Woman Holding Onto Man's Leg --- Image by © Laureen March/CORBISDo you still carry a torch for your ex? Do you feel like no matter what you try you can’t let go? It’s like he’s claimed squatting rights in your mind and you can’t kick him out!

Not the best scenario – especially this time of year…everyone knows summer is the time for LOVE!

Over the years, I have witnessed clients, friends and even strangers so hooked into their past relationships that they let LOVE slip through their fingers during these warm sunny months.…so I have a question for you?

Who is responsible for the care of your heart?

Who decides how you are loved and respected and who you show love and respect to?

Don’t answer too quickly. Take a breath and go deep. Could you have given that job to someone who is no longer with you? Are you blaming yourself or him for the failings of your lost love?

If you answer yes, don’t despair. I know what it is like to mistakenly place responsibility for my happiness squarely on the shoulders of someone else and I also know how to reclaim my magnificence and today I know my value.

Why is it important to extricate yourself from the past while maintaining respect for your Ex? Simple.

Click here to find out why and to take a short Self Respect Quiz