One of the things I’ve learned is that consistently feeling my feelings even though it’s very bloody uncomfortable at times is infinitely better than the results of suppressing and repressing them. They require you to lie to yourself and to do things that aren’t in your best interests. Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Natalie Lue. My career started with a bad date and me sharing my woeful taste in relationships with emotionally unavailable men on my then personal blog. Love always feels like a revolution, even if it’s the same song. that being ‘good’ and striving to be ‘perfect’ is the route to not only getting what you want but also being *worthy* of it. They give the veneer of calm, happiness and a shared future while secretly wrestling with doubts, fears, anger and even grievances. It could be that in our pursuit of a goal, we’ve lost connection to other things that matter because we’re blinded by who we think we’ll be when we get what we want. Perhaps it’s because you’ve both tried to work through issues unsuccessfully. Contradictions: I want to date but I don’t want a relationship but I don’t want to date someone who’s casual either, Letting Go of a Relationship That Doesn’t Exist. The likelihood is that even with a decent level of self-esteem, you will go through a period of wrestling with what-ifs and, yes, possibly giving you a hard time. Sure, it might be that we’ve become lost in an unhealthy relationship. Unfortunately, he forgot to mention that he’d already begun a new relationship. I want you to know first and foremost that regardless of how things ended, I am grateful for the time we spent together, because it was the first time I got to experience how it felt to be fully myself in a relationship. You’ll end up feeling as if you’re losing your dignity and chasing them down. When someone’s focus is on their intentions instead of our lived experience of their actions, they’re showing a lack of empathy and responsibility in that moment. raise your communication and intimacy levels. Much as we might feel that we’re A-OK because our family relationships are ‘great’, we have friends, partners, coworkers, etc., who might be struggling. The best way for us to fill those old voids and meet unmet needs is to take care really bloody care of us now through self-care, self-work, but also through choosing nourishing relationships, opportunities and things that allow us to heal, grow and learn. Please, take care of you. One of the things that the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is our relationship with our boundaries. Recognising that it's impossible to get a past need met in the present because the past doesn't exist any more, much as it pissed me off, it also liberated me from having to continue with habits like people-pleasing, perfectionism and over-responsibility. How do we decide who is happy, strong, has it together or has ‘everything’? Honestly it was like the three weeks of healing I had done got completely erased. Or months. We started talking every day again, even while he was away traveling for two and a half months. Posted Oct 28, 2016 But each day he didn’t it broke me more. 746 746. (I wrote that sentence before I noticed the pun and you know what I’m gonna keep it. Breakups are hard, but they're even harder when you are completely blindsided by it. Five How to cope with the ‘Blindsided’ Breakup You’ve been dating that special someone for a number of months. Episodes so far by me include ones on friendship, bandwidth, over-responsibility, emotional unavailability and roles. And at some point, once we’ve had our hand burnt a few times, we have to stop giving them the benefit not only of us doubting ourselves but of us not being truly honest with ourselves about what we’re doing. But it feels pretty fucking great to be back on solid ground again. We say that we’re just trying to be a friend or that we’re giving them another chance. His response was the text equivalent of the “air jerk-off” gesture. When you have no warning, it is incredibly traumatic. Most breakups come after a series of conversations. Here are some ways to deal with one. All things will become clear. This experience has taught me so much about commitment and releasing perfectionism. (Women blindside too, I’m simply referring to my specific situation). They were sometimes prepared to make themselves and possibly others ill just so they didn't have to say no, and this realisation shook them up. Or, they marked your cards on something that you genuinely believed that they were okay about. #selflove #selfcare #baggagereclaim #selfworthquotes #expressyourself #boundaries #healthyboundaries #recoveringpeoplepleaser #peoplepleaser #peoplepleasing #selfcarequotes #expressyourself #trustyourself #listentoyourgut #listentoyourbody #takecareofyourself #takecareofyou ... Narcissists *always* overplay their hand. With each new year, there can be a sense of renewal and a desire for us to bring the idealised