Conscious break-ups & brave conversations with normal person Marina

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The last few months of 2018 were pretty monumental for Marina. The turning point was in October when she went to a retreat with 300 other women hosted by powerhouse inspirational couple Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach.

She returned from the retreat having witnessed real-deal true love, which solidified the realization that her partnership wasn’t that and it was time to end things.

But how do you break up in a more evolved, conscious way? Is it even possible? Rachel and Marina talked about…

  • How she knew it was time to end her romantic relationship, and what you may need to ask yourself if you’re in a similar position.
  • Why she and her ex decided to keep going to therapy and continue living together, post-breakup.
  • How to respond to the people in your life who may not understand your relationship choices.
  • The uncomfortable experience she had being one of only a handful of women of color at the personal development retreat.
  • How she bravely voiced her discomfort — and got a very unexpected response from the event’s leaders — and the ripple effect she’s produced.

After you’ve listened, leave a comment below to let us know how Marina’s wisdom resonated with you.

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RESOURCES MARINA MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

Resources for unpacking racism and white supremacy:

Rachel Ricketts

IG @iamrachelricketts

FB @rayrayricketts

Rachel Cargle

IG @rachel.cargle

FB @rachelcargle

Layla Saad

IG @laylafsaad

Catrice Jackson

IG @catriceology

Follow Black Women Conference

Val Day Sanchez

IG @authorvaldaysanchez

Mindful of Race by Ruth King

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Resources for relationships:

Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas

Gottman Institute

Find a therapist (there’s even a filter for Gottman Method!)

One other amazing human she mentioned:

Aaron Rose (“who benefits from this belief?”)

IG @aaronxrose

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4 comments

  • Heather

    I am awed by you, Marina. Thank you for sharing this conversation with all of us.

  • Heather Trumpfheller

    I loved this! For starters, I’ve been on a “farewell friend” tour and distancing myself from people who aren’t leaving me better. These are both platonic and romantic. Some I’ve had in my life for decades and some for a few weeks, so it was very motivating to hear that this can be done right! Also – I agree on the soulmate aspect. I met my soulmate when I moved to a new city and was ready to meet her. We both say it would be easier if we were romantically attracted to each other haha. But I am currently on the journey now to get myself ready so that when I’m in the presence of MY true love, I feel worthy and deserving to be treated well!

    • Rachel East

      I love that you called it a “farewell friend” tour, Heather! That’s perfect. I’m so glad you’re feeling empowered to leave those unfulfilling connections behind. 🙂

  • Apito No

    I am awed by you, Marina. Thank you for sharing this conversation with all of us.

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