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Married Life in Progress

Married Life in Progress

By Karen & Miguel
We all don't have answers on how to navigate our lives—married life or life in our thirties, but the societal expectations are emotionally draining. Join us as we move away from the traditional expectations and just move at our own pace. Candid (and uncensored) conversations about life abroad, relationships, and life, in general.

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What is the role of social media?
Social media has become an essential part of our lives. It allows us to connect with people worldwide, share our thoughts and experiences, and stay up-to-date on current events. But some people believe that social media is having a negative impact on society. Changing history, believing in fake news, or even spreading wrong information...  In this episode, we discuss the role of social media in society and how it can be used for good or bad. What do you think? Is social media good or bad for society? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
46:22
May 18, 2022
Things we wish we knew about success in our 20s
The last episode of our series, Things We Wish We Knew in our 20s, is all about success. We often think about success as reaching a certain goal or milestone, but in reality, it's more about the journey than the destination. Success isn't something that happens to you one day - it's actually something you create for yourself every single day, by doing little things that move you closer to where you want to be. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
36:11
May 11, 2022
Things We Wish We Knew About Mental Health in Our 20s
Discussing mental health, especially in the Philippines, is still a controversial topic. Mental health is often seen as a sign of weakness, and admitting that you have a problem is seen as an admission of defeat. This needs to change! Mental health is just as important as physical health. In this episode, we talked about the struggles with mental health during our 20s, and there were things that we would have done differently if we had known more about the topic. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
33:07
May 04, 2022
Things we wish we knew about finances in our 20s
As young adults, there are some big financial mistakes that can be made without even knowing it. Money is a big topic of discussion, and it's one that can be really confusing. But, that's okay! We sometimes don't know where to start.  In this episode, we have shared about our big financial mistakes and things we wish we knew about money in our 20s. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
43:06
April 27, 2022
Things we wish we knew about careers in our 20s
In our twenties, we are just starting out in the working world and have so many questions about what careers are right for us.  We're exploring different options and trying to figure out what we want to do with our lives. Should you go for a career that makes you happy or one that makes you a lot of money? Can you have both? In this episode, we shared the things we wish we knew about careers in our 20s! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
36:43
April 20, 2022
Things we wish we knew about relationships in our 20s
We all wish we could go back and tell our younger selves a few things about love, family, and friendships. Should you stay in a long-term relationship even if it's not going well?  How do you deal with toxic family members?  What are the signs that a friendship is worth keeping? Part one of our series: things we wish we knew in our 20s! In this episode, we talked about what we have learned from our relationships in our 20s. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
28:12
April 13, 2022
Ideal home: What are we looking for in our next home?
When it comes to finding the perfect home, everyone has different preferences. Some people want to live in the heart of the city, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of urban life. Others prefer the peace and quiet of the suburbs, where they can enjoy a slower pace of life. No matter what your preference is, it's important to remember that the first home is usually not the forever home. In this episode, we talked about our ideal home will be catered more to our future kid/s! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
29:30
April 06, 2022
Our experience in buying an apartment in Stockholm
Is it difficult for foreigners to buy an apartment in Stockholm? The rental market in Sweden is extremely tight so buying an apartment is a much better decision. It's difficult to get a long-term contract, and if you find yourself having to move out every 6 months, or every year... that's normal in Sweden.  In this episode, we talked about our experience in buying an apartment in Stockholm. And... why we had to buy sooner than expected! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
32:15
March 30, 2022
How we manage our finances as a couple
There's no definite rule on how couples should manage their finances. We’ve been married for almost two years now and have learned a lot about money management along the way. Should it be 50/50? Or there's another way? In this episode, we’re going to share how we manage our finances (definitely not 50/50!) and some tips on how you can make it work for you! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
24:32
March 23, 2022
What changed after getting married? PART 2
Married life. They say married life changes everything, so what changed after getting married? Do you fight more? Does your relationship with your family change? Did your relationship with yourself change? Are you happier? In this episode, we talked about the changes we observed after being married for almost two years! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
27:04
March 16, 2022
What changed after getting married? PART 1
Married life. They say married life changes everything, so what changed after getting married? Do you fight more? Does your relationship with your family change? Did your relationship with yourself change? Are you happier? In this episode, we talked about the changes we observed after being married for almost two years!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
18:55
March 09, 2022
We're going home to the Philippines
