Jun 16, 2021
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What comes to mind when you think of what it takes to be a supportive partner in your relationship? Being in a relationship is beautiful, but you can run the risk of losing yourself if you’re not careful. You have to be mindful to communicate with your partner who you are, what you want, and how you can best be supported. In today’s episode, I am joined by the beautiful badass wife of Dr. Phil, Robin McGraw. They’ve been married over 45 years and she came to debunk any myths you have around what it takes to be a loving and supportive partner, especially when your significant other is larger than life and has a strong personality. She shares why she is so passionate about the importance of taking care of yourself and being okay with putting yourself first in order to show up 100% for your family. She’s unlocking the secrets of what it takes to spend a meaningful and purposeful lifetime together with the one you love, so take notes.
Supportive Wife | Robin on wanting to support Dr. Phil and not missing any shows [1:30]
Purpose | Not being conflicted about your purpose, making sure your partner supports it [6:44]
Changes | Robin explains why talking about changes together in marriage is so important [8:51]
Non-Negotiable | Robin on what her deal breaker was and communicating that [10:25]
Frustration | Robin on how she powers through anger with journaling and not lashing out [15:51]
Put Yourself 1st | Why caring for your family isn’t a sacrifice but requires you to be #1 [18:58]
Firm Beliefs | Robin on telling him how to treat you and what you want [28:17]
Forgiveness | Robin on Dr. Phil not forgetting to mail hundreds of handwritten letters [30:39]
Divorce | Robin discusses why divorce is not an option and early conversations about it [38:10]
Payoff Phase | Robin shares what the dessert phase is like after 45 years married [42:40]
“I respect myself and I always have. I respect who I am and what I stand for” [19:56]
“it's not selfish to put yourself first you have to take care of yourself, so you can take care of those you love.” [21:14]
“if you care about your kids, take care of their mother, if you care about your husband, take care of their wife, if you care about your parents take care of their daughter. [24:17]
“I never knew how strong I was until I chose to forgive someone who wasn't sorry. and accept an apology that was never given.” [36:30]
“The payoff for having so many conversations and working really hard is what the phase to life that we're in right now, and I call it the desert phase of our life.” [42:42]
Guest Bio: Robin McGraw, #1 New York Times best-selling author, has been married to TV talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw for over thirty years. His viewers have embraced Robin--whether she's discussing her experiences as a mother and wife or dealing with issues that women face in their lives.
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