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Author: Paul Gilmartin

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"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times

"Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today

"A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire

"Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine

"Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly

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Her lifelong fear of commitment was masked behind an obsession with emotionally available men - Christina shares how she personally changed and healed her pain to be able to recognize and accept healthy love including self-love. More about our Guest Follow Christina on Instagram @TinaComedy Find her videos on YouTube under the name Christina Joy Empowered. Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Varidesk standing desk solutions.  To learn more go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by HoneyBook business management tools.  For 50% off your first year go to www.HoneyBook.com and use offer code MENTAL   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The hilarious blogger/author of Ramshackle Glam and The Big Activity Book For Anxious People shares about her battles with anxiety, relationships and being replaced as the creator and lead actress on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She and Paul also get into some fun Fears and Loves.   More About Jordan Reid http://www.ramshackleglam.com https://www.amazon.com/Big-Activity-Book-Anxious-People/dp/0525538062#byline_secondary_view_div_1557335105824 https://www.instagram.com/ramshackleglam/   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by SquareSpace.  For a free trial go to www.SquareSpace.com/mental and when you're ready to launch use offer code MENTAL Paul's SquareSpace page of music and dog pictures is www.Paul-Gilmartin.squarespace.com This episode is sponsored by AuraFrames.  For $50 off go to www.AuraFrames.com and use offer code MENTALILLNESS at checkout. This episode is sponsored by Bill Nye's new podcast Science Rules.  Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts.    Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------  
The comedian shares about his battles with depression, fear of failure, huge financial and professional setbacks (he had a huge following on Vine before it was retired), having a mother with BiPolar I, and alcohol. More About Our Guest Follow Ry on Twitter and Instagram @RyDoon Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by VariDesk.  For more info go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by the stress-relieving Calm app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Gary John Bishop's new book Stop Doing That Shit: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back.  For more info go to www.GaryJohnBishop.com   Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
433 - Janet Varney Returns

