pain 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...

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,...

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...

I Think My Husband Abuses Me. Now What?

Let’s say your husband hits you. Or pushes you. Or slaps you. Or let’s say he has never hit you. But he has forced you – forced you – to have sex when you said no. Or let’s say he hasn’t hit you and he hasn’t forced you to have sex. Let’s say it’s not that obvious....

Why Am I So Needy?

I seem to have a pattern with men (and by pattern I mean that this has happened maybe two or three times in my life). Ready? What they offer me (in my head) isn’t enough. I don’t say this like a diva who thinks she deserves the sun and the moon and stars, because I...