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Why I follow the ‘no contact’-rule after breaking up

Why I follow the ‘no contact’-rule after breaking up

Breakups never come easy. Whether you are the dumper or the dumpee, both hurt. And although the no contact rule is there for different reasons, I use it for my own specific reason. What is the ‘No Contact’- Rule? Everywhere you look on the internet you find the ‘no contact’- rule in combination with getting your ex back. People believe that 4-6 weeks (and some say even up to three months) without any contact whatsoever, will definitely get you your…

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When a website fails to succeed

When a website fails to succeed

When I website fails to succeed, and I do not mean a business website, but a personal one, one has to think about the costs involved and the time spent on doing research writing articles and promoting the blog. About 10 years ago it was so easy, just open a blog on any platform and start blogging and there you go: you have an audience, interaction and hits. But since Google is changing the internet more and more to a…

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Solo Travel and Feeling Disconnected

Solo Travel and Feeling Disconnected

Picture this: terrace in Rome: there you are, you feel the sun on your face and you taste the sharp bitter taste of the espresso and you watch the crowd. You hear people around you speak Italian, and maybe you pick up some of their words, but you cannot understand their conversations. You see them connect……and you do not connect. Ah, yes, maybe that one moment the waitress asks you if you are okey, but in generaL; you are alone,…

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Life is a work in progress

Life is a work in progress

May was the month I broke up with my Filipino boyfriend. We are still friends, but I learned a few harsh lessons: to keep my heart closed since the day we broke up, for my ex BF is a smooth talker and makes a lot of promises he does not keep. And again I was reminded of the fact that I validate spoken words. I believe that when people speak, they mean what they say. And that is not always…

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My reasons why I do not want to be a Digital Nomad (anymore)

My reasons why I do not want to be a Digital Nomad (anymore)

it was a dream: travelling the world and working online, becoming a digital nomad. It sounded hip, free, it had the ring of a vagabond to it, it sounded daring, unadjusted, lonely, recluse and exclusive and just what I needed because of all those words. It became an emotion and I wanted it to be my lifestyle. But now, I removed the word: digital nomad” from my bio, I never use the hashtag anymore. And there are a few reasons…

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Total Christmas Meltdown

Total Christmas Meltdown

This was not the best Christmas ever. Although all the romantic ingredients were there: white beach at my doorstep christmas decorations in the cottage new friends to visit and a new love It simply did not work for me. I crashed big time. Even after taking some of the advice in my lasts blog post on how to survive when spending Christmas alone. I struggled with a lot of stress of things ‘back home’ that needed to be settled and…

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When to let go in a relationship, or take some distance?

When to let go in a relationship, or take some distance?

When is it time to step back from a relationship and take some distance? Or even say goodbye? How to define whether or not you should continue or let go? Do you need to solve relationship problems or accept that both of you want something else? For me it is always hard to let go. I enter a relationship to make it work, not to give up. But sometimes it is best to stop and move on. My current relationship…

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