5 Dating Signals to Recognize if You Want a Healthy Relationship

5 Dating Signals to Recognize if You Want a Healthy Relationship

Perhaps you’ve been dating for a while, but you’re not sure that you’re really ready for a relationship. After all, you are independent. You are happy on your own. And you don’t need anyone to complete you. But you are starting to think about sharing your future with...

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10 Essential Dating Tips To Create Healthy Relationships

10 Essential Dating Tips To Create Healthy Relationships

Dating plays a vital role in creating long-term relationships. After all, dating is a great opportunity to get to know someone new and see if you're a good fit together. Before you start dating, consider if you are ready for a relationship. Just because you want a...

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Book Release – #HealthyAdult is Now Available!

In #HealthyAdult, Lori Jean provides insight and tools for addressing the psychological issues that sabotage relationships. Inspired by her personal childhood trauma, Lori Jean reveals The PIVOT Process -- a powerful method used to identify and then overcome the root...

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How To Leave An Addictive Relationship – You’re My Obsession

How To Leave An Addictive Relationship – You’re My Obsession

The words “I’m addicted to you” are a warning sign that there is something dark in your relationship. Although it sounds romantic… you may be in an addictive relationship. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, then you may not recognize what a healthy relationship...

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5 Signs You’re In An Addictive Relationship

5 Signs You’re In An Addictive Relationship

Have you ever felt like you’re in a never-ending cycle for your partner’s love and affection? Like you need them in your life otherwise you wouldn’t survive. This may be a sign you’re in an addictive relationship. But the truth is… you may not even be aware it is an...

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Why Addictive Relationships are the 51st Shade of Grey

Why Addictive Relationships are the 51st Shade of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey made an impact on society, and although you may not have read the book nor plan on seeing the movie you may know the basic premise… it’s about a young college girl who falls for a billionaire who is into bondage and domination. Dig a bit deeper...

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Discover If You Are In An Addictive Relationship

Discover If You Are In An Addictive Relationship

Addictions, whether it’s drugs, alcohol or people, is a fix for negative feelings. But the fix doesn’t last. That’s why addictive relationships lead to abuse, drug use, depression, and other negative consequences. Addictive relationships can be hard to define, and...

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7 Facts Everyone Should Know About Addictive Relationships

7 Facts Everyone Should Know About Addictive Relationships

People generally want to be close to others… emotionally and physically. After all, life is better shared with someone special. But for some people, the euphoric feeling of being in love can be intoxicating and addictive. The words “I’m addicted to you” may sound...

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7 Ways to Build Trust in a Relationship

7 Ways to Build Trust in a Relationship

You’ve probably heard that trust is the foundation for strong relationships. Without it, relationships won’t grow or progress and will eventually fail. And you probably know that trusting your partner is the most important part of your relationship. But what happens...

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5 Signs Of Lacking Trust In Your Relationship

5 Signs Of Lacking Trust In Your Relationship

Have you been told that you have problems trusting others in relationships? Do you know you’re difficult to please? Do you set unrealistic expectations in your relationships? Or do you avoid intimacy because you’re scared of being hurt? If you can relate to some of...

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The Importance of Trust in a Relationship

The Importance of Trust in a Relationship

Do you ever get a feeling that something isn't right in your relationship? You may not know why, but more than likely, it’s because you are lacking trust in your relationship. You may not have trust in your partner if… You feel like you can’t let your guard down in...

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The Ambivalent

The Ambivalent

When it comes to addictive relationships, the most common types of people are; those who love too much (Anxious), and those who love too little, (the Avoidant). If you vacillate between the two you are an Ambivalent. It’s not really “love” that we are talking about....

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Love Isn’t Addictive… Here’s Why

Love Isn’t Addictive… Here’s Why

Do you mistake intensity for intimacy? Do you have to be in relationship to avoid feeling empty? Do you know you need help navigating relationships and not sure about what help to get? Do you feel like you are working harder in the relationship than your partner? Is...

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Deboarding the Crazy Train

When we unconsciously approach relationships, trying to have a corrective experience, we engage in survival patterns from the past and end up hurting ourselves and others. We quickly find ourselves boarding what I call the Crazy Train. Metaphorically...

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