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100: The Magic of Telling Your Marriage Story
When you have unpleasant things happening at your house, things that seem embarrassing or shameful, you tend to keep them a secret. At least that was my strategy early on and that of many of my students. We didn’t want anyone to know that our marriages were dysfunctional, distant, and falling apart. There aren’t many places you can go to share about the painful, scary parts of your marriage without either losing status or feeling judged, both of which feel terrible. Especially if everybody else appears to have a happy family pictured right there on social media--everybody but you. Keeping your marriage shame a secret seems like a smart strategy, but it’s also a heavy burden. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the magic of telling your marriage story.
During our free Adored Wife Challenge twice a year, where we all experiment with the 6 Intimacy Skills™ together for five days, I interviewed Master Coach Kathy Murray, who has been practicing the Intimacy Skills and Connection Framework for nearly 20 years. She shares so much wisdom in such an engaging way that I knew I wanted you to hear this interview. Her story was a powerful catalyst for transformation during that Challenge, with so many women hearing themselves as she revealed her own experience. See if you too hear yourself in Master Coach Kathy’s story.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week goes to the third largest newspaper in the U.S. for what I wish were satirical notions of self-love.
|Oct 19, 2021|
099: How to Cope When He's Mentally Ill
Let’s say you get a diagnosis for your husband. So you finally know What’s Wrong with Him. But what if his being passive aggressive or bipolar, exhibiting adolescent syndrome, or having ADD, OCD or NPD is not what keeps you sleeping in separate rooms or has every conversation turn into an argument? Imagine that the real issue were something completely unexpected, like it was in my lonely marriage. Today it’s as if my husband never had a deficit disorder, even though he was diagnosed with and medicated for an incurable one years ago. Turns out that treating the illness is not what got me closer to feeling connected and cherished. In my experience, it’s something YOU can change that will have his face light up when you come home and have him chasing you into the bedroom. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to cope when he's mentally ill.
During our free Adored Wife Challenge twice a year, where we all experiment with the 6 Intimacy Skills™ together for five days, I interviewed Virginia, who has had such a powerful transformation in her marriage that I knew I wanted you to hear it. I’m excited that Virginia agreed to let me share with you what she did so you can do the same things to make your marriage thrive.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week had one of my students sobbing when her marriage counselor prescribed it. No wonder since this exercise only heightens the unpleasantness and hopelessness.
|Oct 12, 2021|
098: 3 Ways to Break Your Family Patterns
If you’re having a breakdown in your marriage, you may just be playing out a pattern you learned in your family. Whether your parents are divorced, never married or are married to this day, maybe they don’t have the kind of marriage you want to emulate. There probably was no Relationships 101 at school, so where were you supposed to learn how to have a good marriage? Most of us do get our early training in relationships from our families since our first relationships were with our parents and siblings.
I unwittingly copied my parents’ recipe so well that I ended up with a miserable marriage, at which point I nearly got divorced, just like my parents had. And if I hadn’t found some new and better training on relationships, I’m confident my marriage wouldn’t have lasted and all of my other relationships would also be suffering.
Fortunately, there have been modern advances in revitalizing relationships that weren’t available to our parents, who had the TV show All in the Family with Archie Bunker to study from. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about 3 ways to break your family patterns.
During our free Adored Wife Challenge twice a year, where we all experiment with the 6 Intimacy Skills™ together for five days, I interviewed Heather, who has such a hopeful and engaging story that I knew I wanted you to hear it. I’m excited that Heather agreed to let me share with you what she did so you can do the same things to make your marriage thrive.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is from an article titled “Empowering Relationship Advice for Women,” but it should be called “Exhausting Relationship Advice.” If the effort in your relationship isn’t 50/50, this advice is a reliable way to cause distance or an outright fight.
|Oct 05, 2021|
097: 3 Moves to Restore Peace after a Fight
If you’re anything like I was, some fights come up in your relationship more often than a hit song plays on Top 40 radio. You don’t want to have the same fight over and over, but it keeps happening. You’re just talking about the leftovers from dinner and next thing you know, your mother–who isn’t present–is involved, and you’re both yelling things you would be embarrassed to repeat. It makes you question whether this relationship is even sustainable because these blow-ups are so draining and painful. And so distracting from the things you were planning to do because the fight keeps replaying in your head. Happily, you don’t have to stay stuck in wall-to-wall hostility or a week-long cold war. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 moves to restore peace after a fight.
Twice a year we host a free Adored Wife Challenge, where we all experiment with applying the 6 Intimacy Skills™ together every day for five days. As part of our Challenge, I interviewed Alison, who was so inspiring and authentic that I knew I wanted you, dear podcast listener, to hear what she did to make her marriage last. So we asked her permission, and Alison agreed to let me share it with you! She’s going to reveal what she did so you can do the same things to make your marriage thrive.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is part 2 from an article on how to get your husband to take out the garbage, guaranteed to kill the romance and make you sound like a condescending, nagging kidney stone of a person.
|Sep 28, 2021|
096: 3 Mistakes Wives Make Trying to Get His Time and Attention
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if marriage came with an easy-to-follow instruction manual? But since it doesn’t, most women bumble along trying out relationship advice from the hair salon, well-meaning friends or even strangers at bars. There’s a lot of bad relationship advice floating around disguised as “common sense.” Maybe that’s why so many marriages are falling apart. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 Mistakes Wives Make Trying to Get His Time and Attention. I’ll share how to get the consideration you want the way you want it.
My guest Darla’s marriage felt like a cold war mixed with moments of peace. The lack of intimacy was excruciating, but she didn’t know how to break out of it. Then she learned about a secret affair from five years ago, back when she was a new mom. But today she feels like she’s in love! The intimacy is great. Her husband flirts with her and says he feels butterflies when he kisses her. She’s going to tell us exactly how she did it.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is about how to get your husband to take out the garbage, but this advice should be left at the curb on trash day.
|Sep 21, 2021|
095: How to Get Past Cheating
An affair is a betrayal that hurts like crazy and seems impossible to recover from, both personally and as a couple. It’s human to want to make him hurt too, to yell and throw things. As you desperately seek relief from the sharp ache, the doorway marked “End this relationship!” will look like the fastest way to stop the hurt. Unfortunately, the hurt won’t die with the end of the relationship. Fortunately, you can absolutely end your suffering and save your marriage. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about how to get past cheating. I’m going to share 3 specific ways you can recover and make your relationship better than ever.
My guest Marybeth had been happy in her marriage for years and never dreamed anything would go wrong. But after a serious car accident and a death in the family, things started to fall apart. Her husband was so angry and detached that she didn’t see how her marriage would ever get better. She was terrified. But she decided to do things she had never done before to have the relationship she’d never had before. Today her marriage is full of laughter and love, and she says it’s a source of strength and confidence that she has turned it all around. She’s going to tell us exactly how she did it so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is from a well-known magazine’s advice columnist who advises her dear reader what to do about her husband not helping when she asks.
|Sep 14, 2021|
094: 3 Insights from 20 Years of Empowering Wives
Over twenty years ago I was shocked to find out that I could single-handedly make my crumbling marriage thrive using the 6 Intimacy Skills. I felt a strong desire to share this information with other women, the only way that I could get myself to stick to the new practices myself. A lot of women reached out for help, but without a team of coaches or any structure at that time, I got completely overwhelmed. So, I’m not proud to say, I ran away. I’ll share why the Intimacy Skills weren’t enough for me on today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, where we’re talking about 3 Insights from 20 Years of Empowering Happy Wives.
My guest Milcah refused to be intimate with her husband, who was cold, critical and so tight with money he would not contribute financially except for rent. She was just waiting for her five kids to grow up so she could file for divorce and get away from him and his parents, who put her down and made fun of her. But today she says she’s married to a cute, generous, loving man who brings her flowers and says wonderful, kind things. Same guy! They love to sit in the garden and talk, and she says the change is unreal. She’s going to describe the steps she took so you can do the same thing.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is from a well-meaning PhD and professor who explains how to know if you’re falling out of love. Like you need a quiz to tell you that! But wait until you hear what he says is a very bad sign. This approach guarantees more loneliness.
|Sep 07, 2021|
093: How To Be Vulnerable In A Relationship
On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about the weirdest, scariest--and probably most indispensable--ingredient for creating intimacy. I’ll share how to inspire others to help and protect you, take care of you and support you--without being weak, submissive or acting like a doormat.
