Dear Romance Writer Podcast
COVID made us an old married couple, I want a do-over!

COVID made us an old married couple, I want a do-over!

September 23, 2021

Licensed psychologist and ordained minister Dr. Robin Smith joins Roan and Xio as they offer advice to a letter writer who wants a “relationship do-over” after moving in with their girlfriend at the beginning of the pandemic and finding themselves like an old married couple. Plus, what to do when you lose respect for your insecure partner.

Prying Out The Covid In My Soul

Prying Out The Covid In My Soul

September 9, 2021

The fantastically talented L. Penelope joins Xio, Avery and Roan as they tackle a letter from someone who is feeling so angry and broken at the state of the world that they feel like they have COVID in their soul. Plus, we talk about the myriad of red flags in a relationship where dying your hair results in isolation and the silent treatment. 

How Do I Get Over My Girlfriend’s  Star Past? (+ There’s No Heat or Passion, Do We Break Up?)

How Do I Get Over My Girlfriend’s Star Past? (+ There’s No Heat or Passion, Do We Break Up?)

August 26, 2021

New York Times best selling author Katee Robert joins Xio, Avery & Roan to offer advice to a letter writer who after ditching a cheating ex finds a great guy. The only problem? He never wants to have sex. Plus, what to do when you can't get over the fact that your otherwise perfect girlfriend has a past in adult films?

Potential Dates Think I’m A Sex Crazed Romance Writer! Plus My Mom’s Boyfriend Asked Me To Have His Baby

Potential Dates Think I’m A Sex Crazed Romance Writer! Plus My Mom’s Boyfriend Asked Me To Have His Baby

August 12, 2021

What's the most obnoxious stuff someone has said when they find out Xio, Avery and Roan write romance? We're sharing it all to help a letter writer dealing with dates how cannot get past the fact that she writes romance. Plus we ponder what to do when your mom's live-i boyfriend asks you to have his baby.

Had The Best Sex Of My Life But It Wasn’t With My Partner. Do I Tell Him?

Had The Best Sex Of My Life But It Wasn’t With My Partner. Do I Tell Him?

July 29, 2021

BB Easton, author of 44 Chapters About Four Men which inspired Netflix's Sex/Life, joins us to help a letter writer in a committed mutually non-monogamous relationship who had the best sex of her life and now feels guilty because it wasn't with her partner. Should she tell him? Also, BB, Xio, Avery & Roan tackle a question from a man recovering from an eating disorder whose girlfriend is body shaming him. This one will make you mad. TW: Eating disorders, emotional abuse

I Came Out As Bi To My Husband, Now What?

I Came Out As Bi To My Husband, Now What?

July 15, 2021

Author RL Merrill joins Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn, and Roan Parrish for the latest episode of Dear Romance Writer to help out a letter writer who just came out as bi to her husband and is considering opening up their relationship. Plus, advice for a woman with an abusive live-in boyfriend. Content Warnings: Sexual abuse, emotional abuse.

My Girlfriend Pretends She Has A Talking Vagina. Help! Plus What To Do When You’re An Ace Looking For Love And Falling For Folks Who Want A Sexual Relationship.

My Girlfriend Pretends She Has A Talking Vagina. Help! Plus What To Do When You’re An Ace Looking For Love And Falling For Folks Who Want A Sexual Relationship.

July 1, 2021

New York Times best-selling author Talia Hibert joins Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn and Roan Parrish to discuss what in the world is going on with a girlfriend who pretends she has a talking vagina and offer advice for an asexual writer who is looking for love but keeps falling for folks who say they're OK with a non-sexual relationship but that's not really the case. Is she destined to keep living life vicariously through her characters? Is there an HEA future possible? Hell yes, you know there is. 

When Does The Banging Start? Help!

When Does The Banging Start? Help!

June 17, 2021

Romance author Angelina M Lopez joins Roan Parrish, Xio Axelrod, and Avery Flynn as they answer a letter from a listener who just wants her partner (who is amazing in almost every way) to start showing some physical affection. And what do you do when your toxic family member wants you to kick out a roommate so she can live with you instead? They have many thoughts about that one, but yeah, they all boil down to change your locks and block her on your phone. 

I’m Jealous My Husband Masturbates Instead Of Having Sex With Me (Plus Advice On How To Write Romance)

I’m Jealous My Husband Masturbates Instead Of Having Sex With Me (Plus Advice On How To Write Romance)

June 3, 2021

With the help of New York Times bestseller Sarah MacLean with the Fated Mates podcast, Xio Axelrod, Avery Flynn & Roan Parrish answer a letter writer's questions about being a romance author and discuss the hard questions that come when you're jealous that your partner's masturbatory time seems to mean no sex for you. 

Episode 8: My Mom Won’t Stop Misgendering Me. Help!

Episode 8: My Mom Won’t Stop Misgendering Me. Help!

May 6, 2021

Mommy Issues Galore + Guest Kelly Reynolds from Boobies & Noobies! Roan, Xio, Avery and Kelly answer a letter writer whose mom keeps misgendering her and a too-over-the-top-for-fiction real life story about finding out a woman's long lost daughter is about to marry her son, has us talking about taboos. TW: Incest discussion, missing children

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