I was advised NOT to be in a romantic relationship for at LEAST a year into recovery

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , fitness , god , healing , jesus , life , love , prayer

I finally understand now, why. Because I had to have a total and complete control over taking care of myself, my needs, my recovery, my self worth. I needed to be airtight, steady, totally and completely bulletproof to any lingering “ED issues” before I could invite someone else into my heart and relinquish control over many of those emotional areas.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/03/25/making-room-in-my-heart-for-love

Something really special and amazing came out of this ugliness, and I’m so thankful for it

Keywords: domestic abuse , domestic violence , drug abuse , gaslighting , healing , love hate , love bombing , narcissism , recovery , relationship trauma , relationships , uncategorized , domestic violence , love hate , narcissistic abuse , relationship trauma

I had everything just how and where I wanted it. I had a fruitful and fulfilling career, nice ride, clean and beautifully decorated apartment in the heart of the Bay Area, lifelong and loyal friends, kids all doing well…. I felt at the top of my game. I decided out-of-nowhere, that I wanted to be married. So, since my longtime lover and I had to part ways, I thought it would be a good time for me to try to meet someone I could make a life with.

https://beautybeyondthebeast.com/2020/12/06/home-sweetest-home

Honor those relationships [with the people I cared most about] with respect, honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , eating disorder , faith , family , fitness , god , jesus , life , love , mental health

And admitting wrongs and making amends when we fall short and hurt those people in ways big or small, no matter how humbling that may be.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/09/28/making-amends

It’s a red flag for me when someone is not inclined to maintain relationships with their former lovers

Keywords: philosophy , breaking up , ethical non monogamy , exes , friendship , polyamory , relationship anarchy , relationships , transition

It certainly doesn’t bode well for us, considering that most romantic/sexual relationships end.

https://polywithabigheart.com/2020/08/03/friends-with-my-exes