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Do you want more excitement, joy and happiness in your relationships? Have you experienced heartbreak or a divorce? Are you ready to find love with the right person? For the past 30 years, Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) has been combining her experience as a therapist, with practical science-based advice to help thousands of people, just like you, find and create the loving relationships they deserve.
In this radio program, she's here to share her relationship advice, inspirational stories, and thought-provoking guests with you. Seize the moment to make your relationships be the best they can be.
Dealing with change is definitely stressful. No matter what others have you believe, even in wonderful times like having a baby or getting a better job, change is about giving up what’s known and adjusting to the new. Dr. Terri talks with therapist Debra Orbuch Grayson (MS, LCMFT), about how to get better at coping with change and transition. Change isn't easy but there are ways to deal with it that can make it feel less scary and stressful.
Are you familiar with the phrase, "You're never too old to find Mr. (or Ms.) Right?" But is it actually true? Is it possible to meet the love of your life when you're in your 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond? Absolutely yes! Dr. Terri talks with Patricia Lorenz, who found her love in midlife, where she might otherwise not have looked. She also shares her personal, interesting, and funny stories that tell a lesson for all, in her new book, "57 Steps to Paradise: Finding Love in Midlife and Beyond."
You think 60,000–70,000 thoughts a day, and sadly, it’s the negative ones you tend to hear the loudest. Negative thoughts damage your life and happiness: they create behaviors that railroad the best of intentions. Dr. Terri talks with Ora Nadrich, a certified life coach and mindfulness meditation teacher, who says that you simply can't lead a happy and fulfilled life if your inner dialogue is conflicted or causing you to suffer. She has created an incredibly easy to follow method to get rid of negative thoughts, taking away all their power over you. It will work for anyone and starts by realizing that you are in control over your own thoughts, and you get to decide who stays.
What really happens in your brain when you fall in love? And when you're in love, what changes in your neurotransmitters cause you to feel obsessed or become "love blind" about your partner? Dr. Terri talks with Dawn Maslar (MS), author, speaker, adjunct biology professor and researcher in the science of love. For the past decade, she has been using her cutting-edge research to describe how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love, and then move on to a more passionate, lifelong love. Her latest endeavor is called the Devotion Test, an instant saliva test that can show love and commitment in men. Most people love falling in love, but after this program, you might not look at falling in love the same way again.
When it comes to romance and dating, the rules and strategies have changed in the past decade. Professional matchmakers are experts in the field of helping people find love and have become a very successful way to meet someone who is compatible. Dr. Terri talks with Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore, The Matchmaking DUO, who believe that countless women and men are facing the dilemma of their education and careers taking off, but their personal life has left them lonely and unfulfilled. They argue that discovering long-term love is an intentional and hands-on undertaking.
The Matchmaking DUO are Certified Life/Relationship Coaches, Certified Matchmakers, national speakers, and authors of the critically acclaimed book, “Relationship DUOvers.” Together, they own Fisher Gilmore Matchmaking (FGM), Inc., an agency which specializes in helping women of power balance their career, personal, and love life by teaching how to effectively blend all three.
Studies show that more than forty million Americans are turning to the internet to find love. About half of all people who meet online go out on a face-to-face date, and about 20% of online daters have turned online dates into a long-term relationship or marriage. Dr. Terri talks with Michelle G. about strategies to be successful at online dating and techniques to go from online to offline dating. Michelle is a certified dating and relationship specialist, author, speaker, and CEO of MG International, a digital matchmaking service that uses the power of online dating to help people find meaningful and long lasting relationships. She is also the author of the book Relationship SOS: Seven Lifelines to Rescue Your Emotional Intimacy Now.
Most of us have experienced that crazy, out of control feeling at the beginning of a new romance. You know – your heart races, you feel a rush of excitement, and you can’t get anything done because you’re constantly thinking about the other person. But ask anyone to label that urgent longing and yearning, and you’ll get as many different responses as you will people. In this program, Dr. Terri discusses the many complexities to love and how you know whether the passion and butterflies in your stomach are signs of romantic love or simply lust. Also, she'll share some science-based strategies to reignite that lustful desire in a long-term relationship.
According to statistics in the US, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth ages 10 - 24. In a culture where there is a growing crisis of teen depression, addiction, and suicide, how can parents, schools, and community organizations get in front of the problem and save lives? Dr. Terri talks with Sandy Fowler, co-founder of DASIUM, an organization of people helping individuals, parents, and schools wake up to, and face the challenges of teen and young adult depression, addiction, and suicide. At DASIUM, they're passionate about sharing the unspoken truth and believe that the combination of being proactive in teaching healthy coping strategies, early intervention and getting quality care for kids in crisis is the answer.
If you want to go the distance with your partner or learn why your previous relationships have failed, you need to understand who you are “in love.” Dr. Terri talks with Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan, a licensed marriage and family therapist, who believes that you can rewire your brain to love differently (better!), to achieve healthier and more satisfying relationships. Figs helps couples learn why they act the way they do in love and conflict, and how to get out of conflict by being vulnerable and open with each other. He also developed an online program Empathi.com to help you feel more connected in your relationship, stop fighting, start growing, and keep loving.
Staying positive in a negative world is a challenge, but one that Lisa Jesswein has faced countless times as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, cancer survivor, divorcee and intuitive reader. Lisa has been an inspirational speaker since the age of 14 when she was asked by medical staff to speak on organ donation at the state capitol. Dr. Terri talks with Lisa Jesswein about her dating experiences, how to overcome fears and navigate setbacks, and how to embrace the “power of you!”
In May, 2017 The Love Doctor was asked to join the Empower Radio family. Those radio programs can be downloaded above. Before that date, she recorded entertaining and informative podcasts about relationships and love. Check out her earlier podcasts here.