Episodes
This week, we’re in session with Nora, whose whirlwind romance with her now-husband led to an unexpected pregnancy that was terminated when they were first dating, the fallout of which she is still dealing with. We help Nora to process her feelings of past resentment so that she can see her husband and their relationship more clearly in the present   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Subscribe for free to Dear...
Published 02/20/24
This week, we’re in session with Amanda, who’s wondering if she should leave her husband after finding out he repeatedly cheated on her with other women. We help her to get past her fear and prioritize her own wellbeing.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Subscribe for free to Dear Therapists to stay up to date on all the latest episodes.   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1...
Published 02/13/24
This week, In the last of two bonus episodes, we’re doing another case consultation with our intern Ben, a psychology graduate student who pre-interviews the guests and helps select who gets on the show. Today we’re having an honest conversation about the session “Becca and Jake’s Marital Impasse”– and what we wish we had done differently.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both...
Published 02/06/24
We hope you enjoyed Season 3 of Dear Therapists. As we get ready for Season 4, we have two special bonus episodes to share with you. Sometimes after a session, we like to think about what worked well, and also what we would do differently if we could do it again. In these two bonus episodes, we do a case consultation with our intern, Ben, a psychology graduate student who pre-interviews the guests and helps select who gets on the show.    This week/Next week we’ll unpack what worked with a...
Published 01/30/24
This week we’re in session with Kate, who wants to break free from her people-pleasing tendencies. We help her to see how this pattern developed in her family growing up, and how to start prioritizing her own feelings and needs with her parents and brother now that she’s an adult.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 01/23/24
This week we’re in session with Jordan, who wants to understand how seeing his parents’ dysfunctional relationship as a child might have contributed to his own marriage ending after only two years.     If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy...
Published 01/16/24
This week we’re in session with Anna and Chris, a young married couple who came to us after Anna, who is pregnant with their first child, discovered that Chris had been lying to her. We show them how to rebuild trust and avoid this kind of deception going forward.    If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 01/09/24
This week we’re in session with Melanie, who wonders if it’s possible to interact with her mother in adulthood in a way that won’t cause so much pain.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy Winch   Learn more about your ad-choices at...
Published 01/02/24
This week we’re in session with Kayla, who’s engaged to a wonderful man but still carries scars from a disturbing relationship she had years ago that is affecting her ability to get close with her fiance.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy...
Published 12/26/23
This week we’re in session with sisters Sandra and Kim, who discover a family secret that their parents held for sixty years. We help them to process the news and communicate with their mother, who still feels shame and resistance around sharing the truth.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com...
Published 12/19/23
This week we’re in session with Becca and Jake. Becca loves her husband Jake but worries about his angry outbursts toward their young children, and considers whether she should leave him to protect them. We help the couple talk about this impasse in ways they never have before.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 12/12/23
This week we’re in session with Catherine, a seemingly polite woman who creates elaborate revenge fantasies about the people in her life. She wants to understand why she does this–and how she can stop.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and Instagram @Guy...
Published 12/05/23
This week we’re in session with Lily and Nathan, who fell madly in love after their midlife divorces. We help them navigate a toxic ex-spouse who’s not happy about their upcoming marriage and is making their lives miserable.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on Twitter @GuyWinch and...
Published 11/28/23
This week we’re in session with Adam, who struggles to trust himself and set boundaries in his relationships. We help him to see how his avoidance is related to unprocessed grief from his childhood and then take steps toward a new path forward.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online:   LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author   GuyWinch.com and on...
Published 11/21/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. We wrap up Season 2 with a beautiful session with Doug, who is finally in a healthy, loving relationship after the breakup of a long-term relationship that left some emotional scars. We help him to understand why intimacy is so scary for him, the impact his earlier romantic relationship had on him, and how he can be vulnerable in his current relationship in order to feel safe and cared for.  And some exciting news! By posting reviews, sharing episodes, and telling...
Published 11/14/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Zoey, whose resentment of her financially successful brother threatens to tear their relationship apart. We explore the impact of their difficult childhood on their relationship as adults, and the meaning that money has taken on given their history. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 11/07/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Hilary, who has been in recovery for nine years for alcohol and drug addiction after working through her traumatic childhood. Since then, she has become an addiction counselor, but recently she’s concerned that she has developed a shopping addiction and seeks our help to get things back on track. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both...
Published 10/31/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Melissa, who has trouble identifying her emotions until they all pour out at once, leaving her kids and husband scared and confused. We help Melissa to get in touch with her feelings and use them to form stronger, healthier relationships with her family--and herself. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter...
Published 10/24/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Paul whose boss texts him at all hours and doesn’t seem to respond to his attempts to set boundaries with her. We help him to see that this pattern has come up in his life before, and offer him a way to take back his agency. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 10/17/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Audrey, who seven years after divorcing a man she believes is narcissistic, has not yet moved on with her life. Her ex-husband is now getting remarried and she wonders why she has been unable to find a new relationship herself and why she might be pushing away men who seem to care about her. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com...
Published 10/10/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Lauren, a woman in her 50s who feels shame and embarrassment about her limited sexual and romantic experience. We help her recognize the real reasons she felt unable to have sex for so many years and how those same dynamics are still holding her back. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 10/03/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Mark, who is dealing with a lot of regret after losing the woman he loves. He wonders if he might be able to get her back now that he is working on the issues that caused her to leave, and we help him navigate a path forward. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 09/26/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Wendy, who wonders whether a childhood friendship is worth saving after some conflict. We help her to move out of her comfort zone and tendency toward avoidance by opening up some difficult conversations she’s never had before--not just with her friend, but also with her husband. If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected]. Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter...
Published 09/19/23
Hey, Fellow Travelers. This week we’re in session with Emma, who wants to break her pattern of being drawn to older, unavailable men. We help her to see how her fear of rejection and loss after her father’s death serves to keep her safe but actually leaves her quite lonely.   If you have a dilemma you’d like to discuss with us—big or small—email us at [email protected].   Follow us both online: LoriGottlieb.com and on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram...
Published 09/12/23