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Learn how to create great relationships, feel happier, grow as a person, achieve your ideal career, and make good things happen in your life. Host Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, certified life coach and founder of GrowingSelf.com. Every week she answers your questions, interviews inspiring experts, and brings you new ideas to help you create the Love, Happiness and Success that you deserve.

The Love, Happiness and Success Podcast With Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

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    • 4.7 • 628 Ratings

Learn how to create great relationships, feel happier, grow as a person, achieve your ideal career, and make good things happen in your life. Host Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, certified life coach and founder of GrowingSelf.com. Every week she answers your questions, interviews inspiring experts, and brings you new ideas to help you create the Love, Happiness and Success that you deserve.

    Teaching Empathy to Kids

    Teaching Empathy to Kids

    What hopes and dreams do you have for your kids? 
    Do you want them to do well in school? Have good friends who love and support them? Build a successful career doing what they love? Find a healthy, loving relationship some day and start a family of their own?
    As both a marriage and family therapist and a parent myself, I can tell you that these are the dreams that most parents, including myself, have for their children. And that there’s one skill that’s essential for making all of these dreams and many others a reality: empathy. 
    Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s emotional experience, and to connect with it from a compassionate place. Empathetic people have healthier relationships, a wider circle of support, stronger self-esteem, and greater success in every area of life. Fortunately, we all have the power to help our kids hone their empathy, and this episode of the podcast will help you do that. 
    My guest is Georgi B., a marriage counselor and parent coach on our team at Growing Self. Georgi is sharing some valuable parenting tips on teaching empathy to kids. You won’t want to miss this conversation — this topic is so important, and it goes so much deeper than you think!
    I hope you’ll join us. 
    With love,
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
    GrowingSelf.com

    • 43 min
    How to Deal When Your Ex Moves On

    How to Deal When Your Ex Moves On

    We have all been there… witnessing our Ex move on without us. As both a therapist and breakup recovery coach who has walked with many people through the breakup recovery process, as well as a fellow human, I know that if you’re in the early stages of getting over a breakup or recovering after divorce, it can feel like a flaming knife is stabbing you in the gut when your Ex moves on with someone else. What’s worse, it can feel impossible to think about anything else. 
     
    How are you supposed to focus on your own life and your own recovery when you can’t stop imagining your Ex cuddling up with a new partner? How can you let go and move forward when you’re stuck in a painful obsession? 
     
    I created this episode about “How to Deal when Your Ex Moves On” to answer these questions and others. You’ll learn why you can’t stop thinking about your Ex’s new relationship, and the powerful cognitive skills that will help you shift your focus.  
     
    I hope you’ll join me, and that you’ll find this episode helpful in your healing process. 
     
    With love, 
     
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
     
    GrowingSelf.com

    • 1 hr
    How to Stop a Divorce and Save Your Marriage

    How to Stop a Divorce and Save Your Marriage

    “I want a divorce.”
     
    It’s one of the most alarming sentences a married person can hear. And — in one way or another — it means that your marriage is about to change. 
    But it doesn’t always mean that your marriage is about to end.
    When your spouse asks you for a divorce, it breaks one of two ways: it either leads to a “transformational crisis” where couples make positive and often long-overdue changes to their relationship, or it’s the beginning of the end.
    I want you and your husband or wife to have the first outcome. That’s why I created this episode of the podcast for you. I wanted to give you some guidance for navigating this incredibly scary situation, based on my work with countless couples over the years who pulled their marriages back from the brink of divorce. I know from experience that it is often possible to stop a divorce and save your marriage, but only if you manage this relationship crisis effectively. My hope is that this episode of the podcast will help you do that. 
    Later on, I’m joined by Rich Harris, a family law attorney in the Denver area who knows a lot about the other side of this issue. Rich is offering advice about where to begin if you aren’t able to save your marriage (although his team at the Harris Law Firm has seen many couples reconcile, even after their divorce cases were well underway). 
    I hope this episode helps you find clarity, direction, and peace of mind. 
    With love, 
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

    www.growingself.com

    • 59 min
    ADHD in Relationships

    ADHD in Relationships

    Is untreated ADHD causing trouble in your relationship?
     
