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A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.
 
Are you ready to take the mystery out of having great relationships and to gain the knowledge you need to step confidently into the next level of your life? Welcome to the Let’s Get Vulnerable podcast where your host, Dr. Morgan Anderson, gives you real talk on all things dating, relationships, and sex. Dr. Morgan is a relationship coach, psychologist and creator of the E.S.L relationship method. She brings humor, truth and knowledge to the complex world of dating and relationships. Podcast ...
 
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Personal growth is not all bubble baths and cute journals. There is A LOT that goes on behind the scenes of stepping into the healed next level version of yourself. Inside of this episode I talk about: -The Messy Middle (and why you need to know about this) -3 Pitfalls that can cause people to abandon their growth and healing journey -A phenomena t…
 
This isn’t talked about enough: What is TRULY getting in the way of healthy dating, great relationships and secure attachment? It’s not what you think it is. Inside of this episode I go deep into: -How your relationship beliefs are formed -Your relationship paradigm (and why you need to be intentional with it) -Why you can have a great relationship…
 
Anne Blythe, host and creator of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast joins the podcast to discuss sexual coercion and how it shows up in marriage. Anne discusses her experience with sexual coercion, common misperceptions about sex in the marriage, and red flags one should be on the lookout for when sex is used as a means to control your partner. C…
 
Being ghosted is awful! But having high self-worth makes it easier to cope with. Inside of this episode, I dive into: -What happens when you’re ghosted with low self-worth -An important perspective shift on ghosting that will change how you see it -What thoughts you need in order to move through ghosting with ease When we experience “ghosting” with…
 
This is a very special episode! We have the one and only Bunny Michael! Inside of this episode: -Bunny discusses their own experience in healing / moving towards secure attachment -We discuss unrealistic dating expectations (and how to tune into your higher self and create what really matters in your relationship) -We discuss dating from an intenti…
 
It's not uncommon to feel detached from people as we are healing after leaving an abusive relationship. Although you may go to work everyday and appear to be fine on the outside, the reality is, you are not. Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. joins us today to talk about hidden depression, the signs, how it may be mistaken for anxiety, what happens when…
 
Y’all are going to LOVE this episode! I got to connect with the one and only: Chloe Veitch I’ve loved Chloe ever since seeing her appear in Netflix’s “Too Hot to Handle” She is authentic, real, and FUN. And inside of this episode she opens up about her dating life. Inside of this episode we talk about: -Chloes’ past and journey to reality TV -Chloe…
 
ou don’t want to miss this one! Inside of this episode you will learn about the three ingredients for a great relationship! Reassurance: how to create and strengthen secure attachment Engagement: staying tuned in (to yourself and the relationship) Boundaries: (for desire, health, and preventing against resentment) No matter your relationship status…
 
Telsha Edinburgh and I have a talk today about NPD and what inspires Telsha to create her youtube channel. Telsha and discuss moving on after narcissistic abuse and whether or not the narcissist moves on despite the quick discard. Connect with Telsha Edinburgh here: The Tea on NPD *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general sugge…
 
Whoa you do not want to miss today’s episode! It is a vulnerable and powerful one! We have the one and only, Dani Lee (on IG @Danilee.e) !! Dani is an entrepreneur, manifestation queen, and all around boss babe. She is a personal friend of mine, and I was thrilled to have her get vulnerable on the pod. Inside of this episode: Dani shares her wisdom…
 
Dr. Debi Silber, PhD, a holistic psychologist and the owner of the PBT Institute, joins us today to discuss betrayal trauma. Dr. Silber and I discuss what betrayal trauma is, why we get stuck on the betrayal, and she offers tips on the best way to move through the betrayal to begin your healing journey. Connect with Dr. Debi Silber, PhD: Dr. Debi's…
 
I get this question A LOT: “How do I have a great relationship, if I’m still in the process of healing?” Inside of today’s episode I get clear on: -How to know when you’re ready to date -What it looks like to heal WHILE in a relationship -The kind of healing that can only happen inside of relationships Did you know RIGHT NOW-we are hosting a free t…
 
