We've all heard it so much that it has become trite - "You have to love yourself before someone else can love you." There's truth in that statement because when we look for love outside of ourselves before we've found it within, we're likely to end up in one of the following relationships: Accepting Mistreatment … Continue reading The Love You Find When You Struggle to Love Yourself
My ex husband used to tell me, "I'll never hurt you." I knew it was bullshit. After all, the ones we love are also positioned to hurt us the most, even when it's unintentional. Yet even though I knew his statement was wrong, I chose to believe him. Because I wanted it to be true. … Continue reading Six Ways We Hurt the Ones We Love
Online dating can be awesome - you have a huge pool of potential dates to select from, you are able to screen for basic compatibility ahead of time and you can "meet" people while you're on the sofa in your sweats. But online dating has its downsides. The sheer number of people available can be … Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Online Dating Suck a Little Less
As a teacher, I get to see boundaries - and the lack thereof - in action every single day. It's funny how much I have evolved in this since my nascent years as an educator. I used to read up on specific classroom management strategies, many of which involved complicated reward systems and methods for … Continue reading Why Are Boundaries Important?
Communicating your boundaries can be difficult, especially when it is an important relationship to you. Maintaining those boundaries when they're challenged or when the consequences become distressing is even harder. The following strategies will help you set and maintain boundaries within your relationships at home, at work and in the world at large: Learn What … Continue reading How to Get Better at Setting and Maintaining Boundaries