059: Breaking Free Together: Overcoming Addiction
in Marriage

Podcast Guests: Kris and Adrian Maiava
058: Parenting with Purpose

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In this Episode

Kris and Adrian Maiava join Dr. Dave Schramm and Dr. Liz Hale to talk about their experience in meeting with Dr. Liz Hale. They talk about their experience in coming together
through therapy and overcoming addiction.

0:00 – Introduction: Who is Kris and Adrian Maiava
3:16 – Realizing the addiction
6:07 – Kris’s path
8:33 – Secrets and hiding
10:57 –Seeking Help
14:05 – Kris’s low
16:32 – Red Barn Academy
26:42 – Beginning of hope
32:23 – Goals for the future
33:45 – Play the tape through
36:42 – Establish Trust
41:19 – Advice for struggling couples
46:54 – Key to a stronger marriage connection
50:47 – Takeaways

Insights and Invites


“I guess some questions to ask yourselves as to you know, do you still want to be partners with them, with your significant other? Do you still want to do this with them? If so, if yes. And if they want to as well, then I think it's worth it.” - Kris Maiava

“Better choices lead to better chances.” -Dave Schramm

“But there was a point in your life where you decided, this is the person that I want to do life with. So that should be the person that you offer the most grace to.” -Adrian Maiava


  • If you are struggling with addiction, seek outside help.
  • Have a 10 minute discussion with your partner about something that is challenging your relationship and find a way to overcome it together

About Kris and Adrian Maiava:

Kris and Adrian met in Utah although they grew up in Hawaii and Australia. They share an incredible story of working through struggles and addictions, separations and learning to love and trust again. After three years in an intensive treatment program, Kris learned things about himself and his marriage that changed his life. And Adrian learned patience and experienced tremendous growth as she hung on to hope and learned to forgive. Together they have grown stronger than ever and enjoy parenting their 5 year old daughter Lola.

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