Podcast #79 Dealing With Change

Change is inevitable, and even with the best intention in the world, couples will grow closer and further apart because of it.

Are we taking on more than is reasonable when we couple-up with someone? Is all change acceptable? Are there better ways to make it work when we’re out of synch? What about discomfort created by one of us changing?

Kregg and I take a big-picture look.

Podcast #78 Are Men Redundant?

The number of men needed to keep the species going is around 125. Once that requirement is satisfied, what’s the point of the rest of them?

Are men on the way to virtual redundancy? Do women now overlook our part in their lives? Kregg and I toss around the case for men.

Does Instant “Love” Last?: Podcast #77

Stories about life to which we want to attach stick in our memory.  If you’d like to fall in love once and live happily with that person forever, you’ll find and remember examples of just that, thereby providing yourself with proof of what you want.

This has a name: confirmation bias. We tend to see what we are looking for, and it keeps us from being more rational than we otherwise might. But that’s all psycho-babble, which does not begin to describe this podcast.

Needs and Wants: Podcast #76

In this podcast, Kregg quizzes me about my understanding of men’s and women’s needs and wants, today and in the past.

It sounds complicated, but isn’t. If we can’t put ourselves in our potential coupling partner’s head at least a little, and channel them for a while, for what can we hope in any potential couplehood?

Let’s see how well I do.

Podcast #75 Optimist or Pessimist?

Who would want to date or couple with a pessimist? Presumably we’d all rather be with someone of sunny disposition, but is there a point at which too much Pollyanna is too much?

Then again, do we want to continually face the logic of a realist? Kregg and I bat the idea around here: