It's right out of a Sandra Bullock movie. Two completely opposite people meet and, in spite of their polar opposite personalities, they fall in love. Opposites attract! Well... sort of.
Once again I had done what I had promised myself before I would never do again in so many areas of my life -- whether it was a relationship that was no longer working or a job.
The ending of any kind of relationship can be difficult but I am a firm believer that every season ends so that something more beautiful can bloom. View every ending as an opportunity to start over, renewed, with a clean slate.
Breaking off a relationship is a giant suck sandwich with a nightmare filling of pain, guilt, fear, rejection, remorse, pity and self-loathing.
So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.
How many times has he told you he loved you, but then the outcome doesn't reflect the true love he continues to profess? There are two scenarios in which this happens. Before I dive deep to explain, the lesson is pretty simple: He's not good enough for YOU.
I knew that if I continued my avoidant ways, I would not actualize my intention of creating a meaningful relationship with someone else. So I decided to open my heart, allow myself to be vulnerable and welcome the risk of hurt.
Being fearless isn't living without fear, but recognizing the fears you have and still leaping anyway. With each leap you take, you are heading closer to the path you were meant to be on.
Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her (and now to you) are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.
Here's the strange, fluid thing about deal breakers: They are like Schrödinger's cat. They both are and are not absolute.
In this post-breakup phase where it gets too easy to wallow in misery and focus on myself, she's given me something to love, to worry about, to fuss over.
For years they had one of Hollywood's hottest marriages but, after 18 years of wedded unity, Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from 53-year-old Antonio Banderas. The 56-year-old actress has said that the two have irreconcilable differences.
In my divorce coaching practice, my female clients are often shocked by how she is begged to stay, despite the misery in their marriage. Here's how you can be prepared for what might happen, and what to do if you still want out.
In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.
So what was he to you and what were you to him? Were you both just distractions? Were you both just bored? Was this relationship on your phone just convenient and easier than actually having to meet someone?
Young love is a funny thing. When you find it, you feel invincible. You think no one can comprehend the depth of the connection you feel to your person, let alone destroy it. But when you lose it, you feel like you've lost yourself. You realize you knew really knew yourself without it.