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The Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships

A podcast devoted to helping military and veteran couples communicate and emotionally reconnect so they can have happy, lost-lasting marriages, despite the unique challenges of military life.

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Healing from Betrayal Trauma with Kelly Bourque

Episode Summary of “Healing from Betrayal Trauma with Kelly Bourque” Welcome to a very special episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast titled “Healing from ...
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Attachment Theory and Marriage for Military Couples

Attachment Theory and Marriage with Dr. Greg Cheney

Episode Summary for “Attachment Theory and Marriage with Dr. Greg Cheney” Welcome to a very special episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast titled “Attachment ...
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Attachment parenting with Con Sheehan

Episode Summary for “Attachment parenting with Con Sheehan” Welcome to a very special episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast titled “Attachment Parenting with Con ...
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Attachment theory and divorce with Dr. Clare Rosoman

Episode Summary for “Attachment theory and divorce with Dr. Clare Rosoman” Welcome back to The Communicate & Connect Podcast with your host, Dr. Elizabeth Polinsky. ...
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Attachment Theory and Spirituality with Dr. Bill Senyard

Episode Summary for “Attachment Theory and Spirituality with Dr. Bill Senyard” Welcome back to The Communicate & Connect Podcast with your host, Elizabeth Polinsky. Today, ...
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Attachment theory in relationships with Dr. James Hawkins

Episode Summary for “Attachment theory in relationships with Dr. James Hawkins” Welcome to The Communicate & Connect Podcast, where we dive deep into the heart ...
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Attachment Theory 101

Episode Summary for “Attachment Theory 101” Welcome to The Communicate and Connect Podcast for Military Relationships. In today’s episode, Attachment Theory 101, our host Dr. ...
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Different Types of Abuse in a Relationship

Episode Summary for “Different Types of Abuse in a Relationship” Welcome to The Communicate & Connect Podcast! In this episode we have a vital conversation on ...
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Sharing personal experiences with Lisa Ligouri

Very few people actually want advice when they are coming to you with a problem! In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews Lisa Ligouri on ...
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Navigating Military Life as a Couple with Matthew and Shanon Morris

Episode Summary for “Navigating Military Life as a Couple with Matthew and Shanon Morris” Welcome back to another episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast! ...
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Benefits of Premarital Counseling with Rev. Calli

Is premarital counseling even helpful? This is what we cover in the twelfth and final episode of the  Getting Ready for Marriage series. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky ...
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Upset couple at home

Chronic Pain in Relationships with Drs. Dustin and Kerry Brockberg

Episode Summary for “Chronic Pain in Relationships with Drs. Dustin and Kerry Brockberg” Welcome back to another episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast! I’m ...
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Advocating for Yourself with Braquelle Murphy

Episode Summary for “Advocating for Yourself with Braquelle Murphy” Welcome back to another episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast! I’m your host, Elizabeth Polinsky, ...
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Couple fighting at home

Recovering from Divorce with Karen McMahon

Episode Summary for “Recovering from Divorce with Karen McMahon” In this episode of The Communicate & Connect Podcast, host Elizabeth Polinsky welcomes divorce coach Karen ...
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A Veterans Journey towards Self Forgiveness with Bob Taylor

​For Veterans leaving military life and transitioning to post-military life, there is often a healing journey that they have to go through. This journey can ...
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Healing from trauma while in a relationship with Karen Robinson

Many military couples are impacted by the experience of traumatic events, and this can take a  toll on the relationship. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Communicating Needs in a Relationship with Juliette Karaman

How do you communicate needs in a relationship? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews mind-body coach Juliette Karaman on she teaches her coaching clients ...
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Treat your relationship like a business with Dr. Robin Buckley

Treating your relationship like a business can help you get on the same page with your partner. In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews Dr. ...
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Military Spouse Employment with Dr. Elaina DaLomba

I found Dr. DaLomba’s research paper called “The Experiences of Active Duty Military Spouses with Advanced Degrees in Maintaining and Advancing Their Careers” when I was working ...
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The Importance of Identity in Marriage with LaQuita Monley

​Having a personal identity is important for your relationship but can also help you stay more grounded in the face of life stressors. In this ...
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Dealing with Overwhelming Emotions with Jackie Schuld

Everyone has overwhelming emotions from time to time that impact their relationships. Learning to deal with overwhelming emotions can be helpful in terms of being ...
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Developing Healthy Relationship Habits

