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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Ending a Relationship

You’ve been in this relationship for a while. It all started out rosy and happy. Of course, it did. Don’t they all? They seem to be the perfect partner. They check off everything on the list. You were certain that this was the person for you. Your “happily ever after”. You never once think of

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7 Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship (that can cause serious damage!)

 If you need to speak to a relationship counsellor or are going through a difficult time in your relationship or your life, talk to the people at online-therapy.com. Click here for more information   Well, it’s been a few years since I left my common-law husband. 5 I think, but in all honesty, I’ve really

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9 Warning Signs of Manipulation in a Relationship Not To Be Ignored

I’m pretty certain we’ve all been manipulated at some point in our lives. Siblings are good for doing that! Ha! We can laugh it off now but it wasn’t so funny back then. We didn’t even know we were being manipulated. But we’re adults now and some of us still can’t recognize the signs of

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The Single Life-The Struggle Between Happiness and Loneliness

I love being single! I’m single and in all honesty, for the most part, I enjoy it. Really I do. After 30+ years of messed up relationships and having to take care of kids and parents and partners, I’m done. Pretty much done. Like, this whole single life and living alone thing, I’m really really

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How to Find Self Love After Your Heart Has Been Crushed

Breaking up sucks. Losing a job sucks. Falling out with a friend sucks. Really, anything that makes our heart sad, just sucks. I’m no stranger to heartbreak. I’ve lost businesses, money, friends, relationships, jobs, you name it, it’s gone. I’ve also lost a lot of my self love while going through all this crap. During

15 signs of disrespect in a relationship

15 Signs of Disrespect in a Relationship (You Better Pay Attention To!)

15 Signs of Disrespect in a Relationship (you can’t ignore!!) So you’re in a relationship. It’s been a few weeks, months, maybe even years. Things seem to be going relatively ok for the most part but some things just don’t sit well with you. Recognizing signs of disrespect in a relationship can sometimes be kinda

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5 Steps to Loving Yourself Again and Honoring Your Emotions

You know, so many of us are compassionate towards others. We hear of some unspeakable pain or even just someone’s trials for the day and we instantly feel empathy and want to do what we can to alleviate their pain or suffering. We often get so lost in helping others that we forget our own

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Healing From Narcissistic Abuse in 2 Powerful Steps

I’m no stranger to dealing with narcissists. My mother was one as were a few of my boyfriends. For some reason, they gravitate towards me. Or wait, maybe I’m still learning how to repel them? Either way, I’ve had my fair share in my life. I was fortunate enough to get away from all of

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5 Red Flags in a Relationship You Should Never Ignore.

Let’s talk about love. I love love and everything about love. Just the thought of it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. But, love isn’t always roses. Sometimes love comes with a bunch of red flags but we choose to ignore them. Or is that just me…? Red flags in a relationship are often

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Iva Ursano is a retired hairstylist turned badass freelancer, who left behind 52 years of her life in Northern Ontario, Canada for a life of freedom, love and beauty in sunny Guatemala. She has two main purposes in life: feed hungry bellies and help inspire people to live a life of joy and love.

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