Joanna@JoannaMeriwether.com

Category: empowerment

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The Foundations of Respect

[Hi! I’m back- thanks for being patient with my time away!] Before I left for my break, I spoke with a couple of consult clients about the topic of basic respect in relationships. What behaviors constitute respect? What behaviors constitute disrespect? What does healthy fighting look like? I think it’s worth taking a look at…
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When They Make You Feel Expansive

In my last blog post I talked about not getting ‘small’ for anyone, especially the FF (the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ when you’re in the Sex Surge®). I talked about not making less of your self, your growth, your desires, your intellect, or your personality so that you could connect with someone. It’s applicable in other places…
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Don’t Do This for Anyone (But Especially Not Your FF)

I was thinking about what to write this week and came across a social media post where a young woman talked about leaving her lover because he was too small. She wasn’t talking about his package. She was talking about his energy and ability to handle her as a fully-developed (and ever-developing) woman. I think…
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Using Labels for Better Love

It was the second day of our honeymoon and I was sitting on a couch in the cabin we were at, curled up in his arms, crying my eyes out. “I don’t want to be your wiiiiiiiife….” I sobbed. “What are you talking about?” he asked. “I really, really don’t want to be your wife,”…
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