The Lovely Addict was started at the tail end of 2008. It was supposed to be my personal online “diary” (remember those) about the woes of my dating life and a few of the harsh lessons I learned along the way. And it definitely was that. If you read back to some of the 2008 entries, believe me, I was at the bottom of the totem pole. But what eventually happened was that I grew up, got strong and decided to share my advice on how to get out of a bad relationship, build self-esteem, recognize your value and recreate a stronger you.
There’s lots of talk of love addiction here. But don’t let that scare you. You do not have to identify with love addiction to read, learn or find tips on how to develop a healthy a relationship. What you do have to do is give this blog a chance, if you want to change your life. Why? Because whatever you call it, sometimes love hurts and it shouldn’t. And this blog is one of the best resources online for empowering women (and men!) to find the courage and resources to get out of bad, painful, lonely, sexless, sex-crazed, abusive, one-sided, undignified relationships. It can help you figure out what your values are, how and why to create boundaries for yourself, and how to believe, once and for all, that you no longer deserve “scraps,” especially when it concerns dating.
The mission of this site is simple: to help people like you learn to change their negative, false and imprisoning belief systems which keep you anchored in dependent, co-dependent or addicting relationships. And it is to help you believe you are worth more. Simple as that.
I am a writer, a mother, a teacher, a volunteer and a business woman. This blog is my story about love, addiction, healthy recovery, self-empowerment and my work helping others feel better about themselves. I have created it for YOU, so that you can find peace in knowing that you are not alone and that a better life is possible. To read more about my life, please read My Story.