Anxiety, anger, sadness, and other emotional advice on the internet seems to be the same where ever you look: Think positively, breathe, count to 10, etc.
I’m generalizing of course, but many times, it’ll seem like you’re reading the same article over and over again as if the information is just being passed from blog to blog. But, what would happen if you turned the advice around and did the opposite?
Funny thing is, that’s how I developed some of the tools over here at The Overwhelmed Brain. I just take “normal” advice and do the opposite to see what happens. Hmm… seems to work more often than not!
Also, I get a letter from a woman who has it all together, found a great relationship, but then the guy left for seemingly no reason. Now she feels hurt, unlovable, unwanted, and isn’t sure if her pain is from the past before the relationship started or from the breakup itself.
This is a loaded episode and may take two sittings before you get through it.