Maleni (Matt+Eleni) November 4, 2016 http://media.blubrry.com/markandlyndapodcast/media.blubrry.com/daddyvsdaughters/content.blubrry.com/daddyvsdaughters/markandlynda-20161104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (69.0MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | Blubrry | Email | TuneIn | RSS
Katie Strobel says
I am so late on this and don’t know if you’ll read this, but Matt and Eleni have got to go to Ritter Sport in Berlin (Colorful ChocoWorld Berlin)! They will make a chocolate bar for you with the ingredients you choose, and while you wait, you can go upstairs and have lunch (or just more chocolate…)!
Phil with a Ph says
Mark I know you don’t talk politics on this show but I would like to hear you talk about it just this ONE-TIME particular because of the similarities to what happened to you when you had the #1 rated show in LA in the mid-90’s right up until and a loud mouth mean spirited bully from New York came into the LA market, the meaner he got the more people tuned in to hear what he was going to say next, within 6 months he was #1 in LA.
Helen Villegas says
That is an interesting prepective Phil, normally I would say no to politics on this show but because of the way you point out how it kind of ties in with Mark, I would like to hear him talk about his views on the election. I remember Mark being so classy back then, no matter how much the bully trashed him he never once addressed his rude comments. I hope Lynda lets him talk about it but if I were a betting person I would say she won’t.
Kelly Fredickson says
Have to say that this is one of my most favorite shows. I believe that Scotch should be drank during every episode and that Matt & Eleni are a must. Matt is hysterical and Eleni’s voice is incredible! Is there a way we can get her music, I loved it.
Thanks always for the laughs and open discussions.
Love you Lynda and so glad you’re back!!
Great Show with Matt & Eleni. And thanks for making me cry and then laugh when you were talking about your cancer. Wishing all the best to Matt and Eleni. Seems like yesterday that Mark was discussing what Matt wanted to call his penis. Love that you take the time to pre record shows if you can’t do it live. Never thought I would follow a celebrity, but you guys are so much fun, it seems like I am with friends. Love you guys.
Pete Lothrop says
Marriage is nothing but a lie!!! Love does not exist never has never will!! This was and has been my attitude towards marriage for a while now and maybe after you hear my story you will understand why I say that. I sometimes wish I did not feel like this and I know that it is on me to change this outlook, but before everyone starts yelling at me for a bad attitude please take the time to listen to my story.
I tried the marriage thing twice and I did everything that you all talked about on this pod cast and what did I get for trying to be the nice guy. The first wife lied to my face and cheated on me with her best friend’s husband. The second wife just walked out with no effort on her part, when things got a little hard.
Now I will say this I am not perfect never have been never will be. I am sure that there were things in both relationships that I could have done better.
In my second marriage I realized that my temper was causing problems for both of us. I enrolled myself into a class called Man Alive. This class which is normally court ordered, help me understand why I was acting the way I was. It also gave me some exercises to use, to control any anger issues that came up. I learned a lot in this class about anger and about myself.
Growing up all I ever saw from my parents was anger, drinking and fighting!! LOVE What the fuck was that I had no idea what that was? I never saw it never have and probably never will!! I was the oldest boy in the family so it fell on me to protect my mom when my dad would get drunk and they would start fighting.
There were a number of times when the cops were called to break up a fight between myself a 13-year-old kid and my father. I beat the shit out of that man at 14 years old. I was big for a kid at 14 I was 5 6′ 165 lbs. I remember being about maybe 8 or 9 years old answering my front door and there is my father drunk off his ass asking me if he lived there!!
Please know my X wife (From the 2nd marriage) had just as many anger issues as I did so this was not a one-way street by any imagination at all. The only difference between us was I was willing to admit I had a problem, she just blamed me for everything because that was the easy thing to do!
I also did some one on one counseling with a marriage counselor. I did all of this for two reasons, one to make myself a better person and two to try and make my relationship a better one for both myself and my wife.
One day when I came home from one of my classes I said to my wife I think it would be a good idea for us to go see a marriage counselor. Her response to me was NO you can go if you want I do not want to go I do NOT need to go!! So I took that to mean this was all on me and she was not going to try at all. I would say that was the day that the marriage ended! I did not know it at the time but when only one person in the marriage is willing to work on the marriage there really is not a marriage is there?
This is how my first marriage went. My first wife lied to me, and cheated on me with her best friend’s husband!! When we first moved away from where her mother lived my first wife would go see her mom at least a couple times a month or more. All this time I thought she was going to see her mom she was actually going to see this guy who was the husband of her supposed best friend.
