Welcome to the Relationships Made Easy Podcast

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 over 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
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IS SELF-COMPASSION THE SECRET TO A HAPPY RELATIONSHIP?

Last week I chatted with you about the juncture of self-esteem and self-confidence. Today I’m going to teach you: The three components of self-compassion Why it’s so important to your love life (and all your relationships) Why some think it’s even more important than...

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EIGHT WAYS TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

We all want to feel better about ourselves. We want to feel confident about our way in the world and let go of the negative self-talk, anxiety, and self-consciousness. Having higher self-esteem and confidence are linked to more robust physical and mental health, less...

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ARE YOU FALLING INTO THE SNUGGIE TRAP?

If you’re as old as me, you’ll remember commercials “back in the day” for Snuggies. Snuggies are still around (I just Googled that to make sure) but if you haven’t seen one before, imagine a big hoodie and a blanket having a baby. Yes, a Snuggie is basically a...

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EIGHT RULES FOR GIVING GREAT FEEDBACK

  So, I’ve said this a lot of times now. Don’t SAC your relationship. Don’t make Suggestions, offer Advice or Criticize. The reaction I get most often to this is, “What? So I can never tell my partner, mother, coworker (insert person who is annoying you here)...

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YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE MAKING YOU UNHAPPY

Last week I told you that to be happy in your life and relationship, you needed to keep your standards high and your expectations low. We went over how to identify your standards and how to keep those boundaries.This week is all about those pesky expectations in your...

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YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE HIGH STANDARDS AND LOW EXPECTATIONS

  Today I’m going to talk about why you need to have high standards and low expectations. The big problem is that most people have it reversed. They have low standards but high expectations. In other words, most people will accept all kinds of bad behavior from...

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