My guest Ch’vaun’s marriage was deeply lonely and felt like a rollercoaster ride. She knew that trust and respect were missing but had no idea how to get them back. But when she discovered what respect really looked like to her husband, he went back to doing all the great things he used to do when they fell in love. Today she says she could cry because she feels so loved. She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is from a well-known syndicated columnist. If you’re resentful and angry because your man isn’t contributing, she’ll give you the map straight to the victim swamp.
|Aug 31, 2021|
092: Top Secret: I’m Fixing My Marriage. Don’t Tell My Husband
When I started fixing my marriage, I really didn’t want my husband to know! And I know I’m not alone here. It’s nice to have the freedom to experiment without your husband asking about it--or being your armchair coach. The last thing you want is having an experiment go wrong and hearing “I told you so!” Especially from the very person you so want it to go right with!
If you too are experimenting behind your husband’s back, should you ever come clean about it?
On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about why so many women keep it a secret that they’re fixing their marriage. I’ll also share which Intimacy Skill they use when they do let the cat out of the bag.
My guest Stephanie was unhappy in her marriage and exhausted by the constant tension. Moments of physical intimacy were few and far between. Then she found out there was another woman. Fortunately, she made a discovery that gave her hope to save her marriage. Unfortunately, when she changed the way she interacted with her husband, he reacted with anger and frustration. But today, she feels light and free, and her 25-year marriage feels like a gift that keeps getting better. She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is so cringey and unpleasant it would just make everyone avoid you if you followed it.
|Aug 24, 2021|
091: How to Keep Drama out of Your Relationship
In the bad old days, when my husband John and I used to fight all the time or have cold wars, there was plenty of drama. It wasn’t much fun, but I was used to it. When I finally discovered The Six Intimacy Skills, along with the Connection Framework of a community and paying forward what I was learning, our house became peaceful but strangely quiet. I was uncomfortable and felt like something was missing. Often a client has the same dilemma: The relationship is going great, her husband is sweet and affectionate. But she feels restless and bored, wondering if maybe she doesn’t have much in common with him after all. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about how to fix this problem and keep drama out of your relationship.
My guest Annie’s marriage was a mess. She and her husband had been separated for seven months, there was another woman, and the divorce papers had been filed. But then she started some new practices. Slowly, her husband came closer. He initiated calls and visits with her more and more, until eventually, the other woman just went away. Annie’s sweet husband not only returned, their marriage is better than ever. Now they’re making plans to have another baby! She’s going to share what she did to get rid of that other woman and transform her marriage into the one she always dreamed she would have.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is from a syndicated advice columnist who suggests doing something that I tried many times, but it never, ever worked. Join me in rolling my eyes at this inept suggestion!
|Aug 17, 2021|
090: The #1 Indispensable Practice for a Lasting Marriage
Whenever a student tells me that she’s having a lot of conflict in her relationship or feeling hopeless about it, there’s one question I always ask. It’s the same question I ask myself if my husband is bugging me. Then he doesn’t seem so bad; in fact, he seems pretty funny and sweet. And I forget what I was irritated about. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about the #1 indispensable practice for a lasting marriage. I’ll share what to do when your relationship feels stressful and ridden with conflict.
Within their first year of marriage, my guest Liz’s husband told her he was already thinking about other women and that marrying her had been a mistake. She struggled with anger and depression for the next fourteen years while he stayed on the fence the whole time. But today things are light and easy when they’re together, he spends more time at home and is quick to fulfill her desires, and they enjoy extremely passionate physical intimacy. She’s going to tell us exactly what she did to cause a 180-degree change in her marriage.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is about how to make sure your partner isn’t “micro-cheating.” I can’t wait to make fun of this sensible-sounding but silly suggestion!
|Aug 10, 2021|
089: Wives with Lasting Marriages Don't Say These Two Things
If you’re anything like me, you love having deep conversations with your husband. They’re probably part of what made you fall in love with him. If they’ve gone missing, you may have wondered how to get those started again at your house. And there are two common tactics that you’ve probably been told are healthy but that may actually be backfiring on you. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about two things that wives with lasting marriages don't say. I’ll share why they’re not working and what to do instead.
My guest Jessica had big communication problems, and then even bigger problems when she found out that her intuition was correct and her husband had been having an affair for two years. She was crushed and felt like she couldn’t breathe. But she got her husband back and now her marriage is better than ever. She’s going to share what she did that made her marriage last.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week, which started as a Facebook post telling tired moms what they should do if there’s a labor imbalance at their house, was amplified by a major magazine as “excellent work.” See if you’re as horrified as I am with what they suggest.
|Aug 03, 2021|
088: 3 Genius Marriage Life Hacks
You’ve been working really hard on your relationship. The bad news is you may have been working on fixing the wrong things. The good news is that, no matter how bad it seems now, it’s not too late to save the relationship—and get the fulfilling one you set out to have when you first fell in love. So how do you restore the peace, passion and connection you once shared? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 genius marriage hacks.
My guest Rivkah felt like she’d married the wrong person. She and her husband just couldn’t connect, and she constantly felt criticized and defensive. After 36 years of marriage, she felt like she was just going through the motions but not feeling loved like she’d always wanted to be. But she started a practice that changed her experience completely. Her husband is no longer critical and he tells her he has the wife of his dreams! And she has the husband of her dreams. How did she do it? She’s going to tell us.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is something a counselor actually charged money to tell a struggling couple. Wait until you hear this one!
|Jul 27, 2021|
087: How to Have Your Best Relationship
Having your best relationship may feel impossible if your marriage is struggling. You might think, like I once did, that you’d need to start over with someone new in order to have a good relationship. When you’re in a lot of pain because of fighting or feeling abandoned, it’s easy to dread the future, hard to picture your marriage becoming its best. Yet here you are, and I admire that. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about 3 things that might be getting in the way of having your best marriage and what you can do to get unstuck.
My guest Kathy’s husband was depressed, drinking daily and had been having an emotional affair for six years. Her marriage had so many problems and cold wars that she believed it was a lost cause. But she not only attracted her husband back, he put the wedding ring back on her finger in a moving, heartfelt way that made them both cry. They enjoy laughter and peace in their home and he sends her sweet videos throughout the day. She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award is something I’ve already tried and I bet you have too, but it only makes your marriage more hostile, distant and lonely.
|Jul 20, 2021|
086: How You Can Help End World Divorce
Today we’ll talk about three ways you can help end world divorce and get advanced self-help for your own marriage at the same time.
My guest Magenta was still a newlywed when she started wondering what had happened to the wonderful guy she married! Instead of talking to her, texting her and video chatting, he just was not paying attention to her and she didn’t know why. He also refused to join their finances even though she’d done all the paperwork for him at the bank and all he had to do was sign it. But today he handles all the money and bills, and greets her with a big hug and kiss every day when he comes home. What happened? She’s going to tell us what she did so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week offers an explanation for why men stop being romantic that is both dopey AND offensive.
|Jul 13, 2021|
085: 3 Myths About Relationship Coaching
If you’ve never had a coach except in school sports, then counseling is probably your point of reference for what you think of when you picture any conversation with a professional for help with your relationship. That’s all any of us had for a long time. Whether it was through your place of worship or a professional counselor who had a particular education, marriage counseling was all there was for decades.
Today, both relationship coaching and relationship counseling are presented as options for improving your life and your relationship. So how different could they be?
If you’ve already been to marriage counseling as so many people have, and that didn’t work, why would coaching be any better? But relationship coaching is very, very different.
Today I’m sharing 3 myths that women are surprised to find are just not true when they get relationship coaching on our campus.
|Jul 06, 2021|
084: What is a Ridiculously Happy Wife? Part 2
|Jun 29, 2021|
83: What is a Ridiculously Happy Wife? Part 1
What is a Ridiculously Happy Wife and how do you become one? One of the things that feels nearly impossible to do when you’re really struggling in your marriage and feeling like it’s hopeless, is to make yourself happy.
The Empowered Wife session that I’m sharing with you today is on “How to RSVP ‘Not Attending’ When You’re Invited to an Argument.”
|Jun 22, 2021|
82: Eavesdrop on a Master Relationship Coach at Work
Being part of a group of women who are all committed to making their marriages last, sharing authentically and standing for each other’s marriages is the most powerful way I know to quickly get the transformation that I experienced, and that now tens of thousands of students have also experienced. That’s why group coaching is a critical part of all of the programs on our campus--The Ridiculously Happy Wife, Diamond Private Coaching, and Relationship Coach Training. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast you’re going to get to eavesdrop on a Master Relationship Coach at work.
