Dear Therapists

Dear Therapists

We bring you real stories of what it means to be human, straight to your ears. Sit in on the intimate sessions of renowned therapists and national advice columnists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch as they guide fellow travelers through the everyday and extraordinary challenges of life. Each week, Lori and Guy invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall and listen to their personal, raw, transformative sessions, where they share behind-the-scenes insights, offer actionable advice, and bring people back to find out what worked (or didn't)--and what we can all learn about ourselves through the lens of others.

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March 4, 2021 47 min
Hey Fellow Travelers, we are still hard at work on season 2 of our show, but while we’re away, we wanted to share this conversation the two of us recently had on Instagram Live where we answered some of your questions and gave some insight behind the scenes of Dear Therapists. If you want to follow us on Instagram, Lori is @lorigottlieb_author and Guy is @guywinch. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or ...
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. When Savannah first met her husband, she knew he had a chronic illness but didn't think it would affect their lives as a young couple in love. But soon after she and her husband married, his symptoms got worse, and now she struggles to be both his caregiver and wife. We help Savannah get the support she needs and initiate the hard, honest conversations that she and her husband had both been avoiding. We&#...
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December 17, 2020 64 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. Shannon spent her childhood holiday seasons listening to her divorced parents fight about who would get more time with their kids. Now 32 and a year out from her own divorce, she's dreading her first holiday season without her spouse and managing her parents' disappointment if she doesn't travel to their respective homes during COVID. We help her to see the connection between issues in her marriag...
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December 10, 2020 67 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. After Scott discovered his wife's affair, he wanted to save their marriage and was heartbroken when she wanted a divorce. But months later, much to Scott'ssurprise, his wife asked to come back. Now that they're together again, Scott is struggling to trust her, and we help him to ask the hard questions that he's been afraid to address. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or ...
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December 3, 2020 57 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. Danica and her two brothers grew up with parents who weren't very present, leaving the three of them to fend for themselves. But Danica and her older brother could be painfully cruel to their younger brother Blake, and as adults, Blake still feels hurt and excluded. We help Danica to revise her story about their relationship, and to begin the process of healing and repair. If you have a dilemma you’d like...
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November 24, 2020 52 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. We’re dipping into our inbox to answer several of your questions this week, but we’re not doing it alone! For this special episode we’re joined by Jay Shetty, host of the On Purpose podcast and author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller “Think Like A Monk.” And because we couldn't resist, Jay also brings us an issue in his own life, tries out our advice, and lets us know how it all went. Consider this spe...
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November 19, 2020 72 min
This week, Molly has always had a critical mother, but even she was shocked when her mom blamed her for her father's recent suicide. We help Molly take the steps to separate truth from fiction and to set boundaries in her life that will free her from her mother's shackles. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and ...
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November 12, 2020 50 min
This week, a high school student struggles to manage the pressure to achieve without losing her sense of self. We help her to see that when you have balance in your life, it doesn't make you less productive. It actually makes you function better as a whole, and that this will be even more true as she grows into adulthood. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com...
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November 5, 2020 52 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. Maria doesn't want to interfere in her kids' lives, but when she hears that her son wants to have children but his wife doesn't, she wonders if her son will have regrets later if she doesn't say something now. But what should she say, and how? We help her to see that her fears about her son's lack of a voice in his marriage is something she's familiar with herself, and that acknowledgi...
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October 29, 2020 60 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. Liam has just come out to his family as a transgender man and begun hormone replacement therapy. His sister is getting married soon and he promised to be her Maid of Honor, and while he no longer feels comfortable wearing a dress, he also doesn't want to make things awkward for his sister and the rest of the family. We discuss his struggle over his gender expression and help him to see that being true to ...
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October 22, 2020 61 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. In Haley's mind, her sister Jill has always been the "perfect" one. When Jill visits their aging parents, she's like Mary Poppins, bringing sunshine and rainbows and even labeling their antiques. Haley is tired of never measuring up to Jill, but we help her to see that her problem is different from what she believes it to be—and that it's actually her greatest strength. If you have a dilem...
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October 8, 2020 4 min
Hey there Fellow Travelers, we’re taking a short break in the middle of our season, but we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we want to hear from you. If you’ve taken any of the advice we’ve given on this show and applied it in your own life, we want to know how it went. Record a two- or three minute voice memo telling us about it and send it to LoriAndGuy@iheartmedia.com. We may use your message on the show! Stay...
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October 1, 2020 64 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. It's been two decades since Lenny's daughter cut off contact with him after he and her mother divorced. Lenny has thought about his daughter and the grandchildren he has never met every single day and has tried to make peace with the situation, but his wife Patricia sees his pain and asked for our guidance. She and Lenny join us together as we help them to consider a new approach to Lenny's parent...
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September 24, 2020 55 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. After seven years of marriage, Elena recently discovered that her husband has been having affairs—plenty of them. They are in couples counseling and he has vowed to change, but this hasn't gone so well. We help her to explore her own reluctance to change, and encourage her to prioritize her own feelings, stop falling prey to manipulation, and take action that will move her forward. If you have a dilemma y...
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September 17, 2020 60 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. Jeff's parents have always been critical--making negative comments about everything from his appearance and intelligence to his being "too sensitive"—and as an adult, Jeff has tried not to let these hurtful words get to him. But now that he's a new father, he's worried about the impact that his parents' constant criticism will have on his child. We help him move past his fear of confro...
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September 10, 2020 35 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, a dedicated young teacher deals with the guilt of not being able to connect with her students while being physically separated from them during the pandemic. But it isn’t just her students who are craving connection. We help Allison navigate through her own loss as well. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both onlin...
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September 3, 2020 51 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we explore what happens when a DNA test reveals a shocking surprise. Kristine was adopted and had always hoped to find her biological parents—and in her early twenties, she did. But there was a secret that she—and her biological father—didn't know about. We help her to navigate the fallout as she re-examines her definition of family. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or sm...
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August 27, 2020 43 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we explore the ghosts of a partner's ex-girlfriend. A woman is happy in her new relationship, except for one thing: her boyfriend insists on taking care of his ex's dog, and she has a sinking feeling that it's not just the dog her boyfriend is holding onto. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both onlin...
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August 20, 2020 47 min
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, a married couple with kids struggles to come to a decision on where to raise their family. Ryan wants their kids to grow up near his family in Nebraska. Beth wants them to live near her mother in New York. We show them a new way to talk through an impasse that's been causing resentment and keeping them stuck for years. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at...
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August 13, 2020 55 min
Hello Fellow Travelers, this week a man who ended his marriage to be with the love of his life wonders if that makes him a bad person. We talk to Mike about coming to terms with his decisions by seeing things from the perspective of others.    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and In...
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