I'm Better in Real Life
By Lauren Dupuis-Perez
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Real life is messy but it's also the most interesting. Tune in for lifestyle discussions, relationship advice, and parenting realities. Be part of the conversation, share opinions and give feedback at betterinrealife.com.
||Episode 35: Did Trump Ruin Marriage? Part II||First of all, Trump did not ruin marriage. If anything he made it stronger. Are you married to an ass hole Trump supporter? FLEE. FEEL IMMEDIATELY. Trump winning was a major wakeup call for me, but maybe it was a different (and probably bigger) wake up.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 34: Did Trump Ruin Marriage? Part I||This is a post I have been chewing on for like… a year. Almost a year. The photo attached to this post popped up in my recent memories on facebook. Heartbreak and a half. ALMOST A YEAR SINCE WE ELECTED THAT MOTHER F****R YOU GUYS.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 33: Your Call is Important to Us||You guys. YOU GUYS. I was all like “guess what? Imma post once a week!” And then I disappeared off the face of the Earth. It’s how I keep you on your toes. What happened? WELL! Kamel and I recorded a podcast again. YAY! We are BACK!||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 32: Chores: We’re, Uh, Doing it Wrong?||It has officially been a year of podcasting! What? I feel like it’s been 5 years of podcasting. Ha. Not that I am an expert, but I haven’t I been doing this for way longer? Crazy. On this episode we hear from YOU!||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 31: Welcome Home – Now With YouTube||Today we are finally finally FINALLY revealing the house we bought! In all of it’s incomplete, bare-walled glory. The podcast will be audio AND visual. So, that means if you would like to see the house and hear us talk about it,||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 30: No Trade-Backs||Today is a call to action!! We are talking about household responsibilities and Kamel’s constant wish that we could switch it up and my constant reply of “No.” But now we really want to hear from you. How do you break up the house work?||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 29: Avocado is a Food||Have an amazing holiday weekend everyone! I hope this helps with any car rides you may be enduring. 🙂||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 28: In Sickness and In Health||The podcast has returned!!!!!!!!!!!!! In this episode we talk about what it was like for us to go through a major medical event (not pregnancy and postpartum life) within our marriage. This is something neither of us have had a lot of exposure to.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 27: 2,400 Square Feet||We are back in podcast land!!! I don’t have a ton to say about this one. We break down the move experience and the hustle that happened right at the very end. We also discuss how the transition has been on us. Hint: Hard on me. But you knew that.||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Podcast Update||A little update on podcast life as we attempt to get our life back in order with a big move next Monday! Coming up: we have more listener questions answered, another budget breakdown, and a discussion (because so many people asked) about how we actuall.||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 26: The Shower Debate||Sometimes I begin a podcast thinking we’ll have something poignant to say and then it devolves into arguments over having time to make eggs for breakfast and taking long showers. This is one of those times As a follow up – this morning Kamel got up||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 25: A Subdued Nighttime Announcement||We have some exciting, daunting, not-quiet-yet-official news! But, you all have been along for the twisty turvy, nauseous ride – so we couldn’t leave you out now, could we? Ps. I apologize for any grumpiness on my end during the podcast.||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 24: The Budget Crisis||Guess what everybody? Turns out Kamel has a weird view of our finances that *he* covers some stuff while *I* cover other stuff instead of it just being about who is responsible for not forgetting to pay which bill. But then turns out,||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 23: Celebrations||This weekend we are (finally) going to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary! But it is really easy to neglect celebrating your partner in the face of LIFE and EXPENSES and SHOULD WE REALLY SPEND THE MONEY ON THAT? The answer should be yes!||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 22: Sponsored by Therapy||This week’s episode comes from a long time blog reader who is now engaged. Hooray! She wrote to me way back in April about tips and tricks on figuring out how to fight with your partner. Learning to fight is a constant work in progress in our house an||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 21: Property Spouses, Part 2||On this week’s episode we share an update on house buying, share a few room mate horror stories, and hear from YOU! It is, honestly, so nice to hear that sometimes home buying actually works. It is also nice to hear about wacky homes up for sale that||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 20: Property Spouses||The photo above is me, with one of our agents, at the first house we put an offer on. Now it is somebody else’s house. After we recorded this episode, we found a house we thought would work and then promptly lost it.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 19: For Fun or For Glory||Today’s episode was inspired by an old-ish article I read in NY Times titled “Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person.” Which is borderline click-bait, but ended up also being kind of amazing. Turns out, putting up with someone’s annoying crap doesn||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 18: Frankenstein||This is the second episode of the season, but the first with a reader driven question. For some reason this struck a defensive nerve with Kamel and I even though we actually do an excellent job. The question from the reader: My biggest fear about havin.