433 - Janet Varney Returns

2019-05-0301:52:28

Paul's former Dinner and a Movie cohost and very first guest on the podcast returns to share about fears, loves, panic attacks, people pleasing, hurt feelings and her battles with personalization displacement syndrome. More About Our Guest Find her on Twitter @JanetVarney Find her on Instagram @TheJVClub Check out her website www.JanetVarney.com And Check out her awesome podcast The JV Club  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by VariDesk.  To learn more go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by HoneyBook.  For 50% off your first year go to www.HoneyBook.com and use promo code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by Aura Frames.  For $50 off go to www.AuraFrames.com and use offer code MENTALILLNESS   Other Links Mentioned  The book Why Does He Do That by Lundy Bancroft WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The IT entrepreneur and writer who created the Mend app talks about her struggles with obsessions and letting go especially after breakups or loss, how she is creating a community online to deal with the shame, isolation, obsession and feelings of rejection and not being enough.  She also talks about the sickness of working to extreme exhaustion and trying to find validation outside of her accomplishments. More About Our Guest On leaving Google: https://medium.com/this-happened-to-me/why-i-left-google-c02f1ff471c6 On her parents' divorce: https://www.letsmend.com/posts/what-my-parents-divorce-taught-me-about-heartbreak   Other links: Mend website: https://www.letsmend.com/ Elle's Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/loveislikeaplant Mend Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/wholehearts Elle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellenhuerta/?hl=en Mend's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsmend/?hl=en Mend App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mend-self-care-for-breakups/id1074475992?mt=8   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Varidesk standing desk solutions.  To learn more go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by the podcast But That's Another Story.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The comedian and podcaster (New Player Has Joined) opens up about his financially privileged but emotionally barren childhood, verbal abuse from youth hockey coaches, and discovering himself thru video games. More About Our Guest Find more about Keith at: https://twitter.com/NewPlayerPod  https://twitter.com/KeithKingbay https://www.instagram.com/newplayerpod/ https://www.instagram.com/keithkingofbays/  Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Varidesk to learn more go to www.VariDesk.com/workelevated This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental   Other Links Mentioned  Keith's Recommended Video Game List Firewatch - PC/MAC/PS4/XBOX Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you've left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have. https://store.steampowered.com/app/383870/Firewatch/    Stardew Valley - PC/MAC/iOS You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!   https://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/Stardew_Valley/    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC/Xbox/Playstation/Switch The game takes place in Skyrim, a province of the Empire on the continent of Tamriel, amid a civil war between two factions: the Stormcloaks, led by Ulfric Stormcloak, and the Imperial Legion, led by General Tullius. The player character is a Dragonborn, a mortal born with the soul and power of a dragon.   https://store.steampowered.com/app/489830/The_Elder_Scrolls_V_Skyrim_Special_Edition/     Mario Odyssey - Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey is a platform game in which players control Mario as he travels across many different worlds, known as "Kingdoms", on the Odyssey, a hat-shaped ship, to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to forcibly marry her. One of the highest rated games of all time.  https://supermario.nintendo.com/   Civilization 5 PC/MAC The Flagship Turn-Based Strategy Game Returns Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the dawn of man into the space age: Wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, go head-to-head with some of history’s greatest leaders and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known. https://store.steampowered.com/app/8930/Sid_Meiers_Civilization_V/   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The licensed therapist and author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shares about common issues people deal with in therapy and ways that we are our own worst enemy. Paul shares about adopting a dog, plus great listener descriptions of their food issues anxiety and depression. More About Our Guest    MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE now available at bookstores everywhere!   Contributing editor +  "DEAR THERAPIST"   columnist   @TheAtlantic  Follow her: Website  +  Facebook + Twitter   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by Myro natural deodorant.  To get 50% and get started today for just $5 go to www.mymyro.com/mental and use offer code MENTAL This episode is sponsored by the podcast Directionally Challenged.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
The comic, life coach, & ex-athlete shares about his lifelong suicidal ideation, struggles with food, abandonment by his dad who fathered him via an affair, learning trust, self-care, conflict resolution and even trying the suicide hotline. More About Our Guest www.LeoFlowers.com www.Twitter.com/LeoFlowers4Real www.instagram.com/LeoFlowers2000 www.Facebook.com/LeoFlowers2.0 www.Youtube.com/LeoFlowers Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove bras and underwear.  To get 15% off your first purchase go to www.ThirdLove.com/mental  This episode is sponsored by the PickTheBrain podcast.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.  For more go to www.PickTheBrain.com  This episode is sponsored by Parcast network's Survival podcast.  Find it wherever you listen to podcasts. This episode is sponsored by Care/Of personalized vitamin service.  For 50% off your first order go to www.TakeCareOf.com and use offer code MENTAL50 Other Links Mentioned   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services --------------------------------------------------
The 42 year-old mother reads the open letter she wrote to the men who took advantage of her as a young teen, discussing gray area issues like consent, alcohol, objectification and trading sex for love, attention or to avoid abandonment. More About Our Guest https://www.marignygoodyearart.com/blogs/artventures   https://business.facebook.com/marignygoodyearart/   https://www.instagram.com/marignygoodyearart/?hl=en   Private FB group for sexual trauma survivors https://www.facebook.com/groups/358482458098027/ Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by the Calm app.  For 25% off a Calm Premium subscription go to www.Calm.com/mental This episode is sponsored by Unum.  To download the Unum workplace mental health report go to www.UNUM.com/mentalhealth This episode is sponsored by MadisonReed.  For 10% off your first color kit plus free shipping go to www.Madison-Reed.com and use offer code MENTAL    WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------  
Funny and vulnerable, Julie was born to a drug-addict teenage mom, was given up for adoption and raised by a stoic military dad and Fundamentalist mom whose obsession with demons comes close to resembling the mother from “Carrie”.  From 2013 I forgot to mention it in the episode but the monthly-donor raffle for this cutting board is thru Wed Mar 27th.  Donors get one guess per $5/month donation.  So a $10 donor would get two guesses etc.  I have chosen a number between 1 and 500 and the person who guesses closest will win the cutting board (and shipped to them).   Support Our Sponsors!  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling.  To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental  Must be 18.  This episode is sponsored by MadisonReed home hair color kits.  To get 10% off your first one plus free shipping go to www.Madison-Reed.com and use offer code MENTAL   Other Links Mentioned  www.Patreon.com/mentalpod   WAYS TO HELP THE PODCAST ______________________ Subscribe via iTunes and leave a review.  It costs nothing. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mental-illness-happy-hour/id427377900?mt=2 ————————————————————————— Spread the word via social media.   It costs nothing. Our website is www.mentalpod.com our FB is www.Facebook.com/mentalpod and our Twitter and Instagram are both @Mentalpod  -------------------------------------------------------- Become a much-needed Patreon monthly-donor (with occasional rewards) for as little as $1/month at www.Patreon.com/mentalpod    Become a one-time or monthly donor via Paypal  or Zelle (make payment to mentalpod@gmail.com) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Try Our Sponsor’s Products/Services ---------------------------------------------------
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Comments (12)

