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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.

Relationships Made Easy Dr. Abby Medcalf

    • Relationships
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

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.

    How to Listen Without Getting Defensive and Hurt

    How to Listen Without Getting Defensive and Hurt

    It doesn’t matter if it’s your partner, friend or a work colleague -- it’s so easy to get defensive and butt-hurt when they’re coming at you with something they’re upset about. When you get into a fear-based emotion yourself, you end up with a conversation that spirals down and you both walk away feeling misunderstood, unhappy and disconnected. What’s the answer? You can listen without getting hurt and have a great outcome if you follow my quick and easy 7-step process.
    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-listen-without-getting-defensive-or-hurt-2/
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    • 38 min
    What Self-Care Really Means (It's Not What You Think)

    What Self-Care Really Means (It's Not What You Think)

    Self-care is, above all else, paying attention to how you feel! You can exercise all day and get a mani/pedi every week but if you’re not feeling happier or calmer overall, what’s the point? All the physical self-care in the world won’t get you where you’re trying to go if you ignore your emotional self-care. If you’ve been struggling with figuring out how to create effective self-care, today's episode is for you. As always, I've got my top tips and a free gift to integrate all that learning!
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    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/what-self-care-really-means-2/
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    • 42 min
    How to Deal with a Narcissist

    How to Deal with a Narcissist

    Do you know someone who prioritizes their own needs over yours, with no apology? Maybe you feel like you can’t get their attention or feel like a priority? Do you often walk on eggshells around this person because they’re easily offended, and God forbid you give them feedback or criticism because they blow up? Or maybe you know someone who is always acting like the victim and blaming you when things aren’t going the way they want? Then you, my friend, might know a narcissist. Today you’ll learn what narcissism really is (yes, you need more than your Google degree to start throwing that word around) and the most effective ways of dealing with them.
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    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-deal-with-a-narcissist
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    • 48 min
    What to Do If you Don't Like Your Partner's Friends or Family

    What to Do If you Don't Like Your Partner's Friends or Family

    When you fall in love with someone you get more than just that person because they come with a whole community of friends and family. If you’re lucky, you find that these are all your people too. However, in many cases, you find yourself surrounded by people you don’t like and wouldn’t choose to spend time with if it weren’t for your partner. Today I’m coming at you with the top 6 things you want to be doing if you don’t like your partner’s friends or family.
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    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/what-to-do-if-you-dont-like-your-partners-friends-or-family-2/
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    Want to feel happier and more connected in your relationship? Buy my #1 bestselling book on Amazon, Be Happily Married: Even If Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing: https://abbymedcalf.com/book
    Get more free, actionable tips from my blog or sign up for my newsletter: https://abbymedcalf.com/blog/
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    • 37 min
    Dealing with Judgmental and Critical People this Holiday Season

    Dealing with Judgmental and Critical People this Holiday Season

    I get asked a lot how to deal with judgmental and critical people. This is an issue for just about everyone, so today I’m coming at you with the 2 reasons people act this way and then my top 4 strategies for finding peace and calm, no matter what they say.
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    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/dealing-with-judgmental-and-critical-people-this-holiday-season-3/
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    For more quick tips, subscribe to my YouTube channel: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving
    Want to feel happier and more connected in your relationship? Buy my #1 bestselling book on Amazon, Be Happily Married: Even If Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing: https://abbymedcalf.com/book
    Get more free, actionable tips from my blog or sign up for my newsletter: https://abbymedcalf.com/blog/
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    • 37 min
    Tiny Habits: How Small Changes Get Big Results. An Interview with BJ Fogg

    Tiny Habits: How Small Changes Get Big Results. An Interview with BJ Fogg

    Join me and NY Times Best Selling author, BJ Fogg, who talks about his amazing book, Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything. Today you're going to learn the simple but effective tools to change some small things and get huge results. You won't need to make any New Years' resolutions because you'll already by already practicing great new habits by the time you ring in 2021!
    Join Dr. BJ Fogg's Behavior Design Bootcamp here: https://www.bjfogg.com/bootcamp
    Full shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/tiny-habits-how-small-changes-get-big-results-an-interview-with-bj-fogg/
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    Get more free, actionable tips from my blog or sign up for my newsletter: https://abbymedcalf.com/blog/
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

pdr01 ,

Amazing!

I’m so glad I found Dr. Abby! No matter how I’m feeling there’s always an episode I can relate to and it helps so much!! Thank you for all you do, you’re a lifesaver!!

frissjan ,

Very Good, but....

The host is good, topics are helpful... but, she needs to work on her interviewing skills. I lost count of how many times she said, “Love it” during her show with BJ Fogg. It became almost unbearable and took away from the content and message. He didn’t need constant affirmation and cheerleading. It’s OK to allow him to speak without verbally applauding.

hidyodohcphf3477 ,

Definitely a 10

Fantastic Podcast! So happy I found you. I’m single so thankful for Season 3.

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