Sabbatical from dating
Not only did this make me bolder in my sexual desires as a woman, but it presented a confidence that had long eluded me in that department.
It’s like an itchy virus that, once it has taken hold, you just have to let pass through your system.
Being alone is sort of a loud shock to your system. In a toxic relationship, your attention is constantly redirected back to what is wrong with you.
Once your toxic ex-partner is silenced by a no-contact (or minimal contact) breakup, your self-disparaging thoughts give way to a new era.
The brunt of the breadwinning fell on me while the other half of my relationship was free and clear of any financial responsibility whatsoever.
Once my partner was out of the picture, it became painfully obvious that he was one of the main reasons I was financially hurting so badly.