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Ramona Zabriskie

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Ramona Zabriskie, multi award-winning author, celebrated marriage mentor and global educator, founder of Wife for Life University and the WifeSavers Education Membership, answers real wife questions alongside her husband of 42 years, Dale Zabriskie. Their entertaining conversations about the challenges and intricacies of the marriage relationship are full of actual experience and powerful, proven advice. Thousands of wives in over 70 countries are learning how to better resolve their worries and more lovingly relate to their husbands with thrilling results. Email the show at wifesavers.org

Latest Episodes

Ep 33: Date Night or Bust! Why and How to Make It The Best Time All Week

What’s your excuse? Time? Money? Babysitters? Nothing interesting to do? There’s always a reason for married couples and parents to neglect or postpone the weekly concentrated couple time called “date night”. Even if it seems next to impossible to pull off, you’re probably still craving your spouse’s exclusive attention and would love a refreshing change of pace. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Date Night or Bust! Why and How To Make It The Best Time All Week”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is trying to figure out how to manage a regular date night with her husband. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “Date night really isn't possible, as we have no one to watch our kids that we trust. We do escape to our room and lock the doors, and the kids are still home. Does that count?” Listen and learn why it’s absolutely critical to prioritize the time, support, and resources you need to make...

51 MIN2 w ago
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Ep 33: Date Night or Bust! Why and How to Make It The Best Time All Week

Ep 32: Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time

Time is everything when it comes to relationships: shared experience, shared-story, shared presence. Are you and your husband struggling to fit so much into your schedules that there’s little time left over for just the two of you? What happens to a husband and wife who lose the opportunity to connect in a deep way on a regular—even frequent—basis? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried that both she and her husband are suffering from the lack of exclusive and meaningful time together. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We have 2 little boys, ages 4 and 2, and I am expecting twins in just a few weeks. My husband’s schedule is crazy as is, and we don’t get to spend much quality time together. I don’t blame him for being in this position, but I do want to do whatever I can to make sure we stay connected even at...

53 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 32: Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time

Ep 31: The Best of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last

Feeling desired, even “wooed”, is the romantic high that that poetry, film, literature, and music have prepped us for all our lives, right? But how realistic is it to expect all the passion, mystery, and excitement to continue throughout a long lifetime together? Is it possible to create romance-on-demand at any age or any stage? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, "The Best Of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last", multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is longing for days past when she felt that her husband was attentive and amorous, drawn and devoted to her. Throw Me a WifeSaver: “My husband was INCREDIBLE with me for so long...he was doting on me, loving on me, encouraging me. Now I don't feel that way, and I don't know how to fix it. What can I do? How do I bring romance back into my marriage?” Listen and learn loving strategies that are more doable than cynics might th...

50 MINSEP 19
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Ep 31: The Best of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last

Ep 30: Leaving Him in Charge of the House and Kids

When work or fun pulls you away from home, do you worry about what you will happen with the house and family in your absence? Especially when your guy is left in charge? Do you get the feeling that your expectations are higher than his when it comes to childcare, housework, and generally filling your shoes? You’re probably hoping the kids get some quality time with Dad, but you also want everything to operate as usual and on schedule. How can you balance your concerns with respecting his prerogative to do things differently? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Leaving Your Husband in Charge of the House and Kids”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried about how things at home are going to run (and turn out!) while she’s away. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I have to go far away from home for a conference this weekend, which means my husband and kids will have to fend for themselves. S...

42 MINSEP 1
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Ep 30: Leaving Him in Charge of the House and Kids

Ep 29: Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation

Are your carefully laid vacation plans falling short of expectations? After hours of research, deal shopping, and blog hopping are your getaway dreams turning into a family-fueled nightmare? How can you facilitate magical memories while keeping spirits high, bellies full, and sanity spared? What should you do when kids are bickering, Honey is snippy, and you are losing patience for your vacation before you even leave the house? Learning to shift your goals and gain a new perspective on the purpose of family getaways can turn inevitable travel trials into treasured memories. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, share tried and true approaches for keeping your cool on a family getaway. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We took a trip this weekend as a family. Despite all my daily efforts leading up to the trip, there were moments when the ...

