The dishes. When was the last time he touched the dishes? He just sets his dirty plates on the counter like he’s waiting for a maid, a housekeeper, a house elf to happily rinse and place them neatly in the dishwasher. This annoys you. It fills you with rage. It may even anger you enough … Continue reading “Sweating ALL the Small Stuff: A Sign of Relationship Woes?”
Loving someone means you become vulnerable to also being hurt but we take that chance on love anyway. And that takes bravery. Finding out you’ve been cheated can shatter your whole world but that’s when it’s most important to remember how brave AND strong you are. You will survive it. (For more tips on how … Continue reading “Brave and Strong”
A good reminder that the life we have is often the one that the universe knows we are strong enough to handle. Even though there are times when we think we just can’t go on, remind yourself that you are stronger than whatever life has thrown your way.
Even when your heart is broken and you are grieving a loss, always remember that your spirit is indomitable and that cannot be taken away from you.
Yes, you read that correctly: If your partner strays, all hope is not lost. There is a silver lining to infidelity. You may find that difficult to believe. Many people tend to see infidelity as a relationship’s death sentence… or at least, the beginning of the end. I assure you, cheating does not have to … Continue reading “The Upside of Infidelity”
I hear a lot of excuses about why couples don’t think they need a therapist to help fix their relationship woes. And yes, they are excuses. Because, at the end of the day, seeing a therapist means a couple is willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage. No “buts” or “ifs” or … Continue reading “Why Therapy Works: One Couple’s Story”
Every week I hear from a broken-hearted woman struggling after a breakup. The man she loved, the one she thought was THE one cheated on her. It breaks my heart to hear the pain and sadness behind her words. “Why me? Was I not enough? I loved him, how could he do this?” When you … Continue reading “Breakup to Breakthrough”
A normal, healthy girl’s grocery cart: Non-fat yogurt Box of granola Dozen eggs OJ Three bags of salad The normal, healthy girl’s grocery cart after a bad breakup: A half-gallon of Chunky Monkey ® Three boxes of Little Debbies Crowd pleaser sized bag of ruffled potato chips French onion dip Two liters of Dr. Pepper … Continue reading “When Things Fall Apart”
Every woman has her own way of dealing with a breakup. Sometimes we hibernate for weeks on end, spending every spare second stalking our ex on Facebook and Twitter. Others may try to be home as little as possible, spending time hanging out with girlfriends and shopping, shopping… and oh yeah, shopping! What you should … Continue reading “5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After a Breakup”
The struggle between the pain of staying in your relationship and anticipating the pain of leaving can make you feel crazy. You flip flop back and forth…feeling happy and in love some days and on others, so miserable you want to crawl in bed and hide. Your head feels like you are spinning in circles … Continue reading “Should I Stay or Should I Go?”