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The Division of Household Labor: Andy Overthinks


I recently had the opportunity to speak with Andy, the host of Andy Overthinks Podcast, about the division of household labor. In our conversation we talk about societies expectations and ideals of paid vs. unpaid work, how it impacts women, and what we can do to change it.

Want to learn more about how to manage division of labor in your own home? Sign up for my Creating Partnership Families Course.

This is a course that outlines how changing the structure of our family will help us create a partnership model inside the family and outside the family. To enable more support for women, men and children. To give you hope in creating a balanced partnership dynamic in your own family!

Ask Dr. Julie Hanks Podcast: How To Deal With Divorced Parents?

In this episode, Dr. Julie Hanks coaches Tori and addresses the question, “How to deal with divorced parents?” Divorce changes the family dynamic and can put strain on family relationships, particularly when the divorced parents do not want to engage with each other. Evan as adult children, having to hold separate birthday parties, holidays, and other family events can be tiring and cause individuals to feel like they have to pick and choose.

During this episode, Dr. Hanks discusses the importance of grieving the family you once had, and communicating boundaries with parents and other family members about what you will discuss, who you will visit, and what you will be a part of moving forward.

Course:
Managing Difficult Family Relationships During the Holidays 

Improving Family Communication 

If you have found this information helpful, you can find additional resources on this topic in my podcast, my online courses, and through new events each month. Connect with me on social media @drjuliehanks and at drjuliehanks.com. For therapy in Utah visit wasatchfamilytherapy.com

Ask Dr. Julie Hanks Podcast: How To Tell Family about Faith Transition

In this episode, Dr. Julie Hanks coaches Mikayla and addresses the question, “How to tell family about faith transition?” During a faith transition it is normal to have fears about disappointing your parents and feeling alienated from your family. Taking charge of your faith is a normal part of growth and development and there is nothing wrong with you.

If you are wanting to talk to your parents and/or family about a faith transition:

1. Ask parents to select a time they are available to have a hard conversation

2. Write down the main points of what you want to convey to them and what you want from them

3. Make that request

Course: Finding the Middle Ground in the LDS Church 

25 Things NOT to Say to Believing Loved Ones

25 Things NOT to Say to a Loved One Leaving the Church

Read Dr. Hanks’ popular Mormon Cultural Commentary Blog Articles

If you have found this information helpful, you can find additional resources on this topic in my podcast, my online courses, and through new events each month. Connect with me on social media @drjuliehanks and at drjuliehanks.com. For therapy in Utah visit wasatchfamilytherapy.com

Thanks Dr. Hanks: Finding Your Five with Jen and Drena

Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with Jen and Drena on the Finding Your Five podcast. This podcast is based on the concept that you are the average of the five people you hang out with the most, and I was honored to be invited!

In this episode we talk about my personal hero, Dr. Brene Brown, attachment styles, assertiveness, and relationships. We also talk about Byron Katie and the idea that all pain comes by believing our thoughts. By observing your thoughts you can help see it differently.

For more on assertiveness, get your copy of my book, The Assertiveness Guide for Women.

Interview with Dr. Julie Hanks on Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast

In December I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Reedy on Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast. During our conversation we touched on a broad range of topics including parental relationships, empowering women, and navigating faith transitions.

During the episode, I also share ways to navigate conflicting messages between clergy, conservative culture, and mental health professionals. Asking questions and continuing to grow is a part of human development. Faith transition, which may or may not lead to a change in faith tradition, is growth and can be a positive process.

Listen to our discussion above!

How To Be Assertive (Not Aggressive): Spa Trouvé Podcast

I was pleased to sit down with Courtney Anderson of Spa Trouvé to talk about some ideas and insights from my book “The Assertiveness Guide for Women.” We talk about differences between assertiveness and aggression as well as some tools to be more assertive.

Balancing Sacrifice and Self-Care: Mormon Marriages

If we don’t invest time in developing our sense of self, we can’t be “self-less.” We wouldn’t have anything to offer. – Dr Julie Hanks

!I talked with Angilyn and Nate Bagley recently about how to balancing caring for the self while caring and sacrificing for others and God. Enjoy!

25 Things NOT to Say to a Loved One Leaving the Church

There are some common phrases that believing loved ones say to loved ones leaving the Church that are often hurtful, even when they are said with positive intent. I’ve also worked with many people who have left the Church that long to hear certain thing from their family members.

Here are 2 lists: what NOT TO say and TO say to a loved one leaving the Church. There’s an option to download PDF version that you can print out and share.

5 Ways To Manage Holiday Stress: Good Things Utah

It’s no secret that this time of year can leave us feeling overwhelmed. From buying gifts to decorating the home and making cookies, we often feel burdened by extra responsibilities. Here are 5 ways to manage holiday stress: