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Category Archives: breakup
The annual GPYB New Year’s Post. I will start a new Check-in Thread on January 1. We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. … Continue reading
Courage is reclaiming your life after a devastating event robs you of your confidence and self-esteem. It is facing tomorrow with a firm resolve to reach deep within yourself to find another strength, another talent…It is taking yourself to another … Continue reading
“When all you’ve got is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” – anonymous Our “frame of reference”, or way of looking at the world, is colored by our experience. Very often we know one way, or a limited number … Continue reading
People who thought they knew best drove me crazy when I was trying to be a victimized know nothing powerless whiny whining pants. They kept making it sound like I had some CONTROL over what happened to me. How annoying.
Thank you for the request in comments for this rerun. I had no memory of it at all. I’m glad it helped before and hope it helps again. <hr> “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” … Continue reading
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves–there lies the great, singular power of self-respect. -Joan Didion Whenever I talk about boundaries, I warn people about how others will “up the ante” when we … Continue reading
I been starin’ at your photograph Wondering where you’re at today And I’ve been hanging by the telephone Hopin’ that you’d come home and stay You told me you needed More walks, more talks More feelin’ close to me I … Continue reading
The incredible irony of relationship addiction is that at the core of this obsession with another person lies deep fear of intimacy, a fear we never have to face as long as we continue to choose partners who are, for … Continue reading
When I opened “The Road Less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck back in 88 or so the first words are “Life is difficult.” and I flung it across the room and yelled, “No KIDDING!” That was NOT what I wanted … Continue reading
I was raised in the Bronx where, last I checked, skiing was not a street game. So I actually reached adulthood without ever having skiied or even knowing the first thing about it. When I was in my late 20s … Continue reading
People who thought they knew best drove me crazy when I was trying to be a victimized-know nothing-powerless-whiny-whining pants. They kept making it sound like I had some CONTROL over what happened to me. How annoying.
Requested repost: I hope that you venture forth only after you’ve done your grief work and learned to spend some time with yourself and know more about yourself than you did before your last relationship. Before you go back out … Continue reading
When you’re getting over it, you do the Relationship Inventory and in it you have to list some of the good times and good traits of your ex. It’s to acknowledge that yes there were good times because you’re not … Continue reading
I wrote this post 2 years ago and I wanted to post it again for all the new people here. I received an email a few days ago that said (in part), “I read all the fantastic progress of others … Continue reading