As I clench the sides of the sink with my fingers, a flood of past memories surge through my body. A million thoughts run
And what has pained me the most is that you're standing right in front of me. But it's gone, and I can't search for it anymore
I don’t know how it happened. I’ve connected with a young widow newer on this journey than I.  My dear wister (widow sister
It gets at something beneath the surface and can break open the path toward healing.
This has by far been the most difficult year for me personally in my entire life. It seems I woke up one morning and had lost my marriage, two of my kids, my finances, my career was on the rocks and I almost lost my life. We are only five months in and I see no respite in sight.
For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant.
You can't wholeheartedly love anything or anyone without accepting the good with the bad. You've gotta love the fights, breakups, tears, and loneliness just as much as you love the candle lit dinners, chance meetings, and roses.
As we watch these relationships repeat themselves like a chapter on a scratched DVD, we figure there has GOT to be a reason
There is no denying that we yearn for a life to share with another. We are humans who do feel complete when in the arms of a soulmate. Note, I say, "feel complete." The truth is we are complete with or without a partner in our life.
Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.
5. Use your journal to maintain a daily routine of self-reflection. Your pen is a tool for staying focused. To increase motivation
Weather the storm by using it as grist for developing some emotional self-reliance. By increasing your own stability and constancy, you gain strength and help to advance the relationship. When your partner starts treating you ambivalently, here are a few tips for handling it:
Step 4: Recognize that you are not alone in being alone. Millions of people are caught up in patterns that bar them from
I know you -- the heartbroken. I've been there recently, and plenty before. I know you better than you think I do. I know heartbreak as well as I know the taste of the ocean in my tears and the way my breath gets stuck in my heart instead of my throat. I know you'd assume I would say that I wish I didn't.
What helped to facilitate this moment of closeness was that John was not blaming Sandra, nor was he making excuses for his
When we experience unrequited love -- a lack of emotional reciprocity from the other person - it is natural to feel insecure and needy. It can cause us to aim our emotional suction cups toward our partner which only succeeds at creating greater distance. Here are 12 things you can do...
And let's remember: We can't always choose what happens to us. We don't always make the right choices. But we do have a choice in this present moment about how we respond to our past and make way for our future.