Instead of an interview, my guest Karen gave us permission to share a recording of a group coaching call where she brought the challenge of feeling unloved to Master Coach Kathy, one of the best relationship coaches in the world. If you’ve never been in any of our programs, this is your opportunity to hear first-hand what it’s like to be coached.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week tries to offer help but isn’t actually helpful at all.
|Jun 15, 2021|
081: How to Become a Relationship Coach
Maybe your marriage is painful right now, and you have a hunch that training to become a coach would put it right again. Or maybe your marriage is doing better than it has in a long time, and you just want to keep it that way. Maybe you’re like me and you just want to stay in the fascinating conversation with women like you who make marriage a priority. But what does the process look like? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to become a relationship coach.
My guest Anne’s husband said he wanted a divorce, AND HE MEANT IT, because 5 months later, they were legally, officially divorced. The main reason being their marriage was failing, but also because he started a relationship with another woman once he said he wanted the divorce. But Anne didn’t give up on her marriage, and they ended up reconciling in the SAME month that their divorce was finalized, and re-married 3 months to the day later. They even started a family. Now she says their relationship is amazing, fun and loving. She’s going to describe what she did so you can have the same results.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week offers a bossy and authoritative suggestion.
|Jun 08, 2021|
080: 4 Steps for Making Your Cold Marriage Hot
If you’ve ever wondered if your husband even loves you anymore, then you’ve experienced him being distant and cold, or more interested in his phone or the TV than spending time with you, like my husband was. How can get your husband’s attention and fix your marriage for good? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 4 steps for making your cold marriage hot.
My guest Kaylee’s marriage suffered from a lack of connection and was filled with fighting. She was so tired because she felt like the only adult. But not anymore. Today she says her relationship is wonderful, that they are happy and they play, giggle and flirt a lot. She’s going to share the steps she took to make her marriage so connected again so you can have that too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week paints a popular illusion when it comes to marriage.
|Jun 01, 2021|
079: You NEED This One Thing to Fix Your Marriage
Sometimes your marriage looks bleak. You wish it were the way you imagined when you said your vows, but you didn’t imagine having cold wars, without speaking for days. When his latest hurtful words and neglect are still stinging, you can feel like a sucker for falling for a man who isn’t who you thought he was. But that doesn’t mean you have to either be miserable-ever-after or get divorced. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the one thing you need to fix your marriage.
My guest Dawn and her husband had been to four marriage counselors, but still they were so angry with each other that they would yell and fight so much that one counselor wouldn’t even see them at the same time. Her husband frequently slept on the couch but she was shocked when he roared at her that he wanted a divorce. But today her husband takes her on dates, kisses her good-bye, pats her butt, and even bought her a fabulous convertible. There are no more nights on the sofa and their sex life is ridiculously steamy! She’s going to tell us how she turned it all around.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week perpetuates a myth that is often repeated by women who are just about to get divorced.
|May 25, 2021|
078: Stop Resenting Your Husband in 3 Simple Steps
When your husband lets you down again and again, it’s discouraging. You don’t want to feel so resentful, but how can you help it when you can’t count on him to do what you know would make things so much better for your marriage. What if it’s been years that you’ve felt resentful toward him? How are you going to just wash that away? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to stop resenting your husband in 3 simple steps.
My guest AnneMarie resented that her husband could dip in and out of home life while she was left with all the responsibility of it falling apart if she didn’t manage it. They were so disconnected they only communicated about practical things. She told him very seriously that they should split up. But instead, she made some changes that resulted in her husband delighting in making her happy and wanting to talk to her again. Today her marriage is supportive, fun, warm, peaceful. She’s going to describe the steps she took to transform her marriage for the better so you can do the same thing.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week suggests that you solve problems together but ends up backfiring more often than not.
|May 18, 2021|
077: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Divorce
Ending your marriage is a huge decision, and if it’s a question you’re considering, it’s probably weighed heavily on you for a long time. And that’s very tiring. Nobody considers divorce unless they’re really hurting and hopeless that things will ever get better. You’d like answers. What’s the best path? Which choice will make you happier in the long run? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 questions to ask before you divorce.
My guest Lucia was tired of being lonely when her husband came home late and drunk so many nights, but she knew something really had to change when she found a flirty note from another woman in her husband’s pants pockets when she was 8 months pregnant. Today, her husband comes home to his wife early and sober. They laugh and chat easily every day and spend a lot of time cuddling. What happened? She’s going to describe exactly what she did to get a much better response from her husband, so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week points to a popular myth that’s believed to be true all too often.
|May 11, 2021|
076: 3 Secrets for Fixing Your Husband
When your man is making bad decisions, it drags you down. It’s like he’s broken, and since your fates are tied together by matrimony, that’s a lot of weight you’re pulling when your hands are already full. You probably think there isn’t anything you can do, right? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 secrets for fixing your husband.
My guest Janice had been married almost 30 years and the spark was diminishing. The kids had flown the nest. As they were getting older, she was afraid she was less attractive to her husband. He didn’t even want to plan a weekend trip with her. But today she knows she’s attractive to her husband that he is planning adventures for the two of them all over the globe, just to make her happy. She’s going to describe the steps she took to change her husband without his conscious effort.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week just might be the worst advice of the entire year!
|May 04, 2021|
075: 3 Ways to Resolve Conflicts Quickly
When you’re fighting, bickering and snapping at each other, you just want it to stop. You want him to understand where you’re coming from and make him realize that it’s ridiculous to keep arguing. Most of all, you want a peaceful house. But how? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 ways to resolve conflicts quickly.
My guest Clara didn’t feel loved or appreciated at home. Her husband was cold, sharp and distant. She was so frustrated that he had plenty of time for gaming, but none for chores. She tried using The 6 Intimacy Skills, but found they didn’t work on her husband! Finally she had an “a-ha!” moment, and now her marriage is sweet and tender, and her man helps with everything in the house! He initiates conversations as he knows she loves to talk, and he appreciates her for everything she does. She’s going to share what she realized and how she changed everything in her marriage for the better.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages you to find evidence that your marriage is doomed.
|Apr 27, 2021|
074: 2 Steps to Bring Back the Sizzle Even if You’re Not Feeling It
When you’re falling in love, it’s like you’re temporarily insane, but over time you may lose sight of whatever it was you saw in your man. You wish you could admire your husband and feel excited about your relationship. But how can you if you’re feeling repulsed? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 2 steps to bring back the sizzle even if you’re not feeling it.
Almost every conversation my guest Erika had with her husband was an argument that included threats, name-calling, swearing and even occasional physical altercations. They separated. But today, he has moved back and they are happier together than they’ve ever been. They laugh together and she gets huge hugs from her man. She’s going to describe exactly what she did to save her marriage and make it terrific, along with her best tip for wives who want to fix their marriages too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week can quickly create drama out of a friendly situation.
|Apr 20, 2021|
073: 3 Ways to Solve a Passive Aggressive Husband Problem
If your man says things that are subtly insulting and hurtful but then acts like you’re the one who is overreacting, it can be crazy making. At times you wonder how you can ever win when he mopes around and won’t say what’s wrong. If all you’re getting is the silent treatment, how do you respond to that? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 ways to solve a passive aggressive husband problem.
My guest Lucy often joked that her husband was like one of her kids or one of her social work clients. She couldn’t trust him to be a responsible adult or parent because before he became a stepdad to her kids, he had abused opiates and moved into his mom’s basement. But Lucy worried that she was going to ruin her second marriage, so she did something completely different from anything she’d been doing before. Today, her relationship is peaceful, with lots of laughter and she feels desired. Also, she never worries about money. She’s going to share her best secrets for keeping the same man but getting a much better husband.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week suggests that you can fix being unhappy with one unique strategy.
|Apr 13, 2021|
072: How to Deal With Disrespect in Marriage
If your husband criticizes you, it hurts. You’re doing so much, yet somehow it’s not enough. No matter how hard you try, your parenting, your housekeeping, or your work just don’t measure up–or so he would have you think. How can you fix your marriage when you’re in this lonely place? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to deal with disrespect in marriage.