version of us to fruition. If you want to understand this kind of behaviour further, please listen to my podcast episode about stonewalling in relationships. However, that just isn't the case. But if I could talk to him now, this is what I’d say: You've been dating someone special for several weeks. I just expect of myself and work me to the end result. This is as much a note to self as it is a public service announcement. You just weren’t in on the conversation. This breakup pulled me into the purgatory of life. #baggagereclaim #howtosayno #boundaries #healthyboundaries #selfcaretips #relationshipadvice #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser #peoplepleasing #peoplepleaser #peoplepleasers #pandemiclife ... I’ve promised myself that I will do better at being shouty about things I've done or am doing. that being ‘good’ and striving to be ‘perfect’ is the route to not only getting what you want but also being *worthy* of it. He said he’d like to be friends, I said I didn’t think I could do that. Would we have gotten back together? No wonder this breakup arrived as a shock. Take care of you. 15 Reasons He'll Break Up With You (Even If You're Perfect) ... and seem to be blindsided when he says that he’s “just not in love with you”. Learn what you can from this relationship so that you raise your communication and intimacy levels and be with a partner who will meet you there. Pandemic or not, it's always more than OK to say no. They’re only human, of course, but don’t dismiss what you’ve experienced. Breakups are never easy, but being blindsided by a breakup feels extra harsh sometimes. When you're blindsided by a breakup, it's often tempting to try and fix whatever your partner thinks is wrong with the relationship. It’s an emotional earthquake and it doesn’t care if you’re not ready. They think they're outwitting everyone and that they can bully any ’detractors’ into submission. Like a lot of recovering people-pleasers and perfectionists, asking for help isn't my strong suit. Welcome to 2021. Podcast Ep. 5. When the ending of your relationship seems to come out of left field, it can be incredibly destabilising. “The Blindside” rips the rug that told you “you’d never have to worry about fear of commitment” right out from underneath you. Over the years, I've really stretched into admitting where I'm struggling and asking for help because it's part of intimacy. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. When we lose ourselves, and so we forget who we are and what matters to us, it's time to halt. He didn’t answer me for 4 FUCKING DAYS. But they always fall. Unfortunately, when you’re blindsided with a breakup, it’s not uncommon for the person to stonewall all further communication. Now, when these habits show up, I see them as calls to notice what I’m feeling and what I really need so that I can take care of me and show UP instead of hiding in these habits that have kept me company for so long. No the script on your ex. By sending this e-mail, I closed the door on us for good. I have a baby photo of me being held by Bob Marley. I’m 43 and live on the edge of south London in Caterham, Surrey with my husband, two daughters and our cockerpoo. Everything was sailing smoothly and I was too clouded with the thoughts of being with you and loving you all at the same time. The sooner you find it, the sooner you bounce back. When it comes to knowing if it's the right time to break up with someone, we tend to look for big, dramatic signs. So, imagine that you think you are on the same wavelength as your ex boyfriend, And then we have your ex who thinks you are on a completely different wavelength from each other, Something I learned from the experience of starting from zero and running a marathon less than four months later as well as how wounded I've felt when things still haven't worked out how I think they should have given ’everything I did’ is that I never learned when enough was enough. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. I know that you are capable of loving, and being the person who you were with me. I know that it hurt you as well, but there was so much that could have been done to minimize the pain this caused me. Curiosity goes a long way with helping you to learn to listen to yourself. It's not a dirty word! But what do you do when your breakup appears to be out of the blue? But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. I’ve used a blog and podcast, as well as a few self-published books, ecourses, etc., over the last 16.5 years to help people break free of the legacy habits of our unprocessed baggage like emotional unavailability, people-pleasing, perfectionism and overthinking. You can’t force someone to talk who doesn’t want to or is hellbent on clinging to their narrative. It may take some time , but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. You might wonder whether you should keep trying to get them to talk. They disappear so that you can’t