I have been in many romantic relationships, where I took the blame for everything that went wrong rather it was my fault or not. I felt like if I did this it would make the other person feel better or it would avoid additional conflict. I was taking on the burden of keeping the relationship stable. I would apologize for the sake of apologizing, even … Continue reading Stop apologizing when it isn’t your fault.
I guess I am old fashion but I prefer talking on the telephone when I am dating someone. It is hard to get to know someone over text. I feel like texting can be impersonal. It can also cause a lot of issues. You can’t tell what someone’s tone is really like through a text, which often leads to miscommunication. I would much rather hear … Continue reading Texting vs the Telephone
Throughout my life there has been many situations where I have let people in my life make me feel so small or so badly that I lost my voice. I am not just referring to romantic relationships, but also other relationships in my life. If I voiced my opinion about any situation, I was looked at as a troublemaker. I didn’t matter what I said … Continue reading Don’t try to mute me!
I had no idea that I was most likely in a toxic relationship with a narcissist until after I released my book The Match Disaster. My main character had a lot of the characteristics of someone I was dating. It wasn’t until I received a review declaring the main character in my book a narcissist that I started to analyze whether the person I was … Continue reading Are you in a toxic relationship with a Narcissist?
I often look back at my past relationships to see what they had in common. Where did I go wrong? How did I fail? I finally realize they all have the same common denominator. I failed to stand up for myself. I always put my significant other’s feelings ahead of my own. I did not want them to feel hurt or pain. I didn’t want … Continue reading Never be afraid to stand up for yourself
There is a saying that says, “once a cheater always a cheater”. I don’t know if I completely agree with that, although I have experienced it. I married someone who was considered a cheater and he did indeed cheat on me. But what about the case where someone has a single indiscretion. They fell into temptation. They asked their partner for forgiveness and vowed to … Continue reading Once a cheater always a cheater!
I was reading this article on elitedaily.com by Candice Jalili. It had 12 tips that will help you have a good relationship. I want to blog about a few of these. The first tip is you must communicate. I totally agree with this point. You must be able to communicate in a healthy and productive way. The communication in a relationship can’t be one-sided and … Continue reading 12 Tips For Having a Good Relationship
I refer to my mother in my blogs often, but tonight I want to talk about my father. I am definitely a daddy’s girl, but unfortunately my father passed away when I was 14 years old. He was only 49. It was one of the most devastating things that happened in my life. My father was definitely a great husband to my mother and an … Continue reading Daddy’s Girl!
I went to a virtual Women’s Conference this week and it really helped me to do some self-reflection. I was always the person that was trying to help others, especially in their relationships. I was always telling my friends and family members that they deserved better when it came to who they were in relationships with. I grew up in a household with two parents … Continue reading Easier said than done!