The M Word Podcast

The M Word is presented by Michaela and Nick Hyde.

They talk openly and honestly about the highs and the lows of marriage and relationships, including theirs.

This podcast is for you whether you think marriage is a good idea or if you don’t, either way it is for everyone who thinks that making a relationship work and last, like most things in life is worth the effort.

Got some suggestions about content or questions about the podcast, or just fancy a chat. Then feel free to get in touch with Nick and Michaela.

New term, new year, Christmas is coming!

For us, rhythms of life are pretty much dictated by the school year, not just because we have children but because Nick is a teacher!  …

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Celebrities and Marriage!

Celebrities are often seen as successful, as though they’ve made it (whatever ‘making it’ really means anyway!).  Yet, when it comes to marriage and relationships, …

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Holidays, shared bank accounts and patriarchy!

It’s smack in the middle of the holiday season and so today’s ‘The M Word’, has a distinctly holiday feel about it as we reflect …

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Anniversaries -Should we celebrate milestones?

Are anniversaries and milestones in a relationship really that important?  If you’re still together and nothing has really changed, is there any point? Isn’t it …

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Public Displays of Affection – good or bad?

Do public displays of affection melt your heart or do they make you think yuck?!  Do you and your partner think they are a good …

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‘Date Nights’ and what is real Intimacy?

As couples, simply getting out of the house, away from chores, demands of family life and going on an actual date can seem unnecessary and …

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Is there a wrong age to marry? And the art of communication

Too young, too old, does it really matter how old you are when you get married? We discuss a listener’s question on this very topic and we’ll be delving into communication in a relationship, looking at the clichés but knowing there’s a lot of truth in them!

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Apple Strudel, Shoe Horns & Pressing the Reset Button

Today, we talk about our Viennese experience and we don’t mean the whirly buttery biscuit treat, although food does feature! We’ll also be delving into the relationship ingredient – forgiveness and why it’s important to both of us.

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Is Eating as Important as Sex?

The UK National Marriage Week has come to an end and it’s been a very exciting week! Today we reflect on all of the activity and discuss two pieces of research that have been released to coincide with Marriage Week. One of them leads us on to the cheeky title of this podcast!

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Comedy, Cocktails and Karmasutra Curry – UK National Marriage Week 2019

What has comedy, cocktails and Karmasutra curry got to do with the UK National Marriage Week? Find out on today’s episode and how you and your partner (married or not) can join in with this national celebration with an exclusive interview with the coordinator!

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Is friendship an important ingredient?

Is friendship an important ingredient in a healthy marriage or relationship? Can you be married to your best friend or is that just a bit cheesy and the sort of thing found in twee birthday cards?! Join us as we explore further the value of friendship in marriage.

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Kindness isn’t Weakness

Is being kind to your partner important to you or do you feel as though kindness is a sign of your weakness? Can kindness make a difference in your relationship? We consider these questions and reflect on how kind we are in our own marriage.

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The Forever Conversation

Have you had the forever conversation? What is it? Do you need to have it? We explore how it has made all the difference to our relationship and why especially during tough times, it’s one of the keys to a lifelong relationship.

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So what is The M Word?

Do you have aspirations for a lifelong relationship that really works? What does this look like in modern society? We explain why the M word can help everyone who wants to explore the answers to these questions.

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