Author: Elizabeth Overstreet

8 Little Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Rejecting Love

8 Little Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Rejecting Love
If you tend to self-sabotage your relationships, think you aren’t good enough to have what you want, give up to early in a relationship, or keep going in circles of meeting and entertaining the wrong types of people repeatedly, this article is for you.  I’ve written this from a place of love and as someone who spent way too many years doing things that gave me the opposite of a loving relationship. I’m sharing these pearls of wisdom so you don’t make mistakes which may subconsciously block you from receiving love. First, let’s agree that it is difficult to find love. If it were easy, the...

How To Find Love More Easily Based On Your Personality Type

How To Find Love More Easily Based On Your Personality Type
Dating in a time where we use apps and social media abundantly to determine if someone is suitable has skewed things a bit. It used to be that dating happened through meeting someone at work, through a friend, a family member, or at a social event. Times have definitely changed. But, even with all of the additional dating options available to us, it hasn’t made finding love any easier. Researching Best Dating Practices When I surveyed my clients I coach in relationships and asked them how they determine who they date, the answers were pretty varied based on their personality. One of my clien...

7 Things To Remember When You’re Trying To Love Despite Feeling Broken

7 Things To Remember When You’re Trying To Love Despite Feeling Broken
Learning to trust and love again after someone has shattered your heart is perhaps one of the most challenging things you do. Once someone violates your trust and disrespects you, it can feel as though it’s impossible for you to recover from heartbreak. But, the good news is that you can.Here are some immediate steps to help you get there: You Are Not Alone 1. Realize we are all broken, and you are not alone. No one is perfect and don’t let them ever make you think you are ‘less-then’ because of the experiences you have had. Everyone and I mean every single person, brings some baggage to...

11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners

11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners
If I were to crystalize what a toxic relationship is, I would highlight a couple featured in a Comedy Central show with Key and Peele, featuring the couple Meegan and Andre. I’m not sure if you are a Key and Peele fan, but they are two comedians who use to have a show on Comedy Central called Key & Peele. They would often do a skit of a couple, Meegan, and Andre who had one of the unhealthiest relationships ever. If you saw the skit, and were or are in a toxic relationship, you would relate to them. Because it is a comedy, the skit about this couple was a bit over the top. But, you coul...

These Are The 7 Common Traits Of Relationships That Last

These Are The 7 Common Traits Of Relationships That Last
The struggle for you to find real love and a healthy relationship can be a challenge. Love, while seeming simplistic, can end up being complicated when you add two people to the equation. It’s no wonder that it’s difficult to understand how something that starts off so strong can move in a completely different direction so quickly. It’s quite reasonable to want love in your life, and often your relationship is your roadmap to meet this particular need. But, the question of how to have a successful relationship looms loud. And while most relationships start off on the right foot, many fall o...

9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love

9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love
When you are at the beginning of a relationship, it can be challenging to figure out if it is the right fit. Part of this is because we get so many confusing messages about what love is and what type of relationship you need. But, love doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are nine ways to filter out the complications that often stop us from finding love and determine what works for you: 1. Determine the type of relationship you want. It is the most important thing you need to focus on so you are in the right relationship. Stop comparing and looking to others for guidance. What works for t...

3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging

3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging
Dating can be difficult for a myriad of reasons. As a relationship coach, and as someone who was married, divorced, dated as a single woman, dated as a divorcee, and as a single parent, dating was one of my least favorite things to do. Often, I would purposefully sabotage my relationships out the gate. I would find ways to discredit and disown any feelings I may have or develop for someone by immediately focusing on what was wrong with them versus paying attention to what was right. And also ignoring what I needed to do to improve who I was as a person. It was my protective shield and self-d...

10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018

10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018
The dating scene has evolved with online dating, dating apps, texting, and other technology. While many aspects of dating have changed a great deal, with all the new options available now, you may wonder how can you be smarter in your approach to dating. While some of the traditional rules associated with dating still apply, there are new rules too! If you want to date smarter, keep these ten rules in mind. 1. A first date should take place where you are comfortable. The first date does not have to be formal. In fact, the more informal it is, the more comfortable you may feel. This helps ...

8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love

8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love
If you asked my friends one of my worst qualities, they would probably say it is the fact that I can be annoyingly analytical. I tend to overthink things. Sometimes that has worked well for me, but often it has the opposite effect especially when it related to my relationships. Then something strange happened. I stopped overthinking, assuming what the other person in the relationship was thinking, or figuring out in my mind what their actions might mean. I had to do a complete juxtaposition. I almost gave up on love because I started to think that maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Yes, it’...

The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Introvert Who Is Looking for Love

The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Introvert Who Is Looking for Love
Dating and the Introvert I never liked the definition used to describe an introvert found in the dictionary. It says something about a “shy and reticent person” or “a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.” While I think some of these descriptors of an introvert may hold some truth, I’m of the opinion that introverts are simply more reflective. They care less about what others say or do and value self-discovery and doing a deeper level of thinking. Introverts are, by nature, highly introspective. It’s easy to see how some of thes...