Woman asking,

It’s that time of the week again – there’s a new episode of my podcast, The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. I can’t believe it’s been eight weeks already!

Here’s what I cover in episode 8:

Those inappropriate and insensitive remarks to singles: When I was single, I felt like one of those bad date clowns because I would see people at social events and they’d expect to be entertained with my latest dating debacle. I also found that like a lot of people, I was questioned a hell of a lot about my choices and had my private life prodded and poked into. Turns out, not much has changed since then and I really feel for singles who encounter this so I offer my take and some suggestions for not letting these folks get to you.

Do we ever ‘get over’ abandonment and abuse?: This is one of my most frequently asked questions but it’s a question that needs to be rephrased as we may be tasking ourselves with something that gives us the impression of arriving at a particular destination. I talk about what has helped me alter my perspective and heal.

Why do we keep saying how guilty we feel?: I talk about guilt and the importance of not just ascertaining whether you’re actually guilty of something but also ensuring that you don’t end up bathing in guilt (and avoiding taking action) and instead, use the emotion to do something positive that will help you to learn from the experience and move forward.

Listener Question – Should I tell my friend’s friend how annoyed she is?: When a friend complains about a mutual friend who you’re not that close with and you feel badly for him/her, it can be tempting to get involved to help your friend address the situation and feel better but don’t – the messenger is likely to be shot!

What Nat Learned This Week: I do wonder why I have a paper diary and a calender synced up across all devices if I still end up overscheduling myself because I’m looking at a day rather than looking at the context of the week. Doh!

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Nat xxx

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