engage with them, or they refuse to let you speak. What might experience as a by-product of that even in the midst of uncertainty? With the blindside, one stunned person is left suddenly alone in trying to figure out what happened. I take blindsided to mean caught by surprise and to find out the intent, I think you have to work out the reason why this breakup appeared to come from out of the blue and how it was delivered. Those experiences hurt greatly—but not like this. If you're on @blinkist already, check them out. Even a bit of empathy and compassion about estrangement, especially given 1) the pandemic and 2) this time of year which triggers anxiety, shame and loneliness for a lot of people, could go a long way. Sometimes we put our hand back into the proverbial fire because we’re trying to be ‘nice’ or ‘giving’. I learned them to cope and survive, but now I have to let them go to thrive. It was so much fun to make and Em’s been enjoying the fan mail You can listen to this episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions on all podcast players. They knew, on some level, possibly a lot of them, even if they won’t admit it, that they wanted to end it. ). My friend thought it was an out-of-the-blue breakup. What might experience as a by-product of that even in the midst of uncertainty? And to make matters worse, his reasons for breaking up seem so out of left field and don't make any sense. #baggagereclaim #trustyourintuition #trustyourgut #trustyourgutfeeling #emotionalintelligence #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser #listentoyourself #boundaries #healthyboundaries #selfworthquotes ... One of the things I’ve learned is that consistently feeling my feelings even though it’s very bloody uncomfortable at times is infinitely better than the results of suppressing and repressing them. You know, that better than our current self that we aspire to and that may well be the source of self-criticism and disappointment, especially if, like me, you’re a recovering people-pleaser, perfectionist and overthinker. Available on all podcast players and link in bio. If you want to change your relationship with anxiety, check out my short audio course, The Anxiety Sessions—link in bio. How long you’ve been together isn’t as important as the fact that you thought you were happy. I was too emotional. You, too, will get over your ex. What I do know is that for you to know how devastating it feels to be betrayed by both a job and a relationship, to react by ignoring and sending such a generic response is a lack of empathy I will never understand. Something has caused us to become disconnected. Blindsided by breakup. Ghosting someone you’ve been dating for 3 weeks is shitty behavior. Men have been raised to publicly experience one emotion, anger. They were sometimes prepared to make themselves and possibly others ill just so they didn't have to say no, and this realisation shook them up. Blindsided Relationship Breakup by HelpeeDeck(m): 4:16pm On Sep 02, 2015 Relationship break up can be of different types and can also happen for a variety of reasons. Even after we broke up, if something that jolting ever happened to you I would have been there in a heartbeat. Baffled at how you could be so foolish to ignore the blatant red flags that, ceased to exist. They think they're outwitting everyone and that they can bully any ’detractors’ into submission. Breakups are hard, but they're even harder when you are completely blindsided by it. You’ve been dating someone special for several weeks. Sometimes we have unrealistic expectations of our intuition as if to say we should 100% know what it means immediately. A blindsided breakup can be difficult. Even though I wasn't sure what I was doing or where it would lead, I did it anyway. It's not that we have to jump ship, forget our goals or blame the other person, but what we need to do is notice the way that we’re going about things. The blindsided breakup is kind of like a surprise party, minus the fun, and all of the drinking. It’s possible that you had little niggles and inklings. We don't have to put our self-esteem on the chopping block or give ourselves up to make others or even ourselves happy. 200: The One Where Nat and Em Hang Out. But they always fall. Sometimes we put our hand back into the proverbial fire because we’re trying to be ‘nice’ or ‘giving’. I have loved dearly and deeply and let go of people who I knew weren’t right for me. I didn’t think twice. But don’t always have the tools to pinpoint it, so instead of finding the source, they get rid of what they have convinced themselves to be the culprit, you. When you fail to pick up any signs that your partner was unhappy in the relationship and he suddenly ends it, you are going to feel like you have been blindsided by a breakup. Or months. #baggagereclaim #takecareofyourself #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser #peoplepleaser #peoplepleasing #listentoyourbody #listentoyourself #selfcompassion #selfforgiveness #innerchild #innerchildhealing #innerchildwork #futureself #expressyourself #emotionalintelligence #healthyboundaries #boundaries #selfcare #selfcarequotes ... Every last thing we do as humans is about trying to meet our emotional needs. They think that they can move on free of problems, but what they’ve sought to avoid will just show up in a different way. We say that we’re just trying to be a friend or that we’re giving them another chance. What pains me though if is it was a commitment thing & that she got freaked out with my reaction that day to the extent of calling things off. Podcast Ep. Nothing compares to the sudden loss of love. We are our primary caregiver once we become adults, so we have to parent and nurture those younger, neglected parts of ourselves by gradually learning to meet our needs. Every last thing we do as humans is about trying to meet our emotional needs. You are the steward of your boundaries and bandwidth. I’ve heard from so many people who were shocked by their discomfort with saying no *even when* it came to the matter of their health and comfort levels. I needed a friend. So, aside from the understandable hurt and anger from the manner of their ending. Maybe it seemed like everything was perfect. I guess I just want a perspective from someone who doesn't know me or her. I’m only asking that whatever is driving you to inadvertently inflict pain upon those those who care about you the most, to find the strength to look at it. Yes, it often means that you go through a phase of wondering if you're the crazy one or the effects of them trying to destroy you, but rest assured: they always fall eventually because they overplay their hand. “Have some empathy for yourself—it’s easy to blame yourself for a break up, especially a sudden one that blindsides you. The day I realised that the likes of my people-pleasing and perfectionism are driven by anxiety about *something*, a light bulb went on for me. Not because I didn’t think you had your own. We can't pay bills, end suffering or own our responsibilities with ‘good intentions’. Even a bit of empathy and compassion about estrangement, especially given 1) the pandemic and 2) this time of year which triggers anxiety, shame and loneliness for a lot of people, could go a long way. And it makes sense because I was raised this way. This is as much a note to self as it is a public service announcement. It’s bloody lonely, infuriating, soul-destroying and shaming. 1. It comes from being an over-responsible kid who thought that not appearing ’weak’ or like I had ’too many needs’ was my j.o.b. I was dating a perfectionist, which I thought only reared its head in his professional life. And the funny thing is that you don't tend to judge others for struggling or needing help the way you do you! Here are some tips for moving on. Can you stay friends with your ex? Now, when these habits show up, I see them as calls to notice what I’m feeling and what I really need so that I can take care of me and show UP instead of hiding in these habits that have kept me company for so long. In some relationships the writing was on the wall, maybe because you started to drift apart, have more frequent issues, or increasing feelings of emotional and mental drain. What’s As Bad For You As Smoking 15 Cigarettes A Day? That night he had a glaze over his eyes I had never seen, like a light went out. They put the key ideas and actionable insights from an episode into under 15-minutes. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. You two obviously had a connection at some point, and it's pretty difficult to erase from memory. But I would say that the blindside breakup is the worst of all. Everything was so easy. It’s like saying ‘I’m willing to pay attention to myself even though I don’t know always know what my gut feelings mean because I value and trust myself.’ In turn, we get to understand the language of our gut feelings so that we don’t have to assume the worst or dismiss ourselves. Like my friend who was dumped just weeks before her wedding. Em joined me for episode 200 (my first with a guest) and we answered listener questions, including how we met, our thoughts on how we knew the other was The One, and how we deal with conflict. As I continue the process of moving on I realized the piece that was missing is this. I didn’t want him to feel attacked or angry, just something that he’d read while sitting in mesh shorts on the couch and just go “Fuck.”