37 MINJUN 6
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Ep 29: Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation

Ep 28: When He’s Overwhelmed by Family Life

What do you do when your husband is too often grouchy or down at home? Is family life falling short of his expectations, or is he falling short of your expectations? Either way, it's challenging to your marriage, and to his relationship with the children. You want to share the joys of marriage with him but how can you be positive enough for both of you? How can you see things from his perspective when his struggle stokes your own worries? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “When Family Life Overwhelms Him”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is tired of trying to cope with her husband’s negativity within the family. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “My husband has been struggling off & on with depression and anxiety. He is angry much of the time and struggles to cope with our kids as they overwhelm him. I find it exhausting to be constantly challenging the story he tells himself. This just makes ...

57 MINMAY 23
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Ep 28: When He’s Overwhelmed by Family Life

Ep 27: Getting Him on Board With Best Parenting Practices

What do you do when your husband is counteracting your parenting style or you’re counteracting his? Especially in the heat of the moment? And how do you get him interested and enthused about your latest and greatest approaches to teaching or disciplining the kids? You want to be able to trust him as a father, but how can you when the two of you are not on the same page? Working as a parenting-team is critical to not only the kids’ upbringing but to the success of your marriage. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Getting Him On Board With Best Parenting Practices”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is struggling to convince her husband that there’s a better way to parent their child. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I've started employing a new parenting method which is in contrast to my husband's and I see my child responding beautifully to it. However, it'll take time for her meltdowns to r...

54 MINMAY 1
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Ep 27: Getting Him on Board With Best Parenting Practices

Ep 26: When He’s Traveling For Business

Are you dreading or resenting your spouse’s next business trip because it’ll be up to you to hold down the fort? Without a partner’s on-the-ground practical and emotional support, personal and family life can become overwhelming. Logistical complications as well as emotional and physical stresses take a toll on both husband and wife. You’d really just like to be together and get (or give!) help, reassurance, and hugs when they are needed most. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “When He’s Traveling For Business”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her traveling husband, Dale, answer a wife who is seriously worried about her spouse’s obligation to be away from home for work. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “My husband is preparing to be several states away from home for two-week intervals (home for two, away for two) for the next 36 weeks. I’m not at all looking forward to this. When he talks about it I feel ‘walls’ blocking my thoughts, ...

59 MINAPR 11
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Ep 26: When He’s Traveling For Business

Ep 25: He Doesn’t Listen: How to Communicate So He’ll Care

Everyone knows that a successful marriage depends in large part on how well a couple communicates with each other. What should be natural, easy conversation can become discouraging or frustrating though when a wife feels that her husband isn’t really paying attention to what she has to say. If this becomes a pattern of interrelating, she may assume the worst about him and the relationship. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “He Doesn’t Listen”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her husband, Dale, answer a wife who is frustrated with her husband’s lack of engagement when she’s trying to talk with him. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I would say one of the biggest struggles we have is communication. Sometimes I feel like it’s difficult for us to talk about the simplest things. It gets very tiresome to me because I don’t even feel like I can make a suggestion or offer my opinion because, he doesn’t really listen. Or he starts to listen and ...

48 MINMAR 27
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Ep 25: He Doesn’t Listen: How to Communicate So He’ll Care

Ep 24: Tech and Relationships Part 2: Husband and Kids

The fun and functionality of our screens are creating a seamless interaction between us (the users) and the greater world. There’s a lot of good in that.But there’s also a lot to be aware of and concerned about. Are you or your husband and children becoming hyper-stimulated by virtual activity and in the process, becoming desensitized to one another? When parents and kids, husbands and wives, choose to immerse themselves in their devices instead of in one another, they’re experiencing what is aptly called “the great divide”.In the conclusion to this two-part series, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her husband, Dale, complete their answer to a wife who is feeling increasingly estranged and neglected by a husband absorbed in his mobile devices and gaming. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: How do the kids and I become more interesting than his cell phone? And what to do about hubby's video gaming in the evening downstairs when I want to spend time with h...

