Four topics in this episode: A listener calls me smug and superior, a woman with emotional needs is seeing a man with intimacy issues, a listener can’t stop oversharing her life with complete strangers and I talk about what it means to go full no contact from your ex.
For segment one, a listener reaches out and lets me know that they are offended by something I shared in a previous episode. She didn’t like how I treated a salesperson and calls me out on my behavior. The salesperson tried to sneak in an upsell on my purchase while pretending to be my friend. The listener wrote in and said that my behavior toward the salesperson was unjustified and frankly smug and superior. I address her email on the air.
In segment two, can someone with a fear of abandonment be in an intimate relationship with someone who has a fear of commitment? How committed can you be to someone who fears commitment? Emotional connection is vital for the emotionally needy person so it can be a rough ride.
In segment three I answer a question about how not to overshare. I received a message from someone who says her oversharing is a big problem in her life, causing all kinds of boundary violations for her. It will take a presence of mind and a new way of communicating but it can be done.
During the close of the show, I talk about emotionally abusive partners and how to go full “no contact”. If you string along the emotional abuser in any way, even in the smallest form, you will never break free from their toxicity.