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Feeling Funky!

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Totally Married Podcast

Episode 39

Elizabeth’s feeling funky and not in the good way but Andy keeps her laughing! They also discuss follow ups to messy husbands and inter-sex friendships after marriage as well as answer listener questions about men’s biological clocks, a marriage that feels empty and if casual sex is a no go or a go go. Enjoy!


Richard C says:

Men’s biological clock might not be anything as ethereal as women’s, but I think you could argue that wanting to bone down is how our bodies tell us that we’re ready. Let’s not forget that the reason that sex is pleasurable is because it’s our bodies rewarding us for trying to reproduce. Sometimes we men are babies about things and have to be dragged into them, only to be thankful for being dragged after the fact.

Sarah says:

Any time I’m in a funk it’s almost always because I’m not working out which is then compounded by the fact that being in a funk really makes working out terribly unappealing. My solution is to get my husband to agree to buy me something (like new running shoes) if I achieve whatever workout goal I set (like hitting the gym 4x a week for 4 weeks). It works like a charm every time and by the end of one week of exercise my fog is always lifted. Good luck!

Mike says:

Hello Elizabeth and Andy. I am the slob husband. My wife told me a few weeks ago that she wrote in to your show. Well I finally got around to listening. First off I enjoyed your back and forth it is a good show. Any way I just wanted to shed more light on this topic. When I was in first grade I was diagnosed with a.d.d and took Ritalin until I was in eighth grade. I never felt like it changed anything in me. My mouth physically dropped open when I heard the follow up to my wife’s letter. Talk about nail on the head. I also wanted to defend my side of the story just a little. I have been working 2 jobs for 5 years. I’m lucky if I even get a day off. I realize how big of a slob I am, but I also don’t care. As in the mess does not bother me, except I know it bothers my wife and that does bother me. I know stuff I say or do or even don’t do is wrong, but I self sabotage ALL the time. I even know I do it, but I still am at a loss as what to do. Also one more excuse. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease a week after I graduated high school so I have had numerous surgeries and have been in and out of the hospital for the past 12 years. A lot of the time I just don’t have any remaining energy after working both jobs and dealing with my illness. Enough of my pity party of one. If you or any of your listeners can give any further insight on to how to overcome self sabotaging it would be appreciated. Because I do realize I need to fix it or chance losing the best thing to ever happen to me. I did like Andy’s idea on inviting people over weekly except for the fact I hate having people over and don’t know how to play poker. Anyway thanks again.

Leen says:

Hey Elizabeth,

In response to how you felt bad about the 15 year old kid who came up with the pancreatic cancer test, well don’t feel bad. If it wasn’t for you talking about it I wouldn’t have looked it up. Now I can share that story to others and so on and so forth. You are a connector! Check out Malcolm Gladwell’s book “The Tipping Point” where he talks about Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen.

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