As I see romantic stories unfolding, I notice the unhealthy aspects of those relationships and wonder why they are made look desirable. It is not fun to live on a rollercoaster of romance. It’s delightful to be high on love, but the feeling doesn’t last or it gets administered like a drug. It becomes harder and harder to get the same high. Drama is fun to watch, but not to participate in. I’ve come to recognize people who don’t know how to live drama free and learned that I don't want to be one of them.
I was living a dream in my ultimate romance. Looking back I can recognize that I enjoyed my time with my toxic ex, but didn’t like myself in relationship with him. I ignored my priorities, became a bad friend and only thought about the next time I would connect with him. I considered myself one of the most confident women I knew, yet I chose a relationship that stripped a lot of that confidence away. One comment from him about how I needed to lose weight and I became frustrated with my body, lost 30 pounds and developed an eating disorder that endangered my health.
I want to help women find the confidence that recognizes unhealthy relationships. I want to help women meet their own needs, achieve the careers they want and choose relationships that support, respect and inspire them.