Top 10 Worst Relationships

July 6, 2016
Hosted by Tamara Neal

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Episode Description

Do you feel that you have spent too many nights speculating about where your man has been and still didn’t know even when he came home and told you? Have you recently file for self-esteem bankruptcy due to repeat relationship failure? Are you ashamed for you neighbors to see you with another new guy or wondering how you will introduce another strange man to your kids? Are you in a relationship where you are called names like fat, ugly, worthless, stupid and many other four letter words just to name a few? Do you ever feel like a magnet for masters of disguise and that you can no longer trust your judgment these days when it comes to dating? If you answered yes to any of these questions and you are sick and tired of being tired this episode of Tamara's Relationship Transformations has been waiting for you! No male bashing just a good look at the woman in the mirror and her choices of associates!

Tamara’s Relationship Transformations

Tamara’s Relationship Transformations

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Tamara’s Relationship Transformations helps people identify unhealthy emotional and physically abusive relationships, but also discusses positive relationships and how to transition to them. As a 911 Operator, Tamara found herself on the other end of the line when people of every age, ethnic group and economic status did unthinkable things. During this rare opportunity to be able to listen to what went on behind closed doors, Tamara came to know that toxic relationships can happen to anyone. Listening to Tamara’s Relationship Transformations is like having a chat with a girlfriend in a coffee shop. Many people who suffer from toxic relationships do not have friends because their abuser has isolated them but you have a friend now. Tamara together with her expert guests will identify the traits of many different types of toxic relationships, teach you how to avoid them and transition to transformation.

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Tamara Neal

Tamara Neal

Tamara Neal is a Certified Relationship coach, domestic violence advocate and multi award winning author who learned to trust her instincts while employed as a Baltimore 911 Operator. For years, in the seeming eternity between calling 911 and the arrival of the police, Neal was the only help available for the person on the other end of the phone and came to know that domestic violence could happen to anyone, anywhere, including her. During this time, she received a national diploma in emergency dispatch. Her dispatch experience gave her the authority needed to write her 2015 National Indie Award of Excellence book, Venomous Relationships, a book penned to expose common less talked about toxic relationships. Neal is also the author of The World's Top Ten Worst Men for Women Guide and two children's books, “Kinship and Friendship,” which is a 2015 National Indie Award of Excellence finalist, in the children’s motivational inspirational category. Neal is currently working on her soon to be released book “Baltimore 911 Operator Breaks the Silence.” Her articles have appeared in CNN, Mind Body Green, Chispas Magazine and Edge Newspapers. Neal has been interviewed on the national Jesse Lee Peterson Show and Dr. Tranquility Talks, appeared on the Fox affiliate morning show, Good Day DC (Fox 5) and Baltimore’s WBFF-TV 45. Neal currently lives in Maryland with her childhood prom date and husband. Together they have four sons, a daughter, numerous grandchildren and a fish named Fred.

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Tasha Baker


Tasha Baker a 38yo mother of four, court ordered to have visitations with two of her boys has not seen them in eight years. She has since become an advocate and unofficial spokesperson in the fight against Parental Alienation. Tasha was a 911 Operator for two years and because of circumstances beyond her control resigned. Her main goal is to raise awareness about Parental Alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, and her ordeal with the family court. Diagnosed with severe anxiety and PTSD, she is deciding to turn her pain into her purpose. She wishes to use her internal and external DAILY battles with PA to help others be able to help themselves. Tasha now offers support and sheds major light for mothers suffering from Postpartum Depression and getting them the help that they need; she feels is rarely there. She is also working on starting her foundation 'Children First; Families Matter' in an effort to help alienated parents, like herself that might have fallen on hard times. View Guest page

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Nicole Evelina


Nicole Evelina is an award-winning historical fiction and romantic comedy writer based in St. Louis, MO. Her most recent novel, Madame Presidentess, was the first-place winner in the Women’s US History category of the 2015 Chaucer Awards for Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Daughter of Destiny, was named Book of the Year by Chanticleer Reviews, took the Grand Prize in the 2015 Chatelaine Awards for Women’s Fiction/Romance, and won a Gold Medal in the fantasy category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Been Searching for You, her contemporary romantic comedy, won the 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Great Expectations and Golden Rose contests. View Guest page

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Vanda Guzman


Vanda Guzman is a singer, songwriter, performer,spiritual advisor, radio show host, etc. Her audience calls her the voice of the soul. Her voice and delivery of her songs bring a serendipitous meeting between everyone under the sound of her voice which ultimately brings in a high and beautiful energy that lifts people's hearts and minds. She leans towards singing Funk, soul, jazz, R&B and most of her original music has a contemporary message for living a healthy,happy, prosperous life. Vanda has hit Christmas and Gospel cd's in Germany. She is now working on her new release CD of uplift healing energy music.Vanda has performed as an opening act for Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, Michael Bolton, Weather Girls, lyanla Vanzant and served in many conferences with Dr. Johnnie Colemon, Revelation Agape, Dr. Michael & Ricky Beckwith. Vanda is in the process of looking for management, producers and investors as she is preparing to get her New music out on the market. View Guest page

