Category Archives: recovery

Mean Lady Talking Podcast Episode 7

Welcome to the Mean Lady Talking Podcast. This is the podcast that tackles tough questions about relationships, life, love and loss. The Mean Lady Podcast is hosted by grief therapist, motivational speaker, best-selling author and attorney, Susan J. Elliott To … Continue reading

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When The Person You Love Doesn’t Love You

It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter Because It’s Time to Reject the Rejecter by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2006-2018 Author, “Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That … Continue reading

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Standards and Compatibility

You get what you put up with. by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Many of my Getting Past Your Breakup (“GPYB”) readers think that my second book, Getting Back Out There (“GBOT”) is for when you are getting ready to … Continue reading

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When The Person You Love Doesn’t Love You

It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter Because It’s Time to Reject the Rejecter by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2006-2018 Author, “Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That … Continue reading

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Recycling in Grief or What? Not Here Again!

Requested repost “Grief is a spiral. But am I going up or coming down?” ~ C.S. Lewis I talk about recycling in GBOT because dating often triggers recycling, but so does an anniversary date, the ex’s birthday, moving into your … Continue reading

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Leaving The Abusive Relationship

Part 1 of 4: I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 All rights reserved Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual. It can be but doesn’t have to be all 5. … Continue reading

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My Relationship Ended. Now What?

How to face your loss, feel your feelings, and come out stronger than ever by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Time does not heal all wounds. If it did, no one would have unresolved loss or be bitter years after a breakup.  … Continue reading

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When The Person You Love Doesn’t Love You

When the Person You Love Doesn’t Love You It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter, It Doesn’t Matter by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2006-2018 Author, “Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Life

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin. ~ Grace Hansen This post was written a year before the book was published and when Michael was well (I mention him at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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On Dancing Out of Control

“When she is starved, a woman will take any substitutes offered, including those that, like placebos, do absolutely nothing for her, as well as destructive and life-threatening ones that hideously waste her time and talents or expose her life to … Continue reading

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On Rising Up From the Ashes

This was one of the first posts I wrote on the blog. I was reading the through the first few blog posts and thought this would be a good one to run.  This is one that is partially in the … Continue reading

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8/8 TFTD ~ On Accepting Your Partner

If you’re trying to change your patterns in relationships, the first thing to do is to spend some time observing people when you are dating. Look at them, figure them out. Stop trying to make a good impression on THEM … Continue reading

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2/10 Journey from Abuse

This is a version of this post I rarely run. It’s very graphic, violent and I have tried to tell the story with less. I ran it when the blog was only 3 short months old and there was no … Continue reading

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