Are you ready for some tough love?! Sometimes that is exactly what we need to make real change. Inside this episode I: -Highlight how your past is preventing you from the love you deserve -Help you understand the power of your unconscious mind in your relationships -Give you the top 3 things that prevent you from having a healthy dating life and a …
 
Whoa this episode is one that is way overdue. I am going to talk about your attachment Style and your mental health and how the two overlap Inside of this episode: -I share how your attachment style impacts your mental health -I explain the positive mental health benefits of moving towards a secure attachment style - I share with you about my own p…
 
Kimeka Tacklin joins us today to talk about her experience in dating and attracting partners that are emotionally unavailable. Kimeka discussed how her family experience of always having to be the one to reach out to her father may have influenced her anxious attachment behavior and choices with men. *Please note: Information provided on this episo…
 
This episode answers an audience question: Are securely attached partners harder to find the older I get? Inside of this episode: -I give you a dose of tough love regarding your mindset -I tell you how to approach dating so that it is sustainable -I ensure that you give yourself the best odds possible of attracting a securely attached relationship …
 
By popular demand! I created this episode for you, 4 Signs You’re Avoidantly Attached Because you need to be able to understand if you are experiencing avoidant attachment AND it is going to be helpful for you if you have been on the receiving end as well Inside of this episode: I discuss four classic signs of avoidant attachment Unconscious vs. Co…
 
Susan Anderson LCSW, therapist, author, and expert on abandonment joins the show today. Susan discusses the wounds of physical and emotional abandonment and the long-term impact of both of those unhealed wounds. Having a core wound of being abandoned can cause us to look for love in the wrong places, depression, attempt to seek out comfort in abusi…
 
Have you ever struggled with breaking up with someone?! It is one of the toughest conversations we can have. That is why I wanted to make sure you had this episode as a resource. Inside of this episode: -Step by step support on how to prepare for a break-up -How to express yourself so you can actually be heard -How to navigate the emotional ups and…
 
Dr. Holly Sawyer, Phd, LPC, CAADC, SAP joins us today to discuss how Black women internalize microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Sawyer and I break down the different layers of microaggressions and how Black women may develop problematic coping skills such as drinking to cope with being oppressed, invalidated, and unseen in the corporate workpla…
 
Do you struggle to remember parts of your past? You might be experiencing what is known as “Dissociation” This phenomena is not talked about enough. Inside of this episode I talk about: -What is Dissociation? -Why it happens (and why you need to know about it) -What to do to heal through it This is an important episode for your healing! Make sure y…
 
Are you ready for one of my favorite conversations of all time?! We have the one and only, Kacia Fitzergerald on the podcast! Kacia is a podcaster, incredible female entrepreneur and live event host! Inside of this episode we talk: -What to do when your growing in different directions from your friends -How to navigate being a successful woman AND …
 
Triangulation! Aka: “There’s somebody else” , “The back burner relationship”, “cheating/infidelity/playing the field” , “keeping my options open” Wow. Why have I not talked about this before on the show? In today’s episode we are going to talk about triangulation from each attachment style’s perspective. You do not want to miss this episode. It wil…
 
Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I sit down today to have a candid discussion about trauma, feeling emotionally stuck, and emotional incest that adult children experience from growing up in a family with parents who don't respect boundaries. Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I discuss why adults who experience emotional incest from their parents may stay stun…
 
Need some inspiration and realignment with your highest self? I’ve got you covered! Make sure you listen in for my best advice on: -Getting out of negative energy states -How to get clear on your future -Staying motivated in the long run If you’re ready to stop the dating madness, and finally date from a securely attached place, I want to invite yo…
 
I have been getting a ton of questions about Anxious Attachment lately! In today’s episode I review some less talked about sides of Anxious Attachment Listen in for: Why you can’t seem to “enjoy the moment” when anxiously attached Why the pull to get back together with your ex is so strong How anxious attachment affects your self-worth. And so much…
 
