January 1, 2019
Drs. Jon Van Epp and Morgan Cutlip discuss how to use their Relationship Attachment Model to maintain healthy communication in marriage.
December 19, 2018
Dr. Van Epp and Dr. Cutlip discuss getting prepared to make a lifelong commitment to a romantic partner.
December 14, 2018
Dr. John and Dr. Morgan discuss how to navigate an early dating relationship in a way that minimizes the chances of going too deep with the wrong person.
November 28, 2018
Jackie discusses what life was like being involved with a substance user before and after she learned how to communicate effectively with him.
November 19, 2018
Beverly discusses the most important aspects of The BALM philosophy and how to get started being an agent of positive change in your family.
November 13, 2018
Beverly discusses the techniques she teaches to help people communicate more effectively with loved ones.
October 27, 2018
Beverly discusses her philosophy for finding peace within yourself first, then being able to potentially influence others towards recovery.
October 10, 2018
Mary discusses her challenges and triumphs as she worked hard with her husband to overcome her codependent tendencies.
October 4, 2018
Jessica discusses how she's worked to begin overcoming codependency, and why this work is so important for anyone struggling.
August 16, 2018
Dr. Sharr Chardas discusses how to overcome a deficit of self-acceptance.
July 22, 2018
Dr. Chardas discusses how the neurosis of codependency is actually the symptom of lack of self-love and acceptance.
July 7, 2018
Therapist Hope Eden discusses how to honor yourself, internal vs. external locus of control, temperament testing, and optimism bias.
June 28, 2018
Johanna discusses how our painful patterns are most often linked to the patterns in our family of origin, and how to get to the root of these issues.
June 22, 2018
Tracey Malone discusses the warning signs of financial abuse, and what to do if you've become a victim of it.
June 14, 2018
Therapist and Daring Way Certified Facilitator Sandra Lax shares surprising research about vulnerability, trust, and shame.
June 8, 2018
Therapist Sandra Lax discusses the nuances of sex addiction and general infidelity, and how a couple can heal after trust is broken.
June 1, 2018
Dr. Natalie Jones discuss her experience working with clients who came from emotionally abusive families, and how she helps them improve self-love.
May 10, 2018
Coach Brian King discusses why we people-please and how to overcome the urge. We also do a mini-coaching session on people-pleasing.
May 3, 2018
Author, teacher, and coach Cheryl Richardson discusses her newest book, Waking Up in Winter, all about navigating major life transitions.
April 25, 2018
Dr. Sara Gilman discusses EMDR Therapy, how it works, and why it's considered the most efficient therapy for processing traumatic experiences.
April 18, 2018
Holistic codependency coach Debbie Sherrick discuss how she views codependency as a mind-body-spirit issue.
April 11, 2018
In this episode, professional therapist Shena Tubbs discusses her personal and professional experience with love addiction and sex addiction.
March 28, 2018
Counselor Janine discuss her personal experience handling a marriage in which she and her ex husband wanted to do what was best for their son, and separate.
March 21, 2018
Carol describes how to deal with multiple challenging scenarios involving loved ones who are addicted.
March 16, 2018
Schema therapist Christine Askew educates us on how she uses schema therapy to help clients identify their patterns and rewire the brain.
March 7, 2018
Savannah Grey, founder of, discusses how to improve self-esteem when you're feeling down in the dumps, hush the inner critic, and raise emotional energy.
February 28, 2018
Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Author, Editor, and Media Correspondent Sherry Gaba discusses obsession with marriage and relationships, how to distinguish between healthy love and obsession, what to do about it, and codependency in the media.  
February 22, 2018
Matt and Susan talk about how their relationship started after Susan's previous marriage, dealing with custody and court, and their focus on living a healthy life together.
February 13, 2018
Therapist Andrew Johnston shares how distress is created and healed in relationship with others, and the advice he would give to help someone improve feelings of self-love and worthiness. 
February 7, 2018
Patricia discusses what life was like leaving a toxic marriage and using Kim Saeed's bootcamp to connect with support, get back on her feet and start to heal.
