Podcast Ep. 275: You Don’t *Have* To Be Friends With Your Ex(es)

So many of us put ourselves under pressure to try and be friends with an ex. And, yes, sometimes we pressure our ex into trying to be friends with us. In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I explain why forcing ourselves or others to be friends...
Working with Your Ex When You Don’t Want To Be Friends: How To Cope

Working with Your Ex When You Don’t Want To Be Friends: How To Cope

Picture this: After dating your emotionally unavailable coworker, they’ve ended the relationship. I can’t give you what you want; it’s me, not you; I’m not ready for a relationship; I still have feelings for my ex; you knew my situation; I...
Not over your ex but hate that they’re not contacting you? Read this

Not over your ex but hate that they’re not contacting you? Read this

A rather tricky and painful place to be is realising that we’re not over our ex and that it’s too hard to try to be ‘friends’ but then feeling aggrieved and rejected that they’re not still attempting to contact us. If you’ve felt or...
Why Your Ex Still Reaches Out Periodically: Intermittent Reinforcement

Why Your Ex Still Reaches Out Periodically: Intermittent Reinforcement

I hear from so many people who have an ex they ‘randomly’ hear from out of the blue, typically via email or text. And these exes range from people they went on barely a handful of dates with, to people they dated but who didn’t feel ready for a...

Podcast Ep. 179: Better The Devil You Know?

When an ex who didn’t treat us with love, care, trust and respect starts saying ‘all the right things’, it’s all-too-easy to be nostalgic. Next thing, we’re plotting our fairy-tale ending and possibly sacking off new relationships,...