Episode 16: When Both of you are Creative

Producer: Jill Cox-Cordova
Tech Op/Editor: Anthony Cordova
Music: Gifford Ivan Cordova III
Podcast Art: Nick Zinkie

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In All Seriousness

Respect Each Other’s Creative Work

In this week’s episode, it took awhile, but Tony finally came around to Jill’s stance. He told the audience to listen to their partner, whereas Jill suggested that as well, but also advised listeners to follow it up with action.

Tony had more tips, of course:

  • Be open to compromise. Talk it out.
  • If you are unable to easily reach a compromise, consider giving in. A great relationship isn’t worth a small issue that escalates into a full-fledged argument.
  • If you find that you and partner argue a lot anyway, then you may need the help of a therapist. There’s no shame in seeking help when you need it.

Jill also has more advice:

  • Know the difference between hearing your partner and active listening. The latter often prevents arguments.
  • Don’t make everything a battle. If the topic is small to you, let your partner have his/her way.
  • Respect creativity. Often, it is an outlet to de-stress.

Are you and your partner both creative? How do you navigate? Leave your responses in the comments section. Please remember to subscribe.

2 thoughts

  1. Hello and thanks for another lively and interesting discussion. Can the two of you please: 1.Go back to this podcast and listen really listen to all said and unsaid…and 2. Do a follow-up second podcast on this very important issue. The discussion around the struggle of creatives both individually and in a partnership is very complicated. There is too much to dissect and ponder over while negotiating time, space, effort, distractions when both are creatives. It is not easy.

    Best wishes!


    • Thanks for listening and commenting. We appreciate you.?Yes and yes, we will not only go back and listen, but also do a follow up podcast. We agree that it certainly isn’t easy at all.


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