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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

209. The 5 Signs of Healthy Relationships

9/26/2022
With a career spanning over 35 years in multiple countries and having worked in every environment you can imagine, I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be in healthy relationships. Today I’m sharing the top five things I see over and over in successful, happy relationships. And this doesn’t just apply to your romantic relationships! These five signs apply to work relationships, friendships, and other family members too. Full blog and show notes:...

Duration:01:02:45

208. The Secret to Managing Your Emotions: A Step-by-Step Guide

9/19/2022
Do you have a hard time managing your emotions when life gets stressful? Have you tried tips and tools before, but can’t find anything that works consistently for you? That’s likely because you were given the wrong types of strategies for your particular stress style. Today, I’m breaking down the two main ways our brains respond to stress and my top tips for how to manage your emotions for each of those ways. If you’re ready to get in charge of your feelings, today is for you! Full blog and...

Duration:00:54:19

207. How Your Attachment Style Affects You at Work

9/12/2022
Last week I taught you how your attachment style affects your personal relationships. Today, we’re applying all those same principles to show how your attachment style affects your work life. After all, your work environment is all about relationships too! Today you’ll learn not only the things you need to watch out for given your particular style, but also the strengths you bring (yes, we’ve all got them) and my top tips for managing your particular attachment style at work so you can be...

Duration:00:58:24

206. How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Personal Relationships

9/5/2022
The research has consistently shown that how you attached to your parents or caregivers as a child affects how you connect in your current adult relationships. Your attachment style affects everything from what romantic partners (and friends) you choose, what issues you’ll repeatedly face in your relationships, and even how your relationships will end. Today you’ll learn to identify your attachment style so you can begin to understand why you do what you do in your various relationships, why...

Duration:01:02:02

205. My Top 5 Rules for Couples Who Work Together

8/29/2022
This is one of those times when my education in both counseling and organizational psychology, as well as my many years of experience with clients who were working together, all dovetails perfectly. If you want to have a successful business with your partner while also having an awesome personal relationship, today's episode is for you. ______ Full blog and show notes: https://abbymedcalf.com/my-top-5-rules-for-couples-who-work-together Grab my FREE Guide to Effective Communication in...

Duration:01:06:31

204. Abby’s Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Day Right

8/22/2022
I get asked two questions a lot: First, how do you get so much done every day? And second, how do you seem so happy all the time? The answer to both questions is the same: I owe it all to my morning routine. Today I’m going to take you through my easy to adopt, five-step morning routine which will only take you 15 minutes but offer you huge results! Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/abbys-step-by-step-guide-to-starting-your-day-right Grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit:...

Duration:00:54:10

203. Why Awe Will Help You Have an Awesome Life and Relationships

8/15/2022
The latest research suggests that taking the time to experience awe, whether that’s rocking out to a great song, hiking to a beautiful view or having a great belly laugh with your toddler, can help you improve your relationships, decrease your stress and negative thinking, and make you calmer and happier. Today I’m going to teach you what awe really is and my top quick and easy ways to experience awe on the daily. ____ Full blog and shownotes:...

Duration:00:46:48

202. 7 Tips for Ending a Relationship the Healthiest Way Possible

8/8/2022
I always say that wherever you end your current relationship is where you’ll begin the next one. So if it’s time to end your relationship, you want to do it the healthiest way possible. Today I’m sharing my seven tips for ending a relationship the right way so you can walk away better, not bitter. ____ Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/7-tips-for-ending-a-relationship-the-healthiest-way-possible Grab my FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit:...

Duration:00:55:52

201. How to Be Honest and Build Trust in a Relationship

8/1/2022
We hear a lot about honesty in relationships but what does that really mean? Do you have to share everything? And how do you share your truth so the other person listens and doesn’t become defensive? Today I’m teaching you my top three tips for being honest so you can build trust in all your relationships. Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-be-honest-and-build-trust-in-a-relationship-2/ Grab my FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit:...

Duration:00:58:24

200. My Top 10 Tools for Effective Communication in Every Relationship

7/11/2022
In the last three decades I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to happy, connected relationships and effective communication. Since this is the 200th episode of the podcast, I thought it would be the perfect time to recap my top 10 tools for effective communication in every relationship. Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/my-top-10-tools-for-effective-communication-in-every-relationship/ Grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit:...

Duration:00:59:51

199. The 10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married or Moving in Together

7/4/2022
Whether you’re thinking of moving in or tying the knot, there are some things you’ve got to get clear before that big day if you want a long, successful relationship. In my almost 4 decades of working with couples, I’m amazed at how many questions aren’t asked or worked out before they move in together or get married. If you don’t deal with your problems before you make that next step, you’re going to be dealing with it later. You’ve got to get clear on your expectations first before...

Duration:00:45:15

198. The Secret to Difficult Conversations

6/27/2022
We have to have them, but we don’t like them: the difficult conversation. Even if you’re someone who’s more comfortable with conflict, no one really likes to have an exchange that you believe is going to make you or the other person uncomfortable, angry or sad. Whether you’re struggling with your partner, a friend, family member or coworker, I’m here to help! Today I’m teaching you with my three-step process for turning difficult conversations into connecting dialogues. ✅ Full blog and...

Duration:00:59:03

197. Are You Staying In a Relationship for the Wrong Reasons?

6/20/2022
Are you wondering if you’re staying in a relationship for the right reasons? Maybe you’ve been waffling back and forth wondering if this relationship is healthy. How do you know if you’re staying because it’s truly right for you or if you’re in your relationship for the wrong reasons and it’s time to move on? Today I’m going to talk about the the big mistake most people make when they’re trying to decide whether to stay or go and my three-step process for figuring out the right answers for...

Duration:00:51:29

196. 5 Things to Do When a Conversation Turns Negative

6/13/2022
We’ve all been there. You’re trying to express your feelings and then your partner gets angry and defensive and says, “What about my feelings?!” Or maybe you’re trying to assert yourself with a usually bossy friend by saying you’d actually rather see a different movie tonight and she replies, “It always has to be your way!” WTF?! You end up feeling resentful, misunderstood and, worst of all, hopeless that things will ever change. Today, I’m going to break down what’s really happening when...

Duration:00:41:01

195. This One Thing Will Improve Your Relationships: Making and Answering Bids

6/6/2022
There’s one tool that will improve all your relationships. It’s not hard to do and it creates emotional connection and trust in seconds. It’s something that marriage guru, Dr. John Gottman, calls “Bids.” But bids aren’t just great in a marriage, they’ll transform any relationship. Today I’m going to teach you what they are (your partner, kids and friends have been making bids and you don’t even realize it) and how to use them to create a deeper connection in any relationship. Full shownotes...

Duration:01:02:16

194. How Do You Know If You Really Love Someone?

5/30/2022
How do you know if you really love someone? It bugs me when people say, “You’ll just know” as if everyone experiences love so clearly with a bunch of birds flying in a circle above their head. Many people have written in asking that big question, “How do I know if I love someone?” and today I’m going to talk about what the research says, my top 3 ways to know if you’re really in love with someone and what I think about soul mates. Full blog and shownotes: ...

Duration:00:45:08

193. How Meditation Benefits Your Relationships (and There's An Easy Way to Learn!)

5/23/2022
It's easier than you think to become amazing at meditation and meditating just 15 minutes a day will change your life! Imagine feeling more content in your life and confident in your decisions. Imagine all your relationships improving as you’re able to communicate more effectively. Imagine stopping the self-doubt, regrets and guilt! Today I’m teaching you why you’re not meditating and my simple steps to making it an easy part of your day. Full blog and shownotes:...

Duration:00:48:33

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