. Each day I didn’t reach out I was proud of myself. You will always be the bar to which I measure what a real connection can feel like. You feel alone and struggle with things for way longer than necessary. You feel unsafe. It's entirely too easy to forget why the relationship ended and remember why it started. Maybe it seemed like everything was perfect. I fell for you for your ability to see me as a whole person, in spite of my flaws. The Bad Experience Breakup Type 2: This is a small moment where you reasons for a blindsided breakup living cataloguing for what reasoms is. Unbeknownst to you, they were keeping a tally of offences. Guess what though? What if, in fact, our only resolution this year was to love ourselves more? I did get very comfortable with my life. It could be, though, that in our quest to be what we think is our version of ’good’, ’loving’ or even ’perfect’, we got so caught up in playing this role that we stopped knowing how to be us. Given that in adulthood, we choose our family, we might be someone’s chosen person. My goal of sending this wasn’t to shame you or make you feel worse. While your goal may have been to do me a favor, saying that I deserved better, know that you in fact did the opposite. The trauma that comes with blindsiding breakups often has less to do with the breakup itself than we often think. If you find this time of year tough or have wrestled with loneliness or estrangement this year, episodes 207 and 204 of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast dives deep into these. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. A big theme of my forties has been slowing down and honouring my bandwidth. Yes, it often means that you go through a phase of wondering if you're the crazy one or the effects of them trying to destroy you, but rest assured: they always fall eventually because they overplay their hand. How do you begin to process, heal and move forward when your partner blindsides you with a breakup? No, no one deserves to be broken up with in this way. Or even years. Some — and I know this might sound downright absurd — will later acknowledge that it was a crappy thing to do and even that some things they said weren’t true, but then say that there’s no point in further discussions or trying to resolve things because they did this. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. I learned them to cope and survive, but now I have to let them go to thrive. In my promise to be a bit more shouty about things I’m up to, here’s a little something I’ve been working on over the last few months Blinkist, the app that creates short versions of bestselling non-fiction reads has launched Shortcasts, short versions of, yep, podcasts. Today people involved in the relationship have the choice of breaking up by instant messages, voice mails, emails, facebook status and loads of other ways. Funny how, then, the more I people-pleased and engaged in perfectionism was the worse I felt. It’s a way of letting trusted loved ones in, humanising you, and also healing your neglected younger self. And he was too far gone. But I knew that sending this email would solidify that. Nothing compares to the sudden loss of love. It's OK to ask for help. Last week, my podcast, The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, reached the two hundred episodes milestone It was my husband, Em, who suggested I start one, and after a year of faffing about due to, well, perfectionism and overthinking, I finally launched. You’re that bit more truthful with you and can attempt to give you what you need. It’s an emotional earthquake and it doesn’t care if you’re not ready. The thing is, though, when we do this, we turn romantic partners, friends, colleagues, bosses and even strangers into parental replacements or stand-ins for other significant people from our past, and this not only is a case of fuzzy boundaries but futile. Just like there was a reason for the breakup -- there was a reason for the relationship. There’s a ‘why’ in everything that we do, and knowing why we’re doing something, and so being aware of hidden motivations or competing fears keeps us honest and ensures, not just that we enjoy more successful outcomes but that we don’t hurt others and then cling to our ‘good intentions’ instead of taking responsibility. For thank, we noticed that profiles who get highlighted by your ex game they had no reasons for a blindsided breakup the side was coming are more more likely to uncover about their ex. Yes, it will take time. I enjoyed making every episode, but it took making eighty or so to zone in on how I wanted to do things. He knew how much this job meant to me. Blindsided by breakup. Something has caused us to become disconnected. I hate how much I still miss him. But if we register that we picked up *something*, we then become open to receiving further intel. Bad behaviors. I decided to write a calm, yet strongly worded e-mail to get my side of this off my chest for good. I’ve promised myself that I will do better at being shouty about things I've done or am doing. Just how long you’ve been together is not because essential as the very fact which you thought you’re delighted. Something I learned from the experience of starting from zero and running a marathon less than four months later as well as how wounded I've felt when things still haven't worked out how I think they should have given ’everything I did’ is that I never learned when enough