Mia G

blech. emotionally available men. the worst. 👎

May 24th
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Nikki Casares Shettlesworth

thank you for sharing your story Amanda. I found you very relatable. peace to you.

Apr 10th
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Kirsten Ashley

I'm an ER nurse and I thought I'd clarify a few things. 1. You can transfer the infection to different parts of your body if you touched the infected area. ALWAYS wash your hands after using the restroom or any other contact. 2. HSV is similar to shingles and chicken pox in that it lives in the nerve endings in the effected area. One way to think of HSV in a less negative light that I have told myvpatients when they are diagnosed or having an outbreak is that shingles is the dormant form of chicken pox. If you have had chicken pox, you have a pretty good chance of having a shingles out break. The lesions are very similar, just in a different part of your body (the trunk). Are people that have had chicken pox dirty? No. It just so happens that this type of herpes virus is exclusive to the mucus membranes and genital area and only spread through contact there. I have a number of friends who have SEVERELY struggled, to the point of a suicide attept in one case, with this and I do my best to try and change the stigma and people's perception about it. Hope this helps someone out there 😊

Feb 24th
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Daniel Sheffield

Thank you for having this guest on. Although I am a man many of her feelings and experiences growing up really resonated with me.

Feb 8th
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perfect.paradox

I wish she touched more on "relationship OCD" - I live with this destructive OCD. I have yet to figure out a way to fight it often destroying relationships and my own happiness. I have created compulsions just to see if I can get through a relationship... lets just say, its ruining love in my life. until now...I haven't heard someone describe my life word for word. "fear of them not being the one" (therefore, end or avoid commitments) thanks for the great episode

Dec 29th
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J WIGHTMAN

heavy episode and great info

Dec 4th
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Caitlin Jayne Douglas

psychology

Nov 29th
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Henry Smith

continue to speak Truth

Sep 22nd
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Tw Thomas

hi Paul. I much appreciate your show, BUT... , i think maybe the shows, interview's, maybe have getting a little soft lately. I, along with many others, struggle with drug addiction. It seems like its been a while since their have been consistently dramatic, and seriously troubled guests on the show. Consistently the show's have become a bit soft and lighter hearted then in previous years. this isn't "dinner and a movie" this is about, or at least was in the past more about the show's title. The way it is lately more presented is a "im ok, your ok" fluff piece. I hope you, and soon, bring more interviews with people like me, people still deeply imeresd in their particular sickness. mine, being a former responsible, productive member of society. A huge contrast to my last 15 years of experiencing the highs and lows of a active junkie, with a true and predictable ever downward trend. thank you,. troy

Aug 24th
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Bella Ring

I found this podcast 4years ago when I was dealing with post pardon depression. this helped me so mush. listening help me not feel so alone and reminded me that slowly it will get better. Also listening to other people's stories help me understand people around me and my own feelings. thank you Paul ❤

Aug 3rd
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connie d

Paul- thanks for this. my mom was my primary abuser and i need to hear others talking about how abusive behavior does not relate to gender identity. i later got into abusive romantic relationships, some straight and one same sex. my worst was a woman and it took an order of protection and police to keep her away although she stalked me Anyway. it's not only men. I'm free and happy with a new, authentic love. thanks for this podcast.

Jul 31st
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Tamsheep

This is the most touching and relatable and eye-opening and beautiful thing I think I’ve ever heard. Thank you for sharing this. Much love from Germany ❤️

Jul 16th
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