Just Between Us – How Important is it to Date Your Type? Or is it more Important To Explore Your Non-Type?


hejustnotyourtype-xlDating to find your ideal partner can be exhausting, expensive and frustrating.

Most people don’t understand that dating is a process with a beginning, a middle and an end.

Both men and women get caught up focusing on what the person they are dating thinks about them.

Wouldn’t it be better to figure out who you are in the deepest recesses of your being; get a solid handle on who your ideal partner is; what the personal qualities, values and beliefs are that would be a fabulous match for you?

Today we’re going to explore the idea of dating your non-type and a whole more.

My guest is Andrea Syrtash, a dating and relationship expert and the author of the new audio book, He’s Just Not Your Type (and that’s a good thing).

Don’t miss this fast-paced conversation that is packed with great information!



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Just Between Us – Family Talk: A Powerful Way to Build and Strengthen Family Relationships


Family Talk 2You don’t have to be raising children to recognize how much more complicated and challenging it is to raise children today than it was 20 or 30 years ago.

Young people today have so many advantages and opportunities, and so many shinny objects to keep them stimulated and engaged.

Parents have so many more pressures, responsibilities and distractions than ever before.

But, at the end of the day, it is still the job of parents to make children feel valued and loved; instill values; teach them the difference between right and wrong; guide and nurture them to be conscious and honest; to take personal responsibility; and to create a nurturing environment so they can thrive and develop into confident, independent, and caring adults.

My guest today has an approach that fits the bill! Christy Monson is a retired family therapist and the author ofFamily Talk: How to Organize Family Meetings to Solve Problems and Strengthen Relationships.

Join us for lots of good information that you can start using today to build the family relationships you thought were just your dream.



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Just Between Us – Everything You Wish You Knew About Love, Sex and Intimacy But Never Learned


518cWJUdy1L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_I have several important questions I want you to think about before you listen to this podcast:

  1. Do you know the difference between affection, passion, sensuality, intimacy and being sexual?

Does your partner?

  1. On a scale of 1 to 3, when you think about the level of closeness and connection you have with your partner, where do you land?
  2. How much clarity do you have about what kinds of things may be keeping you from being as close and connected with your partner as you want to be?

My guest for this episode are Mali Apple and Joe Dunn, the authors of The Soulmate Lover: A Guide to Passionate and Lasting Love, Sex, and Intimacy.

Please join me for this illuminating conversation with the experts who are living their passion!



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Just Between Us – Get Ready. Get Set. Go! Change Your Relationship with Money Today



TheBook1What are your hot buttons or sticking points related to money?

Notice I didn’t ask, “Do you have any hot buttons or sticking points related to money?” That’s because I know you do! We all do.

That isn’t the question.

The two question are:

  1. Do you know what your hot-buttons or sticking points are?
  2. What are you doing about them?

My guest for this episode is Bob Wheeler, the author of The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money,which provides a blueprint for exploring emotions that are triggered when managing money or facing financial decisions.

Join us for tips, tools and wonderful conversation.



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Just Between Us – Hitting the Reset Button On What Is Means to Be Getting Older and Living in Your Post-retirement Years



shoppingThe whole area of retirement is front and center for all of us in one way or another. In the US there are 80 million Baby Boomers who are in their 50’s and 60’s and whether you are a Boomer or not, this has significant implications for our society on many levels.

What does retirement look like for the early Boomers who turned 65 in 2011?

What will it look like in 2029 when the youngest Boomer turn 65?

Are these really the Golden Years?

What has it meant and what can it mean to be in the Autumn of our lives?

My guest for this episode is Richard Eyre, the author of the new book “Life in Full: Maximize Your Longevity and Legacy” – a book that provides a post-retirement blue-print for the over 80 million Baby Boomers that have retired or soon will retire.

You don’t want to miss this conversation!



