Relationships Made Easy

Relationships Made Easy

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.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 39 min

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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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/ 

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September 22, 2020 40 min

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.

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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 ...

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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/

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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...

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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.

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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!

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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/

 

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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 you...

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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!

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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!

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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 em...

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How do you build a healthy relationship? It's all about your mindset. In today's "Ask Dr. Abby" segment, I'm going to answer this question and give you my three best tips for creating a mindset that'll set up the happiest of relationships!

Check out the detailed shownotes here: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-do-you-build-a-healthy-relationship/

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If you look up blind spot in the dictionary it says, “An area in which your view is obstructed.” The problem with blind spots in our relationships is that they stop us from exhibiting a healthy perspective. Our judgment and awareness become skewed so we don’t make the healthiest decisions or have the best reactions to situations and people. Today you’re going to learn all about what creates these blind spots and, of course, my top ...

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June 23, 2020 35 min

Tired of saying the same thing to your partner over and over? Does it feel like your partner isn't listening to you? Today I'm going to talk about what's driving all this misunderstanding: it's the power struggle that's happening that you're not even aware of!

 

For more detail on this topic, head over to my full shownotes here: https://abbymedcalf.com/my-partner-wont-listen-to-me-2/

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If you’re a human being and living with your partner, there’s a high likelihood that you’ve come close to killing them a few times since March. In fact, the things that used to only slightly annoy you might now feel at such epic proportions that divorce might seem like a good option. Don't despair! In today's podcast I'm explaining why it's so hard right now and giving you some tips on how to deal. 

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Have you got a coworker who undermines you, but your boss doesn’t see it and thinks your coworker is the bees knees? Or maybe you’ve got a sibling who cuts you down and “teases” you and, when you’ve confronted them, they say you’re too sensitive and can’t take a joke. Today I’m doing an “Ask Dr. Abby” broadcast where we go deep into what to do when you’re being treated unfairly!

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