Karen hasn't been home since she moved to Sweden in 2018. And this year, finally, we are going home to the Philippines!  In this episode, we talked about what we miss about living in the Philippines, the foods we are looking forward to, and all the plans we are looking forward to!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
17:45
March 02, 2022
Being married to someone who supports her family
Most Filipinos you meet abroad, chances are they are also breadwinners who support their families back home. But, what is it like to be married to a breadwinner? Is it challenging? Does it create problems? Deal-breaker?  In this episode, we talked about our different circumstances and how each partner cope with the situation!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
29:36
February 23, 2022
Sacrifices in a relationship
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to relationships. Do you sometimes feel like your partner is asking too much of you? Up to what extent are you willing to go for love?  In this podcast, we talked about the sacrifices in a relationship and shared which sacrifices are worth making in order to keep a relationship going! Should you end things now before you start to lose yourself completely? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
21:33
February 16, 2022
Let's talk about salaries
Let's talk about salaries, shall we?  We know that it's not easy to bring up the topic about salaries, but we thought it's time to talk about it. In this episode, we shared our salaries in the Philippines (including the first salary) and the salary that Karen got when she moved to Sweden. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
26:45
February 09, 2022
Finding a job abroad
Have you ever wanted to move abroad? It’s not easy finding jobs when you don’t speak the language or understand the culture. But it is possible! In this episode, we shared our experiences while looking for jobs in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as tips on what worked for us during interviews.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
23:43
February 02, 2022
Work-life balance in Sweden
Sweden has one of the best work-life balances in the world. At least 25 vacation days, we get additional pay when we go on vacation and a lot more benefits!  In this podcast, we talked about what it's like working in a Swedish company as well as some other perks that will make you want to work here as well! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
35:44
January 26, 2022
Culture shocks while living in Sweden
After living in Sweden for 4 years, with Miguel visiting Stockholm twice before moving, we both have a fair share of culture shocks. In this episode, we shared a bit of the difference between living in the Philippines and Sweden.  There are experiences that surprised us when we were new in Stockholm but it eventually became normal for us! Stay tuned so you will have a peek at what it's like to live in Sweden.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
36:30
January 19, 2022
Baby? No baby? Adoption?
Every couple has their own set of milestones to reach before they are ready for a baby. But, how will you know that you are READY to actually have a baby and be a parent?  In this episode, we talked about the signs you're ready for a baby that we read online, future plans if none of us can have a baby, and if we are open for adoption.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
33:16
January 12, 2022
Would you know if your partner is going to propose soon?
When it comes to relationships, there are a lot of unknowns.  But, one question that always seems to come up is: when is my partner going to propose? While there's no definite answer, there are some signs your partner might be getting ready to pop the question.  So, if you're curious about whether or not your partner is gearing up to propose soon, then you should listen to this episode!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
30:01
January 05, 2022
People you only need in life
Have you ever met someone who you thought you want or need in your life?  In this episode, we shared what type of people you need in life and how one person can make us realize that's exactly the kind of person we don't want to be and don't need.  (01:23) Different kinds of people you meet  (06:46) Older & wiser when choosing friends (12:28) Types of people you need in your life  (25:39) Social circles of your significant other --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
34:20
December 29, 2021
Managing expectations and feeling behind in life
In this episode, we talked about managing expectations and feeling behind in life. We all have a lot of expectations from other people & sometimes you will feel behind in your life. But it's important to be patient with yourself and know that things are going to change for the better soon enough! You can't always control what happens around you, but you can control how you react to it. So don't let others' high standards or unrealistic timelines make you feel like less of a person because they're not realistic for everyone! Just keep doing your best every day & everything will work out eventually. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
28:55
December 22, 2021
Are gender roles still important in a relationship?
In a relationship, do we still need to follow the traditional gender roles? In this episode, we talk about how we make sure we have an equal relationship without following gender roles and how it works for us.  We also talk about why we started a podcast and what you will get from this!  (00:23) Introduction (01:16) Why we started a podcast (03:17) What the Married Life in Progress podcast is all about (04:22) Navigating life through the 30s and as a married couple  (06:08) Do we still have gender roles when it comes to household chores? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/marriedlifeinprogress/message www.marriedlifeinprogress.com
11:33
December 15, 2021
Trailer
Welcome to the Married Life in Progress! Karen & Miguel are your hosts on this podcast that talks about married life and the realities of life and adulting. We are two different individuals with different circumstances and we're here to talk about life abroad, relationships, failures, and everything in between. Join us as we navigate the journey of married life and life in the thirties. 
00:24
December 10, 2021