Dear Therapists

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I’m Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. And I’m Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid. We’re both advice columnists, TED speakers, and of course therapists in clinical practice who want to bring the lessons of the therapy room outsidethe therapy room… to all of you. Each week on DEAR THERAPISTS, we invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall in these personal, raw, transformative sessions with everyday people and then hear what happens when we give concrete, actionable advice and have them report back to let us know how things went after the session ended. We’re sharing these real sessions because we believe that everyone can benefit from hearing how people just like them get through their struggles and grow and change. So sit back and come into the therapy room with us… and prepare to learn a lot about yourself in the process.

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Lori And Guy's Exciting Announcements
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. We have some very exciting news to share with you! Get ready to mark some important dates on your calendars, and if you're having as much trouble containing your excitement as we are, our only advice is go ahead and binge Season 1 as we get our Season 2 sessions ready for your ears (and hearts). We're so glad to be bringing you this brand new season of sessions based on the incredible letters you've sent us. Please take a minute to subscribe for free so that you don't miss any episodes, and if you'd like to apply for a session with us, we welcome your letters at loriandguy@iheartmedia.com Be sure to watch the first annual Ambies, the Awards for Excellence in Audio, streaming LIVE on YouTube and Twitch on Sunday, May 16 at 8PM ET/5PM PT Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 12, 2021
Bonus Episode: Instagram Live Q&A
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Hey Fellow Travelers, we are still hard at work on season 2 of our show, but while we’re away, we wanted to share this conversation the two of us recently had on Instagram Live where we answered some of your questions and gave some insight behind the scenes of Dear Therapists. If you want to follow us on Instagram, Lori is @lorigottlieb_author and Guy is @guywinch. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. We will be back with season 2 in Spring 2021! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 04, 2021
Savannah's Chronically-Ill Husband
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. When Savannah first met her husband, she knew he had a chronic illness but didn't think it would affect their lives as a young couple in love. But soon after she and her husband married, his symptoms got worse, and now she struggles to be both his caregiver and wife. We help Savannah get the support she needs and initiate the hard, honest conversations that she and her husband had both been avoiding. We're going on hiatus to get ready to bring you a brand new season of DEAR THERAPISTS. Until then, take care of yourselves, and don't forget to catch up on any episodes you may have missed! If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 22, 2020
Shannon's Holiday-Season Dread
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. Shannon spent her childhood holiday seasons listening to her divorced parents fight about who would get more time with their kids. Now 32 and a year out from her own divorce, she's dreading her first holiday season without her spouse and managing her parents' disappointment if she doesn't travel to their respective homes during COVID. We help her to see the connection between issues in her marriage and her holiday dilemma, and offer her an empowering way to reclaim the holidays for herself this year. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2020
Scott's Wife's Affair
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. After Scott discovered his wife's affair, he wanted to save their marriage and was heartbroken when she wanted a divorce. But months later, much to Scott'ssurprise, his wife asked to come back. Now that they're together again, Scott is struggling to trust her, and we help him to ask the hard questions that he's been afraid to address. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 10, 2020
Danica's Rejected Sibling
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. Danica and her two brothers grew up with parents who weren't very present, leaving the three of them to fend for themselves. But Danica and her older brother could be painfully cruel to their younger brother Blake, and as adults, Blake still feels hurt and excluded. We help Danica to revise her story about their relationship, and to begin the process of healing and repair. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 03, 2020
Two Therapists and a Monk
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. We’re dipping into our inbox to answer several of your questions this week, but we’re not doing it alone! For this special episode we’re joined by Jay Shetty, host of the On Purpose podcast and author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller “Think Like A Monk.” And because we couldn't resist, Jay also brings us an issue in his own life, tries out our advice, and lets us know how it all went. Consider this speed therapy, just in time for the holidays! If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 24, 2020
Molly's Father's Suicide
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This week, Molly has always had a critical mother, but even she was shocked when her mom blamed her for her father's recent suicide. We help Molly take the steps to separate truth from fiction and to set boundaries in her life that will free her from her mother's shackles. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 19, 2020
Libby’s Self-Induced Stress
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This week, a high school student struggles to manage the pressure to achieve without losing her sense of self. We help her to see that when you have balance in your life, it doesn't make you less productive. It actually makes you function better as a whole, and that this will be even more true as she grows into adulthood. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2020
Maria's Childless Son
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. Maria doesn't want to interfere in her kids' lives, but when she hears that her son wants to have children but his wife doesn't, she wonders if her son will have regrets later if she doesn't say something now. But what should she say, and how? We help her to see that her fears about her son's lack of a voice in his marriage is something she's familiar with herself, and that acknowledging the unspoken will open the door to a new family dynamic. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 05, 2020
Liam's Gender Transition