One year into their 18-year marriage, my guest Gabi already wanted a divorce. Her husband was always cranky and blamed her for being a bad parent of their five kids even though he was the one abusing alcohol. He lied, he flirted with female co-workers, he didn’t get along with her family, and made her feel like she wanted to die. But today her marriage is exactly what she dreamed about, and she has no doubt that her husband loves her and wants to be her hero. She’s going to share her secrets for creating your own loving story even if your relationship seems hopeless.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week seems to promote honesty but actually encourages you to be critical of your husband.
|Apr 06, 2021|
071: 3 Secrets to Succeeding in Business and Love with the Same Person
When you work with your spouse, it can be too much togetherness. Plus, if you don’t see things the same way, it often creates tension both at work and at home. How can you revitalize your marriage while improving your bottom line? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 secrets to succeeding in business and love with the same person.
My guest Deb was giving and doing so much to get her husband’s appreciation, but he was the grumpiest man ever and ignored her as much as he could get away with. She suspected he was a dry drunk, but she encouraged him to drink beer anyway so he would at least talk to her. When his son slapped her across the face, and he didn’t lift a finger to defend her, she brought up divorce, and insisted they go to counseling. But just two weeks in, the counselor happily declared they no longer needed counseling! Today she says her marriage is fantastic and she feels like the passenger while her husband is the chauffeur. She’s going to describe exactly how she changed it for the better.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week creates problems in your relationship where there were none.
|Mar 30, 2021|
070: 5 Ways to Inspire Him to Be a Better Man
Being constantly disappointed in your marriage can wear you down and make you hopeless about the future. But what if you didn’t have to just suck it up and continue to hurt endlessly? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 5 ways to inspire him to be a better man.
My guest Rachel’s husband checked every box for Narcissistic Personality Disorder which she knew meant he would NEVER change his selfish ways. Their weekly marriage counseling sessions were ugly fights, so she got a divorce attorney and started making plans to leave him. But instead she went on a getaway that changed her life. Today she says her husband loves, honors and respects her and they have an amazing life together. Same husband! She’s going to tell us how she did this.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is so ridiculous that it’s had my husband John and I laughing non-stop.
|Mar 23, 2021|
069: 4 Ways to Win Back Your Husband's Heart
It’s devastating to hear your husband tell you he’s done, or worse, leaves you. It’s easy to feel hopeless especially when it seems he’s made up his mind. But what if the breakdown in your marriage is actually a doorway to a breakthrough? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 4 ways to win back your husband's heart.
My guest Catherine was overwhelmed and exhausted just counting the number of mistakes that her husband was making with their children. He had retreated into his work but when he was there, the tension and conflict ran high. Then she made a commitment to finding a way to fix her marriage, and that’s exactly what she did. She’s going to tell us how she created a marriage that’s filled with not just generosity, tenderness, respect and support but also playfulness and fun.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week advises avoiding critical statements but offers an even worse alternative.
|Mar 16, 2021|
068: 3 Marriage Mistakes Everyone is Making During Quarantine
For some, quarantining with your family during the pandemic has been a wonderful bonding experience. Others may find that each day is filled with drama and conflict. How can you restore playfulness and passion to your home even during a pandemic? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 marriage mistakes everyone is making during quarantine.
My guest Yvonne’s husband had left and was living out of the house for over a year. To make things worse, there was another woman in the picture. But within the first week of practicing the Intimacy Skills, he started bringing her small gifts. Not long after, he was back home 100%! She’s going to tell us exactly how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week says you should ask your partner a set of questions that will only lead to suffering.
|Mar 09, 2021|
067: Finding Your Purpose while Fixing Your Relationship
When you don’t feel as if you’re living up to your full potential, it can put a strain on your relationship. Similarly, struggling in your marriage can make it difficult to reach your goals. Would you believe me if I told you that you can cause a transformation in both areas of life at the same time? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about finding your purpose while fixing your relationship.
My guest Karen’s husband had an affair and lied about it. When he finally admitted it--after Karen found out herself--she begged him to go to marriage counseling, but he refused. He said he would get divorced before he would ever go to counseling. But Karen wasn’t giving up! She found a way to fix her marriage without her husband’s participation. She’s going to share exactly what she did to make her home happy again.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week comes from a therapist who promotes total disrespect of your husband.
|Mar 02, 2021|
066: 7 Ways to Become More Confident
It’s normal for everyone to feel insecure sometimes and wanting to feel more self-assured is a great goal. It can be hard to know where to begin, especially if you just feel too broken or hopeless to ever totally relax. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 7 ways to become more confident.
My guest Mary realized that she was controlling, but didn’t know how to stop. She wanted attention from her husband but instead she found herself frequently texting another guy. She knew that wasn’t what she wanted, but the pull was so strong! Today she finds the playfulness and connection with her husband so gratifying and fun her vision for her marriage and her family is coming true. She’s going to tell us how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week concludes women have a higher risk of death if they do this one thing.
|Feb 23, 2021|
065: What to do if You're Not Attracted to Your Husband
In the beginning of your marriage, you were probably attracted to your husband for many reasons. But what if you look at him now and wonder if you should give up and find someone else? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about what to do if you're not attracted to your husband.
My guest Dianne was shocked and terrified when, after a serious accident, her husband completely changed from the person she had known for 30 years to one who was consumed with anger, unpredictable and unrecognizable from the man she had married. Today her husband is back to the humble, gentle, man who loves to please her and make her happy. She’s going to describe what she did to fix her marriage.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week talks about diagnosing your husband with a disorder.
|Feb 16, 2021|
064: What Your Husband Really Wants on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and while you may be inclined to gift your husband chocolates or new boxers, that’s not really what he wants. I don’t mean sex either, although he likely wants that too. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about what your husband really wants on Valentine's Day.
My guest Kristen had frequent, explosive fights with her husband, even though they were newlyweds! He drank too much and there were issues with his parenting and his lying to her. But today she says her home is peaceful and her husband makes her laugh a lot. Oh, and he has cut way back on his drinking. She’s going to tell us exactly how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week alleges that there’s one tell-tale sign that you’re falling out of love.
|Feb 09, 2021|
063: 5 Signs of an Incredibly Happy Marriage
Believe it or not, a happy marriage isn’t always a direct result of marrying the right person for you. Instead, I’ve found that women can adopt some simple habits to increase their level of joy. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 5 signs of an incredibly happy marriage.
When my guest Noel discovered that her husband was having an emotional affair, it was the most painful realization of her life. Even after she found the Intimacy Skills, things weren’t healed right away. Then her husband apologized and asked her to let him prove to her that he loved her and their child. Now their relationship feels fun and light and loving and gracious. She’s going to tell us how she did it so you can do it too.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week places an emphasis on chance when it comes to love.
|Feb 02, 2021|
062: How to Stop Compromising and What to Do Instead
Many believe that knowing how to compromise is an important part of marriage. But what if you’ve been compromising with your husband for years and things aren’t getting any better? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to stop compromising and what to do instead.
My guest Britny’s marriage felt beyond repair because of infidelity on both parts and separation. He was so cold and hurtful to her that she wasn’t convinced there was anything to save. But today she says her marriage is better than ever, and that her husband is continuously telling her sweet things and how amazing she is. They are truly happy and close! She’s going to tell us how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week comes from the co-worker of one of my students and is truly cruel and judgmental.
|Jan 26, 2021|
061: 3 Ways to Make Marriage Fun Again
|Jan 19, 2021|
060: 4 Ways to Have Deep Conversations with Your Man
It’s natural to want to talk about your feelings with your man and to want him to share his feelings with you. But what if the only feeling he ever expresses is that he’s hungry? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 4 ways to have deep conversations with your man.
If you’ve ever felt like your husband would rather spend time on his phone or computer instead of being with you, you’re not alone. My guest Connie’s husband would ignore her often, and instead of getting help and attention from him, all they did was fight. Connie had some insights that helped her to transform her marriage into the amazing relationship it is today and she’s going to share with us exactly what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week claims to know what the secret is to a happy relationship but it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
|Jan 12, 2021|
059: The Law of Attraction for Relationships
It’s often said that what you focus on increases, and in my experience, that’s especially true in marriage. I’ve seen women transform their relationships simply by focusing on what they want. But do you really have as much influence as you think? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the law of attraction for relationships.
