toxic relationships

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Heartbreak

7 Lessons I’ve Learned From Heartbreak
There isn’t a simple cure for heartbreak. There just isn’t. Sometimes you have to flow with it, feel it, and probably most important, learn from it so that you can heal and move forward. As a relationship coach, there are specific topics that I am often asked about by those I coach, but a topic that most of my clients suffer from most is the power of heartbreak. It is crippling, debilitating emotionally and physically, and it can set back even the strongest among us. Here are 7 Lessons I’ve learned from heartbreak that will help you move on and forward: 1. It isn’t always about y...
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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 do we take the same steps to make sure we are entering a healthy relationship. But relationships touch every aspect of our lives. They affect 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 2) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we protect ourselves against toxic relationships? What are the warning signs of a toxic relationship? How do we know when to leave a toxic relationship? Toxic relationships are sneaky. When we first fall in love, it's easy to idealize our partner and ignore the red flags. We discussed some of these tell-tale signs in Part I of this series. Today we delve further into toxic relationships. How do we know if we're in a toxic relationship? Be aware of your and your partners behavior and look out for these patterns: You spend more time being unhappy than happy You find ...
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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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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...
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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...
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