The Proposal Podcast is back for a brand new season and I chose this episode to launch this new season because the theme of my life and company is: 


This episode is about preparing yourself for love and creating lasting partnership. 

This episode was made for you if:

If you are in a relationship, early years of your marriage or single… 

If you have ever wondered how to be in a relationship without losing yourself…

If you have ever wondered about choosing the right parter

If you have struggled to be open and honest in relationships

Gay Hendricks and Katie Hendricks the authors of “Conscious Loving” and many other bestselling books, share their insights and wisdom from learned experience on how to have a loving, enduring relationship that can span 4 decades!  

“Conscious Loving” remains one of the most precious books in my personal library. It was an honor to speak to Katie and Gay learn from them

We discuss:

– Gay’s big breakthrough at 34 years old 

– The 3 things that messed up Gay’s prior relationships

– Why we can choose the wrong people and how to choose the right ones

– The fascinating way Gay and Katie met 

– Gay’s pitch to Katie on starting a relationship with him

– Love-bombing and Love at first Aura 

– Partnership with another creative person

– Situation-ships and unsatisfying Entanglements

– Why does mystery and withholding feel sexy?


– How to keep the passion alive over time

– “The Only Problem you Need to Solve”

– How Gay Proposed!


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“Conscious Loving : The Journey to Co-Commitment

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The Proposal Podcast: Interview with Sherry Argov, bestselling author of the book “Why Men Marry Bitches

Podcast Interview with Sherry Argov Show Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • What to do when your partner doesn’t seem ready to get engaged 
  • How to bring up the subject of marriage
  • How to deal with the fear of losing someone
  • The signs you’ve met your life partner
  • Equality in relationships
  • Sherry’s take on women proposing to men  



The Proposal Podcast interview with Sherry Argov

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed speaking with Sherry!

Get your copy of “Why Men Marry Bitches” from Amazon here. Learn more about Sherry’s work at


why men marry bitches by sherry argov


Years ago, my friend Rachel recommended a book called ” Why Men Marry Bitches“. The title was striking! “BITCHES”??? All of the women my client’s propose to are incredibly sweet and kind. It’s never a surprise to me that their fiancé puts so much thought and care into their proposal. Rachel’s rave reviews and the title intrigued me.

Hopeful I’d learn something I could apply to my own relationships, I ordered my copy from Amazon.  The book delivered. It became a bible, a reference book on my shelf I often refer to. Now I understand what “B.I.T.C.H” means in Sherry Argov‘s definition. (HINT: a “BITCH” is NOT a rude or un-self aware woman). The book provides practical advice on how to hold your own in relationships.

Sherry is not only insightful, she’s hilarious. The dose of humor she brings to a loaded topic like “marriage” makes her advice easily digestible and fun to read. You’re going to be informed and entertained.  Her book is for all genders and anyone who wants to get engaged one day. I reference it a few times a year because I’m always learning something new.

“Why Men Marry Bitches” is for anyone who desires partnership while maintaining self worth and self respect.

“A secret I uncovered when I did my research was that men don’t just want a girl who’s just trying to be pretty and  kept. They want someone who challenges them mentally and contributes in various ways. They respect women who go against the grain and aren’t afraid to step out of the role models and brainwashing that they are taught. It’s very interesting how aware men are of the pressures  that women have to go through with regard to their roles as women. A woman who’s willing to be far more than a sex object garners respect from them. “- Sherry Argov

What’s a “BITCH” in Sherry’s definition?

“B.I.T.C.H” is used as an acronym for a “BABE IN TOTAL CONTROL OF HERSELF”.  The “B.I.T.C.H” in Argov’s definition is person who is dignified, self-respecting and makes responsible and loving decisions for themselves.

“I use the word playfully. If you write a book called “Why Men Like Confident Women who have dignity”, it doesn’t fit on the cover.  It refers to a woman who has a backbone, stands up for what she believes in, contributes, and is an equal player. Someone who’s not just a pretty arm piece or a trophy wife. “- Sherry Argov