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When I was pregnant with my first daughter, longtime readers may recall that I got into the hidden camera show ‘Cheaters’ where people who suspect their partners of cheating have them investigated and followed… and then confront them.. I know, I know, but I was signed off with a bad back at 34 […]

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One of the issues that many people who have felt burned by a relationship experience, especially those where the other party unfolded into something dramatically different to what they’d envisaged or believed, is that sense that due to having misjudged this person, Continue Reading

When people tell me stories about their relationships or their interactions with people where they experienced a great deal of pain, the stories are often peppered with, “I kept giving him/her the benefit of the doubt.” I’ve been in situations like these many times where I’ve wrestled with the uncertainty that can come with […]

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Life in its trial and error way of teaching us lessons, gradually helps us to learn which people in our life are safe to confide in. This is when we trust someone enough to share a private matter, believing ourselves to be safe in the knowledge that it won’t be repeated and/or that […]

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If you’ve ever watched the hilarious comedy Meet The Parents, a tale of male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) who spends the weekend at his girlfriend’s parents home and has to deal with her nightmare father played by Robert De Niro, you will recall how part of poor Greg’s stress is about being […]

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In the past I used to commit to air aka ‘hope’ with heavy notes of bullshit. This set me up to be repeatedly disappointed by effectively Future Faking myself (projecting a future so I could get away with or get stuff in the present) and […]

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Experience has taught me through the pain of repeatedly putting my hand in the fire and living life lessons on repeat, that I don’t feel uneasy for no reason at all and that I must listen to and trust my gut. It […]

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You know how it is: you have one too many dodgy experiences of trusting someone when you shouldn’t have, or of feeling like you have to pick the broken pieces of you and your life up off the floor, that you decide to take some time out to work on you and […]

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About Going In With An Open Mind

On October 19, 2012 By

For some people, when they go on dates, they end up being guilty of this dangerous optimism where they’re basically acting like they’ve won the lottery before the numbers have been called. They’re ‘buzzing’ and ‘spending the winnings’ in their imaginations, hopeful that this […]

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Many BR readers struggle with learning to trust themselves and learning to trust again. It’s particularly tricky if it feels like you went out on a limb and got burnt. Badly.

You then struggle to wrap your head around the fact that you may have been with a Continue Reading

Trust is fundamental to all of your relationships – too little and it colours your vision and taints all of your interactions causing you to live in fear and cynicism, and too much and it’s like operating blind, deaf, and dumb, running red lights, jumping in cages with wild animals, and being […]

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