I sat in front of Emma. She was a white-haired lady with a colorful hat and vibrant blue eyes. I wanted her advice. I was ready for a new relationship but completely lost on how to make this happen. I am an extreme introvert. I enjoy my life as a single. I love to go read more. . .
There is one habit that will damage your relationship. Do you know it? Let me tell you my story: It was a sunny day in April, eight years ago. I was about to go to our hotel with my colleagues. We have worked all day at the fair, talking to the many visitors at our read more. . .
I felt tense. It was early in the morning. I moved around on my chair to relieve my tension. The trainer gave the instructions for the next exercise. I knew I had to say ‘no.’ What would people say about me? What if I was the only one who didn’t want to do this exercise? I wasn’t read more. . .
Then, this poem is for you. I hope that it softly guides you during this challenging time. To the woman within me I’ve beaten you up. I’ve dragged you down. You did the best you could. You grew your hair, Just like you were supposed to be, And it didn’t work. You dressed nicely, Just read more. . .
I felt so bored lately. Running again. The same old route. There is nothing new. My runs got shorter and shorter. Don’t get me wrong, I love to run. I tried to motivate myself. Hey, you love to run, you love nature. Why is it so hard to get you out of your chair? It’s read more. . .
One hundred people – therapists, counsellors, social workers and clients – in a room. All is silent. What’s next? They are looking at her. She sits next to the therapist, her head down. What were the incidents in your relationship with your family? The therapist asks. Sexual abuse and violence. Her voice breaks. A shocked murmur spreads. How many read more. . .
Learning to say ‘no’ was one of my greatest obstacles for having a joyful and authentic relationship. My struggle originated from my childhood where I had experienced dysfunctional relationships. As an adult, I repeated these unhealthy patterns in my romantic relationships. I often said ‘yes’ when I should have said ‘no’ and I gave in read more. . .
Well, the man I’ve loved most in my life left me. It happened more than two years ago. He was my best friend and the man I trusted most in my life. The beginning of our romantic relationship was supposed to be the brilliant ending of my memoir A Brave, True Story. Our story became read more. . .
Once, I felt like this. I couldn’t put a finger on it. It seemed like my self-confidence and self-esteem has faded away. I felt like a failure, unworthy. I looked at my life, and I couldn’t find a reason for it. I sometimes felt that I was fighting with an invisible enemy. I started to read more. . .
What would you regret if you never had tried it? That’s the magical question I found that allows me to live without regrets. Let me tell you this story about how I’ve found it: About two years ago, I invited a man I liked very much to visit me in Spain. He just became single read more. . .