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Sophie's Real Relationships Podcast

We live in a world that portrays relationships in such a way that people have started to have warped expectations of what they should be. My podcast will talk about what happens in the real world, to real people, with real stories (good as well as bad) and topics to help you understand relationships better, not just with others but also also with yourself.

Tracks

Divorce - Who's to Blame?
Today I interview Terrie Vanover and we discuss the subject of who's to blame in a divorce. It's easy to quickly point the finger but it's important to remember the element of personal responsibility in order to learn the lessons and grow. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
35:57 05/26/2022
Dads & Custody
Today I interview Andrew Pain and we focus on dads and custody. After a divorce or separation, fathers suffer from not seeing their kids as much as they used to and can even be denied access. We talk about parental alienation and how child custody arrangements can be extremely difficult to tackle. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
27:54 05/19/2022
Single with Purpose
Today, I interview Imani Khaliid and we discuss how he has chosen to be single with purpose. Self-awareness and meeting our own needs (as opposed to what we think we want) is often not constructively thought about when it comes to dating. Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
31:04 05/12/2022
Divorce & Midlife
Today I interview Deanna Bryant and we focus on midlife & the impact it can have on relationships, especially in terms of divorce. By the time we reach midlife, we will have had a fair amount of life experiences that will cause us to re-evaluate where we're at and this is the point where they can take their toll on a relationship. Join us to find out all about it... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
28:01 05/06/2022
Resilience & Patterns of Thinking
Today I interview Alison Curtis and we focus on resilience as well as patterns of thinking. Different people obviously react to different things very differently so will either accept change and what life throws at them or go down a very negative spiral.  Join us to find out more about how even bad things can have a positive outcome if we tackle them in a better way. For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com
31:31 04/28/2022
Dating in the Military
Today I interview Carrie Moss about dating whilst in the armed forces. Military life may not be for everyone so finding a partner can feel even more difficult than it would when dating in general. We also discuss the benefits of matchmaking & some of the difficulties experienced by single people whilst trying to find love. Join us to find out more... For more info, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
34:38 04/21/2022
Dealing With The Unexpected
Today, I interview Cath Lloyd and we talk about ways to deal with the unexpected. Sudden life changes will literally sometimes take us by surprise and force us to face up to things we would never have thought possible. Join us to hear more about her inspiring story... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
42:15 04/14/2022
The Impact of Grief
Today I interview Katie Holtaway and we discuss the impact of grief, not just on ourselves but on our relationships. We all know that we are going to die one day, we just don't know when. What we fail to realise and underestimate is the impact it will have on others and their own relationships... Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
35:59 10/14/2021
Understanding Our Needs
Today I interview Shay McConnon and we talk about the importance of understanding needs but also of getting them met. Whether it's in personal relationships or in the workplace, our own or other people's, we must recognise that needs are key to our happiness, satisfaction and wellbeing. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
33:18 10/01/2021
The Impact of Childhood in Relationships
Today, I interview Eleanor Baggaley, Children's Author, and we discuss the impact of childhood in relationships. The foundation of healthy relationships starts very early indeed, as the way children are raised or what they go through will have future consequences. This is actually one of the reasons some people struggle to get good and positive relationships. Join us to find out more... For more info, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
28:12 09/16/2021
The Trials & Tribulations of Dating
In today's podcast, I interview Harriet Evans and we talk about the trials and tribulations of dating, which most single people will understand and resonate with. From online dating to weirdoes, meeting someone definitely isn't what it used to be. Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
30:59 08/05/2021
The Impact of Retirement on Relationships
Today I interview Deanna Bryant - Midlife Marriage Strategist and we discuss the impact of retirement on relationships. Whilst it may not seem obvious to some, it is actually be huge. From having evolved differently to becoming more aware of aging or a change in roles, retirement can actually throw a lot of problems at couples. Join us to hear more... For more info, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
28:31 07/22/2021
Understanding Your Inner Motivations
Today I interview Lex McKee and we talk about our inner motivations... Motivational mapping is a tool mainly used in the workplace or as part of the recruitment process but it also has its place for understanding relationships. It's actually crucial to be aware of what motivates or demotivates us because understanding yourself is key to a happy relationship. Join us to find out more... For more info, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
41:27 07/15/2021
Polyamorous Relationships
Today, I interview Tatjana Berthelsen who shares with us her relationship journey and how she found that having just one romantic partner wasn't for her. We discuss polyamory and how it differs from an open relationship. We also explore why polyamorous relationships may not be for everyone but how some people are quite open to find out what it's really like.  Join us to hear more... For more info, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
29:13 07/08/2021
Are You in the Wrong Relationship?