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Just Between Us – Must-Know Secrets for Couples About Retirement



51IEI7i8BlL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_In the beginning retirement age was 65, a full year beyond life expectancy.

Today, that is no longer true. Current actuaries reflect life expectancy for men in the US at 76 years and women in the US at 83. Canada and most of Europe is 80 and 84 respectively.

So what does that mean for the two decades plus that people are living beyond retirement?

Just think of all the areas of married life that are going to be affected and that couples will have to address when one or both retire. And the relationship issues couples will have to become aware of and deal with; and the relationship skills couples will need to learn and use.

My guest for this episode, is Sara Yogev, Ph.D., the author of A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement: For Better or Worse…But Not For Lunch. Dr. Sara recognizes that it is crucial that couples prepare themselves and their marriages psychologically for life together in retirement.

Join us for this important and interesting conversation.



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Just Between Us – Falling in Love is Easy: Top Tips For Staying In Love Forever – 2 Minutes at a Time



41UIlIBSmWLFalling in love is easy. Staying in love year after year after year is quite a different story.

Over time, there are many assaults on your hopes and dreams of “…happily ever after.”

Through the normal course of daily life together you get…

  •          Disappointed
  •          Disillusioned
  •          Frustrated
  •          Hurt
  •          Mad

… you know what I am talking about.

Today’s episode is all about how to build a marriage that can last the test of time. It’s not rocket science. It’s about taking the time and making the effort with many small, acts of loving kindness every day — something you’ve heard over and over, I’m guessing.

Well, today I want to talk about it again, because like all of us, you probably get busy or preoccupied with LIFE… and this is so important to me, that I want to remind you about what you already know but might not be remembering every day.

My guest for this episode is Heidi Poelman, the author of the new book, The Two-Minute Marriage Project.

Join us for this important and interesting conversation.



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Just Between Us – A Frank, Eveything-You-Should-Know Conversation About Cheating



Adele-050-1_pp-2-201x300Have you ever cheated – had an emotional, physical or sexual relationship with a person not the person you are married to?

Has your committed partner or spouse ever had an emotional, physical or sexual relationship with someone other than you?

I invited Adele McCormack to join me for this episode to talk about who is cheating, why are they cheating, what happens to their marriages post-cheating, do cheaters ever stop cheating, and a whole lot more!

Join me and my guest, Adele McCormack for a frank and super informative conversation about cheating and cheaters. Share your thoughts and send your comments to Dr. Jackie.



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Just Between Us – Bet You Think Effective Communication is All About Talking: Think Again and Get the Real Truth About Effective Communication



416PIuKFtKLOne of the most common things partners identify when they are expressing distress in their relationship is to talk about communication.

Couples often call me or other relationship professionals and want to work on their communication.

The problems and challenges couples experience RESULT in troubled or ineffective communication.

Communication is rarely, if ever, the problem to focus on.

My guest for this episode is Bob Paff, Communications Expert and author of Communicating to Win: In Life, Love, and Business.

Join Dr. Jackie and Bob for a fast paced and interesting conversation. Share your thoughts and send your comments to Dr. Jackie.



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Just Between Us – Love is NOT Enough: The Rest of What You Must Know For a Lasting, Happy Relationship



51lBWtFWReL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Do you believe in of Happily Ever-after or Forever?

I know I did; more than once!  :)

But the problem is that the vast majority of people around the world don’t have any idea how to actually make Happily Ever-after or Forever a reality in their relationship.  

When was the last time you were given solid information about relationships? When did you learn any relationship success skills?

If you are like the vast majority of people the answer is probably –never!

If Love was enough, millions of couples all over the world would be deeply satisfied and indeed, be living Happily Ever-after.

My guest for this episode is ALAN C. FOX a NY Times bestselling author whose people tools have transformed thousands of lives; and the author of the new book, People Tools for Love and Relationships: The Journey from Me to Us.

Join us for an engaged conversation that is filled with solid ideas, tips and strategies you can begin using TODAY!



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