Relationships & Marriage

Healthy Relationships (Encore)

Posted on February 28, 2024 by Liz Dederich

Healthy relationships are essential for good mental health. What are the components to healthy relationships and what’s the number one skill to building those relationships? Dick’s guest is Dr. Carla Manly, author of Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend.

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Impostor Syndrome (Encore)

Posted on January 31, 2024 by Liz Dederich

Impostor Syndrome (also known as Impostor Phenomenon) is the fear of not being the competent and capable person people believe you to be. How common is this phenomenon? Is there anything that can be done to lessen this fear? Dick’s guest, Darald Hanusa, is Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the UW-Madison School of Social Work and […]

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How to Have a Successful Marriage

Posted on June 28, 2023 by Liz Dederich

Dick’s guests, divorce attorney Allan Koritzinsky and psychologist Dr. Kenneth Waldron share 5 myths about marriage and the 7 essential ingredients of a successful marriage from their book “The Road to Marital Success is Unpaved.”

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Finding Your Life Purpose

Posted on October 12, 2022 by Liz Dederich

Having a sense of purpose in life has been correlated with better health, better relationships and even longer life. Dick’s guest, Dr. Christine B. Whelan is a professor, lecturer and author of five books, including The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life.

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Date Smart

Posted on November 10, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Clinical Psychologist and Author, Dr. Carla Marie Manly, joins Dick to discuss tips on how to navigate dating from her latest book, Date Smart: Transform Your Relationships & Love Fearlessly.  

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Applying Tough Love to Marriage

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Kindness and love are not enough to make a marriage work. Sometimes looking out for number one can lead to a healthier twosome. Dick’s guest is Dr. Larry Larrabee, a psychologist with over 30 years of counseling experience.

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Healthy Relationships

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Healthy relationships are essential for good mental health. What are the components to healthy relationships and what’s the number one skill to building those relationships? Dick’s guest is Dr. Carla Manly, author of Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend.

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Successfully Dealing with Negative People

Posted on November 5, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

It’s a special skill to keep your cool around people who are cruel, obnoxious or just downright unpleasant. It can be done. Dick’s guest Dr. Tina Hallis, author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge and expert in positivity, shares her 5 steps  to deal with negativity.

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Living with a Personality Disordered Partner

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Why do people choose such a troubled partner? How can they cope with the challenges in relationships with a partner who has a personality disorder? When is it best to get out? Dick’s guest, Dr. Jim McGloin, has over 30 years of experience in couples counseling.  

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PreMarital Counseling by Professionals

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Premarital counseling is often required by the clergy who will soon perform the ceremony. However, couples in premarital counseling by licensed therapists is growing. What questions are raised in professional premarital counseling? What are the red flags that suggest caution? Dick’s guest is Linda Lewis Griffith, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the author of […]

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Elements of a Successful Marriage

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Liz Dederich

How you choose your mate may be as important as what you do once you’re married to make a successful marriage. How do you choose the right mate? What can you do to make marriage richer and more fulfilling? Dick’s guests are Dr. Jim McGloin and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lesa Fischer, who have 50 years of […]

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Lessons from Couples Counseling

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Liz Dederich

In explaining how he helps couples, Dick Goldberg, LCSW and host of Insights, shares some of his methods in couples counseling that can help get past anger and move to “companionate” love. Guest host Amber Ault is a Ph.D., MSW, clinical sociologist, teacher, trainer, author of The Five Step Exit and previous guest of Insights.

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Finding Your Best Mate

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Liz Dederich

It’s much more than checking items off a list. Dr. Jim McGloin joins Dick to discuss the tricks, traps and whatever to avoid in finding your life partner.

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Avoiding Mistakes in the Divorce Process

Posted on September 24, 2014 by TSC Admin

Two acclaimed divorce lawyers share classic mistakes clients often make during this emotionally charged process and how to avoid them. Dick’s guests, Allan Koritzinsky and Daphne Webb, both share inclusion on “The Best Divorce Lawyers in America” list as well as a combined 80 years of divorce law experience.

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Long Distance Relationships

Posted on September 10, 2014 by TSC Admin

Why is the number of these types of relationships growing? What are the challenges? What are some of the advantages? Dick’s guest, Margery Wang, having just completed her doctoral dissertation on this subject at The Wright Institute, shares her recent findings. #longdistancerelationships #UWMadison

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Posted on August 27, 2014 by TSC Admin

How important is friendship to your happiness? What is a good friendship? How do you cultivate a healthy friendship network? Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason is an author, lecturer and Director of The Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 5,000 people have taken her workshops in personal growth and development.