    “My partner doesn’t listen to me. He agrees to do something, and then he ‘forgets.’ I feel like he just doesn’t care. He didn’t even bother to get me a card for our anniversary…” 
     
    Sound familiar? Many couples arrive in counseling with a list of issues like these, and no awareness of one likely culprit: ADHD. The condition not only creates setbacks at work and in school, it can cause all kinds of misunderstandings in relationships, particularly when ADHD is undiagnosed and unmanaged.
     
    That’s why I created this episode of the podcast for you. I wanted to talk about the under-discussed impact of ADHD in relationships, so you can get the support you need if it’s becoming an issue for you and your partner. 
     
    My Guest is Dori, a couples counselor, sex therapist, and ADHD coach on our team here at Growing Self. Funny enough, this topic hits close to home for both Dori and myself…like, extremely close. Tune in for more on that!
     
    I hope our conversation gives you a new perspective on ADHD, and how you can manage it while keeping your relationship healthy and strong.
     
    With love, 
     
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
    GrowingSelf.com

    • 43 min
    Warding Off Emotional Vampires

    Warding Off Emotional Vampires

    Are there emotional vampires lurking all around you? 
    Unfortunately, this isn’t a problem you can solve with a garlic necklace or some holy water. An “emotional vampire” (or “energy vampire”) is a very unscientific term for a person who stirs up strong emotional reactions in others — like anger, pity, discomfort, or annoyance. Not only do they not take accountability for this, they seem to feed off of it. They drain your time, energy, and emotional wherewithal, and give you little in exchange. 
    If a relationship is feeling bad, it could be that you’re dealing with one of these exhausting personality types. But sometimes, it’s more about the ingredients that you’re bringing to the table (or not bringing to the table). Many people need some help telling the difference, and I created this episode about “warding off emotional vampires” to make it a little easier. You’ll learn why certain people trigger you (while other people get along with them just fine), and how you can prevent emotional vampires from bleeding you dry. 
    Happy Halloween, 
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
    GrowingSelf.com 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Facing Your Fears

    Facing Your Fears

    Learning how to face your fears productively can give you clarity, direction, and — ironically — peace of mind.
    No one likes to feel afraid, but fear can be a powerful tool for living the life you want to live. Fear will alert you when you’re not living in alignment with your goals and your values. If you can face your fear and take wisdom from it, you can open doors that you wouldn’t otherwise have the clarity or the motivation to open. 
    Today’s podcast is all about facing your fears. I’m talking about why we feel fear, how fear can illuminate what’s most important to us, and how you can take guidance from your fear to live more fully and more in alignment with your values. 
    With love, 
    Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
    GrowingSelf.com

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
628 Ratings

628 Ratings

Cornel Forbin ,

Really helpful

Happened upon this podcast while on a road trip alone. My wife and I have been in couples counseling with an Emotional Freedom Technique therapist for a while now. Dr. Bobby does this kind of EFT work in her private practice too. I’ve found the several episodes I’ve listened to to offer me so much new perspective and valuable insight. The 10,000 foot view she offers here really helps me better understand and contextualize the work I’m doing (or not doing) down in the weeds of my marriage. Clear and experienced and with a voice made for radio, Dr Bobby keeps me engaged and interested. Highly recommend.

carriedaech ,

Step-Parent Topic

I usually love this podcast and find it very insightful. However I was extremely disappointed with the episode on step-parents. I found it not to be inclusive of the general issues most blended families deal with. The reality is that even though they are not “your kids” they are part of your life and impact you. I would have loved more focus on the relationship between the parents and also what to do if grown adult step children are not launched. I hope that you do a follow-up with experts in this field.

Guy202 ,

Great Relationship Advice

Dr Bobby offers truly helpful and insightful advice on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your partner. And it’s free of judgment too!

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