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. Liam has just come out to his family as a transgender man and begun hormone replacement therapy. His sister is getting married soon and he promised to be her Maid of Honor, and while he no longer feels comfortable wearing a dress, he also doesn't want to make things awkward for his sister and the rest of the family. We discuss his struggle over his gender expression and help him to see that being true to himself is what will ultimately make everyone most comfortable. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 29, 2020
Haley's Perfect Sister
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. In Haley's mind, her sister Jill has always been the "perfect" one. When Jill visits their aging parents, she's like Mary Poppins, bringing sunshine and rainbows and even labeling their antiques. Haley is tired of never measuring up to Jill, but we help her to see that her problem is different from what she believes it to be—and that it's actually her greatest strength. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 22, 2020
Lori & Guy's Mid-Season Break
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Hey there Fellow Travelers, we’re taking a short break in the middle of our season, but we wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we want to hear from you. If you’ve taken any of the advice we’ve given on this show and applied it in your own life, we want to know how it went. Record a two- or three minute voice memo telling us about it and send it to LoriAndGuy@iheartmedia.com. We may use your message on the show! Stay tuned! Dear Therapists will be back on October 22nd. In the meantime be sure to follow us on social media: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @GuyWinch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 08, 2020
Lenny's Estranged Daughter
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. It's been two decades since Lenny's daughter cut off contact with him after he and her mother divorced. Lenny has thought about his daughter and the grandchildren he has never met every single day and has tried to make peace with the situation, but his wife Patricia sees his pain and asked for our guidance. She and Lenny join us together as we help them to consider a new approach to Lenny's parental alienation. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 01, 2020
Elena's Cheating Husband
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. After seven years of marriage, Elena recently discovered that her husband has been having affairs—plenty of them. They are in couples counseling and he has vowed to change, but this hasn't gone so well. We help her to explore her own reluctance to change, and encourage her to prioritize her own feelings, stop falling prey to manipulation, and take action that will move her forward. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 24, 2020
Jeff’s Critical Parents
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. Jeff's parents have always been critical--making negative comments about everything from his appearance and intelligence to his being "too sensitive"—and as an adult, Jeff has tried not to let these hurtful words get to him. But now that he's a new father, he's worried about the impact that his parents' constant criticism will have on his child. We help him move past his fear of confronting his parents in his new role as a parent himself. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 17, 2020
Allison’s Lonely Students
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, a dedicated young teacher deals with the guilt of not being able to connect with her students while being physically separated from them during the pandemic. But it isn’t just her students who are craving connection. We help Allison navigate through her own loss as well. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 10, 2020
Kristine's DNA Bombshell
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we explore what happens when a DNA test reveals a shocking surprise. Kristine was adopted and had always hoped to find her biological parents—and in her early twenties, she did. But there was a secret that she—and her biological father—didn't know about. We help her to navigate the fallout as she re-examines her definition of family. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2020
Amy's Boyfriend's Dog
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, we explore the ghosts of a partner's ex-girlfriend. A woman is happy in her new relationship, except for one thing: her boyfriend insists on taking care of his ex's dog, and she has a sinking feeling that it's not just the dog her boyfriend is holding onto. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 27, 2020
Ryan and Beth's Relationship Impasse
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Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week, a married couple with kids struggles to come to a decision on where to raise their family. Ryan wants their kids to grow up near his family in Nebraska. Beth wants them to live near her mother in New York. We show them a new way to talk through an impasse that's been causing resentment and keeping them stuck for years. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 20, 2020
Mike's Messy Affair
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Hello Fellow Travelers, this week a man who ended his marriage to be with the love of his life wonders if that makes him a bad person. We talk to Mike about coming to terms with his decisions by seeing things from the perspective of others.    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 13, 2020
Priscilla's Blended Family
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Hello, Fellow Travelers. This week we explore the challenges of blending families together. Priscilla is struggling to deal with her boyfriend’s six-year-old daughter and is wondering if it's even possible to build a relationship with the girl who constantly says she hates her. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 06, 2020
Shrina's Broken Heart
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Hello, Fellow Travelers. Our very first episode deals with a problem familiar to a lot of people: a breakup and a broken heart. Our guest Shrina struggles to understand why her boyfriend suddenly decided that he no longer loved her and she's questioning what changed and what she might have done wrong.    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at LoriAndGuy@iHeartMedia.com.   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author  GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 30, 2020
Introducing: Dear Therapists
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Sit in on the intimate sessions of renowned therapists and national advice columnists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch as they guide fellow travelers through the everyday and extraordinary challenges of life. Each week, Lori and Guy invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall and listen to their personal, raw, transformative sessions, where they share behind-the-scenes insights, offer actionable advice, and bring people back to find out what worked (or didn’t)–and what we can all learn about ourselves through the lens of others. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2020