My guest Juliana finally married the man of her dreams. But soon her marriage started to fall apart and he moved out of her house. She’s going to share with us exactly what she did to save her marriage!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week claims that marriages are supposed to take an unusual trajectory.
|Jan 05, 2021|
058: Recovering From an Affair: The Ultimate Guide to Healing
Discovering that your husband has been unfaithful brings up a range of emotions from anger to denial to sadness. It calls into question if there’s ever hope for restoring your marriage after such a betrayal. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about recovering from an affair: the ultimate guide to healing.
In the beginning, my guest Michelle and her husband would fight about the conflict that his daughter was causing. But then she discovered something even more painful — she learned that her husband had another woman. Michelle decided to fight for her marriage and now things are better than ever. She’s going to share with us how she did it so you can save your relationship too!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week suggests that punishing your husband will get you what you want.
|Dec 29, 2020|
057: How to Get Your Husband to Want a Baby
Do you have a desire to grow your family but your husband isn’t so keen on it? Believe it or not, there are several things you can do to help him warm up to the idea. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to get your husband to want a baby.
My guest Liz, a licensed marriage and family counselor for 35 years, was on her way to a second divorce after being told her husband had a narcissistic personality disorder. People around her thought she should leave him, but today Liz’s marriage is fun, intimate and full of laughter. She’s going to share with us exactly what she did to transform her relationship.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages you to give your husband feedback like a business partner.
|Dec 22, 2020|
056: The 5 Relationship Hacks All Women Should Know But Don’t
Does your husband seem grumpy, depressed or distant? If you wish you knew the secret to making your man happy and having the marriage of your dreams, you’re not alone. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the 5 relationship hacks all women should know but don’t.
My guest Shannon and her husband have been in love since high school but found themselves fighting a lot. After going to counseling and classes they felt exhausted and just as distant as they were before. Shannon knew she had to try something different and today, her marriage is full of fun and she feels taken care of. Today she’s going to share with us exactly what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week only amplifies fears and encourages drama.
|Dec 15, 2020|
055: How to Save Your Marriage when He Won’t Even Try
I often hear women who are struggling to save their marriage say that their husband isn’t interested in working on their relationship. How can you try to salvage what you once had when you’re the only one trying to fix things? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to save your marriage when he won’t even try.
My guest Christy was in an unhappy marriage with a man who acted like a jerk. They divorced after 29 years when he left her for another woman. Today, she has a sparkling diamond ring from that very same man who she just recently remarried! She’s going to share with us how she attracted him back and what her marriage is like now.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week claims that divorce can be the key to happiness.
|Dec 08, 2020|
054: How to Recover from a Fight
Most married couples have a fight every now and again, but what if you and your husband seem to be replaying the same disagreement over and over again? Sometimes it can be enough to make you question if the relationship is worth it and leaves you feeling distant and upset. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to recover from a fight.
My guest Maria’s marriage is happy, warm, and safe but it wasn’t always that way. She had a huge problem with her husband’s drinking and it led to lots of arguments and cold wars. Today she’s going to tell us exactly what changed in her relationship — and wait until you hear about what happened with the drinking!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week says that a boundary of “no more cheating” will help to save your marriage.
|Dec 01, 2020|
053: How to Know if Your Relationship is Normal
While we know that there’s no such thing as “normal,” it makes sense to want to compare our relationship to others. How can you overcome the shame that’s associated with marriage breakdowns and discover if what goes on in your house is common? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to know if your relationship is normal.
My guest Jennifer didn’t fight much with her husband but still felt miles apart from him in their home. The silence was deafening and she wondered if they would always be so distant. Today Jennifer and her man are a team again and she feels taken care of and loved. She’s going to tell us how things changed for the better.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week tries to tackle narcissism in the worst possible way.
|Nov 24, 2020|
052: 3 Ways to Fix a Broken Marriage
If you feel like your marriage has been broken for so long that it’s too hard to fix, you’re not alone. But what if there was a way to restore peace and intimacy without wearing yourself out? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 ways to fix a broken marriage.
My guest Martha already felt like a single mom as her husband was usually withdrawn and always on his phone. When he took a job out of town, things got even worse. Today, Martha’s marriage is nothing short of a dream with a husband who’s playful, protective, attentive, and who loves taking her out on dates. She’s going to tell us how her whole family dynamic changed.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week sounds reasonable but doesn’t get you very far.
|Nov 17, 2020|
051: The Most Powerful Intimacy Skill
Does it feel like your list of chores is neverending? Are you the only one doing things the way they actually should be done? Most women are surprised to learn that you can end the cycle of feeling lonely and exhausted by doing one simple thing. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the most powerful intimacy skill.
My guest Whitney constantly felt wounded, criticized, and unappreciated by her husband. Years ago she built up an emotional wall and eventually began to tear it down, but ultimately she wanted to fall back in love with her man again. Today she enjoys a marriage that’s filled with peace, love, and appreciation and she’s going to tell us what she did to make that happen.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week aims at romance but falls short.
|Nov 10, 2020|
050: 3 Steps to End the Exhausting Tug of War Forever
Does it feel like every problem you have in your marriage turns into a never-ending power struggle? What if there was a way to end this back and forth easily and get what you want? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 steps to end the exhausting tug of war forever.
My guest Rebecca’s husband was incredibly controlling and didn’t seem to care about her happiness at all. Yet after changing her perspective, she now gets to enjoy him fulfilling her desires and making her dreams come true. Rebecca’s going to tell us what she did to inspire her man.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages criticism and complaining.
|Nov 03, 2020|
049: 3 Ways to Be a Feminine Feminist
The word “feminist” often gets a bad name, yet many women feel torn between wanting to succeed in the workplace while still appearing feminine and soft. Can you have both, or will “feminist” always sound angry and harsh? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 ways to be a feminine feminist.
When her husband had an emotional affair with a woman from work, my guest Rae thought her marriage was over. She insisted he end things, which he did, and wanted him to admit his wrongdoing. He wouldn’t, and soon he started texting with a different woman. Rae gave him an ultimatum and began a transformation that eventually brought her to the happy marriage she’d dreamed of. She’s going to walk us through exactly what happened.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week turns sexy time into a chore.
|Oct 27, 2020|
048: 5 Hacks for Communicating with Men So They Hear You and Get You
Does it feel like no matter how much you say to your husband, he just doesn’t understand where you’re coming from? We’re told that communication is the key to a successful relationship, but what if talking does more harm than good? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 5 hacks for communicating with men so they hear you and get you.
My guest Stephanie so badly wanted to transform her marriage that she was willing to do anything but her husband was completely uncooperative. Not only did they have children but they also worked together, making her home life and job feel out of control. She decided to do things differently and is now enjoying a beautiful new phase in all areas of her life. Today Stephanie’s going to share exactly what changed.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages us to be more virtuous than is necessary.
|Oct 20, 2020|
047: The #1 Way to Make Your Marriage Happier
Do you find yourself wishing your marriage was happier? Many women feel like improving their marriage is an overwhelming task, but what if I told you there’s only one thing you need to do to create a transformation of your own? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the #1 way to make your marriage happier.
If you have anxiety around your marriage you’re not alone. When my guest Suzzen started making some changes, her husband responded with suspicion. As time went on things became calmer and now her home is one that’s full of peace. She’s going to share with us what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week gives preparation a bad name.
|Oct 13, 2020|
046: 3 Secrets Great Relationship Coaches Know
Many women have experienced going to marriage counseling when their relationship was struggling, but far fewer have worked with a relationship coach. What’s the difference and how can you use a coach’s wisdom to help your own marriage? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 secrets great relationship coaches know.
My guest Kathy is one of the world’s best relationship coaches and she’s going to share the most impactful ways to transform your marriage. What does a master coach know that can help you to feel special, taken care of and adored? Kathy’s going to tell us today, so make sure to take notes!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week makes marriage sound like a chore.
|Oct 06, 2020|
045: How to Make Your Husband Love You Again
There’s nothing more painful than hearing your husband say he doesn’t love you anymore. But does this mean that you should give up all hope of having a happy marriage or can your relationship be saved? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to make your husband love you again.
My guest Tsippi was trying so hard to save her marriage that she built up an immense amount of resentment toward her husband, and after all of her hard work, she was able to improve things temporarily. Then they experienced a heartbreaking tragedy and her marriage was tested in an even bigger way. Today she’s going to share with us what happened.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week actually encourages you to fight with your man.
|Sep 29, 2020|
044: What to Do With Your Monster-in-Law
Does it feel like the only thing wrong with your marriage is your mother-in-law? Whether she tries to tell you how to do everything or it seems like she downright hates you, having a tense relationship with your MIL can put a strain on your marriage. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about what to do with your monster-in-law.
