Marriage

John Travis, MD, Why Dads Leave

 John Travis

John Travis

When John W. Travis, MD, lauded as one of the founding fathers of the wellness movement, became a parent, he was shocked to discover how unprepared he was for the emotional challenges of parenthood.

With his wife and colleague, Meryn Callander, he shares the story of their confident plunge into parenthood and the unraveling of that confidence, as they discovered themselves floundering, exhausted, and struggling to deal with the challenges confronting them. He found out firsthand why dads leave.

Cultural and generational forces are creating an unacknowledged epidemic of disappearing dads—fathers leaving their families, physically or emotionally, soon after the birth of a child.

Nearly twenty years in the making, John’s work provides insights and practical ways of preventing and healing the insidious and devastating impact of this dynamic. He has created the website ConnectedAndThriving.org which is full of resources, understanding, and hope for men—and the women who love them.

Learn more about John Travis MD: ConnectedAndThriving.org

Dr. Susan Bartell, How clutter affects our relationships and our health

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Dr. Susan Bartell

Clutter: we've all got some somewhere. And it affects us. Ever gone head-to-head with your significant other over what to pack and what to trash? According to a new national study by SpareFoot, 90% of Americans in a relationship admit if they knew there wouldn’t be consequences, they’d get rid of some of their significant other’s possessions.

And why are you keeping this thing: your aunt gave it to you, it was the first thing you bought for yourself, you might need it sometime? Is there some object you’re hiding from your partner? How many things can you have in a room before you start to feel uncomfortable? How much time do you spend looking for misplaced objects in your home?

Dr. Susan Bartell gives you a perspective on where you stand with other American adults, and ways to help you make your home comfortably reflect your truest self.

Learn more about Dr. Susan Bartell: drsusanbartell.com

Stephanie Carnes, Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts

 Stephanie Carnes

Stephanie Carnes

Sex addicts don't always show their deepest sexual desires to their loved ones. How can you tell whether your partner is simply behaving badly or truly suffers from a disease called sex addiction? When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding from you, the result can be devastating.

Sex addiction therapist Dr. Stephanie Carnes helps you face that heartbreak and betrayal. She gives you a comprehensive guide to examining the relationship, including difficult questions like “Should I Stay or Should I Go?, How Do I Set Boundaries and Keep Myself Safe?, What Does It Mean if My Partner Has Shown an Interest in Minors? and "What should I tell the kids?".

She weaves real-life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific tasks that gently educate, empower, and guide the partner of the sex addict through a process of recovery. Both you and your partner can discover hope and healing. 

Learn more about Stephanie Carnes: iitap.com/blog/portfolio_page/dr-stefanie-carnes

Robert Weiss, Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating

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Robert Weiss

Why don’t men get it about cheating? What hurts the most is the lying, manipulating, and secrecy that it inevitably requires. Cheating men are typically unaware of the depth and nature of the pain they have inflicted on their mates.

Robert Weiss speaks to the loving but clueless man who has messed up an otherwise healthy relationship, and now wants to earn his way back home. This “learn it or lose her” primer for men caught cheating is a roadmap for rebuilding trust, restoring intimacy, and salvaging a damaged relationship. The cheated-on partner can feel validated and understood for her losses, and better understand how men think about sex, cheating, and relationship intimacy.

This direct address to unfaithful men (and their significant others) is not focused on shaming or judging, but instead acts as a translator that can help an unfaithful man truly understand the blow he has caused to his relationship and how to work through that pain with his partner.

Learn more about Robert Weiss: robertweissmsw.com

James Cordova, The Marriage Checkup: A Scientific Program for Sustaining and Strengthening Marital Health

 James Cordova

James Cordova

Marriages don’t whine like children or bosses, but we have to pay attention to them or they can get sick or just plain tired.

Professor James Cordova of Clark University wrote The Marriage Checkup to help couples assess the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship and to develop strategies for strengthening its health. It’s a two-session assessment and feedback program that helps us look at intimacy, sexuality, co-parenting, managing money, and communication, "the marital health equivalent of the annual physical or the every-six-month dental visit.”

We can avoid the emotional turmoil associated with conventional marital counseling since we are simply receiving safe and routine feedback about potential problems in our marriage. Like physical health, the health of a relationship can be developed to greater levels of fitness and resilience to illness; even healthy couples can benefit from these exercises. 

Learn more about James Cordova: wordpress.clarku.edu/coupleslab/

Winifred Reilly, It Takes One To Tango: How to Rescue Your Marriage With (Almost) No Help From Your Spouse

 Winifred Reilly

Winifred Reilly

What happens when your marriage is broken but you’re the only one who wants to fix it? We’ve all heard “it takes two” to make a marriage better, but therapist Winifred Reilly noticed that waiting for her change-averse husband to leap up and joyfully embrace her grand plans for remodeling her marriage wasn't working out any better for her than it was for her clients. So she decided to try to rescue her marriage by herself, even though she had no idea what that would take.

Like most couples she works with, she wanted a happier marriage, not a divorce. Now she gives us practical, effective, empowering alternatives to talking ourselves blue in the face. “I know from experience that when one partner takes that first step...behaves in a new way, challenges the status quo, the other will usually follow. Sometimes slowly, not always cheerfully, and often not in the way we imagined. But eventually, both partners become stronger and healthier, and so does the marriage.”

Learn more about Winifred Reilly: onetotango.com

Holly Parker: If We’re Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?

 Holly Parker

Holly Parker

Living together, but your partner is emotionally absent; they are caught up in acting like a Critic, a Sponge, an Iceberg, an Emotional Silencer, a Defender? Constantly combating outright hostility or overcoming subtle distance can leave you with the sense that the give-and-take in your relationship has disappeared.

Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker rescues us from the desperate, hopeless feelings that have come to define our relationship and life. She has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship. She talks about how to create healthy emotional connections and boost physical intimacy, how to eliminate habits that trigger self-sabotaging behavior, and more.

With patience, empathy, and willpower, Dr. Parker’s program can help you restore balance and peace of mind, and turn your damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond. 

Learn more about Holly Parker: drhollyparker.com

Linda and Charlie Bloom, Happily Ever After and 39 Other Myths About Love

 Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda and Charlie Bloom

“Couples with great relationships don’t fight” or “little things aren’t worth getting upset over” aren’t true, just common myths like the one about how the couples walk away together as the credits roll, heading for a life of "happily ever after." These misconceptions can prevent you from building the strong relationship you hope for.

Bestselling authors and relationship counselors Linda and Charlie Bloom offer compelling stories and valuable suggestions for replacing myths with realistic expectations, equipping you with behavior and communication guidelines that will enhance and strengthen your intimate relationship. It gets better...and more fun than you would have ever imagined! 

Learn more about Linda and Charlie Bloom: www.bloomwork.com

Helene Segura, The Inefficiency Assassin: Work smarter, not longer

 Helene Segura

Helene Segura

Too much to do, not enough time?  Health, relationships, and family suffering?

Helene can rescue you from the procrastination, distraction, inefficiency, and overwhelm that foster work/home imbalance. Whether you want to streamline, downsize, better manage paper and information, organize tasks, or simply make their work and home lives more efficient, she'll meets you where you are struggling most with quick, easy-to-implement strategies and tactics to “kick chaos to the curb.” 

Learn more about Helene Segura: www.TheInefficiencyAssassin.com and  www.helenesegura.com

Ginette Paris, Heartbreak: New Approaches to Healing - Recovering from lost love and mourning

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Look at your broken heart with the curiosity of a naturalist, as you would pay close attention to your pet, to understand what is going on.

The pain of mourning and heartbreak is neurologically similar to being submitted to torture. There seems to be only one way to end that agony; neurobiology calls it an evolutionary jump and psychologists call it an increase in consciousness. The whole brain must re-configure its connections and its thinking about love and relationships.

Lori Pye, PhD, joins us to talk about Ginette Paris' book Heartbreak: New Approaches to Healing - Recovering from lost love and mourning. A wider definition of love and a deeper understanding of its psychology will free you of the obsession for the missing partner and will teach your heart to love in a wiser manner.

Learn more about Ginette Paris: www.ginetteparis.com  

Marla Washington, Dating Without A Daddy: A Guide For Fatherless Women Looking For Love

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Do you struggle to find a good man? If you grew up fatherless--and this is epidemic--this could have had a profound effect on your love choices. As you transition into womanhood, you may need to fill this void with any male figure.

Marla Washington steps in to tell you some of the things needed to discern the men you pursue and the men who pursue you. If you didn’t have a daddy, tune in for critical insight and practical tools to create a healthy, loving romantic relationship.  

Learn more about Marla Washington: marlawashington.com

SARK, Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often

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Want to love and be loved more? SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, and her beloved, Dr. John Waddell, share how to remove the barriers to experiencing unconditional, succulent, wild love.

"Few of us have learned how to do this on a consistent basis,” they say. “Most of us have been told that the uninhibited joy and unconditional love we feel at the start of a relationship will inevitably fade. After practicing the six habits in this book, you will know that doesn’t have to be so.”