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Maggie Kneip


MAGGIE KNEIP is a veteran of the publishing industry, with a career spanning more than two decades in publicity and marketing at Bertelsmann, Scholastic Inc., and Abrams Books. She has performed as a singer at such Manhattan clubs as the Laurie Beechman Theatre and the Metropolitan Room. Maggie graduated with degrees in English and theater from the College of William and Mary, and received a master of fine arts in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. Learn more about her at Maggiekneip.com, on Twitter at @magkneip, and on Facebook at facebook.com/noweveryonewillknow. View Guest page

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Darlene Lancer


Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert on relationships and codependency. She’s the author Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You and Codependency for Dummies and six e-books, including: 10 Steps to Self-Esteem, How To Speak Your Mind - Become Assertive and Set Limits, Dealing with a Narcissist: 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries with Difficult People, and Freedom from Guilt and Blame - Finding Self-Forgiveness. Ms. Lancer has counseled individuals and couples for 28 years and coaches internationally. She’s a sought-after speaker in media and at professional conferences. Her articles appear in professional journals and Internet mental health websites, including on her own. View Guest page

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DeBora Ricks


DeBora M. Ricks is a Self-Love Coach, Book Midwife, Editor and Author of three books. She walked away the practice of law to write her first book, Love Addicted: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey Through Emotional Dependency. Why Did He Break Up With Me? Lessons in Love, Loss & Letting Go was published in 2013. Her most recent book, for wannabe authors, is Write That Book! How to Start or Finish the Book You Are Meant to Write. DeBora has appeared on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin, WHUR, WEAA, WOLB, WJZ-TV and WBAL-TV. She is the former executive producer of The Anthony McCarthy Show. DeBora is also the host of She Struts Radio, a blogger and the founder of Sisters Gathering to Heal, an annual gathering of women committed to healing their hearts, relationships, families, communities and the world. View Guest page

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Dr. Shoba Sreenivasan


Dr. Shoba Sreenivasan earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1986 and completed a post-doctoral forensic fellowship at USC. She is a Clinical Professor at Keck School of Medicine of USC, works as a VA psychologist, and has a private forensic psychology practice. She’s co-authored Totally American, a motivational book, and authored the Mattie Spyglass series. She has also written numerous scholarly publications and book chapters in the fields of forensic psychology, violence risk assessment, and Veterans’ issues. View Guest page

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Phyllis Trafton


In 2005 Phyllis Trafton was ordained a Deaconess by Pastors Linwood and Apostle Dr. Karen Bethea and on December 31, 2015 ,Phyllis was ordained a Licensed Minister Having a heart of servitude and a standard of excellence is embedded in Minister Phyllis’s life. Her call is to serve those who think that they have to suffer in silence is one of passion, empathy, love and a desire to see women overcome adversity through the word of God and His practical application. She is committed to helping those who are struggling with adversity in their family setting and do not see a way out. Her books Daddy’s Little Girl & Mommy’s Dreaded Seed and The Suicide Survivor evolved out of a life that was consumed with pain, abuse and the murder of her father, to a life of an overcomer through Christ who restored her to wholeness and gave her beauty for ashes. View Guest page

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Soyini Taylor Walton


Soyini Taylor Walton received her M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Finance from California State University East Bay. Soyini is a Certified Life Empowerment Coach. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area with her husband and son. View Guest page

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Dr. Linda E Weinberger


Dr. Linda E. Weinberger earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 1979 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral forensic fellowship at USC. She has been the Chief Psychologist at the USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law, and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Keck School of Medicine of USC for over three and a half decades. She is the author of numerous book chapters and scholarly publications in the fields of forensic psychology, suicide risk, and violence risk assessment. View Guest page

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Tyler Williams


Tyler Williams is an author, motivational speaker, country music singer-songwriter, and former NASCAR All-American driver based in Atlanta, GA. Williams is a trained life and business coach, a Ziglar Legacy Certified speaker and trainer, and emotional intelligence trainer. He has trained at The Company Acting Studio as well as Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, GA. Tyler has led a mission team to Kenya and Haiti for an adventure service project, has spoken and performed to thousands at high schools around the country and in arenas such as Phillips Arena, Infinite Energy Center and Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre. Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in International Affairs. In his spare time, Williams enjoys motorsports and living a life of exploration. He currently races a sprint car for Cory Kruseman in Southern California. View Guest page

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Travis Winkey


Travis Winkey, the man who helped pave the way to make Baltimore part of the fashion map will stop by to tell about his electrifying musical drama, From the Pulpit to the Runway, produced and directed by Travis Winkey! View Guest page

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