Today I interview Rick Soetebier, Relationship & Dating Coach, and we discuss a very common relationship issue, which is to be in the wrong one... It can be for a number of reasons, from dating the wrong kind of people to evolving in different directions, via being scared to leave or of being on your own. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com 
39:03 07/01/2021
Debunking The Leadership Myths
Today I interview Paul Kinkaid from Selfless Leadership and we focus on debunking the leadership myths. Leadership is far more than just meets the eye and in order to create truly engaged, highly performing & productive teams, it's crucial to come from a position of care. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
33:35 06/03/2021
The Most Important Relationship You'll Ever Have...
Today I interview Vie Portland and we discuss the most important relationship anyone can have... The one with ourselves. It might sound obvious to some or irrelevant to others but if you want better relationships and to be happy, it is key to really understand it. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
31:24 05/28/2021
The Art of Deception
Today I interview Paul Newton, Magician & Author of Mental Theft, and we discuss the art of deception. As human beings, it's very easy for us to just see what we want to see... It is therefore equally as easy for us to be deceived, purely because of how our brain works and where we choose to put our focus. Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
35:57 05/13/2021
Tackling Change with Confidence
Today I interview Astrid Davies and we talk about the importance of tackling change with confidence. Change can be scary and have a massive impact on our lives so it's key to get an understanding of how to handle it. Join us to find out exactly how to do that... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
31:18 05/06/2021
The Ripple Effect of Our Decisions
Today, I interview Cath Lloyd, author of 'When Dad Became Joan' and we talk about the impact of our decisions, not just on ourselves but on others too. When Cath's father decided to undergo gender reassignment, it changed the entire family's life - from grieving the person they once knew to adjusting to life with a transgender parent, the ripple effect was immense. Join us to hear more of Cath's amazing story... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
34:52 04/16/2021
Domestic Abuse & Male Victims
Today I interview Andrew Pain and we talk about his experience as a victim of domestic violence. The media often reports on women suffering emotional & physical abuse but a large number of victims are actually men. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https:///www.sophiepersonne.com.
28:45 04/08/2021
How to Navigate Change in a Marriage
Today I interview Deanna Bryant and we talk about how to handle change in a marriage. Life will throw some curve balls but sometimes we also don't evolve in the same way. Different career opportunities or interests, affairs, kids, midlife crisis... All have the power to destabilize a marriage but how can we go through change together? Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
33:09 03/25/2021
Being an Entrepreneur & the Impact on Relationships
Today I interview Ben Ivey from Entrepreneur Lifestyle and we discuss how being an entrepreneur can have a massive impact on your relationships. It may not seem obvious if you are new to it or have not (yet) attempted to set up your own business but for many, it can be overwhelming and take over your life. Join us to find out more on what you can do to prevent it from happening... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
28:36 01/28/2021
The Secrets to a Happy Marriage
Today I interview Tod Jacobs & Peter Lynn from Not A Partnership and we discuss the secrets to having a happy marriage. Let's be honest, the divorce stats really highlight that something isn't working out as it should so why not try a different approach? Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
34:23 12/24/2020
Creating Healthy Relationships with Customers
Today I interview Sue Farrance and we talk about the importance of creating healthy business relationships with customers. The foundations should be based on honesty and trust - for both parties - in order to create the best experience possible. Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
30:11 12/17/2020
Positive Emotions & Happiness
Today I interview Nic Marks from Friday Pulse and we talk about positive emotions & happiness. Feelings and emotions - good and bad - can control our lives so it's important to know (and more importantly understand) what we can do to improve our wellbeing and own quality of life. Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com. 
28:21 12/10/2020
Dealing with an Abusive Relationship
Today, I interview Amanda Relyea-Voss who experienced being in an emotionally abusive relationship. We discuss how it happened, the trigger points and common red flags to look out for. Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
27:36 12/03/2020
Parents & Children's Mental Health
Today, I interview Stacey Miller and we talk about how parents can help with their kids' mental health. Childhood defines us so it's important to address the issues that arise early but we don't always know how to go about it (or what we should avoid doing). Join us to find out more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.  
20:07 11/26/2020
A Life without Kids...
Today I interview Mary Lunnen and we talk about what it's like to have a life without children. Whether it is by choice or not, there is still some pressure from society to follow the traditional path and you can be made to feel inadequate if you don't have kids (which can make things even worse when it isn't by choice). Join us to hear more... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
29:54 11/19/2020
Relationships in the Workplace & Understanding the Importance of Employee Engagement
Today, I interview Lex McKee - The Cheerful Leader and we talk about relationships in the workplace and the importance of employee engagement. It can sometimes be under-estimated but just listening for example will increase motivation. There are so many more aspects to it though... Join us to hear all about it as well as our ramblings from vocations to finding purpose... For more information, please visit https://www.sophiepersonne.com.
32:33 11/12/2020