Feeling conflicted when a friend attempts to reconnect after a fallout and distancing

I’ve spoken to so many people who still wrestle with grief over the end of a friendship. As I explained in my friendship series of podcast episodes, we imagine that our friendships will last forever and take it to heart when we outgrow them or we experience a...

Do we really want closure, or are we trying to win at proving we’re a Good Person?

When we’re a people pleaser, perfectionist or overthinker who’s likely been prone to overgiving and over-responsibility, there can be a tendency to want to control endings, including how the other party perceives us. We go through a break-up or have a...
Podcast Ep.120: When A Friend Distances Or Cuts Off (Friendship Series)

Podcast Ep.120: When A Friend Distances Or Cuts Off (Friendship Series)

In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I return to the subject of friendship. This time the focus is on when someone, including us, opts to distance ourselves from or cut off a friend. Experiencing this can be incredibly painful. I felt it was crucial...
Podcast Ep. 116: Conflict In Friendships: It doesn’t have to spell the end

Podcast Ep. 116: Conflict In Friendships: It doesn’t have to spell the end

We’re back on the friendship season in this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. This time, I delve into the topic of conflict in friendships. How confident do you feel about raising an issue with a friend? If you avoid talking about...

Podcast Ep. 114: Have I Outgrown My Friendship?

In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, we’re back on the topic of friendship. Sometimes we believe that we’ve outgrown a friendship (or that they’ve outgrown us). I delve into the main causes (life stage, personal growth and the...