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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 to 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Fatima Dewedar

got the courage to say to my husband I'm grateful to you for going to work and coming home to me and our family

Feb 1st
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Fatima Dewedar

these skills are life changing in my marriage

Jan 28th
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