The One Who Broke My Heart

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The One Who Broke My Heart

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The One Who Broke My Heart

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” Nicholas Sparks

 

Michael was tall, broad-shouldered, muscular and devilishly handsome. He had a smile that lit up a room and a personality that was magnetic. He had confidence and charm. He was expressive and affectionate. He was younger than I, but the dreams he held for his life were that of a more mature man. He was what I refer to as bright and sparkly and I fell in love with him.

I was in a hurting place at the time. My marriage ...continue reading...

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Owning My Part: How I Found Success in the Failure of My Marriage

Our life together looked picture-perfect from the outside. We both had good jobs, a beautiful home in a suburban golf community, plenty of friends and supportive families. We took vacations, had nice cars and retirement accounts. From the outside looking in, my life probably looked enviable by most people’s standards. But on the inside, all I felt was alone.

My husband was (and very likely still is) a good, kind man. He was responsible and hard-working, honest and caring. He was many things, but affectionate wasn’t one of them. We never awoke in each other’s arms or lost track ...continue reading...

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How to Have a Drama-Free Breakup

I was in love. It wasn’t an easy, nurturing, soulful love. It was the kind of love that rocks your foundation and leaves you feeling consumed.

He was the first thing I thought about when I woke up and the last thing I thought about before I went to sleep. He was intense and passionate, but also secretive and disarming.

Just as I became consumed by this drug, needing hit after hit, he began to pull away. He began making less time for me, making me feel very small and unimportant in his life.

He began seeing other women, ...continue reading...

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You’ve Changed…

“You’re always in the process of becoming. You aren’t who you were and you aren’t who you are going to be.” Rob Bell

Maybe some of this sounds familiar:

“You’ve changed. Now you’re too…(fill-in the blank).”

“Why can’t you just go back to the woman you were when we got married?”

“I don’t even know who you are anymore.”

I’m not sure exactly where we got this idea that, as living beings, the day we get married, we’re supposed to be freeze-dried and placed into a little box…

Never to evolve or grow…

Never to challenge ourselves and become ...continue reading...

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  1. Everything has shifted & changed & I hope in the long hard process of the last few years that I have changed too.. for the better. I struggle sometimes because I want good changes because all of life has seemed so hard & yet.. sometimes making good changes is a hard process too. Today I’m just weary & hopeful that one day.. things will be brighter & more joyful & that I will be too..

    Thanks for this post..

    by Bonnelle on July 12th, 2017 at 1:52 pm
  2. Yes, I have changed. Some for better and some not so much. I miss parts of me & am pleased with some of my changes. Every day is a new start to me.

    by lisa on July 13th, 2017 at 2:07 am
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When Your Ex is Ruining Your Life

“As you think, so shall you be.” Wayne W. Dyer

 

Samantha is a new client whose ex is ruining her life. She bravely shared with me the story of her life with her ex-husband of more than seven years. It was absolutely heartbreaking:

He was verbally abusive, calling her every name in the book, except her given name or anything endearing. One Saturday, she counted 30 names she had been called by him before 9:30 am.

He was emotionally abusive, telling her she needed to lose weight or that her successful career was a fluke. She bought him ...continue reading...

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The Support of Girlfriends

“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” Adrienne Rich, Sources

 

Six years ago when I went through a series of incredibly painful breakups, I wasn’t a Master Life Coach then; I didn’t even know what a life coach was. So, I fumbled around a lot trying to find my way out of the pain. And that process was much longer and more difficult than it needed to be.

Like most people, my first line of support were my best girlfriends: the ones that would let me cry ...continue reading...

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In Love with Love

“We may regret that we’re no longer young, but we’re ecstatic that we’re no longer clueless.” Marianne Williamson

Today is my birthday. 43.

Even if I could, there’s not a single age that I want to go back to….not 39, not 29 and definitely not 19.

At each birthday, I usually take some time to reflect back on the year that has passed.

The last year has contained some profound change for me. I changed careers, got married and built a thriving business that is both meaningful and fulfilling. I had to say good-bye to my dog that I ...continue reading...

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