Listen in for ways to take your relationships with the most significant people in your life from "I love you anyway" to simply "I love you" — releasing tension and fear and getting the support and affection you want. 

Learn more about SARK: planetsark.com

Tina Benson, A Woman Unto Herself

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Imagine discovering the man you love is a narcissist with a double life! Tune in for the heartbreaking account of Tina's journey to understanding how she fell in love with a narcissist, why she stayed in the relationship for so long, and how it related to her childhood traumas and losses.

Using her 30+ years of experience as a life coach and spiritual teacher, she expertly weaves together the perspective of a woman, a clinician, and a spiritual warrior. If you have looked for love in all the wrong places, hoped that someone "out there" will make you feel complete and whole, and are yearning to find a relationship with your own "Inner Beloved," Tina will inspire you and guide your way home. Move through love, loss, passion, betrayal, heartbreak, to forgiveness, healing, and redemption. 

Learn more about Tina Benson: www.soulwhisperer.com

 

Gary Douglas, Divorceless Relationships

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What if you didn't have to divorce parts of yourself to make someone else happy? How do you stay in a relationship when it starts going sideways? How do you know when it's time to leave? Founder of Access Consciousness, a simple set of tools, techniques and philosophies that allow you to create dynamic change in every area of your life. Learn from Gary's wonderful stories about people who have faced these challenges and grown. Find out how everyone and everything you are in a relationship with can become more honest, more loving, sexier; create a divorceless relationship for yourself now! 

Learn more about Gary Douglas: garymdouglas.com     accessconsciousness.com

 

George & Sedena Cappannelli, empowered after 50

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Live consciously and age wisely? That's what we all want, right? How do we all do that surrounded with cultures that so obsess on youth? George and Sedena are passionate, inspired truth-tellers and articulate spokespeople for a vast generation whose being ignored. Tune in for straight talk, valuable life strategies, and practical tools for the 150-million Americans who will soon be 50 years and older; and for younger people who want to know more about the world ahead and be prepared for the world they will soon inherit. 

Bill Wade, Secrets of Love

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What if there were simply a secret that we didn’t know, and once that secret was revealed to us, the doors of unconditional love, joy, and fulfillment, would swing wide open to us? Secrets of Love explores the mind, body, and soul of love, as it reveals these wisdom teachings of ancient and contemporary masters such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, John Gray, and seventeen other experts on love, including Maryanne. Listen in on some secrets here! “The satisfaction of the years of effort has come when I hear people talking about their experience after watching the program, expressing their feeling that the walls in their heart were melting, they were opening to new understanding and seeing love in new ways, and other things like that,” says Bill.

A special offer for listeners is here at expertsecretsoflove.com/dvd

 

Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life

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Lorii Abela, Abby Rodman, and Jodie Rodenbaugh, Maryanne's co-authors in Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life: Proven Tips Single Women Use that Help Them Avoid Frustration, Unhappiness, and the Worry They'll be Alone Forever, are here to help you find your soul mate.  Their chapter titles range from Juicy New Secrets to Dating for Expatriates, to Availability: Why it’s a Man’s Sexiest Quality and Why You Want it Now, to Five Steps Smart, Sexy Women Take to Lead Them to Love, to The Art of Interviewing: 13 Questions to Ask before You Drop Your Drawers—these gals have your back.

Lorii Abela, multi-awarded international leader and motivational speaker, matchmaker and an acknowledged expert on soul mates, compiled the book Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life.  She wrote the chapter "Juicy New Secrets to Dating for Expatriates."

Abby Rodman, psychotherapist, relationship expert and author, wrote the chapter on "Availability: Why it’s a man’s sexiest quality and why you want it now." Her work can be found on the Huffington Post, better-after-50.com and YourTango.

Jodie Rodenbaugh wrote the chapter "5 steps smart, sexy women take to lead them to love." She's the Sexy Soul Liberator who holds the key to unlocking your hidden desires, and has a lifetime of Lost Love experience including the sudden death of her husband at 36 with two children and one on the way.

Maryanne wrote the first chapter; with her trademark wit and compassionate humor, she explains why self-love is the foundation of all healthy, fulfilling, sustainable relationships.

These wise and funny women will give you tips you can start using now!

Eve Hogan, The Eros Equation: the soul-ution to the relationship problem

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The Eros Equation: The Soul-ution to the Relationship Problem outlines a unique approach to creating happy and long-lasting relationships. Rather than focusing on the other person or situations over which the reader has no control, author Eve Hogan offers us a tool to discover new and creative responses to the situation.

This is challenging but also empowering. The rewards are a greater ability to resolve issues, deeper self-knowledge, and more intimacy and harmony in the relationship!