He Will Never Marry You: 3 Things I learned from a Failed Relationship

About 5 years ago my ex-boyfriend's mother dropped a bomb on me that I will never forget. At the time I had never felt so much pain run over me so quickly, but that's exactly how I was feeling. When I look back over the situation even though I was hurt by her words at the… Continue reading He Will Never Marry You: 3 Things I learned from a Failed Relationship

#RelationshipGoals: 6 Elements in a Solid Relationship

#Relationships goals are on all the hottest couples' pictures on social media. While these pictures look good on Instagram and Facebook, there is so much more that goes into a relationship than looking good in a picture with your significant other. Today we are going to take a look at the 6 elements that go… Continue reading #RelationshipGoals: 6 Elements in a Solid Relationship

Day to Day Healing: 5 Tips for Managing Depression

Dealing with a mental illness can have its difficulties, for me recently being diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety has been a game changer in my life. I have always known that I wanted to go to therapy to deal with some childhood trauma and abandonment issues, but what the results of those issues caused in… Continue reading Day to Day Healing: 5 Tips for Managing Depression

Quality over Quantity: 4 keys to Quality time

Quality time is important in all relationships. With my love language being quality time, I have learned how to communicate my need for quality time more effectively in my relationships. But, this was not always the case. When I was in my twenties my need for this time looked more like being clingy. I was… Continue reading Quality over Quantity: 4 keys to Quality time

The Wednesday Rule: Conversations for Succesful Dating

Dating can have extreme highs and lows. When I take a look back on some of my relationships that didn't work out, I noticed one thing that they all have in common, I was not open about my needs early in the dating process. I was just a go with the flow type girl and most… Continue reading The Wednesday Rule: Conversations for Succesful Dating

Don’t Cross That Line: Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries

Having healthy personal boundaries helps us lay the groundwork for healthy boundaries when dating and in relationships. We have to know what specific boundaries we need to have and the consequences for stepping over them. I know for me setting boundaries in my life has become pivotal in my self-development, but this was not always… Continue reading Don’t Cross That Line: Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries

Self-Love: Using the 5 Love Languages to Love Yourself

The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman is a game changer when it comes to relationships and learning how to communicate with your partner. It has easily help me figure out my love language and what I need from my significant other to feel loved.  If you haven't read the book here are the… Continue reading Self-Love: Using the 5 Love Languages to Love Yourself

Containing the Mess Part 1: Stressor vs Triggers

Dealing with unrequited love, abandonment, or abuse can leave a mess in your life. Even with this mess all of us still have to work, take care of our families and keep going on with everyday life. There will always be things that will get you down, stops you in your tracks or makes you feel like you can’t keep going. I find that identifying these things helps make life a little easier. You can better prepare yourself and have processes in place that support you get back to sunny days and blue skies. Learning your stressors and triggers are extremely important.

Moving to the BEYOND of Unrequited Love: 4 tips to begin the healing from abadonment

Recovering from abandonment it not an easy process. Coping and moving on has been very important in my recovery process. I decided to stop letting my hurt and pain control my life and emotions, and I mindfully work on my healing. In my last blog shared I shared my story, today I will share four things I had to accept to begin my healing process.