Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

I’m Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. And I’m Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid. We’re both advice columnists, TED speakers, and of course therapists in clinical practice who want to bring the lessons of the therapy room outside the therapy room… to all of you. Each week on DEAR THERAPISTS, we invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall in these personal, raw, transformative sessions with everyday people and then hear what happens when we give concrete, actionable advice and have them report back to let us know how things went after the session ended. We’re sharing these real sessions because we believe that everyone can benefit from hearing how people just like them get through their struggles and grow and change. So sit back and come into the therapy room with us… and prepare to learn a lot about yourself in the process.

Episodes

July 24, 2024 30 mins

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.

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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.

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July 9, 2024 37 mins

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.

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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.

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June 25, 2024 49 mins

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. 

 

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Hello, Fellow Travelers. This week we explore the challenges of blending families together. Priscilla is struggling to deal with her boyfriend’s six-year-old daughter and is wondering if it's even possible to build a relationship with the girl who constantly says she hates her.


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June 11, 2024 42 mins

Hello, Fellow Travelers. Our very first episode deals with a problem familiar to a lot of people: a breakup and a broken heart. Our guest Shrina struggles to understand why her boyfriend suddenly decided that he no longer loved her and she's questioning what changed and what she might have done wrong. 

 

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This week, we’re in session with Stephanie and her mother, Rona, who hasn’t forgiven her daughter for something that happened twenty-five years ago. We help them acknowledge the hurt they caused each other and find a new path forward. 

 

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This week, we’re in session with Alexis, whose parents are pressuring her to get married and have children on their timeline instead of hers. We help her to set healthy boundaries with her family.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Grace and Finn, a young married couple who struggle to keep their disagreements from turning into full-blown arguments they later regret. We help them identify what goes wrong and give them practical tools for substituting faulty assumptions and accusations with openness and vulnerability.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Vanessa, whose father insisted she take out a huge loan she could not repay and give him all the money, then disowned her when she refused. We help her to process the loss of her entire family, and start to create a trusted, compassionate family of choice who treats her the way family should.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Andrew, who met his current partner because they shared the same ex, and worries that his new relationship is therefore built on a shaky foundation. We help him remove the ghost of the ex and trust the important lessons he learned from that relationship in this new one.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Emily, whose relationship with her long-distance fiance blew up the moment they got married. We help her to see how her impatience to not “waste time” prevents her from making sound choices, and why slowing down is the key to making healthy decisions.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Elise, who wants to have a better relationship with her angry older sister. We help Elise to see her sister’s perspective so she can approach her with empathy–and how to know when repair might not be possible.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Richard, who has been trying to avoid feeling the pain of losing his wife of 40 years. We teach him how to sit with his sadness, even as he moves forward into a new relationship.

 

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This week, we’re in session with Nora, whose whirlwind romance with her now-husband led to an unexpected pregnancy that was terminated when they were first dating, the fallout of which she is still dealing with. We help Nora to process her feelings of past resentment so that she can see her husband and their relationship more clearly in the present

 

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This week, we’re in session with Amanda, who’s wondering if she should leave her husband after finding out he repeatedly cheated on her with other women. We help her to get past her fear and prioritize her own wellbeing.

 

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This week, In the last of two bonus episodes, we’re doing another case consultation with our intern Ben, a psychology graduate student who pre-interviews the guests and helps select who gets on the show. Today we’re having an honest conversation about the session “Becca and Jake’s Marital Impasse”– and what we wish we had done differently.

 

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January 30, 2024 19 mins

We hope you enjoyed Season 3 of Dear Therapists. As we get ready for Season 4, we have two special bonus episodes to share with you. Sometimes after a session, we like to think about what worked well, and also what we would do differently if we could do it again. In these two bonus episodes, we do a case consultation with our intern, Ben, a psychology graduate student who pre-interviews the guests and helps select who gets on the s...

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This week we’re in session with Kate, who wants to break free from her people-pleasing tendencies. We help her to see how this pattern developed in her family growing up, and how to start prioritizing her own feelings and needs with her parents and brother now that she’s an adult.

 

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