Great listen and concept, but…
I’m giving this 4 stars based on my first listen. There’s some awesome story telling, however… Just listening to this opening episode, I’m noticing some glossing over of what could be abusive events. I don’t think it’s fair to say your mother is “embellishing” and “being dramatic” when your dad is purposefully being vague and often seems cagey when it comes to remembering certain events very specifically. Your dad seemed to “forget” or “recall less” in times when he became aggressive. Convenient, eh? This definitely falls into a typical victim/abuser narrative. It’s my opinion that, if you’re going to discuss these types of scenarios, it’s important to not feed into stereotypes and create some discussion around inherently toxic or abusive behaviors. (As opposed to normalizing them or referring to the account of a potential victim as “being dramatic.”) The fact that your mother had to file a restraining order against your father and that he was controlling about who she could or couldn’t date following the divorce are huge red flags, my friend. Maybe you touch on this in later episodes, but I was really taken aback to hear those accounts, then you immediately following with calling your mother dramatic.
Klaskah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/21
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Ian (with help from Kelsey) are able to explore and present the topic of marriage and life long partnerships with honesty, clarity, respect, humor and introspection. Thank you both- and thank you to your amazing family!
dawnik via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/22
Very interesting content. Ian Cross does a great job as a host and narrator. I wasn’t too into the music part, but still enjoyed this podcast!
frissjan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/22
Some very honest, intimate, beautiful conversation about a topic well worth exploring. Married 41 years to my best friend, who continues to be a revelation, I found these perspectives and different experiences fascinating.
Den278 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/21
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