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What’s the secret to a happy life? The research says it’s your relationships! But how do you create the connection, joy and ease you crave? You’ve got to think about your relationships in a whole new way. Armed with humor, a ton of research and over 30 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby Medcalf will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make all your relationships the best they’ve ever been (including the one with yourself)! Abby’s a Relationship Maven, best-selling author and psychologist, who loves telling you what to do each week on her Relationships Made Easy Podcast. In her free time (what’s that?) Abby’s invested in loving up the people in her life whether that means cooking for them, spending quality time, or trying to control them (hey, she never said she was perfect). Learn more about Abby, sign up for the newsletter, read the blog, listen, take a course, or connect directly at www.abbymedcalf.com.

What’s the secret to a happy life? The research says it’s your relationships! But how do you create the connection, joy and ease you crave? You’ve got to think about your relationships in a whole new way. Armed with humor, a ton of research and over 30 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby Medcalf will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make all your relationships the best they’ve ever been (including the one with yourself)! Abby’s a Relationship Maven, best-selling author and psychologist, who loves telling you what to do each week on her Relationships Made Easy Podcast. In her free time (what’s that?) Abby’s invested in loving up the people in her life whether that means cooking for them, spending quality time, or trying to control them (hey, she never said she was perfect). Learn more about Abby, sign up for the newsletter, read the blog, listen, take a course, or connect directly at www.abbymedcalf.com.

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What’s the secret to a happy life? The research says it’s your relationships! But how do you create the connection, joy and ease you crave? You’ve got to think about your relationships in a whole new way. Armed with humor, a ton of research and over 30 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby Medcalf will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make all your relationships the best they’ve ever been (including the one with yourself)! Abby’s a Relationship Maven, best-selling author and psychologist, who loves telling you what to do each week on her Relationships Made Easy Podcast. In her free time (what’s that?) Abby’s invested in loving up the people in her life whether that means cooking for them, spending quality time, or trying to control them (hey, she never said she was perfect). Learn more about Abby, sign up for the newsletter, read the blog, listen, take a course, or connect directly at www.abbymedcalf.com.

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English


Episodes

192. Ask Dr. Abby: What to Do if You’re Embarrassed by Your Partner

5/16/2022
What do you do if you’re embarrassed by your partner? There are four main ways you might be feeling embarrassed about something your partner did or said and today I’m going to answer a question from a listener while describing how to deal when all you want to do is wince. Full shownotes and blog: https://abbymedcalf.com/what-to-do-if-youre-embarrassed-by-your-partner/ ________________________________________ Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep...

Duration:00:32:43

191. How to Be an Assertive and Effective Communicator

5/9/2022
There are lots of different communication styles out there but, if you want to be an effective communicator in satisfying relationships, you’ve got to learn to be assertive and direct. The research has identified four main communication styles. Three of them aren’t so great but one is a healthy way to be an assertive and effective communicator. Stay tuned to find out which style you are and how to shift into consistent, direct, successful communication in all your relationships. Full blog...

Duration:00:54:00

190. How Childhood Abuse and Trauma Affects Your Adult Relationships

5/2/2022
Everything from your sex life, to troubles with your boss at work, to your ability to trust and be open with your partner can be affected by abuse or trauma from your childhood. The good news is that the challenges you face today don’t have to be permanent! Today I’m breaking down what childhood abuse includes (you’d be amazed how many people I’ve worked with don’t even realize that what happened to them as a kid is actually some type of abuse or trauma), why and how childhood trauma affects...

Duration:01:08:58

189. How Can I Make My Partner Put More Effort Into Our Relationship?

4/25/2022
Do you feel like you’re the one putting in the lion’s share of effort in your relationship? How can you get your partner to own up and do their fair share? In today’s episode I’ll be answering one of your questions and giving my two cents (and more) about what you should do if you feel like you’re putting in 100% but your partner isn’t meeting you halfway. Full shownotes and blog:...

