Not The Worst Marriage

By Sara Buckley and Sterling Buckley

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Not The Worst Marriage Podcast gives a comedic view of marriage and parenting struggles with a little family advice and sex tips. Sterling and Sara are high school sweethearts turned teen parents. After 17 years and 3 kids together, they bring you a show that may or may not teach you anything other than marriage is hard. We are very passionate about marriage and firmly believe that any marriage can be fixed. For a marriage to remain healthy, your spouse should come before your kids. Your marriage will be the foundation your children build their future relationships on, so give them something to look forward to.

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Unsolicited Parenting Opinions
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Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. We looked up some of the most controversial parenting topics and weigh in. No one thinks they have it all figured out quite like a new parent. At least, that was our opinion as young parents. We thought the way we were doing things was the best and only way. Thankfully, we grew up and realized no one knows what the fuck they're doing. Topics incude: child leashes, extended breastfeeding, ear piercing, kissing your kids on the lips and more! OFFERS Go to HelloFresh.com/nottheworst10 and use code nottheworst10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals PLUS free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Premarital Conversations
4484
Having certain conversations before getting married, or early on in your relationship can prevent A LOT of future fights. We had some pretty pivotal ones that helped us a lot in the early years of trying to figure marriage and parenting out. Some were serious and others lighthearted, but in this episode Sterling learns that Sara will probably take him off life support a lot sooner than he'd take her off. OFFERS Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/nottheworst For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code nottheworst50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Space + Boundaries
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In regards to this episode, "space" is physical or emotional distance needed for a certain amount of time to fulfill an internal emotional need. It's something that varies based on external circumstances and doesn't happen all the time. A boundary is something that never changes. It's a hard line in the sand that never varies based on emotional needs or external events. It's important to understand what our own needs for space and boundaries are so we can clearly communicate them to our significant other. Otherwise, you can get caught up in a viscous cycle of your spouse constantly crossing a line they didn't know existed, which is unfair for both of you! In this episode, we discuss our own personal needs for space and boundaries, how they affect each other, and why it's so important to respect them. OFFERS Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/nottheworst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Body Image
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Body positivity when it comes to marriage and parenting is vital. We love how appreciating all bodies has become the new norm. We’ve both struggled with insecurity about our bodies, and while Sterling got to the “I don’t give a fuck” phase faster than Sara, we’ve finally learned to love ourselves as is.  In this episode, we talk about the different ways having negative body image can impact your relationship, sex life, and kids. Moms definitely have a harder time in this area because of the toll pregnancy and nursing takes but that doesn’t mean men don’t struggle too!  OFFERS Go to HelloFresh.com/nottheworst10 and use code nottheworst10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals PLUS free shipping. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/nottheworst Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2020
Affair Spoofing Your Marriage
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Can you really "affair proof" your marriage? We say "nah". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Sorry, Not Sorry
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Everyone has a different opinion on what they consider a true apology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Cancel Culture
4448
Cancel culture has been a recent hot topic of conversation and we wanted to talk about how stupid it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
You're a C-Word, but I love you.
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Here's a list of things we both do that make us unapologetic twats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Family Boundaries
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Setting healthy boundaries for your family is important! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
Penises, Periods, + Puberty
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parenting, mental health, sexuality Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Sex: Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Insecurities
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Sex is a NEED, not a WANT and should never be stigmatized! Here we talk about the different stereotypes, stigmas, and insecurities all of us face in the bedroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Annoying Couples
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Some couples are annoying and sometimes we're that couple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
In Laws + Outlaws
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Being on the same page and establishing healthy boundaries with your in-laws is good for your marriage and great for your relationship with your spouse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
Pet Peeves
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Basically, it's just us talking shit to each other for 45 minutes hahahahaha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater
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Yes, we have both cheated in our relationship. This episode is not about giving advice on how to deal with infidelity in your marriage. It is simply telling our story with the hope that it may help someone else. We'll walk you through our history, our struggles with being the cheater and the cheated on, sex addiction, forgiveness, healing, and how we got to where we are today. 70% of marriages that experience infidelity choose to stay together, but deciding to stay is the first step of a very long journey towards healing your marriage. There is absolutely hope for a happy marriage after cheating and we hope our story can be an example of that!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2019
Mental Health: ADHD + Depression
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ADHD and depression have put a lot of stress on our relationship but open communication has helped us understand each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
Love Smarter, Not Harder
4124
Everyone experiences love differently, and it’s easy to miss the mark when it comes to showing that you care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2019
Expectations + Disappointments
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Everyone brings expectations into their marriage whether they realize it or not. Unrecognized expectations set your spouse up for failure, set yourself up for disappointment and ultimately lead to resentment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Dating + Homie Time
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Most people can't manage weekly dates when you have little ones, which is why we "invented" homie time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Homebirths + Witchcraft
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After a bad hospital experience, we decided to have our next two babies at home with a midwife. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2019
Spanking and Discipline
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Yes, we spanked our kids. In this episode, we tell you guys how we handled ages 1-5 discipline. We had three kids in four years and literally would not have kept our sanity without strict guidelines for discipline. We lived by timeouts, spankings, and good behavior reinforcement as a way to curb our little ones' innate need to challenge EVERYTHING WE EVER SAID OR DID OMG WHY ARE TODDLERS SO HARD. Regardless of your disciplining tactics, the two most important parts of effectively disciplining your kids are 1. getting on the same page and 2. CONSISTENCY. You may disagree with spanking all together, but this isn't a PRO spanking episode. We're not trying to push a "spank your kids" agenda. We simply want to share how we were able to successfully navigate through those very challenging early years while keeping peace in our house and ultimately in our marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2019
Rules of Engagement
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Fights in marriage are guaranteed to happen. Early on in our marriage we decided to lay some ground rules about our fights to ensure we actually found some resolution instead of waging the "I'm right" war. In this episode, we walk through our rules, why we have them and why they're so important. We talk about why one of your kids absolutely suck and play a little game called F*ck Marry Kill.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2019
Sex and Why You're Not Having It
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Sex isn't a want, it's a need. We asked you what was the biggest issue in your sex life and discuss some of the reasons and excuses that were submitted. So many people are allowing issues that are entirely within their control dictate the success of their love life, AKA, their kids. Communication is vital in a healthy relationship and that includes openly discussing what you want, what you need, and how often you need it in the bedroom.  We introduce two new show segments: Urban Dictionary Corner and The Fight of the Week!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
Pros and Cons of Early Marriage and Parenting
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Do we love that we got married and had kids super young? Yes. So do we recommend other people getting married and having kids young? Not a fucking chance.  In our first episode, we walk through the pros and cons of starting a family at 18 and 21. It was hard as hell, but we're reaping the benefits of all our hard work 15 years later.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019