was enough. #baggagereclaim #lonelinessquotes #loneliness #lonelinessquotes #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #recoveringperfectionist #recoveringpeoplepleaser #peoplepleasing #peoplepleasers #expressyourself #emotionalintelligence ... A big theme of my forties has been slowing down and honouring my bandwidth. Also to make issues more serious, their … What we all fall into the trap of doing at one time or another is trying to get people in our present to fill old voids by meeting unmet needs from our past, particularly from childhood. There’s a ‘why’ in everything that we do, and knowing why we’re doing something, and so being aware of hidden motivations or competing fears keeps us honest and ensures, not just that we enjoy more successful outcomes but that we don’t hurt others and then cling to our ‘good intentions’ instead of taking responsibility. They know they are feeling something in regards to the relationship. It’s difficult enough when you sense or know that the end is nigh for your relationship. Allow me to introduce myself: The day I realised that the likes of my people-pleasing and perfectionism are driven by anxiety about *something*, a light bulb went on for me. Then I got blindsided by a breakup. When it happened I sent him a text. Born in England, I was primarily raised in Dublin, Ireland (I still call it home even though I've been back in England for almost 20 years), and have Jamaican Chinese heritage. Take care of you. Here are 10 primary reasons why breakups and divorces happen, and 10 ways to avoid them. Much as we might feel that we’re A-OK because our family relationships are ‘great’, we have friends, partners, coworkers, etc., who might be struggling. Even on his most stressful days he was the most thoughtful, supportive person I had ever dated. And to make matters worse, their reasons for breaking up … So those things you’ve given you a hard time about and blamed it on being not ‘good enough’ are not the fault of your worth. Sometimes our gut knows before our head does. The reason I ask is because most people who make a transition like this have connections or know people in industries in the place they wish to next call home. I was left with so much anger, so much pain, so many questions I’d never get an answer to, and the worst part is I felt like he just got away with it. Just as much as cheating is a betrayal, so is abruptly blindsiding someone, particularly in response to my attempt to support you. Wishing you a happy new year. No wonder this breakup came as a surprise. Blindsided by a break up. With the blindside, one stunned person is left suddenly alone in trying to figure out what happened. 30 Signs That Someone Isn’t Interested Or Is Half-Heartedly Interested In You: How To Avoid Being a Passing-Time Candidate. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. It’s these assumptions and judgments that stop us from humanising ourselves and others. I had to be willing to make those episodes first, though, and listen. Reader Question: What does it mean when a man says ‘I can’t give you want you want’? #baggagereclaim #emotionalintelligence #recoveringpeoplepleaser #stress ... One of the things that the pandemic has brought into sharp focus is our relationship with our boundaries. Those experiences hurt greatly—but not like this. #christmas #lonelinessquotes #loneliness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthquotes #baggagereclaim #selflove #recoveringpeoplepleaser #supportnetwork ... It’s ages since I’ve shown my face and have had lots of new followers, so hello! I remember you saying because of your last relationship that you would never have the heart to cheat on someone. She is married but her husband who I met a couple of times was aware but not involved.it quickly became more than that talking everyday, meeting to go on cute dates rather than just sex, getting each other Christmas presents that kind of thing. If we’re not intentional about factoring us into our actions and choices, we will suffer the effects of living our life as if we exist solely for the consumption of others. I'm still obsessed with 90s music and am an eternal raver. The episode includes questions to help you understand what this kind of behaviour is about, including the baggage it relates to from the past. It’s these assumptions and judgments that stop us from humanising ourselves and others. I could see he didn’t want to make the choice he was making, and what hurt the most was that it didn’t stop him. Thought only reared its head in his professional life how much this meant... Highly Attractive Couples, SAFE SPACE: the one where Nat and Em Hang out Sessions—link. Loved ones in, humanising you, too, will get over being blindsided by a breakup, it be... My side of this off my chest for good those episodes first, though, and listen,... You with a breakup, it ’ s these assumptions and judgments that stop from... 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