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57. Mind Over Motherhood, With Dr. Carly and Ryan Crewe

The Intimate Marriage Podcast

Release Date: 12/30/2021

111. Prioritizing Your Marriage Within A Successful Career: Featuring Insights From A LinkedIn Post By Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix show art 111. Prioritizing Your Marriage Within A Successful Career: Featuring Insights From A LinkedIn Post By Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix

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In this episode, I discuss a LinkedIn post by Marc Randolph, Co-Founder of Netflix, concerning how he chooses to prioritizes his marriage even while maintaining a wildly successful career. This post recently came up in my feed and it thrilled me to read about such a successful man, founder of numerous extremely robust companies, because he feels most proud of achieving his success while staying married to the same woman and being present as a father. To him, this is THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS. What struck me after reading the post were the comments, many of which were negative reactions to what...

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110. The Date Night Planner: Simple Tips And Intentions To Make Date Nights Unforgettable Again show art 110. The Date Night Planner: Simple Tips And Intentions To Make Date Nights Unforgettable Again

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Don't you sometimes wish you had a Date Night Planner? It would definitely come in handy. There are particular occasions in life that require a lot of thought and planning. If prom night is coming up, you know you want to figure out ahead of time what you’ll be wearing. If it’s your wedding day, you’ve likely spent months setting your intentions for the day—what you’ll wear, where it will be, the flow of the day, the experience throughout the day, both for yourself and your guests. These are examples of occasions that you put a lot of thought and attention into in advance in order...

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109. The Real Secret Behind Getting Your Partner To Change Without Compromising, Losing Who You Are, Or Being A Nag show art 109. The Real Secret Behind Getting Your Partner To Change Without Compromising, Losing Who You Are, Or Being A Nag

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If you were ever interested in getting your partner to change in some way, and wondered how to make that change happen, you are not the only one! In fact, “How do I get my partner to change?” is a question that I’m asked very frequently, with exasperation and concern. In this week’s episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast I’ll share my answer with you. Here’s a spoiler: the secret I’m about to share has nothing to do with actually making your partner change, although it will still get you what you want. And it doesn’t involve compromise or giving up on what you want either!...

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108. Sexy Marriage Radio w/ Dr. Corey & Pam Allan show art 108. Sexy Marriage Radio w/ Dr. Corey & Pam Allan

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Dr. Corey and Pam Allan co-host the wonderful, informative, fun podcast called Sexy Marriage Radio, which he started 11 years ago! Their marriage and partnership exemplify many of the concepts I teach. I especially enjoy that they’ve come to it through very different training and life experiences than I have had–which makes our conversation all the more dynamic.  In this episode you’ll hear Dr. Corey and Pam discuss: Dr. Corey’s inspiration for starting a podcast 11 years ago (which was way ahead of its time) The question Pam asks herself regularly as part of addressing any...

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107. Say What You Really Want: Create Connection & Real Intimacy With Your Spouse (And Become A Better Leader While Doing It) show art 107. Say What You Really Want: Create Connection & Real Intimacy With Your Spouse (And Become A Better Leader While Doing It)

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Identifying and expressing your desires is one of the most important aspects of real intimacy. However, I frequently see couples struggle with this–both with knowing what they want and also being able to say it to one another. Some people have no idea where to begin in order to figure out what they desire. Others know exactly what they want but don’t know how to say it clearly, or they find it prohibitively uncomfortable to do so. And then some people don’t know what they want nor how to say it. It can be helpful when your spouse asks you, “what do you want?” But that question has at...

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106. Husband Aims to Provide Genuine Support for his Wife’s Empowerment w/ Michael & Maraya Brown show art 106. Husband Aims to Provide Genuine Support for his Wife’s Empowerment w/ Michael & Maraya Brown

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Maraya and Michael Brown met and he proposed on the first date! Now about a decade later, they talk about the amazing evolution of their relationship–it’s truly a beautiful love story with delicious twists and turns. Maraya is a women’s health and empowerment expert who midwife’s game changing women through the important moments of life. Her husband, Michael, used to work full time and now is at home, supporting her behind the scenes, believing in her, and gladly watching her soar. In this episode, you’ll hear Maraya and Michael share: The mantra Michael practices that allows him to...

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105. Live Coaching: Polyamorous Woman Confronted by Partner's Desire for Monogamy show art 105. Live Coaching: Polyamorous Woman Confronted by Partner's Desire for Monogamy

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In this episode you’ll hear me coach Jennifer Kaylo Ruscin, a polyamorous woman with a podcast focused on polyamory, swinging, and all things related. I was scheduled to be a guest on her show, The Jennifer Kaylo Ruscin Podcast, but instead of a typical interview I ended up giving her a coaching session instead!A week before we spoke, Jennifer faced a major challenge in her relationship. She told her partner that she was interested in dating a couple she knows. Her partner is typically ok with flirting and fun sexy socializing but he did not take well to this idea at all. He immediately...

