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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 Maven, best-selling author and psychologist, who loves telling you what to do each week on her Relationships Made Easy Podcast. In her free time (what’s that?) Abby’s invested in loving up the people in her life whether that means cooking for them, spending quality time, or trying to control them (hey, she never said she was perfect).

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 193 Ratings

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 Maven, best-selling author and psychologist, who loves telling you what to do each week on her Relationships Made Easy Podcast. In her free time (what’s that?) Abby’s invested in loving up the people in her life whether that means cooking for them, spending quality time, or trying to control them (hey, she never said she was perfect).

Learn more about Abby, sign up for the newsletter, read the blog, listen, take a course, or connect directly at www.abbymedcalf.com.

    7 Tips for Ending a Relationship the Healthiest Way Possible

    7 Tips for Ending a Relationship the Healthiest Way Possible

    I always say that wherever you end your current relationship is where you’ll begin the next one. So if it’s time to end your relationship, you want to do it the healthiest way possible. Today I’m sharing my seven tips for ending a relationship the right way so you can walk away better, not bitter.
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    Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/7-tips-for-ending-a-relationship-the-healthiest-way-possible
    Grab my FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/mindfulness-starter-kit/
    Grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/meditation-starter-kit/
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    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
    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
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
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    • 55 min
    How to Be Honest and Build Trust in a Relationship

    How to Be Honest and Build Trust in a Relationship

    We hear a lot about honesty in relationships but what does that really mean? Do you have to share everything? And how do you share your truth so the other person listens and doesn’t become defensive? Today I’m teaching you my top three tips for being honest so you can build trust in all your relationships.
    Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/how-to-be-honest-and-build-trust-in-a-relationship-2/
    Grab my FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/mindfulness-starter-kit/
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    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
     
    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
     
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
     
    Say hello on social:
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    • 58 min
    My Top 10 Tools for Effective Communication in Every Relationship

    My Top 10 Tools for Effective Communication in Every Relationship

    In the last three decades I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to happy, connected relationships and effective communication. Since this is the 200th episode of the podcast, I thought it would be the perfect time to recap my top 10 tools for effective communication in every relationship.
    Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/my-top-10-tools-for-effective-communication-in-every-relationship/
    Grab my FREE Meditation Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/meditation-starter-kit/
    Learn to Meditate for 15 Minutes in 15 Days! Meditation Album: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/learn-to-meditate-for-15-minutes-in-just-15-days/
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    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
    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
     
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    Say hello on social:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbymedcalf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbymedcalfthriving/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbyThriving
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/abbymedcalfthriving
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abbymedcalfphd/
    YouTube: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving

    • 59 min
    The 10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married or Moving in Together

    The 10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married or Moving in Together

    Whether you’re thinking of moving in or tying the knot, there are some things you’ve got to get clear before that big day if you want a long, successful relationship. In my almost 4 decades of working with couples, I’m amazed at how many questions aren’t asked or worked out before they move in together or get married. If you don’t deal with your problems before you make that next step, you’re going to be dealing with it later. You’ve got to get clear on your expectations first before marriage or moving in, so here are the 10 questions to ask before getting married or moving in together.
    Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/the-10-questions-to-ask-before-getting-married-or-moving-in-together/
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    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
     
    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
     
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
     
    Say hello on social:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbymedcalf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbymedcalfthriving/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbyThriving
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/abbymedcalfthriving
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abbymedcalfphd/
    YouTube: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving
     
     
     

    • 45 min
    The Secret to Difficult Conversations

    The Secret to Difficult Conversations

    We have to have them, but we don’t like them: the difficult conversation. Even if you’re someone who’s more comfortable with conflict, no one really likes to have an exchange that you believe is going to make you or the other person uncomfortable, angry or sad. Whether you’re struggling with your partner, a friend, family member or coworker, I’m here to help! Today I’m teaching you with my three-step process for turning difficult conversations into connecting dialogues.
    ✅ Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/the-secret-to-difficult-conversations-2/
    ✅ FREE Mindfulness Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/mindfulness-starter-kit/
    ✅ FREE Meditation Starter Kit: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/meditation-starter-kit/
    ✅ Meditation Album: Learn to Meditate for 15 Minutes in 15 Days: https://abbymedcalf.com/product/learn-to-meditate-for-15-minutes-in-just-15-days/
    _______________________________
    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
     
    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
     
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
     
    Say hello on social:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbymedcalf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbymedcalfthriving/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbyThriving
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/abbymedcalfthriving
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abbymedcalfphd/
    YouTube: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving
     

    • 59 min
    Are You Staying In a Relationship for the Wrong Reasons?

    Are You Staying In a Relationship for the Wrong Reasons?

    Are you wondering if you’re staying in a relationship for the right reasons? Maybe you’ve been waffling back and forth wondering if this relationship is healthy. How do you know if you’re staying because it’s truly right for you or if you’re in your relationship for the wrong reasons and it’s time to move on? Today I’m going to talk about the the big mistake most people make when they’re trying to decide whether to stay or go and my three-step process for figuring out the right answers for your relationship.
    Full blog and shownotes: https://abbymedcalf.com/are-you-staying-in-a-relationship-for-the-wrong-reasons/
    Are you staying in a relationship for the right reasons? Grab the FREE worksheet: https://abbymedcalf.com/are-you-staying-in-a-relationship-for-the-wrong-reasons-2/
     
     
    ______________________
    Subscribe today to get my love letter to you! This biweekly reminder will keep you on the path to creating connected, happy relationships (especially the one with yourself!). https://abbymedcalf.com/
     
    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
     
    Ready to dig deeper? Take one of my online courses (some are FREE!) or grab a workbook: https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
    A great idea to stay motivated and keep your head in a positive direction is to buy some of my fabulous, inspirational merchandise. Get yourself a t-shirt, mug, tote bag or notebook with that daily reminder that you’ve got this! https://abbymedcalf.com/shop/
     
     
    Say hello on social:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbymedcalf/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbymedcalfthriving/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbyThriving
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/abbymedcalfthriving
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/abbymedcalfphd/
    YouTube: youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AbbyMedcalfThriving

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

benny_g15 ,

Amazing and powerful information

The most powerful podcast I’ve been lucky enough to come across in a long time. I always feel more grounded, motivated, and confident that I can make healthier choices about relationships of all kinds after listening (including my relationship with myself). Thank you!!!

July_Girl ,

How to Identify and Handle Narcissistic Behavior

Just listened to an episode from Dec 202 about identifying and handling people with narcissistic behaviors. Abby hit it all! Easy to follow and relate to, despite how complicated the behaviors are. Thanks for the insight!

valdezsv ,

Dr. Abby Medcalf is awesome!!!

Thank you Dr. Abby for all your giving and honesty you share with the world. The little that I know about your journey is inspiring. I think your awesome!

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