52 MINMAR 11
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Ep 24: Tech and Relationships Part 2: Husband and Kids

Latest Episodes

Ep 33: Date Night or Bust! Why and How to Make It The Best Time All Week

What’s your excuse? Time? Money? Babysitters? Nothing interesting to do? There’s always a reason for married couples and parents to neglect or postpone the weekly concentrated couple time called “date night”. Even if it seems next to impossible to pull off, you’re probably still craving your spouse’s exclusive attention and would love a refreshing change of pace. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Date Night or Bust! Why and How To Make It The Best Time All Week”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is trying to figure out how to manage a regular date night with her husband. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “Date night really isn't possible, as we have no one to watch our kids that we trust. We do escape to our room and lock the doors, and the kids are still home. Does that count?” Listen and learn why it’s absolutely critical to prioritize the time, support, and resources you need to make...

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep 33: Date Night or Bust! Why and How to Make It The Best Time All Week

Ep 32: Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time

Time is everything when it comes to relationships: shared experience, shared-story, shared presence. Are you and your husband struggling to fit so much into your schedules that there’s little time left over for just the two of you? What happens to a husband and wife who lose the opportunity to connect in a deep way on a regular—even frequent—basis? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried that both she and her husband are suffering from the lack of exclusive and meaningful time together. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We have 2 little boys, ages 4 and 2, and I am expecting twins in just a few weeks. My husband’s schedule is crazy as is, and we don’t get to spend much quality time together. I don’t blame him for being in this position, but I do want to do whatever I can to make sure we stay connected even at...

53 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep 32: Not Enough Time for Quality Couple Time

Ep 31: The Best of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last

Feeling desired, even “wooed”, is the romantic high that that poetry, film, literature, and music have prepped us for all our lives, right? But how realistic is it to expect all the passion, mystery, and excitement to continue throughout a long lifetime together? Is it possible to create romance-on-demand at any age or any stage? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, "The Best Of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last", multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is longing for days past when she felt that her husband was attentive and amorous, drawn and devoted to her. Throw Me a WifeSaver: “My husband was INCREDIBLE with me for so long...he was doting on me, loving on me, encouraging me. Now I don't feel that way, and I don't know how to fix it. What can I do? How do I bring romance back into my marriage?” Listen and learn loving strategies that are more doable than cynics might th...

50 MINSEP 19
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Ep 31: The Best of the WifeSavers Podcast: Romance and Desire That Last

Ep 30: Leaving Him in Charge of the House and Kids

When work or fun pulls you away from home, do you worry about what you will happen with the house and family in your absence? Especially when your guy is left in charge? Do you get the feeling that your expectations are higher than his when it comes to childcare, housework, and generally filling your shoes? You’re probably hoping the kids get some quality time with Dad, but you also want everything to operate as usual and on schedule. How can you balance your concerns with respecting his prerogative to do things differently? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Leaving Your Husband in Charge of the House and Kids”, multi-award-winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is worried about how things at home are going to run (and turn out!) while she’s away. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I have to go far away from home for a conference this weekend, which means my husband and kids will have to fend for themselves. S...

42 MINSEP 1
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Ep 30: Leaving Him in Charge of the House and Kids

Ep 29: Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation

Are your carefully laid vacation plans falling short of expectations? After hours of research, deal shopping, and blog hopping are your getaway dreams turning into a family-fueled nightmare? How can you facilitate magical memories while keeping spirits high, bellies full, and sanity spared? What should you do when kids are bickering, Honey is snippy, and you are losing patience for your vacation before you even leave the house? Learning to shift your goals and gain a new perspective on the purpose of family getaways can turn inevitable travel trials into treasured memories. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, share tried and true approaches for keeping your cool on a family getaway. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “We took a trip this weekend as a family. Despite all my daily efforts leading up to the trip, there were moments when the ...

