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Episode 56: Tables Turned: Doctor Interviewed by Wife

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Shelly interviews Marty about his experiences as a psychiatrist. Marty shares his surprising view on medication, mental health, science vs. religion and how he stays emotionally healthy enough to do his job. Shelly elaborates on what being married to a psychiatrist is really like.

Episode 46: Relationships: The State of our Union

Relationships test our emotional health perhaps more than anything else. Contrary to popular belief, we weren't born knowing how to navigate the complexity of romance. Here's an overview of the most common reasons relationships go off the rails and how to recognize warning signs when yours is in trouble.

Episode 43 - Perseverance: How to Find Life in the Grind

Perseverance is a learned skill that to be mastered over a lifetime requires a shift in motivation over time. How does one stay motivated to persevere "in life" when the primary goal has been met or is judged as unattainable? Mastering the art of perseverance can lead to not only profound accomplishment but to deep satisfaction with existence on a moment-by-moment basis.

Episode 22 - Divorce: The Cleanup

The emotional wreckage post divorce requires concerted and intentional cleanup. You need to take your time and work through the process. Rushing into new relationships and running from the process of healing only postpones the inevitable and creates more problems than it solves. Join me for a discussion on the subject of recovering from a divorce.

Episode 21 - Divorce: The Church

Church-going Christians get divorced regularly. Its painful for everybody and can be very confusing to navigate. In this episode, Carpenter offers advice from both firsthand and professional experience on the matter of divorce in the church.

Episode 20 - Divorce: The Mess

Divorce is virtually always a mess and often in unpredictable ways. Here we examine many of the considerations people often overlook when contemplating ending a marriage. Gain a deeper understanding of the factors leading to marital breakdown and what you might expect post-divorce in terms of dating and finding a new partner.