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Emotional Baggage

Emotional Baggage

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mitch Rosenzweig

As a therapist, I ask people to show me their bag. We help to root around in it to rearrange their probably too big bag to make sure they have what they need. Sometimes, we even carry their bag for them at our own peril -- oh my aching back!

Seeking a Happy-Ever-After While Carrying The Baggage Of Divorce

High50 | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty

Voicemail. Leaving a message required me to put myself on the line and a Heimlich-maneuver-inducing swallowing of pride. 'Hello. It's me. I'd like to come back ... if you'll have me.'

The First Step In Letting Go Of Your Emotional Baggage

OWN | Posted 11.13.2014 | OWN

Everyone, everywhere has baggage. Whether it stems from getting burned by one major life event or a series of smaller-scale struggles, this weightines...

Why I Never Want To Fall In Love Again

Katie Tandy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I had just gotten my head above water. Why, oh why, did he have to appear? Why, oh why, was I forged as an all-or-nothing human? Couldn't I just have dinner and some casual sex like normal people? Did I have to want to rip everyone's face off and subsume myself?

Three Steps to Better Mental Health

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Nagy

One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment.

Owning Our Emotional Baggage in Relationships

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I do think that open communication is helpful and necessary in any and all relationships (especially romantic relationships), but I also don't agree that sharing every tiny detail of feelings is necessary either.

A Simple Process For Un-Doing

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

Taking time to know myself was the most powerful process I've experienced, and being alone was the most authentic thing I've done. My true inner journey began with the un-doing.

Why Is It So Hard Being A Step-Parent?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 02.13.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Think of the fact that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Second marriages have a higher failure rate than first marriages. Why is this? He...

Like It or Not, Your Kids Will Turn into You

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Laurie Gerber

You'd think it tragic if your kid didn't get to fulfill his or her full potential, but what about you? Have you taken the time to think about and discuss what you really want to do with your life?

Blame Your Parents for Your Problems!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Blame your parents for the way you are; it is their fault and you shouldn't have to carry that burden of blame and shame. But then forgive them.

Traveling Light Into the New Year

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

The difference between a bag and baggage is the weight of the load. A bag won't slow you down. Baggage will. This year, will we begin fully loaded or loaded down?

7 Types Of Men Who Won't Make You Happy

Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

By Chiara Atik | HowAboutWe If you ever start to date a man who fits one of the descriptions below, be wary: these guys come with baggage. 1. Th...

Why You're Not 'Broken' Even Though You're Divorced

Emily V. Gordon | Posted 10.24.2011 | Divorce
Emily V. Gordon

Dear Recent/Non-Recent Divorcees, Divorce is one of the most destructive, emotionally traumatic experiences a human being can go through, no matter i...

Sometimes It's Better To Be Wrong

Laura Munson | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

Can a heart really break? Does pain really kill? Can anything really "make" a person emotionally grow? So much emotional pain comes from words.

Leaving Your Emotional Baggage Behind

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

Few of us make it through life with a light load. At some point, we intentionally or unintentionally become hoarders. I don't necessarily mean hoard...