Getting out of a toxic relationship? You may have to take additional steps to get that bad influence out of your life. Read on as relationship expert Jennifer Twardowski explains a 4-step process that will help you heal from your toxic relationship.
Did you know there is science behind the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine?” When we laugh, our bodies produce a hormone that triggers healthy changes in the body which help us heal from the impacts of stress. Laughter is also known to help boost your energy, your immune system and even reduce pain. Now that’s powerful medicine! When we experience stress, whether it’s because we are being chased by a bear or it’s because we just looked at our latest bank statement, what happens chemically in the body is the same.
Life coach Teresa Maples shares her personal journey of being the partner of a cheater and how she was able to move on. Equipped with personal experience, Maples shares the two ways you can start to heal and move on from infidelity.
If your world has been rocked by an emotional affair or by infidelity, it can be devastating and heartbreaking. It can also be a natural response to want to get even and do to the other what has been done to you. Rather than following the ways of the Romans - which didn't quite work out for them, by the way - it's healthier to refrain from getting even and work on getting better. Whether you caused it or were the unfortunate casualty of a painful affair, it's important to work on yourself and deciding if there is a relationship worth saving.
The end of a marriage. It only makes sense that it also can feel like the end of romance, intimacy and the kind of connection and companionship you've wanted-- even if your relationship was painful and disappointing. When divorce happens, it can seem to be the end of your chance for love. We know, this can be a big, huge and painful change. In many ways, divorce is the end...but not the kind of end you might think.
The medical community has long debated the extent to which the power of touch, even the power of presence, can help someone recover. They've noted that in Gabrielle Giffords' case, the consistent support of her love ones has ostensibly contributed to her consistent progression toward recovery. It's difficult to measure how much love, interaction, and encouragement is needed to summon someone from the brink of death. There isn't a standard dosage of emotional support required for countering physical injuries and health problems. People can't even handle medication the same way, let alone subjective experiences like love and familiarity. At the same time, countless studies have shown that love and intimacy can improve your health. Here's how.
Fumigate your technology like you would a roach-infested kitchen, here's how to wipe out every trace of your ex from technology. Think about it this way: seeing your ex in your phone or online only makes you think about what he/she is doing, realize you're no longer privy to that info (at least not right now, maybe friendship lies ahead), and—as any human would—suffer as a result. Why not make technology work for you and remove the catalysts for this negative reminder? We say, cleanse and be free.
Being open and vulnerable in a relationship isn't easy. It requires trust in yourself and in your partner. People are gun-shy after a bad relationship or experience. And this reticence can sometimes put your true love on the line. One woman opens up on how she learned to be vulnerable in her relationship and how it has helped her invite love back into her life. "Closing my heart off protected me from getting hurt but kept me from experiencing the joy of loving someone and being loved. It is not easy to heal old wounds and allow love in."