My guest Tiffany felt trapped in her second marriage as there was constant tension between her daughter and her husband. She started to give up hope that they would ever become a happy family, but after starting some new practices, she saw things shift for the better. Today she’s going to share with us how her marriage went from tense to soft and loving.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week claims that marriage should be treated as a business arrangement.
|Sep 22, 2020|
043: 3 Ways to Get More Love
Does it feel as if no matter how hard you work, your husband doesn’t give you the appreciation you deserve? Instead of telling him about all of the things you do to make his life easier, there’s a better way to get his recognition. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 3 ways to get more love.
When my guest Jodie’s marriage was drained of both emotional and physical intimacy, she feared that she’d never feel close to her husband again. Instead of giving up, she transformed her relationship into one that’s warm and full of affection, and she’s showing her kids what a happy marriage looks like. Today she’s going to share how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages couples to bare their souls even when it might not be appropriate.
|Sep 15, 2020|
042: How to Attract Your Husband in Bed
If it’s been a long time since you’ve felt sexy or desired by your man, you might think that changing it is completely out of your control. But what if I told you that you had the power to put the spark back in your sex life? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to attract your husband in bed.
My guest Danni was heartbroken when she discovered her husband was having an affair with the receptionist. After the holidays, he planned to leave, but Danni convinced him to go to marriage counseling. She decided to make some changes as they headed toward divorce, and now their marriage is incredible. Danni’s going to tell us exactly what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is full of judgment and rarely leads to a happy ending.
|Sep 08, 2020|
041: 5 Bogus Facts About Boundaries
We’re often told that setting boundaries is healthy for our relationships, not just with our husbands but with friends, family and coworkers. But what if I told you that boundaries may not always look the way you’ve envisioned? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about 5 bogus facts about boundaries.
Have you ever been caught between your parents and your husband? My guest Raseena was as she constantly tried to make everyone happy while attempting to be the Perfect Wife. Today her marriage is far more relaxed and her husband and family get along much better. She’ll share how this transformation happened.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week encourages a take it or leave it approach that’s truly repulsive.
|Sep 01, 2020|
040: The 5 Best Date Movies for Fixing Your Relationship
At first glance it might not seem like watching a movie with your man would do much to help your relationship. However, you’d be surprised at the intimacy you can build in the short time it takes to watch your favorite flick. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about the 5 best date movies for fixing your relationship.
Does your marriage feel like a struggle? Are you exhausted from shouldering the bulk of the parenting responsibilities? My guest Rebecca felt that exact same way and it lead to lots of resentment toward her husband. Today, she’s grateful for her man, who happens to now write her love songs. She’s going to share with us what changed.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week tries to bring a business mindset into your relationship and only leads to fighting.
|Aug 25, 2020|
039: Four Things About Marriage Counseling That Will Blow Your Mind
Many people believe that when their relationship is on the rocks, going to marriage counseling is the only way to fix it. However, this “help” is often not helpful at all and can make things even worse. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about four things about marriage counseling that will blow your mind.
After experiencing 30 years of loneliness and yelling from her narcissistic husband, my guest RoxAnne decided to transform her marriage. She went from the brink of divorce to now enjoying a husband who puts his phone away so he can spend time with her and who clears the table after dinner. RoxAnne’s going to share exactly what she did so you too can revitalize your marriage.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week paints disagreements in black and white without leaving any room for compromise.
|Aug 18, 2020|
038: Three Things Wives Get Wrong About Husbands
Does it seem like your husband is lazy, complains a lot, or doesn’t want to spend time with you? What if none of these things were true no matter how much evidence you think you had? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about three things wives get wrong about husbands.
|Aug 11, 2020|
037: How to Cope With the Threat of Divorce
No matter how lonely or sad you feel in your marriage, the threat of getting a divorce is even more upsetting. How can you revive your relationship even if things are completely falling apart? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to cope with the threat of divorce.
My guest Abby’s husband left her four months ago and said there was no way they would be able to reconcile. She wasn’t even sure if she wanted to save her marriage due to the hurtful things he said to her. Today, Abby’s husband is telling her how deeply in love he is and the two of them have plans to start a family.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is filled with judgment and devoid of hope.
|Aug 04, 2020|
036: How to Inspire Him to Seek Your Company
Does your husband watch TV constantly or spend all his free time in the garage? If the days of spending time together are long gone, it’s natural to want to get his attention again. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to inspire him to seek your company.
Are you resentful and angry that your husband always puts you down, says you’re wrong or even criticizes your parenting? My guest Inga was but then she got a glimpse of hope that showed her how she could single-handedly improve her marriage. Today she’s going to share with us exactly what she did!
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is terrible but the fact that it comes from a widely syndicated columnist makes it even worse.
|Jul 28, 2020|
035: How to Stop Raging for Good
While we may not like to admit it, we’ve all experienced a time or two where our anger got the best of us. But what if you have a consistent anger management issue and it’s affecting your marriage? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to stop raging for good.
Feeling lonely, attacked and criticized had become the norm in my guest Shanit’s marriage, and even after she begged and pleaded for her husband to stay, he only came home to sleep. Today, he follows her around the house just to be with her and she’s going to share exactly how she created her peaceful and passionate relationship.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week starts more fights than stops them and imparts a sense of false hope.
|Jul 21, 2020|
034: Three Steps to Stop the Silent Treatment
When was the last time your husband gave you the silent treatment? Whether it was yesterday or years ago, the hurt you feel can be palpable. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about three steps to stop the silent treatment.
My guest Ritu figured her husband was going through a midlife crisis when he never seemed to have time for her or their family and instead focused solely on work. She felt lost and hurt and was shocked when he said he no longer had the same feelings for her as he once did. However, Ritu made another kind of discovery that saved her marriage and she’s going to share with us exactly what she learned.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week brings to light just how important it is for us to learn from those who practice what they teach.
|Jul 14, 2020|
033: How To Be Loved The Way You Are
Does the thought of being vulnerable in your relationship make you weak in the knees? While it seems scary, it can actually help you to be more authentic and more attractive. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to be loved the way you are.
It can be hard to pinpoint where things are going wrong when you’re absolutely drowning under a million responsibilities like my guest Katharine. Her husband was distant and didn’t help much, leaving her confused and tired. Today, Katharine’s marriage is full of love and support and she’s going to share with us exactly what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is dispensed left and right by practically everyone you know but doesn’t really help when you get down to it.
|Jul 07, 2020|
032: How to Stop Worrying About Your Relationship
Have you ever felt consumed by worry or anxiety in your marriage? It can be hard to make decisions when you’re unsure of what the future has in store. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to stop worrying about your relationship.
My guest Holly had read practically every relationship book ever published but still found her and her husband having the same fight over and over. After 30 years of marriage, she felt betrayed by his addictive behavior. Every weekend of theirs used to be ruined, but not anymore. She’s going to share what she did to transform her marriage into one that’s playful and light.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week comes from a professional who’s trying to offer validation but instead, following their advice usually leads to more conflict.
|Jun 30, 2020|
031: 15 Signs You're Not Controlling
Have you ever been told that you were controlling when all you were trying to do was help? Sometimes it can be tough to tell the difference between the two. On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about how to recognize the 15 signs you’re not controlling.
My guest Ann found that fights with her angry, distant husband often landed her crying in the bathroom and left her marriage feeling like a minefield. Her husband didn’t seem to care about her and always wanted sex, resulting in Ann feeling used and unheard. Today, her marriage is filled with peace and passion, and she’s going to tell us exactly what she did to transform it.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week appears respectful on the surface but uses one small word that can spell out big trouble for your marriage.
|Jun 23, 2020|
030: How to Get More Compliments from Your Man
We all love to hear praise from those we care about, but what can you do if your husband never compliments you? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re going to discuss three things you can do that will inspire your husband to compliment you more.
