Mon, 3 July 2023
Do you feel like you and your partner get stuck in a power struggle where you feel one way, they feel another, and you just cannot compromise?
Today's episode brings real-world relationship advice to help you communicate differently, so that you can break through the gridlock and get back on the same page.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Power_Struggles_in_Relationships_-_8520_12.13_PM.mp3
Category:Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 4:00pm MST
Mon, 15 June 2020
How to Deal With Cultural Differences in a Relationship
As a marriage counselor and couples therapist l know that all relationships bring a variety of challenges and opportunities for growth. At the same time, some couples — particularly those in cross-cultural relationships — feel that they have further to go in bridging the gap.
It’s very easy for couples to get entrenched in conflict rooted in a core belief of “right and wrong” when it comes to how to approach various aspects of their shared life. This can be especially true around hot-button issues such as:
To tackle these questions, and provide some direction for how to begin building bridges to the center, I’ve asked some multicultural relationship experts to join me for this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast. Growing Self relationship coaches Dr. Georgiana Spradling, MFT, Tania Chikhani, M.A, and Teresa Thomas, M.A. often work with cross-cultural couples and interracial couples, and have great relationship advice for how to create peace and harmony in your gloriously diverse family.
All the best,
Direct download: Love_Without_Borders-_Navigating_Cross_Cultural_Relationships_-_61020_2.40_PM.mp3
Category:Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 10:00am MST
Mon, 24 February 2020
LEAVING a TOXIC RELATIONSHIP? Or thinking about it? If so, my heart goes out to you: You've already been through the wringer. As a therapist who specializes in toxic relationship addiction, and having researched and written a breakup recovery book, I know from years of experience that when you're addicted to a toxic relationship, it messes with your mind. Toxic relationships trash your self esteem. They damage your ability to trust. But even worse, after tolerating months or even years in a toxic relationship it can make you feel like you can't even trust your own judgement anymore.
In order to provide you with the empowering support and perspective that can support YOUR growth and recovery, I've invited writer Shannon Ashley to join me on the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast.
Shannon is not the type of "official" relationship expert that I often have on the show — she's so much more. She's a fellow traveler who has walked through the fire, and come out the other side. She has been able to give a voice to the experience that you're going through, and she has a unique perspective on what it really takes to heal from a toxic relationship. I'm so pleased that she's here to share her hard won wisdom with YOU today.
Wishing you all the best,
Mon, 11 November 2019
I often share relationship advice geared towards helping you proactively solve problems, practice good communication, and tackle tough issues before they become explosive... but that doesn't always happen. Sometimes, couples just have a terrible fight where they both say mean things to each other and feel like they damaged their relationship in the process.
Has this just happened in your relationship? Have you just had a nasty fight, and now you're looking for help to get your relationship back on track?
You're in the right place: Today I'm sharing my top tips for how to calm down, get back on track, and not just repair your relationship after a fight — but USE this experience to help your relationship grow and improve. PLUS, your questions about what to do when they're frequent fighting.
All for you!
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: How_to_Repair_a_Relationship_After_a_Bad_Fight_-_111119_2.30_PM.mp3
Category:Relationships, Self Improvement, Mental Health -- posted at: 3:02pm MST
Mon, 14 October 2019
Modern dating is complex and challenging. I've had so many listener questions about dating coming in lately, that I just had to address them on a podcast! In particular, we're diving deep and talking through some of the more complicated aspects of "dating life" that many people struggle with, like:
What to do when you're terribly sad about being single?
How do you know if you're ready to date after a bad breakup or divorce?
If you're a single parent, when should you tell the kids about your new relationship?
How do you trust a new person if you've been betrayed in the past?
All that, and more, on this episode...
PS: Do YOU have questions? Ask away!