January 30, 2018
No Contact expert Kim Saeed shares what it was like leaving a toxic marriage after 8 years, and how to make sure you don't end up with another abuser.
February 14, 2016
Lisa Romano shares a key process she uses to help coach codependents through rough moments.
November 2, 2015
Professional Counselor John Raven discusses how our brains can lead us to do things we don't want to do.
October 26, 2015
Dr. Germain discusses the impact that codependent leadership has on employees and organizations.
October 19, 2015
Dr. Dayton discusses what happens to us when we grow up in traumatic environments, and how to heal.
October 14, 2015
Dr. Robb discusses the final stage of recovery in which one lives in full alignment with who he or she really is.
October 5, 2015
Dr. Robb discusses the shame core and how to mine through it to reach your true, authentic self.
September 28, 2015
Dr. Germain discusses what codependency looks like in the workplace, the effect it has on our work and relationships with peers and bosses, and how to be aware of and handle people at work who prey on codependent workers. 
September 21, 2015
Dr. Dean Robb discusses what it's like to encounter the period after Phase 1 recovery from initial addiction, and onto the underlying issues which likely caused your addiction in the first place. 
September 14, 2015
Dr. Dean Robb provides an overview of "next stage recovery", the part of codependency and addiction recovery after overcoming the original addiction, when one starts to be faced with deeper, often subconscious issues.
June 22, 2015
Jim discusses why it's important to progress through a romantic relationship keeping certain steps in order. 
June 13, 2015
Shannon discusses recognizing her codependency more than a decade after it started, her keen ability to lean into discomfort, and why she says accurate self-evaluation is just as important as self-esteem.
June 7, 2015
Author and therapist Darlene Lancer discusses her book Conquering Shame and Codependency, covering topics such as shame, guilt, the Inner Critic, denial, self-discovery, and recovery.
June 1, 2015
Father and Author Harry Josephson discusses his experience raising a heroin-addicted son, how he eventually gave up the urge to "help" and save him, and his son's three years of sobriety.
May 25, 2015
Chrstine Askew desribes how codependency and addiction are related; the triggers, cycles, and difficulty in changing behavior, along with a type of therapy that's paricularly effective in addressing codependency and addiction.
May 18, 2015
Julie Meredith of Safe Harbor discusses domestic violence, why it's not always obvious, how tell if you're in a situation that could escalate into physical violence, and how to get out.
May 11, 2015
Portia describes her unfair upbringing, how it led to a series of unhealthy romantic relationships, and how she ultimately broke contact with all toxic people in order to raise her children in a healthy environment.
May 4, 2015
Kim discusses characteristics of narcisstically abused people, the steps to leaving a relationship, dealing with cravings to go back to a narcissist, countering limiting beliefs, and why emotional manipulators target codependents.
February 26, 2015
John Raven, licensed professiona counselor and author of the book Don’t Feed The Ducks: Overcoming Unhealthy Helping In Your Life And Relationships, spends some time with us talking all about boundaries. I enjoyed John’s intellectual approach to explaining things. He has a way of bringing together the “matter of fact” truths with theoretical constructs and a little bit of the neuroscience. Ultimately I walked away with a new understanding that, 1) When my “helping” is accompanied by a negative biological reaction, it’s probably an indication my boundary needs adjusted, and 2) If I’m afraid of pushing or re-establishing a boundary, it’s likely that my “stretch” is actually more in line with what is considered “healthy assertiveness”.
February 26, 2015
In this episode, we're delighted to have our first outside guest licensed profeesional counselor Jennifer Beall. As we interviewed Jennifer, we each had personal epiphanies and light bulbs going off in our heads, particularly for me when I came to the realization that "people-pleasing" for codependents is actually a form of control in order to make themselves feel safe, not control in the sense of deliberately manipulating other so you can feel in charge. But it is a subtle mechanism they use to empower themselves, i.e. "If I make my wife happy then she will be nice to me so I'll be happy." Paradoxically it's actually empowering to make everyone around you feel what they're feeling because if you do, then theoretically you can control the environment to provide safety for yourself. Great insight!
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