Why Seeing the Best in Others Often Leads to Heartbreak~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Boundaries, Breakups & Endings, Dating, Emotionally Unavailable, Empowerment, Friendship, Letting Go, Relationships & Love, Self-Love 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a somewhat controversial article titled “Seven Types of Men to Stay away From.” Man, reading the comments on that piece was rough. Men did not like this article and, in hindsight, …

The Apology That Never Comes, How to Find Closure & Move On ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Breakups & Endings, Forgiveness, Letting Go 0 Comments

  Love becomes a lot easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. ~ Robert Brault Saying, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.” is not easy for people. We all believe that we’re right about whatever the particular …

Guys, When She Says These 6 Words, Listen To Her ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Boundaries, Dating, Friendship, Letting Go, Relationships & Love, Sex & Intimacy 0 Comments

“So then she said to me, ‘I just want to be friends,’” my friend James relayed to me over the phone. “What do you think she means by that?” “Um…She just wants to be friends,” I replied. “Really?” “Yes, really. …

To Heal A Wound, You Gotta Stop Touching It ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Breakups & Endings, Clearing Negativity, Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Letting Go 0 Comments

  “But we cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever.” ~ Haruki Murakami How many times have you done this…. Somebody really, deeply hurts you and you replay the event over and over and over again in your …

When Someone We Love Moves On & We’re Still Trying to Let Go

Dina Strada Breakups & Endings, Dating, Divorce, Letting Go, Relationships & Love 0 Comments

“I can’t believe he’s already hooking up with someone else. We’ve been broken up for two weeks!” “I feel like I didn’t matter at all. She moved on so quickly.” I hear statements like these all the time from people …

Here’s What We need to Understand About Love and Walking Away ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Breakups & Endings, Dating, Divorce, Letting Go, Relationships & Love 0 Comments

“Before you dive into my waters, you should know I love deep.” ~ Betty Larrea I am often asked by people—who were in the beginning phases of a relationship or already deeply committed to another person—why the other person walked …