Cameka Alexander, a behavioral counselor and owner of Fasttell non-profit joins us today. She and I have a candid conversation about misogyny and how it show’s up in the relationship dynamics between fathers and their daughters. Ms. Cameka Alexander, a behavior counselor, offers her theory on why fathers “hate” their daughters and how this affects …
 
You all are in for a treat with today’s podcast episode! We have a very special guest, Dr. Heather Bartos! Dr. Heather Bartos is a former PR-marketing pro turned gynecologist and podcaster. She's all about helping women feel their best in their own skin - something your show supports. From her Texas-based practice Be. Women’s Health and Wellness, s…
 
An honest and value packed conversation with the one, and the only: Kelly Chase! Kelly is probably best known for her Season 1 debut in the Netflix series “Love is Blind”. You will want to get to know her more because she has taken all of her personal experience and her own coaching, and serving women at the highest level. Inside of this episode we…
 
If you grew up in a severely narcissistic or toxic family, you may have been struggling with boundaries or communication and the dynamics of your family. If you are wondering if it's time to let go of a family relationship that no longer serves you, but you are unsure of how to do it then be sure to listen to Dr. Sherrie Campbell's tips. Dr. Sherri…
 
You need this episode. Whether you are dating, engaged, married, or single! I want to help you throw out any desire to have the “exact perfect relationship timeline” and teach you what to do instead Inside of this episode: I get honest with you about why timelines don’t work I teach you the mindset for gathering data in relationships I help you rea…
 
Anyone who has survived divorce knows you need all the help you can get when navigating this time of your life. On today’s episode I had special guest Nicole Sodoma, Divorce and Family Lawyer. Inside of this episode we discuss: -Practical tips for navigating divorce -Nicoles’ own healing journey after divorce -Takeaways from her upcoming book, Plea…
 
Wow-I have never talked about this before! And it’s a juicy topic. Today’s episode is a question straight from the audience. “What if I find myself caring about what my friends and family will think about my new boyfriend?” Inside of this episode : -I give you a comprehensive framework for making dating decisions -I help you understand the importan…
 
Get ready for a deep dive into WHY you are attracted to the “bad boys” Many of us have been there…we logically know they are bad for us, but our heart is screaming: YES, I’M INTO HIM! Inside of this episode I break down: Why relationship health is so important Beliefs that support attraction to unavailable partners How your attachment style can sho…
 
This is a TOUGH LOVE EPISODE!! Get ready for a totally new way of looking at fear. Inside of this episode: - I break down a decision making framework that supports your best self -I share with you what it feels like if you’re making decisions out of fear -I teach you how to use fear to your advantage instead of letting it sabotage you I made this e…
 
In today’s episode: ONE OF MY FAVORITE TOPICS OF ALL TIME! We are talking about the anxious-avoidant trap. That’s right we dive into WHY you are attracted to, who you are attracted to. In addition we are going to talk about what happens when this attachment dynamic experiences conflict. Inside of this juicy episode: -We look at the truth behind anx…
 
Communication is KEY in any healthy relationship. In today’s episode I get to the CORE of why we struggle to communicate You will learn: -The FOUR WORD sentence that keeps people stuck in relationships - The power of Acceptance and embracing reality -How to never stay stuck in a toxic relationship ever again This episode is short and sweet but it i…
 
Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT, owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy joins us today to discuss anxious and avoidant attachment in relationships. We discuss the dynamics that occur when the avoidant person starts to pull away in dating triggering the anxious person's fear of abandonment. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are ge…
 
You asked for it, and I delivered! Today’s episode is a good one! I talk about: -How to know if the relationship is worth your emotional investment -Dating mindset that sets you up for success -The Key to Confident and relaxed dating This is an extra juicy episode, and I know you will get A LOT out of it! The dating questions came directly from my …
 
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