37 MINJUN 6
Comments
Ep 29: Creating (or Saving!) Your Family Vacation

Ep 28: When He’s Overwhelmed by Family Life

What do you do when your husband is too often grouchy or down at home? Is family life falling short of his expectations, or is he falling short of your expectations? Either way, it's challenging to your marriage, and to his relationship with the children. You want to share the joys of marriage with him but how can you be positive enough for both of you? How can you see things from his perspective when his struggle stokes your own worries? In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “When Family Life Overwhelms Him”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is tired of trying to cope with her husband’s negativity within the family. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “My husband has been struggling off & on with depression and anxiety. He is angry much of the time and struggles to cope with our kids as they overwhelm him. I find it exhausting to be constantly challenging the story he tells himself. This just makes ...

57 MINMAY 23
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Ep 28: When He’s Overwhelmed by Family Life

Ep 27: Getting Him on Board With Best Parenting Practices

What do you do when your husband is counteracting your parenting style or you’re counteracting his? Especially in the heat of the moment? And how do you get him interested and enthused about your latest and greatest approaches to teaching or disciplining the kids? You want to be able to trust him as a father, but how can you when the two of you are not on the same page? Working as a parenting-team is critical to not only the kids’ upbringing but to the success of your marriage. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “Getting Him On Board With Best Parenting Practices”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie, and her husband of 40+ years, Dale, answer a wife who is struggling to convince her husband that there’s a better way to parent their child. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I've started employing a new parenting method which is in contrast to my husband's and I see my child responding beautifully to it. However, it'll take time for her meltdowns to r...

54 MINMAY 1
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Ep 27: Getting Him on Board With Best Parenting Practices

Ep 26: When He’s Traveling For Business

Are you dreading or resenting your spouse’s next business trip because it’ll be up to you to hold down the fort? Without a partner’s on-the-ground practical and emotional support, personal and family life can become overwhelming. Logistical complications as well as emotional and physical stresses take a toll on both husband and wife. You’d really just like to be together and get (or give!) help, reassurance, and hugs when they are needed most. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “When He’s Traveling For Business”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her traveling husband, Dale, answer a wife who is seriously worried about her spouse’s obligation to be away from home for work. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “My husband is preparing to be several states away from home for two-week intervals (home for two, away for two) for the next 36 weeks. I’m not at all looking forward to this. When he talks about it I feel ‘walls’ blocking my thoughts, ...

59 MINAPR 11
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Ep 26: When He’s Traveling For Business

Ep 25: He Doesn’t Listen: How to Communicate So He’ll Care

Everyone knows that a successful marriage depends in large part on how well a couple communicates with each other. What should be natural, easy conversation can become discouraging or frustrating though when a wife feels that her husband isn’t really paying attention to what she has to say. If this becomes a pattern of interrelating, she may assume the worst about him and the relationship. In this episode of the WifeSavers Podcast, “He Doesn’t Listen”, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her husband, Dale, answer a wife who is frustrated with her husband’s lack of engagement when she’s trying to talk with him. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: “I would say one of the biggest struggles we have is communication. Sometimes I feel like it’s difficult for us to talk about the simplest things. It gets very tiresome to me because I don’t even feel like I can make a suggestion or offer my opinion because, he doesn’t really listen. Or he starts to listen and ...

48 MINMAR 27
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Ep 25: He Doesn’t Listen: How to Communicate So He’ll Care

Ep 24: Tech and Relationships Part 2: Husband and Kids

The fun and functionality of our screens are creating a seamless interaction between us (the users) and the greater world. There’s a lot of good in that.But there’s also a lot to be aware of and concerned about. Are you or your husband and children becoming hyper-stimulated by virtual activity and in the process, becoming desensitized to one another? When parents and kids, husbands and wives, choose to immerse themselves in their devices instead of in one another, they’re experiencing what is aptly called “the great divide”.In the conclusion to this two-part series, multi-award winning marriage author and educator, Ramona Zabriskie and her husband, Dale, complete their answer to a wife who is feeling increasingly estranged and neglected by a husband absorbed in his mobile devices and gaming. THROW ME A WIFESAVER: How do the kids and I become more interesting than his cell phone? And what to do about hubby's video gaming in the evening downstairs when I want to spend time with h...

52 MINMAR 11
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Ep 24: Tech and Relationships Part 2: Husband and Kids
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