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Is Infidelity the End of a Relationship?

Is Infidelity the End of a Relationship?
Originally published in Jet Magazine It use to be a time when infidelity was a deal breaker. After all, no one goes into a marriage with the goal of being unfaithful. But it appears as if times have changed. Although we marry with the intent of monogamy, infidelity can happen even when couples are well-suited for one another. But how do you know whether to throw in the towel or forgive your spouse for an indiscretion? If I asked 10 couples how they would react if their significant other cheated on them, their responses would vary. Some couples hold traditional values, while other coup...
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3 Post Divorce Lessons – You Will Survive!

3 Post Divorce Lessons – You Will Survive!
Sometimes you have days of introspection when you reflect on your life, and how things come full circle. You wonder if you made the right decisions, taken the right paths, are raising your kids the right way and what you may have missed along the way. This weekend was full of those types of thoughts for me, and I started thinking a lot about what I learned post-divorce that enabled me to move forward. If you are in the throes of a relationship, wondering what is going to happen next, these lessons may be helpful to you too. 1. You will be happy again. Divorce ranks in the top 3 of th...
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4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade

4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade
Ever since Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released about a week ago, everyone has been making assumptions about what is going on in her relationship with Jay-Z. This is partly because we like to talk about celebrities. It's also because we are drawn to relationship drama. Most people like to think they are not alone in having relationship problems. Infidelity, false hopes, or staying together when you want to leave are common issues many of us face. It is normal to hit crossroads in a relationship, especially when you have been with someone for a long time. It’s common to have to deal with communic...
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What Camping Can Teach You About Relationships

What Camping Can Teach You About Relationships
Recently, I went on a weekend hiking trip at the Grand Canyon with a small group of people and someone who very special to me. For many of us, it was our first hike to this particular campsite and we knew it would be a challenge. To get to the campsite and back, we had to hike 10-12 miles each way for a total of 20-24 miles. Additional hikes away from the campsite were 5-10 miles each way. It was a weekend full of walking. Hiking can be an intensive endeavor. As we walked through the canyon, much of the terrain consisted of sand or slippery rocks, and we often had to climb up or down in...
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Why Are You Still Single – The Great Love Debate

Why Are You Still Single – The Great Love Debate
Interestingly, for the first time in a long time in history, 50.2%of the population is single. Not too long ago, the norm was the opposite. Most of us were married. But, times have changed. We are waiting longer to get married because we want to make sure we marry the right person. Being single is ironic, especially in the age of hyper connectedness. You would think with all of the technology apps we have access to, it would be easier. But it's not. And, ironically, you may still be having a hard time connecting with what you really want - your soul mate. I will be at the Great Love Deba...
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Self-Love Makes You An Original Not A Copy

Self-Love Makes You An Original Not A Copy
Originals are always valued more. People will pay for something which is unique and different. I'm not equating you to be worth a monetary number. But what I am saying is how important it is that you know what makes you special and unique, because you definitely have something which is different, stands out, or is specific to who you are. It might be your wit, sense of humor, candor, or ability to rally others to a specific cause. You have something and that something can help you down the path to creating a healthy sense of self-love for yourself. As I coach my clients about finding mates ...
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Science Says Your Thoughts Really Matter

Science Says Your Thoughts Really Matter
Negative Thoughts are Contagious Most people understand how both positive thoughts and negative thoughts can have an impact on one's mindset, perspective, experience, and health. Now the science is there to explain why. As it turns out, our thoughts really do matter. In fact, the old adage "change your mindset, change your life" holds true. (more…)
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In Relationships: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In Relationships: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Too often, people will tell you what they think you want to hear. But if you look closely, you may see their actions do not match their words. Whenever this happens, pay attention to their behaviors, not the words that are being spoken. (more…)
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Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One

Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One
Why Validate for Someone who Invalidates You It's hard when you are in love and you are constantly trying to validate your feelings for someone who won't be definitive or specific with you about their feelings for you. When this happens, you question yourself and your worth because when you are in a relationship like this where the emotions and energy are one-sided, it is a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. (more…)
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Celebrating Love in All Its Forms: Elizabeth Overstreet on People to People with Micah Materre

Celebrating Love in All Its Forms: Elizabeth Overstreet on People to People with Micah Materre
[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://elizabethoverstreet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE-FEBRUARY-13-2016-AUTHOR-ELIZABETH-OVERSTREET.mp4"][/video]   *** 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 and looking to get back in the dating scene, or single and trying to find the right person for you, maybe I can help. Reach out to me at therelationshipinvestigator@gmail.com, or sign up on my websit...
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