My guest Deb was abandoned by her first husband and things were tense, lonely, and hostile in her second marriage. Together with her pastor husband, they had a blended family of 9 children, so there was a lot at stake! Deb shares how a solo road trip was the start of a healing transformation in her marriage, one that’s now a source of strength.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week means well, but there are actually several fundamental problems with it that contribute to making your marriage worse.
|Jun 16, 2020|
029: What to Do When Your Husband Cheats
What would you do if you found out your husband cheated on you? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about four important steps to take once you’ve found out that your man has been unfaithful.
My guest Michaela was exhausted from trying to sift through her husband’s lies and betrayal but she truly wanted to save her marriage. She found a solution and says that her relationship with her husband is now amazing! Today she’ll share with us exactly what she did.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is so frustrating to even think about that I’m not surprised it doesn’t work. In fact, it probably makes things in your marriage worse instead of better, despite so-called marriage experts claiming that it should fix things.
|Jun 09, 2020|
028: How to Make Things Better without His Conscious Effort
How can you make your relationship better without your husband even knowing what you did? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast, we’re talking about how to take your relationship up a few notches - and your husband won’t even realize what changed!
My guest Sara was resentful that her husband was weak, didn’t take initiative, and didn’t know how to discipline their children because he didn’t have a backbone. She knew he had a lot of issues to work through, but therapy wasn’t helping. Then Sara learned something that changed everything and today her husband is masculine and attractive! She looks forward to his touch and loves the way he looks at her.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is a recipe for a standoff that could last for years! It’s a saying that many of us have heard time and time again, but instead of being helpful, it’s actually incredibly disrespectful.
|Jun 02, 2020|
027: What to do When Your Husband Says He Doesn’t Love You
What can you do when your husband says he doesn’t love you? Here are 3 secrets for turning the breakdown into a breakthrough.
My guest Becky was fighting for her marriage alone--her husband didn’t want to stay married. But now he says they’re in it for life. Here’s what she did.
I promise you’ve heard The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week and if you’re anything like I was, you never even questioned it.
|May 26, 2020|
026: How to Work on Your Relationship When Your Husband Refuses
Learn exactly how you can work on your marriage when your husband refuses. Single-handedly create connection again.
My guest Debby’s husband shocked her when he announced that he wanted a divorce. He wouldn’t talk to her or touch her. She describes how she fixed her marriage.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week seems so logical it’s hard to even question it, but it will just leave you stuck.
|May 19, 2020|
025: How to Stop His Emotional Abuse
Here’s the real reason your man is emotionally abusive and 3 ways to make him stop.
My guest Bonnie’s husband was abusive and mean, so she filed for divorce. But now she feels safe, loved and knows he’s the best man in the world for her.
A blog reader got the Worst Relationship Advice of the Week from professionals. My first question is... professional what? It’s truly terrible!
|May 12, 2020|
024: How to Get Your Husband to Listen
How to Get Your Husband to Listen: 4 Ways to Speak the Language Husbands Like and Understand
Marriage counseling didn’t help Sue with her third marriage...until the counselor wrote something on a post-it note. Now, her marriage is loving, respectful, intimate, comfortable and optimistic.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is so popular that it’s part of the language. But it didn’t work for me and it didn’t work for the listener who sent it in either.
|May 05, 2020|
023: How To Manage His Mid-Life Crisis
Is your man having a midlife crisis? So frustrating! I’ll share the real reason he’s acting that way and what you can do about it.
My guest Valerie was giving her husband a year to shape up or she was done. Then he announced that HE was leaving her. She’ll share how she fixed her marriage and saved her family.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week which sounds pretty good but will make you resentful unless you make a small but important tweak.
|Apr 28, 2020|
022: When Your Husband Doesn't Earn Enough
There are 5 proven ways to inspire your husband to become more prosperous if he doesn’t make enough money.
My guest Shelly wanted to leave her angry, negative husband just when the kids were leaving the nest. Instead, she feels connected to him and enjoys going out on dates with him. Here’s how she got there.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week masquerades as self-respect but it’s a counterfeit that will leave you lonely.
|Apr 21, 2020|
021: What If Your Husband Drinks Too Much?
If your husband drinks too much here are 3 ways you can get him to choose you over alcohol.
Sage’s husband was an insensitive, drunken jerk. She couldn’t live like that so they separated. Today his drinking is no longer a problem and she has her dream.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is more like the voice of doom because it will doom your relationship.
|Apr 14, 2020|
020: If Your Husband Has Low Self-Esteem
How to fix your husband’s low self-esteem: 11 Ways to Give Him Swashbuckling Swagger and Self-Confidence
My guest Joanna was lonely, sad and defeated because her controlling, workaholic husband was avoiding her and didn’t even want to have sex. But today the passion is back and they enjoy spending most of their time together. She’s going to tell us how she did that.
Then I’ll be giving out the award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week which is directly from a pop song that may have worked its way into your subconscious.
|Apr 07, 2020|
019: When Your Husband Doesn’t Love You
3 secrets that can quickly turn the breakdown of feeling like your husband doesn’t love you into a breakthrough.
My guest Jo's husband never had time for her. They were like roommates. But today he takes her on romantic trips and wows her. She’s going to tell us exactly how she caused that incredible transformation.
You hear The Worst Relationship Advice as the reason a couple ends their relationship. Seems like it could happen to anybody--but there’s more to the story.
|Mar 31, 2020|
018: How To Get Your Husband To Pay Attention To You
On today’s episode I share:
|Mar 24, 2020|
017: When Your Husband Never Apologizes
I’ll share 3 power moves to restore the peace after a breakdown when you want an apology.
My guest Jola was in an exhausting, lonely marriage until she found something that empowered her to create connection and family hugs. She’s going to tell us what she did.
The award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week comes up so quickly in conversations among girlfriends, and it seems self-respecting, but most of the time it’s just lousy advice.
|Mar 17, 2020|
016: When Your Husband Hurts Your Feelings
What if you had a powerful one-word answer that made him think about what he had just said or done and respond with tenderness and even accountability?
Darlene’s relationship with her first love fizzled shortly after they had their daughter but...life brought them back together again. She’s going to tell us how she made that relationship amazing, shiny and wonderful.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is part of some popular communication training, but it causes boatloads of hostility. That is not what anyone is trying to do!
|Mar 09, 2020|
015: When Your Husband Is Not Attracted To You
What can you do when your husband is not attracted to you? On today’s episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast we’re talking about why the problem is not what you think and how to solve the real issue.
My guest Tess was devastated, heartbroken and shocked when her husband fell in love with her best friend, who was a marriage therapist. Her husband was so cold and unloving that she just wanted to leave. But then again, she didn’t really want to leave because she wanted her husband back. Then she made the best decision she ever made. She started doing something that put an end to her insecurities and had her husband declare his undying love for her and her alone.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is something that just can’t be done. It sounds good in theory, but it’s impossible. And if there’s anything you don’t need when you’re struggling in your relationship, it’s impossible advice that sets you up to fail.
|Mar 02, 2020|
014: Who Has The Most Power in Your Relationship?
Who has the most power in your relationship? I’ll tell you how to figure that out and what you can do about it.
My guest Stefanie had one failed marriage and a failed rebound relationship, and she was pretty sure that her relationship with a Latin waiter was also a big mistake because she broke up with him almost every week. But today she is happily married to that man, who likes to make her dreams come true. She’s going to tell us the secrets for how she made her high-drama romance dreamy.
Then I’ll be giving out the award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week which just makes a big problem where there was NO problem before. You’ve probably tried this. I know I did!
|Feb 24, 2020|
013: How to Make Your Marriage Emotionally Safe
What makes you feel safe and able to trust? We’ll talk about how you can create that even if you’ve caught your man lying about where he was, who he was with or what he was doing.
My guest Mila was ashamed to be living with fights and hostility that no one knew about. A month before her due date, her non-commital fiancee announced that he was moving out after the baby came. Now she enjoys a peaceful, loving home with the same man, who says that marrying her was the “best decision he ever made.” She’s going to tell us how she created that dramatic turnaround.
You have definitely heard pop-psychology drivel that is winning The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award. It sounds convincing but it’s just ridiculous hooey that keeps so many people stuck thinking their relationship is hopeless.
|Feb 17, 2020|
012: How to be Feminine and be 10X More Attractive
"Let’s talk about How to Be Feminine and 10x More Attractive. Today I’m revealing what your mom and your grandma would have told you about what it means to be feminine...if they had known!
