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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio
What happens when we choose to stay in a toxic relationship? What if you are married to a toxic person? How do you know if you should get a divorce? We do intensive research before buying a house, a car, or even a new stereo. Rarely to we take the same steps to make sure we are entering a healthy relationship. But relationships touch every aspect of our lives. They effect us emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Often we feel we're in too deep by the time we realize something is wrong. Once we suspect we're in a toxic relationship, we need to do some serious thinking. Choosing to rem...
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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we fall into toxic relationships? What are the tell-tale signs of a toxic relationship? How do we stop the toxic cycle? No one purposely seeks out a toxic partner. Often, we’re mysteriously drawn to them. Things are exciting and passionate in the beginning, but little by little we sense something is off. Often, we blame ourselves. If we could just do everything right for our partner, the relationship would be okay. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. The first thing to look at is yourself. What you attract correlates with where you are mentally, emotionally, and s...
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Surviving R. Kelly – A Candid Discussion

Surviving R. Kelly – A Candid Discussion
Tune in to our video and share it with your friends and family as Alisha Bradley, a Life Coach, and former Domestic Abuse Counselor, and I discuss the recent Lifetime docuseries about R. Kelly and why it has created such polarizing responses and triggers for all of us. We have a real and open conversation about this topic, and while it is uncomfortable, it is making us rethink and revisit the way we may have typically viewed domestic abuse in relationships. Please share your comments about what you think of the video and other topics you would like to see Alisha and I discuss in the futu...
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Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast

Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast
  Robert Dunn and I continue discussing my article 11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners on The Orion Group Podcast.  Toxic relationships are addictive, and just like with drugs, a person involved in a toxic relationship must go through a process of acceptance and recovery in order to heal and have a normal, healthy life. Often, people don't realize they are in a toxic relationship because they grew up in a dysfunctional household where unhealthy behaviors were the norm. If a person stays in this toxic relationship, it puts their emotional and ...
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Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part I—Orion Group Podcast

Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part I—Orion Group Podcast
  I had the pleasure of discussing my article 11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners with Robert Dunn on The Orion Group Podcast. How do you know if you're in a toxic relationship? Why are we attracted to narcissistic or emotionally unavailable partners? How do free ourselves from being addicted to rollercoaster relationships? Find out all these answers and more in this episode! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW! You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nud...
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Uplifting Advice on Self-love From 22 Successful People

Uplifting Advice on Self-love From 22 Successful People
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON OCIOLIFESTYLE We have so many things going for us, don’t we? Despite the limited number of hours in a day, we are somehow able to include time for work, family, friends, and even other extracurricular activities into our already busy schedules. But how much time do we set aside time for ourselves? We often get so caught up in the business of life that in the list of our priorities, we forget to include the people and things that matter the most—and yes, that includes ourselves. With self-love, comes confidence and contentment. So today, I challenge you t...
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Dishwasher Fights — Dating, Communication, and How to Pick Your Battles with Your Partner

Dishwasher Fights — Dating, Communication, and How to Pick Your Battles with Your Partner
In this episode of Product Junkie, Destanie Skyes and I discuss everything from the death of the pick up line, to navigating the dating world as an introvert, to how to choose battles when it comes to compromising with your partner. We also talk about Dishwasher Fights, the trivial arguments all couples have like the correct way to load the dishwasher. LISTEN TO THE SHOW! You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, newly divorced ...
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Figuring Out Who You Are First—The Know Yourself Podcast

Figuring Out Who You Are First—The Know Yourself Podcast
  I had the pleasure of joining Dan Udale on the Know Yourself podcast. Here is what he had to say about our discussion. Hey you! Yeah you! I have really got a treat for you today 🤩 I met a Lady called Elizabeth Overstreet on Twitter who is a Love Coach and Relationship Expert ❤️ This was such a great episode because of he energy, enthusiasm, and passion that Elizabeth has for helping people understand themselves and relationships to find the love of their life🙏 . Having Elizabeth on Know Yourself was such a different dynamic because I haven’t covered off relationships before and is...
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Self-Love and Relationships—The NotSoNewlywed Podcast

Self-Love and Relationships—The NotSoNewlywed Podcast
Does it ever seem like you keep attracting the wrong person into your life? Maybe you do get into a relationship, but it falls into the same pattern of arguments, resentments, and dysfunction. In this episode of the NotSoNewlywed Podcast, we discuss my book Love You and He Will Too: A Smart Woman's Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships and how self-love is the foundation for attracting the right person and cultivating a thriving relationship. LISTEN ON iTunes You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in th...
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How you know when it’s time to end a relationship?—The Orion Group Podcast

How you know when it’s time to end a relationship?—The Orion Group Podcast
The end of the year is a time when people reflect on their lives. They think about eliminating that which is not serving them to make way for the new. This includes relationships. Is your relationships working? Can it be repaired? Or is it time to move on? In this episode of the Orion Group Podcast, Robert Dunn and I discuss the signs of when it's time to let someone go. LISTEN ON iTunes You are capable of receiving love. There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, ...
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