Marriage 2.0

HSi-ESi

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Corvallis, MT
I think the mark of a good podcast has you analyzing your own life and idiosyncrasies. I know that I did on this podcast - and my wife and I did talk about it a bit and I knew she wasn't going to listen to the podcast - but it did churn up some good discussions.

I grew up in a family of all boys - and never once went hunting with Mom. The story was that Dad took her out early in their relationship and walked her legs off. So she never went again.

I didn't want that - so overcompensated WAY too much. My wife is a MT ranch gal - and the third time I asked her if she was cold / wet / hungry - she simply said she's a big girl and can take care of herself. So I don't worry about it anymore. The biggest thing though is that she really doesn't love hunting like I do - so we're selective in trips she wants to take. She has things she loves to do, and I'll do some of it too. We both like having other interests and getting back together to wrap-up / decompress.

Making a life together is always give and take - so yeah, I "miss" out on some hunting days like she "misses" out of things she wants to do. We hit priorities to keep each other sane. I'm getting both kids hooked on hunting - but also realize that they'll have other interests in time that I'll need to support. I still probably average 50 days in the field every year - only 1 or maybe 2 extended hunts (3 plus days).
 

Sandbrew

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Oct 4, 2013
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Colorado
I finally got to listen to this over the weekend on a road-trip from Bozeman to Colorado with my wife of 20 years. It spurred a lot of good discussion and we paused the playback several times of the course of 2.5+ hours. In the end we both learned a few things and it certainly helped us both understand where the other was coming from. KUDOS to Randy and the ladies fro doing this. Now the trick is getting non hunting wives to listen to 2.5 hour "hunting" podcast. It is pure gold and 100% free real good marital advice.

Sandbrew
 

Mtnhuntr

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I finally got to listen to this over the weekend on a road-trip from Bozeman to Colorado with my wife of 20 years. It spurred a lot of good discussion and we paused the playback several times of the course of 2.5+ hours. In the end we both learned a few things and it certainly helped us both understand where the other was coming from. KUDOS to Randy and the ladies fro doing this. Now the trick is getting non hunting wives to listen to 2.5 hour "hunting" podcast. It is pure gold and 100% free real good marital advice.

Sandbrew
It really is a great set of podcasts. It spurred some good discussion between myself, my wife, my hunting buddy, and his wife.

Over the weekend I gave a toast to my brother and his new bride at their luncheon and gave Randy's "seek peace, not justice" quote. Pure gold.
 

LukeDuke

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Minnesota
My wife and I listened to this on a recent road trip as well. We had some laughs at ourselves and our past behavior(s). She will be joining me on an archery elk hunt two weeks from today and I couldn’t me more excited to share this experience with her. It will be her first hunting experience with a bow and she has worked her butt off all summer, so hopefully we can see some action. And yes, she did get some new gear out of this deal vs some of my hand-me-downs...lol. Thanks to all involved in putting this gem together!
 
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