My guest Angela’s husband was angry, controlling and distant and she was depressed and numb dreading the prospect of living the rest of her life in such an unfulfilling marriage. She decided to conduct an experiment and today her relaxed husband showers her with attention, gifts and help. She’s going to explain what she did to make that happen.
Then I’ll be giving out the award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week. This goes to a common suggestion you hear to make sure you get treated well in a relationship and it just backfires like crazy.
|Feb 10, 2020|
011: How to be Happily Married to a Narcissist
Discover how to be happily married to a man with Narcissistic Personality Disorder...or one who is extremely self-absorbed without having to suck it up and suffer forever.
My guest Carol’s husband was diagnosed with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and anger issues. A marriage counselor told her to get a restraining order so she did, and they separated by court order. But she not only saved her marriage she made it safe and loving again. She’s sharing exactly how she did it.
You have heard the winner of this Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award repeated at least 1,000 times and it's the opposite of goo advice. You probably never thought about it, but you'll see why yourself as soon as I tell you.
|Feb 03, 2020|
010: How to Talk About Sex
How to talk about sex, keep it steamy and get what you want: 3 secret cheat phrases to uplevel your sex life.
My guest Christine’s husband slept in the spare bedroom, never initiated sex and rejected her often. She thought there was something very wrong with him. Even though their marriage was okay, she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life feeling starved for sex and wondered if she should outsource that part of the relationship. Instead she found a solution that brought back the passion and skyrocketed the intimacy and the laughter too. She’s going to tell us exactly what she did and how you can do the same thing.
Then I’ll be giving out the award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week which you hear absolutely everywhere and sounds truish at first, but it definitely is false. Hear all that and more on The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 23, 2020|
009: How to Stop a Controlling Husband
Here's what you can do if your husband is the controlling one in the relationship and it’s getting on your very last nerve. I'll show you how to stop a controlling husband.
My guest Morvana had recently escaped a destructive relationship and found the man of her dreams, but was puzzled when some of the same patterns from that previous relationship showed up in her new marriage, which seemed to be deteriorating into lots of fighting and cold wars. Had she picked the wrong man again? She made an unpleasant discovery about herself that broke open the whole mystery and started her on a journey to making her relationship safe, sweet and satisfying again. She’s going to share how she did that.
So many women have tried The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week and it failed to create more connection. I tried it too. Didn’t work. Let's not all make that mistake. Hear all that and more on The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 23, 2020|
008: The Best Aphrodisiac for Men
Did you know there's a great aphrodisiac for men, and it's free and works fast? If you’re experiencing a chill in the bedroom or you’re in a sexless marriage, this episode is going to be incredibly valuable for you.
Julie’s husband had grown distant and taken up activities that didn’t involve her, so when he asked her for a divorce she knew he meant it. But instead of giving up on her marriage, Julie found a way to make it better than it was before. She’s going to tell us exactly how.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week award goes to a phrase that most people consider an absolute fact, but it never, ever, ever got me what I wanted in my marriage. At all. And I've never seen it work for my students either. I'll tell you all that and more on the Empowered WIfe Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 22, 2020|
007: How to Bring Back that Loving Feeling
Learn how to bring back that lovin' feeling even if your husband seems indifferent or even actively seems to dislike you. This is the proven method.
My guest Mari spent five lonely years in her third marriage fearing that she’d made yet another mistake. But she is no longer lonely in her marriage and instead feels like the center of her husband’s universe. She’s going to tell us how she turned her relationship around and made it fun and sweet again.
Then I’ll be giving out the award for The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week which you have heard so many times it seems like THE TRUTH, but actually doesn’t mean what most people think it means.
|Jan 22, 2020|
006: The Cure for the Selfish Husband
What is the Cure for the Selfish Husband? I'll show you three powerful ways to create a relationship where your guy--even a super selfish guy--becomes more giving, supportive and considerate. I am NOT exaggerating.
My guest Sonya was miserable, depressed and alone with her kids because her husband emotionally abandoned her and spent all his time playing poker instead of helping with the family. This went on for years...until she made a discovery, which she’s going to tell us about, that made her husband attentive, tender, and devoted to her happiness. She’s going to tell us what she did to have that breakthrough.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week goes to something that's the marital equivalent of trying to win the lottery without buying a ticket. All that on this episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 22, 2020|
005: How to Choose More Intimacy in Your Relationship
Today on The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle, you'll discover how to choose more intimacy in your relationship, and what you’re probably doing (without realizing it) that is killing your chances of that.
My guest Stephanie was devastated when her husband said he wanted a divorce even though she was pregnant with their fifth child. She didn’t know how or if she could save her marriage until she discovered something that helped her create a relationship that’s even better than it was before. She’s going to tell us exactly how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award is something you hear absolutely everywhere and most people think of as a fact, but it's a big, fat lie! You'll hear about that and more on The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 22, 2020|
004: How to Get Your Husband Back
This is the how to get Your husband back episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle. There are 14 things you can do for the good of you both when you’re husband leaves you emotionally or physically--even though you may shock him (in a good way) and yourself!
My guest Fanny discovered her husband had been having an affair for 18 months. She was trapped because of their kids and finances, and because deep down she really wanted her marriage to work. She didn’t know how or if that could happen, until she discovered something that helped her create the marriage she’d always wanted. She’s going to tell us exactly how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week is what so many people say to do if you catch your husband cheating, but is the best idea for you? Most likely not. You'll hear why not on this episode of The Empowered Wife with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 22, 2020|
003: Top 10 Ways to Control Your Husband
Have you tried these Top 10 Ways to Control Your Husband? I have, and sadly, none of them work.
My guest Dien gave up her whole life in Canada to move to the UK with her new husband, but soon found out he was a hoarder and insomniac who had lied to her. So she took her 3-month-old baby, her passport and all the money she could get her hands on. But instead of leaving her marriage, her journey led her fixing her relationship and making it magical again. She’s going to describe exactly how she did that.
The Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award is something that most women think you SHOULD do to be a good wife, but it actually backfires and makes you into an annoying toothache of a wife. You'll hear all that and more in this episode of The Empowered Wife with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 21, 2020|
002: Becoming an Irresistible Magnet
There are 11 simple behaviors that men find irresistible in women, and not one of them has to do with hair, makeup or how you dress. None of them are manipulations. They won’t make you seem desperate. You won’t have to dumb down.
Then, my guest Marissa thought there was something seriously wrong with her husband because she was getting zero help with their baby. She started doing something that inspired her husband to take initiative with the baby and housework, and also shower her with presents and special treatment. She's going to tell us what she did.
And the Worst Relationship Advice of the Week Award is something you hear absolutely everywhere...but it actually makes things much, much worse. You'll hear all that and more on this episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 21, 2020|
001: How to Skyrocket the Passion in Your Relationship
Welcome to the Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle where it’s all about fixing your relationship without your man’s conscious effort so you feel desired, taken care of and special--even if your relationship feels completely hopeless.
Today I'm sharing about a secret that will help you skyrocket the Passion in Your Relationship, even if you’re in a sexless marriage.
My guest Kathy Murray has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, First for Women Magazine and her interview with the BBC went viral on several continents. She was in a sexless second marriage, stressed out over her stepchildren and heading for second divorce. But she made a decision that changed her life forever and now has a dreamy marriage to the same man. She is going to tell us exactly what she did to single-handedly turn her marriage around and make it passionate and gratifying again.
And the Worst Relationship Advice of the Week goes out to….Laura Doyle. Wait, is this a mistake?! Sadly no. It's my embarrassing mea culpa. You'll hear all about it on this episode of The Empowered Wife Podcast with Laura Doyle.
|Jan 21, 2020|
The Empowered Wife Welcome Podcast
The Empowered Wife Podcast is all about fixing your relationship without your man's conscious effort even if it seems completely hopeless.
Guests share how they fixed their marriages to men with anger issues, narcissism, alcohol abuse, verbal abuse, midlife crisis, affairs, physical abuse and more using the Connection Framework and the 6 Intimacy Skills.
Every show highlights the worst relationship advice of the week, reveals the very common mistakes that everybody seems to be making and shows you exactly what to do instead fo have a playful, passionate relationship--like over 15,000 women who have already transformed their relationships and become Empowered Wives.
Listen and subscribe to the Empowered Wife podcast with New York Times bestselling author Laura Doyle, the world's most trusted relationship expert, so you can stop feeling lonely, exhausted and unloved and start feeling desired, taken care of and special again.
|Jan 21, 2020|