Don’t Talk Sh*t About Your In-laws. It’s Not Your Place #31
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There is no perfect family. We never get perfect partners and sure we never get to have perfect in-laws. For that reason it is destructive to a relationship when all we notice are the flaws in our partners' family and start to shit talk them.

On this episode of 'The Interracial Couple Podcast', we discuss how my stay with my in-laws in LA has been.  Yes, I got to have another session of the RedTable Talk with Cera's adopted family. It was important that we got to have that council as everything was put on the table.

The things that came up were:

1. What do you do when your partner and their family fight?

2. How do you handle things when an in-law steps on your toes?

3. How do you cultivate a healthy relationship with your in-laws or other family? Or do you leave it to happen automatically?

4. What happens when you shit talk your partner's family?


MATTHEW started his career as an accidental filmmaker. He wrote a “practice script,”  hoping one day he could write one that he could sell or produce. That script became his first film, “Senses of Place,” which went on to win awards on the film festival circuit and was distributed by FilmBuff. 

Matthew then moved to Hollywood where he eventually made nine feature films, eight documentaries, and worked with actors Carrie-Anne Moss, Zac Efron, Edi Gathegi, Melora Hardin and many more. He worked with producers Kevin Costner, Bill Borden – Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola and Oscar-nominated director Mike Johnson. He has even shared the screen with Josh Brolin, Neil Patrick Harris, Kane Hodder, Naveen Andrews, and many more.

Last year, he released the documentary film, “Hardball: The Girls of Summer.” Currently, he lives between California and East Africa, writing and developing new projects, while consulting on film and TV projects. 

Visit his website to see his work – or check him out on

CERA graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development and Entrepreneurship in 2018, after living in Los Angeles for eight years. 

She grew up in rural Kenya and at the age of nine, she lost her childhood home to civil war. That forced her to move to a Nairobi ghetto, where she experienced a different kind of poverty.

This experience shaped her mission. She returned to Kenya to start Ecodunia, a social enterprise that makes a difference in the lives of the poor by creating work opportunities and educating girls from under-priviledged communities. Ecodunia is not only driven by profit, but with a mission to lift people out of generational poverty, while making beautiful, useful and sustainable products. 

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