Podcast Ep. 264: Let’s Talk About the Real Reasons Behind Affairs

Affairs have been my most requested topic this year, so in this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I explore the real reasons why people have affairs. What a lot of us do is fall into the trap of assuming that a partner or spouse wasn’t...

‘Entanglement’ and what happens when we look outside ourselves to feel good

Thanks to recent headlines sparked by singer August Alsina’s revelations about his romantic involvement with Jada Pinkett Smith, Jada and her husband Will Smith clarified what happened on her Red Table Talk show. During a very rough time in their marriage where they’d...
Podcast Ep. 140: The Truth About Lies

Podcast Ep. 140: The Truth About Lies

I think it’s fairly safe to say that being lied to, especially when we’ve doubted the hell out of ourselves to believe the person in question, cuts deep. All past experiences of honesty (and lies) influence our attitude not just towards being honest but...
Why Be The Other Woman (or The Other Man)?

Why Be The Other Woman (or The Other Man)?

Every single day, somebody, somewhere, tells me about their involvement in an affair (or how they’ve just got out of one and hope to stay out of it), and they all want to know: How (and why) the hell did I get myself into this mess? It’s why I say that...
Advice Wednesday: I Tried To Escape My Grief With An Affair–What Do I Do Now?

Advice Wednesday: I Tried To Escape My Grief With An Affair–What Do I Do Now?

Salma asks: I recently miscarried. My husband wasn’t supportive and we’d been having problems for a while. I felt useless, ugly and to cut a long story short, ended up meeting an attached man online. I told him I was not looking for anything but friendship...