advice for a friend going through a break-up

advice for a friend going through a break-up

Dear Jenn,

I have a friend who is currently going through a breakup. Although she seems to have her mind made up, lately she tells me the guy is saying things to get her to change her mind.

So about my friend and her relationship, from the inside looking in, he is very disrespectful to my friend and has even shown out in a group setting. He may love her but he truly doesn't have respect for her. They have been together for almost three years.

With all that being said, what should I tell my friend to do in order for him to back off and just be okay with the breakup. Did I mention they live together (lease is up in 4 months)?

Best,

Cara

guilt-stricken

guilt-stricken

Dear Jennifer, 

As a mother of two boys, I could not even begin to comprehend the amount of guilt that began with my first.  Guilt over my career choices, the food I'm feeding them or not feeding them, my lack of patience on some days, the list goes on and on.  Do you have any tricks to battle guilt?

-Guilt-Stricken

people pleasing

people pleasing

Dear Jenn,

“Someone recently told me a line I'd never heard before: ‘When you stop people-pleasing, people aren't pleased.’  Ha.  I'm right in the middle of that and it's so uncomfortable and I find myself questioning my ‘right' to say no to some things.  I get confused about the difference between boundaries and responsibilities.  Aren't there some things we should do for others even though we don't want to?”

Sincerely, People Pleaser

feeling self-conscious around my best friend

feeling self-conscious around my best friend

Dear Jennifer and the horses,

My best friend for years is a beautiful person and I love her dearly. When we're apart I feel so fortunate for her love. When we're together I feel really self-conscious. She's taken the life path that society seems to want everyone to take and my path looks quite different than that. I feel judged when I'm around her and think about every word I've said when I leave... hoping I didn't say something 'wrong'. I wish I could feel the same love when I'm with her as I do when we're apart.

~ Feeling Self-Conscious

attracting clients

attracting clients

Dear Jenn and the horses,

I am a business owner and I feel like I have a really great service offering, however, I just can't seem to attract enough clients?  I've taken courses and read books on attracting clients but I'm still not attracting enough clients?  Every month, I'm scared I'm not going to make enough money and I feel anxious all the time.  Please help.  

~ Ashley

society pressures + getting clear on my truth

society pressures + getting clear on my truth

Dear Jenn,

I am 33 and starting to worry about my age - feeling the pressure of society saying get married, have babies, buy a house etc. and that worries me because I am not clear on whether I want my own kids or what I really want.  

~Alex