13 Signs You’re In An Abusive Relationship

1 Most, if not all, of your family and friends do not like or trust your partner. This can be a tricky one to recognize for several reasons. Parents, especially, may not state their lack of trust directly because they know that in our state of love & infatuation we romanticize the “you and me against the world” mentality — they also know that this is something which the toxic partner will exploit, driving you […] Read the Full Article »

How To Survive A Cheating So-And-So, With Or Without A Midlife Crisis

When a friend with a philandering husband first mentioned how helpful Gay Courter & Pat Gaudette’s How to Survive Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis: Strategies and Stories from The Midlife Wives Club had been for her, at first I was just happy for her to have some help during her situation. But the more she talked about the book — and the ease with which she went through the process of healing over the eventual loss […] Read the Full Article »

Do you define yourself by the relationship you’re in?

I’ve encountered some people recently, who are several years younger them me – who, from a distance, seem to define themselves by the relationship they are in.  I look at those people and my heart breaks.  I used to be one of them.  I know how much it hurts, how emotionally volatile it can me and how much damage it can do physically. When I was living with, and engaged to the first man I […] Read the Full Article »

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff – A Great Visual To Help Prioritize All Your STUFF

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook. I thought it was worth sharing and keeping as my own reminder to let go of the small stuff and focus on what matters most. ———— A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked […] Read the Full Article »