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I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests wi ...
 
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? You’ve got 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)! Abby’s a Relationship Mave ...
 
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Learning to forgive your partner, friends and family is a core component to living a life free of resentment, anger and unhappiness. Listen to today's show to learn about forgiveness, and how to do it better. In this episode with Dr. Robert Enright, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understanding the paradox of forgiveness Learn t…
 
Can’t stop obsessing about your ex or worrying about your bills? Or maybe you can’t stop beating yourself up over that “stupid” thing you said at work the other day? You’re not alone! Lots of us just can’t stop those negative thoughts! Luckily, there’s a research-backed way to stop ruminating called "self-distancing." Today I’m going to teach you a…
 
Loneliness is something that many people encounter, even if they are surrounded by friends, family and in a good relationship. Listen to today's show to learn how to cope with loneliness in yourself or in your partner. In this episode with Hannah Rose, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understand how loneliness can manifest in our…
 
Is your mom always pointing out how you should have done something better? Do you share good news with your brother but then he poops all over it? Do you have a friend who says, “Let me just play devil’s advocate for a second?” There are good points to these people, and you love them, but you leave conversations feeling drained, sad, frustrated or …
 
Relationships take work, and so do children! Parenting can put a lot of strain and stress on your relationship and it's important to understand the best ways to navigate being a great parent and keeping your relationship healthy. Listen to today's show to learn how to thrive in your relationship and as a parent. In this episode with Erwan and Alici…
 
Today I’m answering your top questions when it comes to porn in relationships: Is it an addiction? Is it cheating? What does the research say about it? What do you say about it, Abby? And how the heck do I deal with it, if it’s become an issue? I’m coming at you with all the answers today, so stay tuned! Grab my FREE Communication Tool Kit for Coup…
 
We often think the experts have everything figured out in their relationships and marriages. The reality is they're just like most people! They share the same struggles, argue about who cleans the dishes and get on each other's nerves. Listen to today's show to learn from Dr. Heather Barto's experience in a sexless marriage. In this episode with Dr…
 
I’m sure you’ve heard of the fight/flight/freeze response, but did you know that there’s also a fourth type of response called fawn, which is like people pleasing in hyper drive? Today I’m breaking down these 4 different conflict responses and then you’ll learn my 2-step process to start taking control of your emotional reactions today! Grab my FRE…
 
Unfortunately, divorce is a part of many peoples lives. Denying this fact will not serve us and can actually hurt relationships. Listen to today's show to better understand the different types of divorces, and how to navigate divorce in the best way possible. Whether you're going through a divorce, are the child of divorced parents, a friend to som…
 
When you hear the word "trauma" you might be thinking, “Well, that doesn’t apply to me. I’ve never been the victim of a violent crime or in a war.” But defining any psychological trauma can be hard because it’s such an individual experience. I’ve been working with people for over 35 years, and I can tell you that what traumatizes you, might not tra…
 
Susan Piver is the author of the classic relationship book, The Hard Questions. On today's show we talk with Susan about how she came up with the questions in the book, which questions are her favorite, the value of asking questions to ourselves and our partners and much more! In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Why…
 
Do you feel pressure from your partner to be happy or “get over it” when you’re struggling? Does your best friend dismiss or minimize your difficult feelings? When you’re hurt, does your mom say, “You should be grateful” or “Look on the bright side?” You might be dealing with toxic positivity that leaves you feeling resentful, guilty or even ashame…
 
The more we understand our biology and psychology, the better we can show up in our relationships. Listen to today's show to better understand the reasons we have sex, and how to use this knowledge to improve our relationships. In this episode with Carolin Hauser, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn about our two ingrained pro…
 
Do you have a friend who you’re always there for but, when you’re in need, they ghost you or offer minimal energy or support? Basically, are you in a friendship where it’s always all about them? Maybe you’ve been friends for years and you just want things to be more equal. Or maybe you don’t want to be friends anymore but can’t figure out how to le…
 
Being vulnerable in your relationship can bring more connection and intimacy. However, it's not great to simply always try to be vulnerable. Learn about all the positives and negatives of vulnerability in today's show! In this episode with Dr. Ray and Jean Kadkhodaian, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Understanding the six stages…
 
Have you been wrestling over The Clash’s epic line, “Should I stay or should I go?” Yes, this indecision is bugging you! The waffling back and forth, the feeling of uncertainty is the worst. You don’t want to regret -- you want to be 100% confident that breaking up (or staying) is the right decision. In my over 30 years of working with couples, I’v…
 
Overthinking, rumination and other negative thought patterns can drive us crazy in our personal lives and relationships. Listen to today's show to learn how to get out of your monkey mind and start living a happier, healthier life! In this episode with JF Benoist, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Releasing the judgement that emot…
 
When you get a compliment do you say things like: “I just got lucky;” “We did so well on that project because Jane was running it;” “I’m not really a good mom -- I’ve got a lot of help.” Then you may have Imposter Syndrome. Today you’ll learn if you have it and the 5 ways it’s hurting all your relationships. Top Tips for Getting Over Your Imposter …
 
We all want to have more intimate and connected relationships. Listen to today's show to learn some great tools to improve intimacy in your relationship. In this episode with Mitchell Smolkin we discuss relationship advice topics that include: How to deal with some of the first fights you have in your relationship The importance of understanding th…
 
Being a rescuer will keep you stuck, disconnected and dissatisfied in your relationships. Today you’ll learn my 4 simple steps to stop rescuing so you can start truly connecting and supporting the people in your life. Follow me on Instagram! Join me on Clubhouse: @abbymedcalfphd Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-stop-rescuing-and-start…
 
Your sex life can be an important part of a healthy and happy relationship. Listen to today's show to learn great tools to improve your sex life and your relationship. In this episode with Dr. Nazanin Moali, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn how emotional challenges outside of the bedroom can affect your sex life How to comb…
 
Owning your shit is the key to a happy life because if you don’t own your shit, it’ll own you. If you’re blaming anyone else for anything in your life, it’s keeping you stuck. If you’re focusing on what your partner, boss or dad is doing wrong, it’s keeping you stuck! Today I’m going to teach you the 3 ways you’re neglecting your own emotional need…
 
We can't talk about communication enough on this show. It's a core tenant of any relationship in our lives. Listen to today's show to get great tips for improving your communication skills from two legends in the field of relationships. In this episode with Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen Hunt, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:…
 
If you often feel worried about a loved one, disappointed or upset by their choices, or like your emotions revolve around whether they’re “doing well” or not, then detaching with love is the key to feeling grounded, guilt-free and at peace. Today I’m going to teach you my 3 steps to loving detachment so stay tuned! Please subscribe and leave a revi…
 
Finding love and a fulfilling relationship is much more of an art than a science. Listen to today's show to learn the art of love! In this episode with Dr. John Demartini, we discuss relationship advice topics that include: The important differences between love fantasies and real love Being true to yourself to attract true love Why many people are…
 
There you are in the problem. “I can’t pay these bills.” “My partner’s driving me crazy.” “I think my boss hates me.” “I need to lose weight.” “I’m lonely.” Because this is a big issue in your life, you think about it often. You speak to anyone who’ll listen. It keeps you up at night as you search for answers. You believe that the way to solve your…
 
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