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Totally Married Podcast

Episode 292

This episode begins with a riveting segment called what are Elizabeth and Andy’s neighbors doing in real time? Then they discuss another nail biter – whether or not wipes are flushable – before giving their extremely unqualified advice to listener questions about how to navigate on online relationship when you don’t have much experience, how to proceed having political discussions with those you don’t agree with, whether or not to maintain a relationship with a father figure who is toxic, how to be supportive of a partner who suffers from depression while still having a voice in the relationship, and whether or not to move on from an old flame who still is in a limbo/friend zone? Enjoy!


robin says:

There’s no such thing as a flushable wipe. Unless you’re a plumber and want to stay in business….. :/

Becky says:

I was going to say the same thing! The only thing you can flush is regular old TP.

Nicole says:

There are brands of flushable wipes found on the toilet paper aisle. I’m sure they’re not great for your septic but they claim to break down and no cause clogs.

Christina Hills says:

Yup, no such thing as a flushable wipe. Do not trust the labels on the packaging!

Rachel says:

To the writer-inner who had trouble with her partner not being comforted by her when going through a hard time: I think Elizabeth’s advice was great if the situation is that serious.

I have had a much less serious version of this, my husband having tough bits of time in school and taking to his mom or a friend rather than me to be comforted. When he was not upset I asked how he liked to be comforted and what I could do to make him feel better. The most concrete answer was “a hug”, but he also has liked when I agree that things suck and help him come up with actions steps for the future. He also explained that getting feedback from someone else is necessary because my advice can seem very biased when he is having a hard time.

Basically, how to comfort someone is very personal and he may just need a bit of time alone or something that is different than what you do on instinct. So, just sit with him when he’s not upset and ask how he’d like to be supported. Maybe offer a few suggestions if he’s unsure. It’s just another fun detail we get to know about our partners over time πŸ™‚

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