Me being the dumb ass didn’t even know anything about it. Every time she said I am going to go visit my mom I would say OK have a good time please call me once you get there so I know you are safe!! All along she was fucking someone else and using her visits to her mother as an excuse to go fuck her boyfriend and at the same time still telling me I love you!! Ya right sure you do, but me being the dumb ass believed in love and believed that she actually loved me!! What a dumb shit I was!!!!
I actually recovered from this and was willing to try love again and what did I get for my troubles a woman who blamed all of our relationship problems on me and just walked out on the marriage when things got hard.
Get this my second wife had 4 kids 3 by one guy who was never around and never helped in any way with raising the 3 kids and she had one other kid from another loser who just dropped the kid off on her doorstep one day and left never to be seen again!!
I stepped into this knowing that her two oldest boys had spent most of their lives locked up in the California Youth Authority detention center or in prison. I stepped into this thing knowing that the 3rd boy was heading down the same road his brothers went down. I tried my best to save the 3rd one but in the end it was his behavior that destroyed the marriage. I would not stand for him being disrespectful to his mom or anyone else and he knew it so he would not be like that around me alone.
But when we went somewhere as a family he would do whatever he wanted to do if I stepped in to try and discipline him, his mother would yell at ME NOT at him at ME. It got to a point that we never went anywhere with each other anymore.
She babied that kid so much that he ended up being kick out of school and locked up in CYA just like his brothers were. By the time this all happen I was already gone she had already walk out on the marriage and I had moved away from CA to Nashville TN
In 2008 I moved back to CA and actually lived with my step daughter for a while. You see even after the divorce the older kids wanted to remain close to me. I was really the only dad they had ever had and they actually were upset with their mother for walking out on me.
In 2010 the youngest boy came to visit me and he said this to me. Pete I wished that I had listen to you when I was younger I know if I had I would not have got into all the trouble I got into to. I said to him well sometimes you just need to learn things the hard way son, I am glad to hear that you have finally realized what I was trying to do to help you.
I wish Matt all the best with his marriage and I honestly hope that it works out for him. He has had a great example of what a real marriage should be with his parents’ marriage. I had a bad and good example of what a good and bad marriage should be, you see my dad eventually quit drinking and my parents remained married up to the time of my mother’s death this last May 8th. She was 83 years old and they had been married for over 60 years.
Good Luck Matt and Eleni I hope you two never go through what I have gone through and with the example of your folks to guide you I am pretty sure you will never experience what I have experienced. Please remember that a marriage is a two-way street for it to work. I would never wish on anyone what I had done to me. Good Luck to you both and be happy!!
Pete- good for you for trying to get help for yourself! Have you ever gotten help with your PTSD? You experienced trauma as a child and that should be addressed.
But is this something you really want to share with 2 people getting married in a week?!?
Love and marriage do work, but not for everyone.
Keep working on yourself! ❤️
Pete L says
Gayle I shared this to Matt and Eleni as a warning of what can happen if there is no communication in a relationship. It is meant to show that sometimes things don’t always go as planed. I never planed on getting divorced the day I got married and neither does anyone else, but I felt if I shared what happen to me maybe they could take parts of what I said and use it to make their marriage a good one that last’s. That was my purpose in posting this.
To answer your other question on the way I grew up. I have come to terms with that whole thing and I am good with my dad now. I still don’t like that way things went but I have accepted that it was the way it was and none of it was my fault. I did what I should have done at the time.
Loved this episode. Love Matt and Eleni. Any chance we can get a weekly newlywed episode from M&L Studios?
That would be awesome!
Phenomenal show! One of the best. Matt and Eleni were a great addition. Definitely need to have them back when they get a chance. The only problem I had with the show was no Danny. When in doubt, more Danny. That boy’s hilarious.
More Danny! 😂
Angie Melendrez says
Luv the 11/4 show Mark.. Keep up with the horn.. Luv the Thompson Fam You all kick ass!!
Angie from Whittier Ca, where the girls are prettier 🤗
Now I’ll be known as the person who introduced Lynda to Peter North. Two podcasts and still talking about him. And Eleni’s comments after Matt shows her his “cum-pilation” video. Priceless.
Ted Krehbiel says
Maleni – was the best show ever! Your family is the best. I love that you guys got drunk and still got through it. Lynda’s show was an hour and 15 mins…………….suck it Mark!!
Phil with a Ph says
I thoroughly enjoyed the Matt & Eleni show I wish them all the best in their wedding. Their honeymoon to Europe sounds amazing I hope Mark and Lynda have a change of plans and decide to join them just like Matt and Lynda made last minute plans to go to Cleveland with Mark. The stories that Mark could share with his listeners if he did go to Europe would be hysterical. Thank you M&L for taking time to do these pre-recorded shows for your listeners.