Duration:00:37:22

188. The Secret to Happy and Successful Relationships: Attention and Intention

4/18/2022
The secret to happy, successful relationships boils down to two things: your attention and your intention. I’ve been talking about the importance of focusing your attention and setting your intention for a while now. What I haven’t done, is explain the difference and how these two concepts work together to bring happiness and success to all your relationships. Your attention activates and your intention transforms and today I’m going to teach you how to do both! Full shownotes and blog: ...

Duration:00:54:58

187. 5 Research-Backed Ways to Have More Self-Discipline and Self-Control

4/11/2022
Whether you call it self-discipline, grit, determination or willpower, the research shows that people who learn self-control are happier, healthier and have stronger relationships. But how do you get there -- how do you have more self-discipline and self-control? Today I’m sharing a whole new way of understanding willpower and self-discipline, the secret to why you’ve failed in your efforts before and my top five research-backed tips to have you back in control of your life. Full blog and...

Duration:01:05:15

186. Ask Dr. Abby: What to Do If Your Partner is Friends with an Ex (and You Don't Like It)

4/4/2022
Your partner is friends with an ex and it's bugging you! Is it OK to be jealous? Can exes really be just friends? How should you approach your partner about your unhappiness? Today I'm answering these questions and more in this #AskDrAbby episode of the podcast! Full shownotes and blog: https://abbymedcalf.com/what-to-do-if-your-partner-is-friends-with-an-ex-and-you-dont-like-it-2/ Grab my FREE list of Collaborative Questions:...

Duration:00:37:22

185. Ask Dr. Abby: How to Discuss Relationship Problems with Your Partner Without it Turning into a Fight

3/28/2022
You’ve got some issue(s) with your partner -- some things they’re doing that are driving you crazy or maybe it’s some things they’re not doing that have gotten under your skin. But every time you try to speak to them about your relationship problems, you’re met with anger and defensiveness and it turns into a fight, so you never feel like you get any resolution! In this special Ask Dr. Abby episode of the podcast, I’m going to share some tips to help you get out of the fighting rut and find...

Duration:00:37:10

184. How to Save a Damaged Relationship: Restart Your Relationship Right Now

3/21/2022
You’re looking to save your relationship but it’s not in a great place. Where do you start? Can you even change a damaged relationship if your partner isn’t interested in doing anything? The answer is “Yes!” You can absolutely make changes, but you’ve got to approach your relationship in a new way. Today I’m sharing my 3-step process to restart your relationship plus I have a special gift just for today’s episode, so stay tuned! Full shownotes:...

Duration:00:48:12

183. What to Do When You Can’t Let Go of Your Unhealthy Relationship

3/14/2022
I’ve gotten a lot of letters and questions from people who are in relationships that they know aren’t “good for them” whether due to addiction or something else, but they don’t know how to leave an unhealthy relationship or if they ever can or even should! In this episode of Ask Dr. Abby I’m coming at you with a whole new way to think about these types of relationships so, if you’ve been struggling, you’re in the right place! __________________________________________ Subscribe today to...

Duration:00:38:00

182. How to Have a Long, Happy Relationship Backed by Research

3/7/2022
Being in love is awesome! And it can also be a huge pain in the ass! Nothing brings us more joy (or more pain) than our romantic partnerships but all the information out there about what to do can be so confusing! Today, I’m cutting through all the noise and bringing you the keys to a long, happy relationship, backed by research. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-have-a-long-and-happy-relationship-backed-by-research/ Grab my FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit:...

Duration:00:41:55

181. Ask Dr. Abby: What to Do When Your Ex Seems Happy in a New Relationship

2/28/2022
Your relationship ended but now you’re hearing (or even seeing through your secret IG stalking account) that your ex has moved on and is happy in their new relationship! You’re outraged and doubting yourself! How can they be happy so soon (or why couldn’t they at least wait until after you’re happy in your new, better relationship)?! In this Ask Dr. Abby episode I’m answering your question about why you’re anxious, obsessed and angry at your ex and, as always, giving you tips for how to move...

