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Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

Welcome to EVER FORWARD RADIO! The podcast that brings you empowering messages and interviews from industry leaders of fitness, nutrition, mindset, entrepreneurship and personal development to help you life a life ever forward.

Apr 3, 2023

Couples therapist, Mac Stanley Cazeau, is here to help you think differently about relationships, communication, and intimacy. He breaks down the difference between relationships and partnerships, the do’s and don’ts of intimacy, and how to make real, long-lasting progress in your partnership. Plus, Mac shares how to boost intimacy with “chore play”. 

That’s right, we said chore play! Think of it as a form of foreplay, something we all need every now and then...

In all seriousness, no relationship goes without conflict or challenge, so it’s important that we stay committed to working through them together. Whether you’re in a serious partnership or not, this episode will help you navigate the ups and downs of communication, intimacy, and conflict with your special someone.

Mac Stanley Cazeau is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in couples therapy, trauma therapy, porn addiction recovery, and infidelity recovery. He is the owner of Therapy Is For Everyone Counseling based out of NY & NJ.


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Key Highlights

  • Mac explains why the word “relationship” is outdated and why the term “partnership” should be used instead.
  • What is a toxic relationship? How do I know I’m in a toxic relationship? How do I know my partner is manipulating me and is there a way out? Listen in to hear Mac’s answers.
  • According to Mac, the most common issue in relationships in 2023 is effective communication. Mac shares helpful tips for effectively communicating with your partner without (or after) criticizing or attacking them. 
  • How can manipulators stop manipulating their partners? It starts with finding understanding during conflict, then problem-solving. 
  • The two biggest complaints women have in relationships are no emotional connection and lack of presence (“you’re never there”). The two biggest complaints for men are too much fighting and not enough sex. In reality, they’re complaining about the same things, just expressing them differently.
  • Are you a man who has trouble listening to your partner? Tune in to hear Mac’s advice on becoming a better listener and the power of having ‘check-ins’ with your partner.
  • Mac explains how to stay present when things are the most difficult in your relationship, then shares his do’s and don’ts of intimacy.
  • Lastly, he shines light on what you can do to navigate the difficult transition from couple to parents.

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