DO I HAVE ABANDONMENT ISSUES? HOW TO KNOW + WHAT TO DO

I’ve struggled HARD and still, to this day, struggle with abandonment issues. Just like with emotional unavailability, narcissism, gas lighting, empathetic bankruptcy, codependency, etc…. When you understand what abandonment issues are, you’re then able to identify if you have them and/or if someone that you’re in a relationship with has them. And just like that… … Continue Reading

HOW TO STOP SEEKING VALIDATION & LIVE LIFE ON YOUR TERMS

I cringe when I think about the amount of time I’ve wasted in my life, obsessing and humiliating myself on an endless quest for validation. Trying to figure out how to stop seeking validation was always impossible because at every moment, there was someone who I was convinced – if I just worked a little harder and gave … Continue Reading

GASLIGHTING IN RELATIONSHIPS: 7 SIGNS + HOW TO PUT OUT THE FLAME

I didn’t even know what gaslighting in relationships meant until recently. Gaslighting is something that I’ve experienced many times in romantic relationships, friendships, familial relationships and in business. I’ve touched on aspects of gaslighting before, but was unfamiliar with the terminology until a few weeks ago when I couldn’t sleep and starting watching the classic … Continue Reading

ALMOST RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT THEY MEAN & HOW TO LET GO

As I write this post, I’m on my couch and it’s currently 1999. I’ve got Brandy’s, Almost Doesn’t Count playing throughout my house, I’m wearing my old Abercrombie sweatpants and an ex boyfriend’s old high school sweatshirt that I found in my closet. All that’s missing is a Capri Sun instead of my mint tea. I wanted to write … Continue Reading