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104. The Power Of Authentic Connection With Serdar Hararovich show art 104. The Power Of Authentic Connection With Serdar Hararovich

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Today’s podcast episode is different from every episode before because, for the first time ever, I’m interviewing someone about the power of authentic connection who is not currently in a committed relationship. But, I heard Serdar speak on a panel about masculine and feminine polarity teachings, and his views piqued my interest (plus I was captivated by his voice which you’ll soon understand). Then shortly after that, I saw a post he did on how to have meaningful connected sex, and I knew we were aligned in our ways of thinking and that he would have a lot to offer that will...

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103. What You Need To Make The Holidays Wonderful show art 103. What You Need To Make The Holidays Wonderful

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It’s that time of the year again; the holiday season is upon us. But do you actually find it to be the most wonderful time of the year??? The holidays should be a celebration, a day of recreation and togetherness. Yet so many people, especially exhausted mothers, need to recover once the holidays are over. Did you know that January is the month when the most people file for divorce, right after the holidays are over? Let me just say, it doesn’t need to be this way! If you want to create joy for your family, your marriage, and yourself this holiday season, you need the tools to do so. In...

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102. When Your Partner Isn’t Into Personal Growth show art 102. When Your Partner Isn’t Into Personal Growth

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In my intimacy coaching business, over the years many women have reached out and expressed interest in working with me, while also sharing a lot of frustration because their husband “wasn’t interested in doing the work.” However, anytime one of those husbands chose to have a short conversation with me, it turned out that he definitely was interested in exploring coaching with me. I found this to be true 100% of the time! It used to confuse me, until I came to understand that people tend to project their own personal growth style onto their partner, and then find the partner lacking....

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On this episode of The Intimate Marriage Podcast, I speak with Ryan and Dr. Carly Crewe about raising twin girls, traveling the world, and managing their full-time family businesses. Carly is a family doctor & MD psychotherapist, author, podcast host and CEO of a virtual mental health clinic for women. Her husband, Ryan, is a stay at home dad and helps support their family businesses. They have been married for 10 years. We discuss how Ryan chose to be a stay at home parent and how Carly’s virtual clinic grew seemingly overnight. We discuss how they prioritize their marriage in the midst of busy and full lives, their unique view on education, and their future travel plans. Listen as we talk about marriage, family, and how to navigate conflict with healthy communication.

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

 

  • [00:50] Introduction of Ryan and Dr. Carly Crewe
  • [04:07] Ryan’s decision to be a stay at home dad
  • [06:39] Stay at home dad experience
  • [08:03] Growing Carly’s virtual mental health clinic
  • [10:30] Their dynamic with work and travel
  • [12:50] How they prioritize their marriage
  • [17:22] Where to next on their travels
  • [19:07] Carly - What have you learned about yourself from being married?
  • [21:32] Receiving criticism and navigating conflict 
  • [23:16] Ryan - What have you learned about yourself from being married?
  • [25:33] Contacting Carly and Ryan

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

 

  • As a stay at home dad, Ryan has been surprised by the stereotypes of how other men view being a stay at home parent as not a full time job.
  • A challenge to being a traveling family is not always having childcare readily available. Carly and Ryan have to rely on each other to watch the twins and alternate when they set aside designated work hours for their family business. 
  • Healthy conflict resolution and navigating arguments means staying focused on the issue rather than the person. 
  • A significant ritual that Carly and Ryan practice is their strategic life meetings on Sundays. They sit down to look at the upcoming week and prioritize their exercise, nutrition and children’s educational activities.
  • Weekly “planning” meetings as partners helps to develop amazing communication skills because it creates a context where you learn to honor and speak up for your own needs, as well as honor the other person’s wants and needs.

 

Links Mentioned:

 

Carly’s Website - https://carlycrewe.com/

Podcast - https://carlycrewe.com/podcast/

Book - https://carlycrewe.com/yanya-1

Carly’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carlycrewe/

Family Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fulltimecrewes/

Websites: carlycrewe.com & eunoiamedical.ca

 

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BIO:

 

Carly Crewe, MD is a mom to twin toddlers, modern day nomad and MD Psychotherapist specializing in women’s mental health. Dr. Crewe is the CEO and Owner of Eunoia Medical Clinic, an innovative and dynamic virtual clinic that provides comprehensive treatment of mental health disorders in women by an extraordinary team of female family doctors.

Ryan Crewe is the Chief Financial Officer of Eunoia Medical and an incredible stay-at-home parent to twin girls. Ryan is a retired power engineer and previous manager who now helps manage the Eunoia Medical Clinic alongside his wife Carly.

Carly and Ryan now call a 31 foot RV “home” along with their twin girls and 2 rescue dogs.