Episode 89: How Do You Rebuild Your Life When You're Suddenly Single?

Love bombing is even worse than ghosting, it's manipulative and scary. We explain in this episode.

If you've been dating someone for a long time or you get divorced and find yourself suddenly single, it can be really tough to figure out what to do next. We've both been there, and we completely understand. In this episode we break down how we put our lives back together when we were suddenly single and in our late twenties.

What if you fall in love and then find out your new partner doesn't want kids, and you do. This might be a deal breaker. We discuss. More here: http://www.manrepeller.com/2017/06/when-you-want-kids-but-your-partner-does-not.html

Episode 88: How Much Sex is "Normal"? How to Stop Body Hangups From Ruining Your Sex Life

This week we interview licensed sex therapist Morgan E Ray. This episode is a departure from our normal conversation, but we suggest you listen. It is not clinical or silly, it is an open and honest conversation about sex. We discuss; how much sex is "normal" and how to stop body hangups from wreaking havoc on your sex life, plus a discussion on how porn is impacting real relationships.

Contact Morgan: http://www.sextherapycharlotte.com

Episode 87: The Long Distance Relationship Survival Guide

Surviving a long distance relationship can be REALL hard, we offer up some tips for getting through it. We discuss this great piece by Mark Maron https://markmanson.net/long-distance-relationships

Ways to stay close with your long-distance BFF's, we suggest friend-dates!

What do you think about sitting on the same side of the booth when you're out to dinner with your boo? We disagree on the topic and debate it in this episode! 

Episode 86: How to Be a Partner / Professional / Friend Without Losing Your Mind: An Interview with Sarah Olin

An interview with professional life coach, super mom, wife, and meditation expert Sarah Olin. 

Find out more about Sarah here: http://www.saraholincoaching.com

We discuss; how to be a great partner, friend, professional, person without losing your mind in the process, staying connected with your friends in different life stages, preparing yourself for motherhood, and tips for trying meditation. 

Episode 85: How to Escape a Dumpster Fire First Date / Signs He Just Wants to Hook Up

Have you ever gone on a really bad date? I mean.. really bad, like you just have to get out of there asap but you don't actually know what to say? We give some good tips and agree that sometimes a little white lie is a-ok. 

How do you tell if that new guy messaging you on Tinder is just looking for a hook up buddy or if he's seriously looking for a relationship. One tip; is he messaging you every night at 2am? RED FLAG!

Episode 84: Intuitive Dana Childs Reads Our Energy and Teaches Us About Honing Your Gut Instinct

Intuitive and energy healer Dana Childs joins us to talk about honing your gut instincts when you're on a first date, a job interview, or any other situation when you want to feel confident in analyzing the situation.

We also, we talk about "trusting your gut," if everything really does happen for a reason, reading the energy in the room, and why the eclipse is a powerful time.

Dana even does a special energy reading of Lauren and Ali to show you what a session with her would feel like IRL. 

Want to know more about Dana or get in touch with her? Head to her site; http://www.danachildsintuitive.com

Episode 83: Here's Why You Shouldn't Vent About Your Boo to Your BFF

We discuss the great engagement debate from this season of The Bachelorette. Do you have to get engaged to show your commitment or can you just "date seriously" after life on the Bachelor/Bachelorette. 

Is it ok to monitor your partner's social media? What's the deal with couples getting joint Facebook accounts and email addresses once they tie the knot? We think this is a jealousy issue. 

Ways to say no without feeling like a jerk from Kayla's nana. We love this. Here is the blog that inspired the conversation; https://helpmeandie.com/blog/2017/8/1/my-nana-teaches-us-how-to-say-no-like-a-non-douche-and-how-to-not-feel-bad-about-staying-home

It can be really easy to go out for drinks with all your girlfriends and complain about how annoying your significant other has been lately, but this is a slippery slope. This week we discuss who you should be able to vent to and what topics to keep between you and bae. 

Episode 81: Please Stop Saying These Things To Your Single Friends | Why The Internet is Weird

Is getting a pet together the ultimate sign of a long-term commitment or does it just mean you and bae like animals? We debate on this week's episode. 

We love the tweet that went viral where a woman told her boss she was taking a "mental health day." You can read more about her here: http://mashable.com/2017/07/11/mental-health-day-email-from-boss/#nHiF_rz72qqs

The internet is weird. We literally summon people from the internet to go on dates and drive us places. Let's discuss. 

Being single can be really hard, but it gets even harder when your friends and family ask you awkward questions and tell you that they never really liked your significant other anyway. We offer you a is a list of things NOT to say and some ideas of what you can say to your friends instead. 

Episode 80: How To Get Out of a Dating App Rut | Why You Should Unfollow Your Ex Right Now

We got an email from a listener asking us for some great first date recommendations that don't include drinking but are less awkward than a 2 hour dinner. We answer her question on this week's show! 

We discuss jealousy, obsessively following your ex and what happens when you find out your ex is dating someone new. Do you go to town on your google game or are you pretty cool about it? Full disclosure: we aren't super cool about it. We believe you should go ahead and hit that unfollow button right away. 

How do you get your dating app swag back after you've gotten sick of swiping. Tinder sociologist, Jess Carbino, gives six tip on getting back in the game and we discuss. Here is the link to her original article: http://www.mydomaine.com/tinder-sociologist-message-advice

We also loved this article in Huff Post called My Husband Is Not My Everything. Your partner can't be everything to you, you need your friends and family too. We discuss more about our thoughts on this week's episode.

Cheers!