Many people might think about how they can change their partner in order to improve their relationship. However, the best way to start improving your relationship is to start with yourself! Listen to today’s show to learn how to improve yourself to improve your relationship.

In this episode with Dr. Carla Manly, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How to know and make friends with yourself
  • The danger of trying to please everyone else in your life
  • How to support your partner and grow together
  • Learning to be empathetic and listen well in your relationship
  • Identifying your resistance to growth and connection
  • And much more!

Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and wellness expert, makes her home in Sonoma County, California. In addition to her clinical practice, she is deeply invested in her roles as an author, consultant, advocate, and speaker. With a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly specializes in improving professional and personal relationships through mindfulness and communication skills. With a focus on self-development as the foundation for optimal wellness, she builds relationships by fostering individual awareness. Blending traditional psychotherapy with alternative mindfulness practices, Dr. Manly knows the importance of creating healthy balance, awareness, and positivity.

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Episode Links

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