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Broadcasting from Southlake, Texas at DLC Studios. It’s MarriagePath Radio. A place to grow, learn and find healing in your marriage. From money to anger. From In-laws to sex. MarriagePath is just what the doctor ordered. Your host is nationally recognized author, psychotherapist, and speaker, Dr. Les Carter. Do you have concerns about your marriage? MarriagePath wants to help guide you to a more healthy and vibrant relationship. Simply visit MarriagePath.com now and let us know how we can help your marriage not only survive – but thrive!
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Sep 29, 2015

Passive aggressive anger involves the expression of hurt or frustration in a hidden fashion that minimizes personal vulnerability.  Some people use this form of emotional management so commonly that it is a defining feature.  This podcast will help you identify when others are dragging you down with passive aggressive tactics, focusing on how you can respond in ways that will keep you from feeling trapped by its manipulations.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What are some common passive aggressive behaviors that sometimes show up in your closest relationships?”

Something to Think about

  • When you enter a power play with a passive aggressive person, you lose.
  • The passive aggressive pattern is anchored in fear disguised as control.
  • A break-through in passive aggressiveness cannot happen without humility.

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Sep 22, 2015

At times couples can agonize over major mistakes, lapses in moral judgment, or exposed character defects.  There is no way to make the emotion associated with these episodes feel smooth.  In this podcast we will explore how struggles with deep agony can become the catalyst for personal growth that may never have happened without the problematic circumstances.  Agony can hurt, but pain is sometimes the best way to reach maturity.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What good can come when a person experiences self-inflicted agony?”

Something to Think about

  • Agony can put you in touch with your deepest beliefs and core values.
  • When managed well, agony can prompt you to know the essence of love and mercy as never before.
  • Agony can strip you of prideful traits, and that’s a good thing.

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Sep 15, 2015

Relationships will quickly collapse when trust is lacking.  Trust is the precursor for skills like conflict resolution, building security, being an encourager, and instilling motivation.  This podcast will highlight 12 key ingredients that go into the making of a trustworthy person.  As these qualities are in place, there is a very high probability the relationship will be quite strong.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“What do you look for to indicate a person is trustworthy?”

Something to Think about

  • Trustworthy people like to make and keep commitments.  They are not hot and cold.
  • Openness and transparency are crucial to trustworthiness.
  • Instead of being imposing, trustworthy people respect boundaries.

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Sep 8, 2015

A central ingredient in loving relationships is kindness.  The absence of kindness can allow anger or insecurity to fester, but the presence of kindness can become the foundation for security and clean communication.  This podcast begins with a heart-warming story of a 20 year old college student befriending a 9 year old misfit, and how kindness impacted each in a transforming way.  Then it draws attention to the ingredients needed to bring kindness into family relations in general.  You don’t want to miss this episode.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“How can simple acts of kindness transform family relationships?”

Something to Think about

  • Kindness begets kindness.
  • Kindness is directly linked to your ability to empathize.
  • Kindness is an anti-anger characteristic.

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Sep 1, 2015

What does it mean to be a good person?  We often refer to goodness as it relates to performances.  For example, we might say you did a good job or you are good at handling certain tasks.  This podcast goes beyond the performance focus as it encourages you to examine goodness as a measure of integrity.  Relationships can succeed only as far as the participants’ goodness will allow.

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One of the most important aspects to positive change is communication and questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions. So each week, I ask a question.

“To you, what does it mean to be good?”

Something to Think about

  • Goodness is not a measure of achievement, but character.
  • Good people take delight in helping those surrounding them find happiness.
  • Goodness is most powerfully shown (or not) in moments of conflict.

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