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Are you feeling like you make changes in your life and relationship but then they don’t stick? Are you worried that things will never get better because your partner won’t make any changes? These are just some of the questions Dr. Abby Medcalf will answer so you can make your relationship feel easy, connected and happy. Armed with humor, a ton of research and 25 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make your relationship the best it’s ever been. Learn more about Abby, sign up for the newsletter, read the blog, listen, take a course, or connect directly at www.abbymedcalf.com.

Are you feeling like you make changes in your life and relationship but then they don’t stick? Are you worried that things will never get better because your partner won’t make any changes? These are just some of the questions Dr. Abby Medcalf will answer so you can make your relationship feel easy, connected and happy. Armed with humor, a ton of research and 25 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make your relationship the best it’s ever been. 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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Are you feeling like you make changes in your life and relationship but then they don’t stick? Are you worried that things will never get better because your partner won’t make any changes? These are just some of the questions Dr. Abby Medcalf will answer so you can make your relationship feel easy, connected and happy. Armed with humor, a ton of research and 25 years of hands-on experience Dr. Abby will teach you simple, actionable tools and strategies that you can use today to make your relationship the best it’s ever been. 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

118: How to Get Grounded and Balanced this Holiday Season

11/24/2020
The holidays are a time when many people throw their rules aside and end up with lots of overdoing: too much food, too much booze or drugs, putting money on credit cards for gifts and travel and trying to cram more into your days than the space-time continuum allows. Layer on top of that all the COVID hell and you’ve easily got a recipe for feeling like crap come January 2nd. I’m here to be your cheerleader today and give you an easy 3-step plan to create a holiday season of joy and...

Duration:00:35:29

117: What to Do When Someone You Love is Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol

11/17/2020
Figuring out how to deal with someone who’s struggling with drugs and alcohol is a topic for any time of year, but if someone you know seems to have a problem, the upcoming holidays are often a time when it’s going to really be highlighted. As a recovering drug addict myself, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Today I’m giving you everything you need to know to approach any person who’s struggling with drugs and alcohol from a place of confidence and love. Full shownotes: ...

Duration:01:01:40

116: Top 5 Coping Skills to Deal with Family Driving You Crazy During the Holidays

11/10/2020
Today I’m talking about the five ways your family is likely going to drive you crazy this holiday season along with my top five tips for battling back so you can have a joyful, sane and connecting holiday season. And the best news? I’m not going to tell you you have to be grateful or appreciate anyone! Full shownotes (plus "I Feel Exercise"): https://abbymedcalf.com/family-driving-you-crazy-during-holidays/ ____________________ For quick tips and actionable advice, subscribe to my YouTube...

Duration:00:45:44

115: 3 Ways to Deal with Loneliness and Isolation during the COVID Holidays and Beyond

11/3/2020
Feeling lonely sucks! If you’re listening, it means you’ve likely experienced the pain of feeling lonely or isolated at some point in your life. Social connection is imperative for humans. It improves our mental well-being and our physical health. Studies have even shown that a lack of social connection can be more detrimental to your health than smoking or obesity! Well, today is all about answers. We’re going to dive into the stigma of loneliness, the difference between being alone and...

Duration:00:54:20

114: The Simple Hack to Stop Your Negative Thoughts All Day

10/27/2020
Here we are in our last week of Goodbye Negative Thinking Month! For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been laying out the pillars of the Goodbye Negative Thinking Trinity: First, we discussed the importance of starting each day with positive momentum. Then last week I taught you the second pillar which was all about calibrating and being the dominant vibration in the room. Today, we’re going to discuss the last pillar of the Goodbye Negative Thinking Trinity, which helps you keep that positive...

Duration:00:38:51

113: The Secret to Positive Thinking in All Your Relationships

10/20/2020
When it comes to positive thinking you’ve likely got two big problems that I’m going to help you solve today: 1) You’re in a negative space too often and that’s affecting your relationships. Maybe your negative thinking has you feeling depressed, anxious, impatient or easily frustrated. This, of course, impacts everything from your communication to your connection in all your relationships. 2) You get into a negative space because of other people’s negative energy and emotions or because you...

Duration:00:39:39

112: Finally Stop Having Negative Thoughts

10/13/2020
Do you have negative thoughts that you just can’t seem to stop thinking? If you’ve tried tools to stop negative thoughts and you haven’t been successful, then this episode is for you. The issue is that you’ve been going about stopping negative thoughts the wrong way. Namely, you wait until you have them, and then you try to stop them. There’s something I call the Goodbye Negative Thinking Trinity and, when you use it consistently, you’ll be able to alter your negative thoughts to such a...

Duration:00:32:19

111: The Real Reason You Have Negative Thoughts and 2 Things You Can Do About It

10/6/2020
I’m devoting this whole month to how to be happy now. I'll talk about how to stop negative thinking, how to start positive thinking, how to avoid the mistakes you’ve likely made in the past when you’ve tried affirmations and thinking positive thoughts, what the steps are for living happily in your now and how to make these changes and keep them for the long haul (and, of course, showing you all the research to back it up). Get ready to say goodbye to the negative thinking treadmill and hello...

Duration:00:44:46

110. How to Stop Being Jealous in a Relationship

9/29/2020
Last week I talked about what to do if your partner is jealous and this week I’m focusing on you! Today I’m covering everything you ever wanted to know about why you’re jealous but were too jealous to ask. Then I’m going to, as always, give you actionable tips to move away from jealousy and resentment and towards confidence, clarity and joy. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/110-2/ Relationship Goal Setting Workbook:...

