heart Archives - Elisabeth Klein

When Someone Doesn’t Love You Back

Some people – no matter how much you love them and how much you pursue them or how much you apologize – will never love you back or will never give you what you wish they’d give you or will never forgive you. This is not your fault. And this is only sometimes their...

Hear Me Roar?

This morning I was thinking about how when I was married the first time, I did what another person told me to do, and I didn’t do what I was told not to do. Not all the time. But a lot of the time. And, to be clear, it’s not like I was told to join in with him on porn...

All the Feels

One of the number one phrases I hear from the women I work with is this: “I am feeling {fill-in-the-blank}…is that normal?” I don’t care what emotion or feeling they have just confessed to having, I ALWAYS answer, “Whatever you are feeling is normal. Seriously,...

Reframe the Shame

The other day, out of the blue, I heard myself say outloud, “You’re fifty years old. It’s ridiculous that you’re still struggling with these things from your childhood.” The last time I was about to attend a family function, my body was letting me know that despite...

I Want to Be Healed. NOW.

Back when my first marriage was hanging by a thread, had someone said to me, We need you to agree to the following: eight adults will know every detail of your life and marriage; you will have to meet with two counselors, two mentors and a mediator weekly, along with...