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Should You Believe Your Triggers?

I could feel it washing over me like a great wave trying to pull me under, both blinding me and choking me. My body went into full-on fight or flight mode, any rational thinking...

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Was Any of It Real?

“When do you think it started?” I was asked recently in regards to my ex’s betrayals. “I traced it back more than two years, but then I made a decision to stop looking. So...

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The Importance of Feeling Safe in a Relationship

When you don’t feel safe in a relationship, your focus shifts from connection to protection. Instead of turning towards your partner, you’re turning inward or turning away in an attempt to avoid a sense...

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Progress and Room to Grow

Because of the nature of my first marriage (conflict-less because of a deadly combination of his tendency to lie about everything and my inclination to avoid anything too anxiety-provoking) and the way that it...

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Four Types of Marital Abandonment You Need to Know About

When I filed for a “fault” divorce (which, in retrospect, was a mistake), one of the reasons cited was “marital abandonment.” It was a clear call – he walked out of the house and...

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