Are you building the habits you want to build in your relationship? This is the eleventh episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this ...
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Relationship Communication Skills

Are you a team even when you are fighting? This is the tenth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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How to Fight Fair in Relationships

Are you a team even when you are fighting? This is the ninth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Emotional Triggers in Relationships

Do you and your partner know each other’s raw spots and emotional triggers? This is the eighth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this ...
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Communication Styles in Relationships

What’s your communication stress style? How about you partner’s? This is the seventh episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Decision Making in Relationships

Who gets to decide in your relationship? This is the sixth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses ...
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Couple Finances

What’s the best way to handle finances as a couple? This is the fifth episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, ...
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Determining your relationship values

Do you know your relationship values? Are they the same as your partner’s relationship values? This is the fourth episode of a series on Getting Ready ...
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Marriage Meetings

What’s my number one tips for marriage? This is the third episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses ...
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How to know if you are compatible for marriage

How can you know if you are compatible for marriage? This is the second episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Conversations to have before marriage

How can you best prepare for marriage? This is the first episode of a series on Getting Ready for Marriage. ​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses ...
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Using insurance for couple therapy

In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses how to use your insurance for couples counseling, including suggestions for military couples wishing to use Tricare insurance. ...
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Tips for LGBT military spouses

If you, or someone you love, are an LGBT service member, then there are unique challenges to being in the military.  In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Unsolvable relationship problems

Ever wonder if your relationship problems are solvable? Or what to do if your relationship problems aren’t solvable? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky discusses ...
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Reintegration after deployment

What is the hardest part of deployment for families?​ What can you expect when your loved one comes home after deployment? In this podcast episode, ...
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Taking a risk on love

***Trigger Warning: This episode briefly discusses history of abuse*** Is love worth the risk?In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews April, a military spouse, on ...
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Things new military spouses should know

New to being a military spouse? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky interviews Ashlee, a previous military spouse, on things she wished she had known before ...
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Love versus career dilemma with Chad Garrett

Can you balance love and a career? ​What if you are long distance or have a lot of career ambition? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Military Family Reunited

How a dual military couple overcame relationship challenges

Can a dual military couple make it? Can women service members have the career, marriage, and family life they want? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth ...
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Surviving Long-Distance and Immigration

Ever wonder if a long distance relationship can really work? What about when you are also separated by a country?​In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky ...
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Moral Injury with Dr. Wyatt Evans

Does your spouse have a moral injury? What about you? What is a moral injury anyway and how do you recover from moral injury? In ...
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The Impact of Trauma with Dr. Andy Santanello

​Ever wonder how traumatic events impact a relationship? ​Have you wondered how to help your partner recover after a traumatic event? In this podcast episode, ...
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Common Relationship Problems with Dr. Rev. Clyde Angel

Ever wonder the common problems couples experience? Are you curious about how spirituality and forgiveness can help your relationship? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky ...
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Why sex is important in a marriage with Dr, Laurie Watson

Ever wonder how sex impacts your relationship? Have you been concerned about how to maintain the spark in your relationship despite long distance or deployment? ...
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Why people have affairs with Dr. Victoria Holroyd

Ever wonder why people have affairs? ​Have you wondered if it’s possible to recover and heal after an affair? In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Polinsky ...
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5 Signs You’re In a Happy Relationship

How do you know if you are in a good relationship? What is the science behind happy and healthy relationships? Have you wondered if there ...
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How to reconnect with your partner

What makes relationships feel so good and so special? Have you wondered how to recreate those loving feelings you used to have with your partner? In ...
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How to get your partner to listen

Ever wonder why communication is so hard? Have you felt like you and your partner were speaking different languages when you talk? Have you felt ...
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How we f up relationships

Ever wonder how relationships go wrong? Have you experienced confusion about how things changed in your marriage? Have you felt stuck with constant miscommunications and ...
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Caucasian military couple reunited again

An Introduction to the Communicate & Connect Podcast for Military Relationships

Have you experienced problems in a relationship? Has the military lifestyle interfered with your ability to communicate and connect in your marriage? How can you ...
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Couple Cuddling on the Couch

Relationship Dynamics: Divorce, Deployment, and Remarriage

Everyone has to start over in life, and if you are a military family then that is definitely the case. What makes change so hard? ...
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