Season 2, Episode 11: Succeeding in Love

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On today’s podcast, we’re going to be getting into some of the reasons that couples wait too long to get help. Stephanie Macadaan is not only a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, but she is also one of the sponsors for the upcoming Shine Retreat for Women! Listen in as Stephanie breaks down some of the biggest barriers to starting couples therapy, and shares her passion in helping not only couples, but also couples where one partner is willing to do the work but the other one isn’t. She’s able to work with both sides of that!

Stephanie Macadaan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in couples therapy in Los Angeles. She is also the creator of The Happy Couple Plan, an immersive online program that takes the couple on a journey through the ins and outs of their relationship, to help couples feel more empowered, aware and in control of their future.

Don’t forget about the upcoming SHINE RETREAT FOR WOMEN!!! A healing retreat for all women regardless of age, size or ethnicity in Laguna Beach, CA. All women are warmly welcomed for an inspiring weekend of self care, workshops, yoga, beach pampering, connection, yummy meals, and fun! Join Anna and her cohost, today’s special guest, Stephanie Macadaan!

Show Highlights:

  • Most couples don’t really know how to work on their relationships, and “date nights” can only go so far.

  • Most couples view therapy as something to go to only in crisis.

  • Couples therapy is designed to help relationships even when they’re not suffering.

  • Stephanie finds it pretty common to get a phone call from a couple asking for information and wanting to come in, and then not hearing from them again for several months afterward.

  • Couples therapy requires vulnerability not only to the therapist, but vulnerability in front of your partner, as well, and that may make some people hesitant to start.

  • Changes in our relationships can be very subtle, when we can drift apart and disconnect. It takes understanding the dynamics of a relationship so you can be more conscious of it.

  • Life gets so busy, and we tend to expect our relationships to sit quietly on the side but be there when we need them.

  • It’s easy to assume that if our relationships are good, that they will always be there.

  • We’re never taught how to have successful relationships, yet when our primary relationships suffer, it can have an impact everywhere else in our lives.

  • “What if I want things different, but a partner won’t catch up?” Stephanie addresses this issue with a program she created called “The Happy Couple Plan”. It bridges the gap between couples not even thinking about therapy, and then coming in, in crisis. Her program is a safer middle-ground.

  • The 3 things needed to have a solid, connected relationship:

  • Knowledge about how relationships work

  • Personal insights into the unique characteristics of yourself

  • Consistent effort as a couple

  • Stephanie discusses the types of couples who are a perfect fit for her “The Happy Couple Plan”.

Links / Resources:

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Special Invitation: Shine Retreat is coming up September 27th - 29th, 2019!! 

Registration at: https://www.shineretreatforwomen.com/

Email me at info@ShineRetreatforWomen.com to receive a $50 discount code off registration.

You can also reach me at anna@herlifeunscripted.com.

“Shine Retreat” is limited to 40 women.

Stephanie’s Links!

You can find more about Stephanie and her work at: 

www.thehappycoupleplan.com

www.therapywithstephanie.com

Podcasts Mentioned:

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The Shine Retreat for Women! A healing retreat for all women regardless of age, size or ethnicity in Laguna Beach, CA. All women are warmly welcomed for an inspiring weekend of self care, workshops, yoga, beach pampering, connection, yummy meals, and fun! 

www.shineretreatforwomen.com


Special Invitation:

The Shine Retreat is coming up September 27th-29th, 2019.  

Registration: https://www.shineretreatforwomen.com/

Email me at info@ShineRetreatforWomen.com to receive $50 discount code for registration.

You can also reach me at anna@herlifeunscripted.com.

The Shine Retreat is limited to 40 women. Reserve your spot today!