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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. I am Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist from Southern California, but I'm also a regular dude who legitimately wants to help out. I wrote the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com
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Dec 2, 2022

Hello, everyone! Exciting news. My new book, 500 Questions for Dating, Relationships, Romance, and More is out! I talk more about it at the beginning of the epidode, but I really think that it will serve as a useful resource to many of you. Orders are shipping quickly right now, so there is plenty of time to get it before the holidays if you're into that kind of thing.

Anyways, I have an awesome Q&A episode for you today featuring the following listener questions:

  • Is it weird to be turned on and want to masturbate after therapy?
  • How can I get therapy moving faster? Does it make sense to give a new therapist a document of information?

As always, you can send me questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode329


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Uncommon Goods and Roman Swipes.

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Nov 25, 2022

Hello, friends! Hope you are enjoying some time off with loved ones or some quiet time on your own. Here are the question I cover in this episode:

  • I think antidepressants are causing me to self-injure due to being numb. What should I do?
  • I have hit a rock bottom in my mid 50s including divorce, losing my job, and a DUI. How do I survive?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode328


Sponsor:

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Nov 18, 2022

Hello, everyone! In this episode, I tack the following listener questions:

  • How can I stop myself from cheating like I have in my past two marriages?
  • What can I do about feeling bad when people comment on my weight loss?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode327

Make sure you're on the email list for freebies, inspirational emails, and important updates: http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible and BetterHelp.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Nov 11, 2022

Hello, beautiful people. This is another Q&A episode of the podcast featuring the following questions:

  • How do I know when I enjoy alcohol too much?
  • Why did I push so hard to keep a relationship that wasn't good for me?

As always, you can send me your questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode326

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Uncommon Goods.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Uncommon Goods is here to make your holiday shopping stress-free by scouring the globe for the most remarkable and truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. To get 15% off your next gift, go to uncommongoods.com/duff.

Nov 4, 2022

Hello, friends! This is a short and sweet episode. Just over 20 minutes. No sponsors. Just some Q&A goodness featuring the following questions:

  • Why don't I feel sad that my abusive father is in the hospital?
  • How do I stop crying when I have arguments?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode325

If you have not yet, please subscribe to the newsletter at http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe

Oct 27, 2022

Hello, all! This week, since it's my birthday week, I am taking it easy and having some fun with the show. As a lot of you know, I've been working on a collection of questions and prompts for dating, relationships, sexuality etc. So, today I am answering some of those questions from my own perspective. Enjoy!


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Roman Swipes and BetterHelp.

Roman Swipes are convenient, over-the-counter wipes that are clinically proven to help you last longer in bed. Try Swipes today with a special offer just for listeners of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast with 20% off your first order. Visit getroman.com/DUFF or 20% off.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Oct 22, 2022

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your patience in waiting an extra day for the show this week. Seems like everyone is having a weird week, myself included. Mercury must be in reverse cowgirl again or something. ANYWAYS! Here are the questions covered in this episode:

  • How can I help my parents heal and set boundaries without ruining my own mental health?
  • I am losing energy and motivation to search for jobs. What can I do?

As always, you can send me questions to the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode323


This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp head over to http://betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of online therapy!

Oct 14, 2022

Hello, all! This is a really interesting episode, in my opinion. That's due to your awesome questions! Here's what I cover:

  • When I get angry, I headbutt things, which has given me black eyes. How can I get help?
  • What is trichotillomania and how can you work on it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode322


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Oct 7, 2022

Hello, friends! After being a Stuffy Duffy last week, I am back with a new Q&A episode. Here are the questions I cover:

  • My wife is struggling with depression and asking for a divorce. How can I ask her to get help?
  • I am distraught when my kids have trouble. How can I be there for them without being consumed by their issues?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode321


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Sep 23, 2022

Hello, all! Short but sweet episode this time covering the following:

  • What can I do about my fear of dying and leaving behind my paralyzed husband?
  • Is it normal to use antidepressants after a concussion?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode320

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Sep 16, 2022

Hello, all! In this episode I tackle the following topics from listeners like you:

  • My friend is a pilot and is worried about getting therapy because of medical clearance issues. What can they do?
  • I have phobia of medications and injections. How can I use exposure therapy in a situation like this?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode319

 


If you find that you could use some help with problem solving in your life, you might benefit from individual therapy done securly online. Check out http://betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month. Quickly match and switch therapists at any time. 

Sep 9, 2022

Hello, all! This is a short and sweet episode. It's been busy week and it is positively hot as BAWLS right now. So, I take one question. I also ramble a bit about some of my frustrations with neurology at the beginning. Here's the question I cover:

  • Is it normal to have feelings for someone else when I'm married? What should I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode318


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Sep 2, 2022

Hello, all! Short and sweet episode this week featuring the following questions:

  • Is it possible to overshare about your trauma in therapy?
  • How can I stop losing friends when I'm in a romantic relationship?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode317

 

Aug 26, 2022

Hello, friends! Great episode for you today featuring questions that are follow-ups on previous questions. Here's what I cover:

  • My therapist seems to get frustrated and angry when I'm suicidal. What can I do about this?
  • How can I maintain my self-concept in relationships?

As always, you can send me questions for future episodes to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode316


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Magic Mind and BetterHelp.

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If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Aug 19, 2022

Hello, friends. I hope you're taking good care of yourselves. Here are the questions that I cover in this episode:

  • I can't feel emotions. How can I start feeling things?
  • I keep in touch with my old therapist still. Is that holding me back?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode315

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Organifi and Audible.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Aug 12, 2022

Hello, friends! What a week. I'm alive and well, but unfortunately things have been a bit heavy over here. I start off with a little personal update and then into the following great questions:

  • My partner is autistic and talks constantly about her trauma. It's too much for me. What can I do?
  • I am a woman with ADHD and have shame and anxiety because of it. How can I rebuild my self-concept?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode314


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp and Organifi.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Aug 6, 2022

Hello, friends! This is a simpler check-in episode. I update you on what has been going on in my life - particularly this wild week. I also revisit my goals that I outlined for the year and reflect on what has stuck, what has faded, and what I'm okay moving on from. Hope you enjoy! 

As always, you can send me questions for a future episode to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode313


Sponsor:

This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Organifi.

Organifi is a line of organic superfood blends that offer plant-based nutrition with high quality ingredients and less than 3g of sugar. Go to organifi.com/duff and use code DUFF for 15% off any item in the store.

Jul 29, 2022

Hello, everyone! I hope you've had a great week. Back at you with an awesome Q&A featuring the following questions:

  • My ex-wife was emotionally abusive and controlling to me. We share children and she is constantly belittling me when we interact. What can I do?
  • My psychologist does not seem to be trying very hard in sessions. How can I fix things?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode312

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jul 22, 2022

Hello, friends! I hope you are staying cool and hydrated if you are in one of the major heatwave areas! In this episode, I answer the following awesome listener questions:

  • How can I stop procrastinating on household tasks, homework, and my job? 
  • My partner said he can't fulfill my love language. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode311

 


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Jul 15, 2022

Hello, all! This is a really interesting mix of questions. So stick around until the second one to hear me dish out some tough love.

Here are the questions covered:

  • Are we able to do genetic testing to tell which antidepressants will work for an individual?
  • I hate having sex with my husband. What can I do?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode310

 


If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jul 8, 2022

Hello, friends. In this episode, I answer two questions that encompass difficulties within family relationships. Here are the questions:

  • My wife belittles me and makes me feel terrible constantly. What should I do?
  • I'm thinking of cutting off contact with my mother, but I also have a lot of empathy for her. How should I proceed?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode309

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Jun 24, 2022

Hello, all. A big content warning for this episode, the first question deals with suicide and has a bit more detail than other questions I've answered on the show. It's a very worthwhile question and a great topic to discuss, but I just want to make you aware of that.

Here are the topics covered in this Q&A episode:

  • I saw my elderly father kill himself and I am so angry at him. What can I do?
  • My friend stopped medication for anxiety and depression, but she is thinking about starting again. What else can she do to help herself out?

As always, you can send me questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes to this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode308


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by MUD\WTR and BetterHelp.

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Right now, you can get 15% off your first purchase by going to mudwtr.com/DUFF and using code DUFF at checkout!

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jun 17, 2022

Hello, all! In this episode, I take on two really good listener questions. The second one mentions sexual abuse of a child, but there are no details shared. Here are the questions covered:

  • How can I start to set boundaries with loved ones when it feels so hard?
  • How can I improve my sexual relationship with me husband after I have experienced childhood abuse?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode307


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Audible.

Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment all in one place, where you can find the largest selection of audiobooks. Sign up now by heading to audible.com/duff or text duff to 500-500, and receive your first 30 days for free.

Jun 10, 2022

Hello, all! This is a great Q&A episode featuring the following questions from awesome listeners like yourself:

  • My partner left due to me not pursuing her enough. Does it make sense to try to get back together after some time?
  • I had to leave college due to bipolar. Should I go back to the same school after stabilizing? 

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find the show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode306

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This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by BetterHelp.

If you are in a mental health slump, consider reaching out to a licensed professional to help. BetterHelp has a large counselor network and you can begin chatting with someone very quickly. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month.

Jun 3, 2022

Hello, friends! I hope you have had a great week. We are back to the Q&A format this week with the following questions:

  • How can I overcome my tendency to overthink constantly?
  • Why do I get extremely embarrassed so often in social situations? What can I do about it?

As always, you can send me your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com and find show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode305


This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by MUD\WTR.

MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative consisting of organic ingredients lauded by cultures old and young for their health and performance benefits. With 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, mud gives you natural energy, focus and more without the jitters and crash. Right now, you can get 15% off your first purchase by going to mudwtr.com/DUFF and using code DUFF at checkout!

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