Segment 1: Stonewalling is damaging to a relationship and can make it fail if whatever is shut down is never brought up to be resolved. [Read more…]
When you feel guilty for wanting to leave your partner because of their bad behavior, it’s time to transform that guilt into something more productive. Some partner’s set you up to feel guilty so you’ll never leave. This is called emotional abuse and it’s time to put a stop to it.
In segment two, I read a message from a woman who lost her mom. A few months later her dad wanted to be with someone new. His daughter didn’t like that at all and cannot get past that he could possibly do that so soon.
What happens when you lose a parent and the one left behind wants to date again? Can you support them or are you vehemently against it? [Read more…]
Does your partner corner you into a no-win situation? Do they ask you questions that make you wrong no matter what you say?
In the first segment, I talk about double binds in relationships, and a couple ways to get out of the no-win questioning that often happens in both non-abusive and abusive relationships.
For segment 2, I discuss lashing out and where it comes from. Are they new emotions that seem to originate in the moment or are they old, stored emotions that derived from a single point in time? [Read more…]
Do you trust your gut? Do you want to?
In segment one I share how I almost got conned by a store clerk and how I used my instinct to keep from getting deceived (and calling him out at the same time). [Read more…]
Honoring your boundaries can be the hardest step to take in your personal development, and it’s also one of the fastest ways to start creating a life without toxicity and dysfunction. But what if you’re too scared to do it?
Getting to a place where fear goes away isn’t easy – it can take a lot of inner growth leading to the confidence and courage to do whatever it takes to let others know what is acceptable and what is not. [Read more…]