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Dec 27, 2022

Creating a healthy relationship requires intention. And the littlest things that you can do every day make the biggest difference.

Clinical and life coach Mollie Birney shares the habits of healthy couples that you, too, can apply to strengthen your relationships.

Tune in to this episode: Habits of Healthy Couples with Mollie Birney.

Key points covered in this episode:

✔️ Words are powerful. Give casual compliments. Acknowledge your partner’s help and every instance they do something right.

✔️ Requests and responses matter. Make requests of each other. Respond to them from a place of service, not of sacrifice. If it’s not a clear yes, then it’s a no.

✔️ Healthy couples have difficult conversations. They share hard truths and lead these talks with concern. Establish trust to avoid leaving dark and untouched topics. Be more curious about the root of issues than the symptom.

✔️ Give each other feedback. Affirm your partner when they respect your boundaries and make an effort to improve.

✔️ Start from awareness. If you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up for it. Notice it without judgment. Be curious as to why you keep repeating these bad habits.


Mollie Birney is a Clinical Coach in private practice, she provides life coaching with an eye toward mental health to high-achieving professionals seeking efficient, authentic transitions and behavioral change. Her clinical perspective draws upon her years as a therapist in inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment programs and as a private consultant and interventionist for families in crisis. These clinical underpinnings are now the foundation of her work as a personal coach for high-performing individuals addressing issues of anxiety, emotional evolution, relationships, and self-destructive patterns. She holds a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in Addiction Studies and is a speaker and group facilitator for a wide range of events and organizations.




★★★ About Marie-Elizabeth Mali ★★★

Marie-Elizabeth is the founder of Relationship Alchemy, where she helps women leaders create loving and nourishing intimate relationships that support their work in the world.


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As a Relationship Alchemist, two-time TEDx Speaker, and host of the Relationship Alchemy podcast, Marie-Elizabeth Mali shows women leaders how to cultivate deeper love and connection in their intimate relationships. Drawing on her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and over 20 years of working with clients, she teaches women how to show up as authentic leaders in their relationships and work instead of twisting themselves to fit in. Marie-Elizabeth’s work has been featured in Thrive Global, SWAAY, and Forbes. She is also a member of the Forbes Business Council, a published author with an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and an underwater photographer who has a thing for sharks. Learn more at