eTherapy: A Q&A with Relationship Expert Margaret Paul

Match.com. eHarmony. Christian Mingle.

There’s a lot of folks looking for love on the Internet, but relationship advice?

Well, that’s where bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Maragret Paul comes in.

Dr. Paul is helping to change the face of traditional therapy with SelfQuest, her “therapy in a box” computer program, as well as face-to-face appointments via Skype.

Looking to heal? Looking to improve? Looking for to love yourself and others? The doctor is in… online.

Without further ado…

The NewsWhistle Q&A with Relationship Expert Maragaret Paul

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Name: Dr. Margaret Paul

Date of Interview: Fall 2013

Age (if you want to give it up): 74

Birthplace: New York

Current town: Berthoud, CO

Occupation: Psychologist, author, seminar leader

1. What’s the funniest or saddest thing that’s happened to you this week?

The saddest thing was that we moved here recently and are not used to closing gates here. Our horses got out and went down the road to the next ranch and got into fights with their horses. Fortunately, no one got injured, but our Arabian screamed all day for the other horses. It was so sad to hear him. Other than that, I’ve had a really great week!

The funniest thing, or actually cutest thing, was the magic show my grandchildren did!

2. What’s your favorite movie? And why?

I currently love The Help – it’s so heartwarming.

3. What’s the biggest risk you took in life?

The biggest risk was stopping giving myself up for everyone in my life – my husband, my kids and my parents and running the risk of losing all of them. I lost my husband and my parents disowned me, but I have a great relationship with my kids, and I would do it all over again. It saved my life.

4. If you could go back in time and do one thing over, what would that be?

Start to take loving care of myself with everyone way earlier than I did, rather than trying to please everyone and making myself sick.

5. Tell us your favorite joke:

Abe complained to Sol: “My son went to Israel to become a better Jew and become Christian. I don’t know what to do.” Sol said, “My son also went to Israel to become a better Jew and became a Christian.  Let’s ask the Rabbi what to do.”  “Rabbi, our sons went to Israel to become better Jews and came back Christians. What should we do?”

“Oy vey, my son also went to Israel to become a better Jew and became a Christian. Let’s ask God what to do. God, our sons went to Israel to become a better Jew and came home Christians. What should we do?”

And God answered: “My son also went to Israel to become a better Jew and came home a Christian!”

6. What’s something that most people don’t know about you?

I can’t think of a thing. I’m very transparent.

7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever heard?

“Love yourself.”

8. Who’s your favorite celebrity? And why?

Alanis Morissette, because she is a wonderful friend of mine.

9. What’s your strangest phobia or superstition?

Can’t think of any.

10. Last, but not least, is there anything you want to pitch, promote or discuss?

Yes! Inner Bonding and SelfQuest.

11. Oh, and a bonus curve question . . . This is a difficult one, and apologies for that, but a lot of sad things happen in life . . . how is it possible for people to maintain inner peace and joy when times get tough?

This is what I want to talk about – this is what the Inner Bonding process is all about. They need to learn how to instantly connect with their higher power to being themselves truth, wisdom and comfort. We teach them how to do this.

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