On today’s show, Dr. Emily is talking about how to take off the rose colored glasses and see the signs of toxic relationships – as well as answering your sex & relationship questions. Especially with the current climate, you want to really think about the people in your life and if they are serving a purpose for you.
Q: DEAR EMILY,
I just got out of a relationship with a guy that had a lot of ups and downs. In the beginning we were inseparable, and it totally felt like we were falling in love. Then, about a month in, he went cold fish. He only returned my calls every couple of days and kind of started ghosting me. Then all of a sudden, he invited me to go out of town with him, and we had this amazing long weekend with great sex and I was feeling connected again. Then when we got back, I didn’t hear from him for a week.
My dating days are far behind me (I’ve been with my man for a hundred years), but like a lot of soul-searching types, I tend to revisit past relationships in my mind. I think about how grateful I am that things didn’t actually work out the way I wanted them to at the time and about how the timing was just perfect for me to meet my husband when I did. I was emotionally ready for a healthy, no-games relationship.
It’s that time of year again: time for spring cleaning, where it’s out with the old and in with the new. People start to go through their closets and cupboards, deciding what stays and what goes—it’s therapeutic, refreshing, and a long-standing tradition.
Along with last season’s sweaters and that broken down toaster oven, spring cleaning also presents us with the opportunity to take a really hard look at our relationships. This is a time for getting rid of possessions AND people that no longer serve you; a time to reevaluate your negative behaviors, throw out whatever isn’t working, and spice up your daily routine. Continue Reading