Mon, 25 March 2019
It's so, so hard to let go...
In the aftermath of a breakup or even divorce, many people continue on with their Ex in quasi-relationship "situationships." Living with their Ex, having sex with an Ex, being hang-out buddies with an Ex, or texting back and forth with an Ex are all common.
While this is understandable, it's also destructive. As a therapist, marriage counselor, and breakup recovery expert, I have had a ring-side seat to many, many relationships, divorces and breakup recovery situations. I've spoken to the broken hearted, as well as to their Exes and have learned a lot about why.
On this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast I'm sharing my perspective on:
All the best,
Ps: We discussed a number of resources in this episode. Here are the links to learn more:
Mon, 10 September 2018
"How long does it take to get over a breakup?"
"How do you get over a breakup when you live together"
"How to stop thinking about your Ex?"
"How to get over a bad breakup?"
As you know if you've ever listened to my podcast, I have a special place in my heart for people who are in the midst of a bad breakup, and I really want to help. (You can read my own horrible breakup story here.)
I thought that, instead of trying to answer so many specific breakup questions, it might be more helpful to everyone to learn more about the stages of a breakup. My hope is that in learning about the stages of a breakup, you can identify where you are in this process and get some direction for how to move past your breakup.
I also hope that learning about the stages of a breakup will provide you with guidance about how to move forward after a breakup, no matter what stage of breakup you're currently in. I'll be sharing tips on how to move through each stage of a breakup on today's show.
I hope that this breakup advice, and the breakup success stories I share help you find your way forward too.
Yours in healing,
Direct download: Stages_of_a_Breakup_-_How_to_Heal_a_Broken_Heart_-_91018_3.19_PM.mp3
Category:Self Help, Breakups, Divorce -- posted at: 3:45pm MDT
Mon, 27 February 2017
Breakup Advice For The Most Common Breakup Questions
The only thing worse than going through a breakup or a divorce, in my opinion, is the mental and emotional fallout that comes after. Most people dealing with a split are consumed by unanswerable questions, replaying events in their minds, and trying to make sense of what happened. They also often worry about how they'll ever get over it... and when they'll stop feeling so terrible.
Since I do so much work around breakup recovery I often have people get in touch with me with questions, and for help in dealing with a bad breakup. But I recently had a listener of my Love, Happiness and Success Podcast get in touch with me in the most unique way. She had read my book, "Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to An Ex Love" but had some additional questions about how to get over some of the most common (and frankly, hardest) aspects of breakup recovery. But instead of just emailing she recorded her questions into the sweetest video, and shared it with me.
As I watched her ask her heartfelt questions it I thought of all the other people who were probably going through the exact same things. I got back in touch with her to see if it was okay to use her recording in an upcoming episode of the podcast so that my listeners (and YOU) could also benefit from hearing the answers. She was kind enough to let me share them, and today's podcast is the result.
So if you're also going through a breakup and also wondering...
... you'll definitely want to tune into this episode of the Love, Happiness & Success Podcast.
I hope our conversation helps you find your way towards growth and recovery too.
xoxo, Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Direct download: Breakup_Recovery-_Listener_Questions_-_22717_1.22_PM.mp3
Category:Self Help, Breakups, Divorce -- posted at: 2:11pm MDT