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 best it’s ever been.
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THE 5 SIGNS THAT YOU’RE NOT COMMUNICATING

THE 5 SIGNS THAT YOU’RE NOT COMMUNICATING

  Talking to someone who’s not listening is like speaking to a drunk person. They can sort of hold a conversation with you, but they’re not really “present” or engaged and they’re not going to remember a thing you said tomorrow. Today I’m going to teach you the...

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CODEPENDENCY, COUNTER-DEPENDENCY AND NARCISSISM, OH MY!

CODEPENDENCY, COUNTER-DEPENDENCY AND NARCISSISM, OH MY!

“What the hell is counter-dependency?” That was literally my response when I was asked to cover this topic for the podcast. In my over 35 years in the field, I’d never heard the term but, once I started my deep dive into learning everything about it, I realized that I...

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UNSUPPORTIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY: THE 5 THINGS YOU WANT TO DO

UNSUPPORTIVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY: THE 5 THINGS YOU WANT TO DO

It seems like the definition of friends and family would be “people who have your back, no matter what.” Sadly, that’s not often how it feels when they say things like: “I don’t know why you married that man” “Don’t leave your job! You’ve got benefits and security!”...

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NEGATIVE SELF-TALK AND YOUR INNER CRITIC NEED TO GO

NEGATIVE SELF-TALK AND YOUR INNER CRITIC NEED TO GO

  Is your inner voice an asshole? Do you routinely say things to yourself like: “Why can’t you ever speak up for yourself?” “Why do you always mess up?” “Yeah, the boss said I did a great job on that project, but she was just being nice” “What’s wrong with me?” “I’m...

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EMOTIONAL AFFAIRS: WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO AVOID

EMOTIONAL AFFAIRS: WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO AVOID

For some reason, the culture in the United States is one where we believe that touching someone outside our relationship is more dangerous than sharing our deepest secrets and feelings with someone outside our relationship. But an emotional affair can be even more...

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