Are You Just Dating or in a Relationship?
If you're reading this, you're probably confused about the status of your relationship. Are we just dating or are we in an exclusive relationship? We totally get it. Sometimes, the lines can get pretty blurry and ~love~ can definitely cloud your judgment. So we asked Audrey Hope, celebrity renowned relationship therapist, for help in distinguishing the difference between dating and being in a relationship.
Does Your House Have Bad Vibes? 7 Ways to Kick That Juju Out
For 25 years, celebrity healer Audrey Hope has been tasked with ridding homes of bad vibes, ominous energy, and unwanted memories. She’ll never forget the husband and wife who both were diagnosed with cancer after moving into their new home. When Hope arrived to assess the situation, she was struck with the vision of an old man sitting in their living room. 'He was unhappy that this new couple was living in what used to be ‘his’ house,' she says.
How To Tell If You’re Over Your Breakup, According To Experts
Breaking up is hard enough, but getting over a breakup and really moving on is the real challenge. 'There is an art to breaking up with someone,' Audrey Hope, a celebrity relationship expert, tells Bustle. 'If you do what needs to be done, you can sail through it.' But there's a lot to be done. You have to get over the person, you have to get over the circumstances of the breakup — which are often unpleasant— and you have to put yourself back together enough to eventually get back out there.
Relationship Advice: 10 Reasons Why Your Marriage Failed
Audrey Hope, a relationship expert and addictions specialist at Seasons in Malibu, said a lack of communication can cause a married couple to give up over time. “You put your feelings under the rug, in a closet, in a drawer, and buried what you are wanting to say. Resentment and problems build because there is too much ‘stuff’ in the closet. The pain of not relating to each other might reach the limit and you can’t clear things out, so you leave each other,” Hope told The Cheat Sheet.
Therapists Told Us What it’s Like to Lose a Patient to an Overdose
Audrey Hope, addiction therapist, Los Angeles, CA – After sharing tears and pain, simple victories and triumphs, and even making it over many thresholds, I may still get that phone call – the one telling me that my patient is gone. I always circle back to one particular patient, I still think of him all the time. He was such a beautiful man, inside and out, and so desperately wanted to prevail. I believed that he would make it through and be able to fulfill the bright future that I believed he could have had. But I was wrong.
Are You an Addict? Signs of a Prescription Drug Addiction
Audrey Hope, an addictions specialist at Seasons in Malibu World Class Addiction Treatment, said if there is difficulty in stopping a drug, this should be a cause for concern. “The main sign that you are a prescription drug addict is that you use the drugs every day. You can’t function without them. You rely on them. You need them. You lie to yourself that it is for the ‘pain’ and because ‘the doctor prescribed it.’ You say it is OK to use them,” said Hope.
20 Secrets Addiction Counselors Desperately Want You to Know
'Relapse is just part of the process of recovering from an addiction and there's no shame in that. You can fall a thousand times but if you stay committed to the path of healing, you will make it up. Addicts crucify themselves when they fall down. Don't waste energy on that, just get up and try again.' —Audrey Hope, addiction counselor and host of Ask Audrey Now
How to know if you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship – The List
If you have terrible self esteem and blame yourself for your partner's treatment of you, you are in a bad situation. Audrey Hope, a renowned relationship expert, told me, 'Low self-esteem is almost always a trait of someone who is abused. The first place they go and land is into their own faults and weaknesses. They think the behavior of the other person is because they are making them mistreat them. They are the ones who need to change or else the abuse would not happen.'
Should You Unfriend Your Politically Different Relative On Facebook? Or Nah?
Your sanity, however, is paramount. Renowned relationship expert Audrey Hope says, “Your relationship with yourself and your integrity is the prize, and if you lose some relatives in the unbuttoning, then so be it!” Taking care of yourself takes precedent. “If (a relative’s) posts become directed at you, personally, because you hold a different view, then you might seriously want to consider unfriending them completely,” Dr. Brown ultimately advises. “There’s enough toxicity going around. Do you really want to expose yourself to that?”