How do you actually SAY the hard things? In this episode, Laura and Meadow run through word-for-word scripts to say some of the most common difficult things like, "Why aren't you drinking?" and "Do you want to have dinner?" (when you don't) and more.
How do we speak hard truths? Following the last two episodes about truth and lying, in this one Laura and Meadow talk about the three "gates" your speech should pass through before you actually say... well, anything.
Laura and Meadow respond to a letter from a woman who can't stop lying. Why do we lie? How do we start to tell the truth? And how do we even know what the hell the truth is in the first place? (Sidebar: this is the second time this episode was recorded aaaaand you'll get to hear Laura & Meadow work through the discomfort of how *that* all went down.)
In part 5, the final part in the boundaries series, Meadow and Laura answer a letter from "C", whose wondering how to kindly set boundaries with her husband. Her question is about physical boundaries (he quite literally won't get off her lap) but M&L discuss what may really be happening.
In part 4 of 5 of the boundary series, Meadow and Laura answer a letter from a mom (Natalie) who is trying to figure out the age-old boundary question: how do you set one without hurting feelings? Is it possible to have boundaries and still be likable? Plus, a bonus riff on their favorite shows ever.
In Part 3 of the Boundary Series, Laura and Meadow discuss the flip side of boundary violations: containment. There are some super sneaky ways we violate other people's boundaries including gossip, triangulation, "helping" and actual, (ahem) trespassing.
In Part 2 of the Boundary Series, Laura and Meadow discuss the first signs of boundary violations, why anger is such a vital emotion, and how to start protecting your own space when other people are living all over you.
(Special credit to Dinosour Jr. for the inspo for the episode title. Laura has been waiting to use this somewhere since approximately 2001.)
We talk and hear about boundaries all the time, but what the hell are they? Why should we care? In the first part of a series on boundaries, Laura & Meadow define in the simplest terms what boundaries are, what they're not, and what happens when we don't have them.
While Laura was down with the flu, she realized how bad she sucks at asking for help. So this week, they talk about some of the myths around asking for help, what it means to be part of a village, and why we want to continually tell ourselves that we can do life alone.
What do we do when everything falls apart, despite our best effort? When our good intentions are misunderstood? When the haters hate? When we can't make ourselves small enough to be liked? Laura and Meadow discuss.
Jealousy and envy suck. Meadow and Laura break down the difference between the two and what they're actually good for using Laura's (embarrassing, cringe-worthy) example.
In this episode, Laura contemplates her possible cat-lady future, Meadow wants a puppy and has a crying hang-over from This Is Us.
In this episode, Laura coaches Meadow on whether or not she should go to prison. (Yes.) They also talk about why Meadow has bloody, bruised fingers, saying yes and no, the other name Meadow's parents had in line for her, and the myth of small talk.