Unhealthy Relationships

Codependency Explained – 3 Signs ft. Elizabeth Overstreet and Mark Rosenfeld

Codependency Explained – 3 Signs ft. Elizabeth Overstreet and Mark Rosenfeld
Recently, I had an interview and discussion with Mark Rosenfeld, a Relationship Expert, about the topic of codependency. It's one of the dating and relationship advice questions Mark and I are asked about often. We wanted to simplify codependency, explain codependency and help people wrap their heads around this important, but often misunderstood concept. This topic struck a nerve and started a lot of discussion amongst my followers across my social media. I am intrigued about the topic and I think it's always important to provide additional explanation and context especially around a topic...
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How to Stop the Cycle of Codependency and Toxic Relationships – The Recovery Revolution

How to Stop the Cycle of Codependency and Toxic Relationships – The Recovery Revolution
Omar Pinto, a Life Transformation Coach, Addiction Recovery Specialist, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur and I had so much fun doing this interview. Codependency and addiction do not just relate to substance or drug abuse. Addiction can occur with anything in which you allow your emotions to override your logic and where the consequences can be detrimental to you, your well being or others around you. Codependency can exist in the way you have your relationships too! This is a deep conversation and not for the weary of heart. So if you want to listen to Omar and I as we dig in deep to discuss tri...
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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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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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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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3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers

3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers
Good relationships can teach us a lot. But bad relationships can teach us things too. In fact, our appreciation of a good relationship strengthens after we've been through bad relationships. Love is splendid and crazy. The ups, downs, good and bad times, good love, bad love, separations and reunions and break-ups combine to create interesting dynamics. This can show us who, how, and why we love. When a relationship is going well and the love is good, it is the best feeling. But when love takes a turn and things fall apart in a relationship, it can be the worst feeling. This may leave you...
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