Duration:00:29:49

109: What to Do if Your Partner is Jealous

9/22/2020
Having a jealous partner sucks. And I don’t just mean a partner who thinks you’re cheating. I’m also talking about a partner who isn’t supportive of your wins or who tries to diminish your accomplishments. Get ready for a two-part series on jealousy. This week I’m going to give you my 5-step process for what to do if your partner is jealous so you can move from fear and resentment to connection and hope. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/109/ Relationships Goal Setting Workbook:...

Duration:00:40:35

108: Pandemic Burnout: How to Stay Calm and Focused

9/15/2020
Do you notice that you’re feeling more tired or fatigued these days? Maybe you’re having difficulty concentrating or find yourself more impatient than usual? It might be that you just flat out feel more depressed or anxious. Whether you’re noticing symptoms or not, you are likely suffering from what’s now known as coronavirus fatigue or pandemic burnout. Today I’m going to teach you how to identify your symptoms and my top tips to help you stay calm and focused right now. Full shownotes:...

Duration:00:45:44

107: Ask Dr. Abby: What to Do if You and Your Partner Want Different Things in Bed

9/8/2020
Does your partner want different things in the bedroom than you? Today I'm coming at you with my 3-step process for getting on the same page in the bedroom, and beyond. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/ask-dr-abby-what-to-do-if-you-and-your-partner-want-different-things-in-bed/ For the 15 Questions to Ask for a Better Sex Life, click on the link above, scroll down to the bottom, and enter your name/email. -------------------- Subscribe to my YouTube channel:...

Duration:00:40:34

106: What to Do if My Partner is Depressed (and How to Know if They're Just Sad)

9/1/2020
Depression is more common than you may think! According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide experience depression. There are many different types of depression and the symptoms can vary among people. But the big question is, how do you know if someone is depressed or just having a hard time? And, once you know, what should you do? Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/what-to-do-if-my-partner-is-depressed-and-how-to-know-if-theyre-just-sad-2/ To...

Duration:00:45:53

105: What to Do When the Honeymoon Phase Ends in Your Relationship

8/25/2020
What to do when that honeymoon phase ends in your relationship? I’ve got your answer: Be happy because it means you’ve moved on to better things! The honeymoon phase, where everything feels amazing, is due to a biochemical process called limerence and this is like the best push-up bra in the world: It looks great in the beginning but, eventually, everyone’s going to figure out what’s real. Find the full shownotes here: ...

Duration:00:51:06

104: How to Fight Fair: The 3 Rules for Having an Effective Argument

8/18/2020
Today I’m going to teach you how to have a fair fight with anyone, whether it’s a partner, coworker or friend. I'll share the reason why tools have failed in the past (there’s a secret here that’s not going to be a secret after today), and then I’m coming at you with my top 3 rules for having a fair, effective fight AND an awesome, easy tool you’ll be able to download to stop a fight in its tracks! Full shownotes:...

Duration:00:38:42

103: Ask Dr. Abby: My Partner Doesn't Listen to Me

8/11/2020
Does someone complain to you about something and then, when you give them ideas and solutions, do they shoot you down? Today I’m going to tell you why that happens and the simple but super effective tool to make it stop. Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/ask-dr-abby-my-partner-doesnt-listen-to-me-2/ ---------- Subscribe to my YouTube channel: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving Buy my book, Be Happily Married: Even If Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing:...

Duration:00:29:18

102 Why Sleep is the Secret to Great Relationships

8/4/2020
Your day doesn’t start when you turn off your alarm in the morning. Your day starts when you set the alarm the night before. Getting your butt to bed at a reasonable hour and then getting shut eye is key to having a good day. With good sleep you’ll feel closer to your partner, be more productive and creative at work, be a more patient parent and even lose weight and be more satisfied in your life overall. Sleep is the answer to your happy life! Find the full shownotes here: ...

Duration:00:52:05

101 The 3 Best Tools to Use in Every Relationship

7/28/2020
I have long believed that the tools I teach apply to any and all relationships. It’s time to simplify your life and focus on a few tools that you’ll use everywhere. No more worrying, “How do I talk to my boss?,” “Is there any way to get through to my mother-in-law?,” “Am I a lousy parent?!” Today's episode will cover the secret to making tools work in every relationship including my top 3 tips! Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/the-3-best-tools-to-use-in-every-relationship-2/ Buy my...

Duration:00:50:03

100 How to Create Resilient Relationships So You Can Feel Ease, Joy and Connection

7/20/2020
Today you'll learn one of the foundations of not only a happy, connected relationship, but of a happy, fulfilled life: resilience! The good news is that resilience is a skill you can learn. People in resilient relationships report more ease, satisfaction, & better health. So join me as I break down what resilience really is, why you need it to be happy and my top tips for making it happen! Full shownotes: https://bit.ly/39leZhs Free Optimism Jumpstart Workshop: https://bit.ly/2WJGYSO

Duration:00:53:52

099 How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People

7/14/2020
Whether it’s a backhanded compliment, a guilt trip, martyrdom, or that sarcastic comment, it’s always annoying and frustrating to deal with someone who’s being passive aggressive. My goal today is that you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what’s really going on when someone acts this way and some actionable tools to do something about it. Listen up if you’re ready to stop feeling frustrated and stuck and start feeling empowered. Check out the full shownotes here: ...

Duration:00:39:25