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? The secret is 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)!
Featured in CNBC’s “Top Ten Podcasts We Need In Our Life Right Now.”
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...
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...
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...
Do you feel like you’re the one putting in the lion’s share of the effort in your relationship? How can you get your partner to own up and do their fair share? In today’s episode I’ll be answering one of your questions and giving my two cents (and more) about what you...
The secret to happy, successful relationships boils down to two things: your attention and your intention. I’ve been talking about the importance of focusing your attention and setting your intention for a while now. What I haven’t done, is explain the difference and...
Whether you call it self-discipline, grit, determination or willpower, the research shows that people who learn self-control are happier, healthier and have stronger relationships. But how do you get there – how do you have more self-discipline and self-control? Today...
Your partner is friends with an ex and it's bugging you! Is it OK to be jealous? Can exes really be just friends? How should you approach your partner about your unhappiness? Today I'm answering these questions and more in this Ask Dr. Abby episode of the podcast....
You’ve got some issues with your partner, some things they’re doing that are driving you crazy or maybe it’s some things they’re not doing that have gotten under your skin. But every time you try to speak to them about your relationship problems, you’re met with anger...
You’re looking to save your relationship but it’s not in a great place. Where do you start? Can you even change a damaged relationship if your partner isn’t interested in doing anything? The answer is “Yes!” You can absolutely make changes, but you’ve got to approach...
I’ve gotten a lot of letters and questions from people who are in an unhealthy relationship that they know isn’t “good for them” but they don’t know how to leave or if they ever can or even should! Maybe they’re in a relationship with an addict or alcoholic – whatever...
Fantastic podcast with useful and evidence-based information on a very complicated issue. Definitely added to my small list of preferred podcast- highly recommend!
-Living in Harmony
I love these podcasts. They give me a new way to think about my relationships and specific actions to take to focus on the things that are important to me. Ethical, honest and compassionate advice that I can really use!
-Words by A.
I met Abby six years ago and she taught me how to communicate in relationships, how to pick the right partner, she taught me so many life tools and how to deal with my sobriety, anxiety and depression. She taught me how to be the best me. She is absolutely the best, straightforward, doesn’t sugarcoat things and knows a lot of little tricks and tools that are very helpful in day-to-day life.
Abby’s advice is spot on. It’s easy to understand and implement. Best of all, it is effective. Thanks, Dr. Abby!
-Words for You
-Alice Tanner, Addiction Consultant
Abby, Thank you for being here! I wish I was learning all of it at school Life would be so much easier. I’m not in a relationship at the moment, but I believe that I wouldn’t lose my partner if I had the knowledge and tools I have right now. I am excited to learn more and since discovered your podcast my days are so much better!
-The Taco Tourist
-Debbie in East Texas
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