“You act on the outside how you feel on the inside.” Tracy McMillan
We’ve all been there.
We’ve been in a relationship with someone that we cared about deeply.
In my life, I have been hurt and I have also hurt others. I have had breakups where I was sad and lost and others where I was mad as hell.
When relationships end and hearts are broken, it can be a painful place to exist. We try to make sense of it, determining who was right and who was wrong and looking for some kind of closure. Most of ...continue reading...
“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing to walk away or try harder.” Ziad K. Abdelnour
Some really interesting things happen when I share my story in a public way.
Many women step forward and say, “Me too; that’s my story. I also was in a marriage where there was very little connection or passion.” It’s a beautiful gift to know that we’re not alone and that whatever we’re going through, someone else out there has also had that experience.
But many women also tentatively approach me seeking an answer to their very personal ...continue reading...
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver
When hearts are broken, it hurts. I’ve lost jobs. I’ve lost friendships. I’ve lost my footing, but nothing kicked me in the stomach and opened me up the way a broken heart did.I know what it’s like to get your heart broken. I know what it’s like to not quite know where your broken heart ends and your own brokenness begins. I know what it feels like to want an unworkable relationship to ...continue reading...
“Each of our paths is uniquely perfect. Life presents us with what we need to grow.” Judith Orloff, M.D. The Ecstasy of Surrender
She was crying daily, uncontrollably, in front of clients and behind closed doors. It had been several weeks since her breakup and she was feeling so out of control with her emotions that she thought she needed to be put away somewhere.
They had been together for 7 years and he had been emotionally manipulative towards her. His words weren’t matching his actions. Promising love and a future together, but then only giving her emotional crumbs. ...continue reading...