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Three Steps To Healing From Your Past And Being Open To Love Again

I never wanted to get married again. At least that’s what I told myself. Past hurts were still piercing my heart. One unhealthy relationship after another, a bad marriage and then a divorce had me looking for love in all the wrong places. I felt like a failure. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. After the mess I’d …

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When You Hide Your Past Because Of Shame

The shame that came with getting divorced got so bad that I hid it from new people I met. I moved from Chicagoland to Texas for a new job. I didn’t know a single soul. I figured this was my chance to get a fresh start. When people asked me if I’d been married before I changed the subject, pretended …

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Why It Takes Courage To Be Single

To admit that you are in pain is to be vulnerable. It’s taking off the mask and revealing something about your true self—something that you can’t seem to control, because it’s beating you. There’s a lot of talk about honesty, but when it comes to owning up to certain kinds of pain, vulnerability seems to invite judgment and shaming. We …

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Is Shame Your Secret Friend?

Shame is not a friend of mine. It causes slumped shoulders, sparse eye contact and a superficial connection. When released into relationships, it is a killer. Reaching out becomes challenging, because shame is a mindset. As I already mentioned, shame is not a friend of mine. I detest shame with a passion, because it results in distance. The distance occurs …

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