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 17: Season Two, Nice to Meet You||…And we’re back! Season 2 of the I’m Better In Real Life Podcast starts right now! Hooray!||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 16: The End of Season 1||This episode has been delayed for SO many reasons. The kids being sick, the perfect storm of birthday, traveling, and an INSANE two weeks of working an immense amount of hours. It left my little podcast last on my priority list. But here we are.||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 15: Secret Shames Part 2||It’s the second to last episode of the season! And I have to say this is probably my second favorite of all time. I laughed so hard while listening to everyone’s calls! Your secret shames make you all amazing, hilarious, dorky, spectacular people!||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 14: The Hunt||House hunting is the worst. Or, if you’re Kamel it is SO FUN and SO EASY. On this week’s episode we talk about our different approaches to this momentous event. Oh you know, it’s just the biggest purchase of our lives,||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 13: Secret Shames, Part 1||We are a day late on the podcast – again. I figure late twice out of twelve is pretty good! This week I am divulging some of my secret shames. The stuff I do that no one else knows I do. We all have them…. right?||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 12: Is That What You’re Wearing?||To be totally honest, I am usually super, super nervous to start a podcast. I have recording stage fright every single time. I really have to psyche myself up, and Kamel can attest that sometimes I will cancel a recording session because I just can’t||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 11: The Best Birthdays||While prepping for this episode I had forgotten that for a lot of years I didn’t like my birthday. It’s awkward, you’re the only one getting presents, the expectations are really high, disappointment is inevitable to some degree, etc etc.||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 10: Cheating Revisited||After one of our earliest podcast episodes (Episode 3: Cheaters), I got a lot of emails and messages on twitter and facebook about people’s experiences with cheating. It definitely struck a chord with many of you.||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 9: Fear||Gabe thinks that people with large noses are scary. Not just large noses, but like… hook noses. Like this: Gabe is super super afraid of that guy and will specifically say, “Noo!! He has a big nose! He is TOO scary!||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 8: BRB||Remember those myspace surveys? They always had a question about your biggest fear. Mine used to be failure, but now I don’t even really think about failing because I have so many other fears pushing that one aside. Yay! What is your biggest fear?||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7: Relationship Disputes||This is our 7th podcast! That was a milestone I had in my mind to reach and here we are! Hooray! This episode is all about common issues that arise in marriage. Kamel and I attempt to discuss how we go about navigating the stuff many of you said you ca.||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: Parenting – Surprise!||In this episode of the podcast I break down my top parenting shockers. This is a series that will pop up occasionally. Just some parenting chitter chatter from time to time. If you have kids, feel free to share the things that surprised you the most.||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: Shacking Up||Episode 5 is about the difference between living together and being married. We also have our first guest! Margaret! Who has been living with her boyfriend turned manfriend for a long time now. Questions for the audience: Do you also feel like there is||1/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4: Adulting||On a recent trip to Chicago I realized that I need my family more at this point in my life than I need my independence. Is this what it feels like to be a grownup? Is this where the shift lies? Mild codependency?||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: Cheaters||Welcome to the first official episode about relationships with guest contributor, Kamel. He also happens to be my husband. This week we are talking about cheating! Specifically: Can someone actually go a solid amount of time without knowing that they a.||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2: Expectation vs Reality||This week’s episode is just me, talking about 1 specific topic. This time it was inspired by a bad parenting judgement call. An instance where I thought, “Wow, this really did not go like I thought it would…” to my dismay and slight panic.||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1: This Is Better In Real Life, The Podcast||I am taking this blog-show one step further and adding a weekly podcast! Welcome to I’m Better In Real Life. In this first episode I’ll give an introduction and talk about what this whole podcast thing will be about. Publishing every Wednesday,||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Favorite Blog, now a podcast!
I've been reading this blog for years, I'm excited to see what the podcast has in store! Lauren is honest, funny, loving, unapologetic and a great voice for girls, women, feminists, moms and girl friends everywhere. She has a great voice and if the first episode is any indication, this will be lots of fun!
Warm funny hug
Lauren has such a warm, friendly voice--and that voice is just like her heart. Listening to that was like getting a long-distance hug from a girlfriend who was also going to lay down some hard truths in a funny, loving way.
I have very much loved putting a voice with the person who I’ve come to greatly appreciate online. Her blog is one of the few I’ve kept in my rotation and I’m glad she has expanded to the podcast. So great!