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How to Make Everything Better the Second Time Around with Terry Gaspard

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How to Make Everything Better the Second Time Around with Terry Gaspard

Studies show that the odds of divorce for remarriages is higher than that for first marriages. Increased financial pressures, unfinished business with exes, the challenges of blending families, and more can strain second marriages to the breaking point. Dr. Terri talks with Terry Gaspard, a licensed therapist for over 30 years, blogger, and author of the new book, “The Remarriage Manual: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around.” Terry discusses the keys to a successful remarriage to help you build a strong connection for the long-haul.

On today's episode:

1:50 - What inspired Terry to write her book

5:45 - The unique challenges of remarriage

12:20 - Strategies to rebuild trust in a relationship

17:00 - Embracing your role as a step-parent

21:25 - Terry's experience as a relationship coach

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Terry_Gaspard_382633135.pngTerry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW is a licensed family therapist, blogger, and author. She is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, TheGoodMenProject, The Gottman Institute Blog, and Marriage.com.  She is also the author of the new book, “The Remarriage Manual: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around.” Based on over 30 years of clinical practice, her own personal experience, knowledge from leading marriage and remarriage researchers, and 100 in-depth interviews of remarried people, the book provides the advice, practical tools, hope and inspiration you need to prevent challenges from becoming deal-breakers and build a deeply trusting, loving and strong relationship

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About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: DrTerriTheLoveDoctor.com.