episode 32 - Failing At The (Not-So) Newlywed Game

    Episode 32 - Failing At The (Not-So) Newlywed Game

    13/01/2020 Duração: 36min

    On this episode Scott and Rochelle go through 10 questions in the style of the newlywed game to see how well they actually know each other after 20 years together. You may be surprised by the final score. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:40) We got a little tipsy for this new episode in honor of our 20th anniversary. (1:15) The (Not-so) Newlywed Game (2:20) What is your favorite homemade meal? (3:10) Least Favorite meal? (6:30) Celebrity crush? (9:15) Spouses favorite physical attribute of yours? (11:30) Name a movie that we messed around during. (13:40) Dream job (besides the one you have now)? (17:30) Favorite movie? (19:15) Biggest fear? (22:15) What is your ideal date night? (24:30) Your spirit animal? (26:45) Final score. Who is the winner of our Not-so newlywed game? (29:15) The kids are back in school, so we can miss them again. (33:00) Rochelle goes on strike over making dinner. (35:00) We hope you can do this game with your own spouse.

  • Episode 31 - 10 Best Thing From The Last 10 Years

    Episode 31 - 10 Best Thing From The Last 10 Years

    06/01/2020 Duração: 29min

    On this special new year’s episode we discuss the 10 best things that happened for our family in the last 10 years, and why they were significant for us. They include everything from moving back to Utah, to super fun vacations and even leaving the LDS church. We also challenge our listeners to come up with their own list of awesome things from the last 10 years as we all prepare for lives in this new decade. Specific topic discussed in this episode: (0:30) Happy New Year! (1:05) Our 20 year anniversary approaches and makes us feel old. (2:10) The 10 Best Things in the last 10 Years. (2:50) Moving back to Utah. (5:25) Leaving the LDS church. (6:40) Ivy eating a chicken nugget. (10:30) Getting our dream yard. (12:15) Vacations without the kids. (14:10) Grand Canyon vacation with the kids. (15:45) Getting comfortable in my own skin. (17:00) Getting the band back together. (20:35) Date night. (23:05) Starting our podcast together. (24:30) Fun facts about us for our 20th anniversary. (25:00) Grew up near each oth

  • Episode 30 - Christmas Can Be Rough

    Episode 30 - Christmas Can Be Rough

    30/12/2019 Duração: 09min

    We are a week behind schedule because of Christmas festivities, but we hope you enjoy this episode about why everyone has different feelings around Christmas time, and everyone should be treated with kindness and respect. We reflect on losing Scott’s sister just before Christmas 11 years ago and what it was like to attend her funeral with a baby who was released from the hospital the day of her viewing. Specific topic discussed in this episode: Christmas can be a tough time for some people. (:50) Treat everyone with respect even if you believe differently. (1:50) Scott’s sister, Stacy, passed away 4 days before Christmas in 2008. (2:40) Ivy was released from the hospital the day of the viewing for Stacy. (4:00) Having a dog be baby Jesus in a nativity reenactment. (4:30) “Where’s your Christmas spirit?” isn’t a nice thing to say. (5:40) Raw emotions get tied to this time of year when something hard happens, so treat everyone with kindness. (7:00) No celebrity couple of the week. Merry Christmas! (8:00)

  • Episode 29 - Our Road To Financial Stability

    Episode 29 - Our Road To Financial Stability

    16/12/2019 Duração: 23min

    On this episode Scott and Rochelle discuss how they have come to financial stability after years of living paycheck to paycheck. They discuss the differences in their childhoods that may have lead them to be more financially responsible even when money was tight. Specific topic discussed in this episode: We got a hot tub! (1:05) Checking off items on our bucket lists. (2:30) This week’s topic: Financial stability (3:15) Living off of chicken noodle soup we were given as a gift and being able to ask for help when we couldn’t afford milk. (4:00) Ivy’s expensive formula taking all our money. (6:00) Living off Little Caesar’s Pizza, feeding our whole family with a $5 pizza. (7:10) Not being able to afford any luxuries and enjoying the little things. (8:00) How Rochelle growing up poor makes it hard for her to make big purchases. (9:15) Scott’s grew up more well off, but his parents taught him very well about finances. (11:45) We were taught by Scott’s dad about mortgages when we were newlyweds, and that knowledg

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