Happy holidays! This week, we are talking about relationships on the show. Whether you are single or in a relationship, my guest and I cover many topics applicable to all listeners. I’m thrilled to welcome back a familiar face, the dynamic Kate Anthony. If you've been following the show, you know Kate as a multi-time guest, bringing her wisdom to various discussions about shit that matters with unqualified people, which is a series I do here on the show.

But this time around, Kate is donning the hat of a qualified expert ready to tackle topics ranging from the role of porn in relationships to the challenges posed by addiction, mental illness, and emotional abuse. Kate also shares how to tell a partner you want a divorce in a clear, kind, and absolute way. 

As the author of the new book “The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage,” Kate brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation. She is also the acclaimed host of “The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast,” a New York Times recommended show. Beyond podcasting, Kate is the visionary behind the groundbreaking online group coaching program, “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” This program empowers women to navigate life's most challenging decisions through coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and profound self-work.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • The first thing women need to look at when trying to decide to end a relationship (6:55)
  • Kate provides insights into the prevalence of narcissism in contemporary society, addressing the question: “Do you believe there are as many narcissists as people seem to think these days?” (11:47)
  • Emotional abuse and what it looks like in a relationship, including the two crucial facets of emotional abuse (17:02)
  • Shedding light on sexual abuse in marriage (35:42)
  • Insights on effectively initiating and navigating the divorce conversation with a spouse, ensuring that it resonates and has a lasting impact. (43:52)

Resources from this episode:
1:1 Coaching with Andrea
Kate’s website
Kate’s book

Book recommendations:
You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading! 

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Kate Anthony is the author of The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage, host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work.

Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans set on a solid foundation, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all their decisions.

Kate is trained in various coaching modalities with two of the top coach training organizations in the world. Additionally, Kate is certified as a Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate by the state of California, as a Co-Parenting Specialist by the Mosten Guthrie Academy, and as a High Conflict Divorce Coach by Tina Swithin’s High Conflict Divorce Coaching Certification Program.

In addition to her online programs, Kate works privately with clients all over the world.

Kate lives in Los Angeles with her teenage son, whom she lovingly co-parents with her ex-husband.