We Are Never Getting Back Together...Or Are We?

They broke your heart when they said they were ending the relationship with you. You've been spending time mourning this loss, trying to recover. Then a few months later, they say they regret it and want to get back together. You're still in love with them, missing them like crazy. Do you get back together? Or walk away for good? 

In my last relationship, I did it twice. He broke up with me twice and I took him back both times. You may be saying to yourself, "What?! Michelle, what were you thinking?" The truth? I wasn't. I was just feeling the love I still had for him each time, wanting to believe that things would be different without really looking at the facts of what was before me. This is the thing about love: it messes with our ability to think clearly and face the things we don't want to see. We listen to our heart more than our head.

Is it really so simple to write off every relationship when it ...

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Valentine's Day: Should You Celebrate it or Not?

It is indeed ironic that Valentine's Day, a day supposed to be all about love, can spark such controversy over whether it should be celebrated or not. People tend to love it or hate it. I'm sure you've heard each of these arguments from people in your life and you likely agree with one more than the other: 

The argument for celebrating it: Valentine's Day is a random day of the year where you get to show your significant other how much they mean to you. You get to pause and really appreciate each other. It's nice to get flowers and chocolates and go out on a date. With life being so busy, we forget to do these special things sometimes and Valentine's Day reminds us of this. 

The argument against celebrating it: Valentine's Day isn't really about love, it's about buying crap that doesn't really matter for the person you're in a relationship with. It makes people who aren't in a relationship feel bad and lonely. P ...

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Real Resolutions: Creating Space for What Matters

It's January 1st again. A new year, a fresh start. It only makes sense that I would be sitting here writing a blog about New Year's resolutions. I already know that there's a lot out there on this topic, but why not add in my two cents (and make it specific to relationships while I'm at it)? First of all, what are we really talking about when we're talking about resolutions? According to Google when I type in "definition of resolution", it says "the firm decision to do or not to do something." Some might view a resolution as a promise or agreement with oneself to carry out a specific goal that they have. The tricky thing is that we know that New Year's resolutions...tend to not last. We get tired and fall back into our old ways. We also can place really high expectations on ourselves. Where are we going wrong and where can we do better? One area I see people get hung up on is making their resolution too specific. Now, typically I a ...

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