Women's Health Australia|August 2019
Writer Marissa Gainsburg explores what it takes to move forward – happily ever after
I can count on three hands how many times I’ve told my best friends and sisters that I was done, that my relationship was over. It took only eight years, three major splits and one incredibly climactic night for me to mean it. When I finally did, I expected to be overcome with relief, exploding with hope and floating in inner peace. The reality? I wasn’t. Far from any of those things, actually. Even when I realised within the very deepest fibres of my soul that I had to let my person go, there I was in the pristine office of Dr Chloe Carmichael, a clinical psychologist I sought out for her experience in anxiety and break-ups, listing the reasons I couldn’t release him. I spent four weeks working with her as my coach, voicing my innermost thoughts and work shopping to reframe them, and learnt so much in that very short time. For anyone else who’s going through a break-up, or considering one, I hope this helps you out, too.
Make Sense of Chaos
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