Big Mood, Little Mood

The “Secret Smoking Spouse” Edition

My husband didn’t admit to me he’s a daily smoker, and now he’s been “promising” to quit for eight years. Help!


Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Diana Stegall, the creator of the popular French history podcast The Land of Desire.

Prudie and Stegall tackle letters about what to consider when bad experiences with therapists leave you wondering if you even know how to “do therapy,” what to do when you realize that your husband is a secret daily smoker, how to handle family who aren’t comfortable that you have the same first name as your partner, and whether you should tell your brother-in-law that your sister is cheating on him.

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Production by Phil Surkis.


About the Show

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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