Duration:00:24:47

180. How to Practice Self-Acceptance: My Top 5 Tips

2/21/2022
Whether you call it self-love, self-approval or self-compassion the research shows that learning to accept yourself is one of the keys to emotional well-being and happiness. Today you’ll learn why it’s so darn hard to accept yourself and the 5 things you can do to start practicing self-acceptance right now. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-practice-self-acceptance-my-top-5-tips-2/ Blog: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-practice-self-acceptance-my-top-5-tips/ 🎁 Listen to my...

Duration:00:37:24

BONUS: The 5 Things Women Need to Know About Men with Shana James

2/17/2022
For women in heterosexual relationships, understanding the men we love can be quite a challenge. And so I've brought in some reinforcements! Shana James, MA, has been coaching men for decades – helping them, understanding them, and figuring out how they really tick. Today we’ll cover the 5 things women need to know about men. Stay tuned! Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/bonus-the-5-things-women-need-to-know-about-men-with-shana-james/ Grab Shana’s free guides for both women and men...

Duration:00:46:47

BONUS: How 20-Somethings Can Find Happiness and Clarity in Love and Work with Tess Brigham

2/16/2022
Today I’m speaking to the amazing Tess Brigham! She’s been dubbed the “Millennial Therapist” by CNBC and specializes in helping young adults discover their unique life path in order to go out into the world and make an impact. Tess is a licensed therapist and certified coach with over 15 years of experience helping thousands of people find their purpose, develop their confidence, and create a life they’re excited about living. She’s a regular contributor at both CNBC and Forbes and was...

Duration:00:49:54

179. 7 Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Relationship

2/14/2022
I spend most of my time on the podcast telling you what to do to be happy in all your relationships (which I love because I’m a bossy Jewish mother). But today, I’m flipping things around and sharing the top 7 habits that are sabotaging your relationship. So stay tuned to hear the 7 toxic habits you need to stop if you want to have connected, happy and thriving relationships (oh look, I still get to be a bossy Jewish mother)! Full shownotes: ...

Duration:00:43:59

178. How to Deal with a Defensive Person Who Won't Listen

2/9/2022
Do you have someone in your life who gets defensive and just won’t listen no matter how carefully you approach them? Have you tried all the tools and nothing seems to work? Then you’re in the right place because today I’m going to teach you the research-backed secret to approaching people so they’ll stop being defensive and finally listen to all the wonderful things you’ve got to say! Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-deal-with-a-defensive-person-who-wont-listen/ Grab my FREE...

Duration:00:40:38

177. How to Stop Being a Perfectionist So You Can Start Being Happy

1/31/2022
Imagine taking a test where you get no credit for the right answers, but you get punished for every single one you got wrong. That’s perfectionism. You brush over any successes while beating yourself up for every mistake. Perfectionism is a mean mother f-er. It’ll steal your joy, your relationships and your self-worth. But we’re about to change that because today I’m going to teach you about the 2 types of perfectionism (one is healthy!). Here are my 3 tools to stop being a perfectionist so...

Duration:00:47:05

176. How to Stop Having the Same Argument Over and Over Again in Your Relationship

1/24/2022
You know about “the argument.” It’s that same fight that comes up over and over again with your partner, mother or brother. Any long-term relationship you’ve had likely has “the argument.” Maybe you’ve asked your mother over and over not to comment on what you’re eating or your weight. Maybe you’ve asked your partner 100 times to put away their dirty dishes instead of leaving them on the counter: “You know it drives me crazy when you do that!” Maybe you find yourself clashing with your...

Duration:00:53:03

175. 3 Big Mistakes You're Making When Your Kids Don't Like Your New Relationship and 1 Thing to Do to Turn It Around

1/17/2022
What do you do if your kids don’t like your new partner or if your partner’s kids don’t like you? Today I’m coming at you with the 3 big mistakes you’re making when your kids don’t like your new relationship and the one thing you can do to have effective conversations with your kids or theirs so you can start living in love and peace. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/3-big-mistakes-youre-making-when-your-kids-dont-like-your-new-relationship-and-one-thing-to-turn-it-around/ Grab my...

Duration:00:45:26