My husband, David, and I have been married 37 years. What's the secret to the longevity of our relationship? I'm no expert, but I know I have never stopped dating David! We are still in love and enjoy being with each other.
Women who identify as spiritual people tend to have a very hard time admitting to themselves that they are jealous, especially of another woman's success, beauty or power. When jealousy arises, it tends to "go underground," and every single woman has experienced that result.
The aftermath of a relationship with an alcoholic/addict can often parallel that of a natural disaster. At least it has for me when I've ended relationships that were toxic, or for my clients when they have made the painful decision to move on.