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When Your Life Partner is Troubled

Posted on April 2, 2014 by TSC Admin

What is the impact on one partner when the other has mental health issues? How do you deal with a depressed, anxious or addicted mate? Lauren Papp, Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is Dick’s guest. For more information about Professor Papp, please visit

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Posted on March 5, 2014 by TSC Admin

Are secrets always a bad idea or is it sometimes wise to keep them locked away? Dick’s guest, Dr. Tamara Affifi is an expert in family communications and has researched and written on the subject of privacy, secrets, disclosure and avoidance. She is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.

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Premarital Counseling by Clergy

Posted on February 19, 2014 by TSC Admin

Exploring the benefits of examining the strengths and challenges of an impending marriage with your clergy. Is it a must or can the truly happy couple just head to the altar? Dick’s guests are Reverend Michael Schuler, longtime senior minister of one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in America and Reverend Eldonna Hazen, newly […]

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The “Good” Divorce With Kids

Posted on January 31, 2013 by TSC Admin

Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron returns to discuss the best and most productive ways to deal with disputes over children and custody in divorce.

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The “Good” Divorce

Posted on January 22, 2013 by TSC Admin

While divorce always involves loss, stress and pain, there are techniques and ideas that can buffer these issues, as well as make a favorable long term outcome more likely. Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron shares his experience and knowledge from 30 years in this field.

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Successful Dating: 10 Vital Tips

Posted on January 1, 2013 by TSC Admin

In this to-the-point 15 minute podcast Dick shares ten tips that will increase your chances of finding a great life partner. The ideas are the basis of a workshop offered to students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Premarital Counseling

Posted on December 6, 2012 by TSC Admin

Why do it? Who should get it? How do marriage counselors work compared to clergy? Dr. Don Ferguson, author of “Reptiles in Love”, long term couples’ counselor and premarital workshop leader shares his knowledge and experience. For more information about Dr. Ferguson, please visit

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Effective Couples Counseling

Posted on September 5, 2012 by TSC Admin

All couples have their struggles but when is help from a couples counselor in order? Dick explores what techniques effective counselors use and how to know if your counselor is right or wrong for you. Dick’s guest, Dr. Don Ferguson is the author of the book “Reptiles in Love” and has been counseling couples for […]

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Couples and Toxic Fighting

Posted on August 23, 2012 by TSC Admin

Understanding why nice people in loving relationships can have nasty toxic fights. Dick’s guest is Dr. Don Ferguson, author of the book “Reptiles in Love”. The book takes an in-depth look at why almost all couples experience this toxic fighting and how to navigate conflicts more productively. Dr. Ferguson has been counseling couples for 30 […]

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Part 2: Relationship Enhancement

Posted on July 11, 2012 by TSC Admin

Psychologist Dr. Deborah Hoffman returns to continue the discussion of ways to make your marriage or intimate relationship a greater source of joy and love.

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Relationship Enhancement

Posted on July 7, 2012 by TSC Admin

Facts, techniques and ideas to bring more joy, less conflict and more love to your relationship. Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist, past UW-Madison faculty and author of “The Win-Win in Relationship Workshop – Steps to True Intimacy” discusses how to enhance your relationship.

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Affairs and Repairs

Posted on June 4, 2012 by TSC Admin

Why do affairs happen? How common are they? Is a relationship repairable after the affair is over? Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist and past University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member with 30 years of experience counseling couples, explores these issues with Dick. For more information on Dr. Deborah Hoffman, please visit:

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Stress Management

Posted on March 14, 2012 by TSC Admin

We all have stress. Some is toxic and some is healthy. Author, expert and lecturer Patricia Clason returns to help us learn to react to stress in a healthier way. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit

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Managing Anger: Yours and Others

Posted on March 7, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dr. Darald Hanusa has 33 years of experience treating abusive men and counseling their survivors. He travels nationally, lecturing on domestic violence and anger management, as well as training therapists on this topic.

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Revitalizing Intimacy and Sexuality in a Long Term Relationship

Posted on February 8, 2012 by TSC Admin

Sex therapist Jane James discusses how to bring intimacy and satisfying sexuality to a long term relationship.

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