Marisa Donnelly

Marisa Donnelly is a Midwest-born, West Coast-based writer, poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of the poetry collection, Somewhere On A Highway and the founder of the remote writing coaching/editing services company, Be A Light LLC (

Why You Should Never Let Your Loneliness Drive You Back To Your Toxic Ex

Is your loneliness making you reel back to your toxic partner? Here's why you should stop yourself.

Why The Love Of Your Life Comes After The Mistake Of Your Life

They say you have to date a few wrong ones before you meet the right one.

5 Things To Expect When You Date A Confident Girl Who’s Used To Being On Her Own

Sometimes the best type of love is between two people who aren’t really looking for it.

6 Signs You Are Being Used By A Man

There is a big difference between being loved and being used.

4 Ways You Can Unintentionally Fall In Love With A Narcissist

Here are four ways you may be accidentally entangling yourself in a toxic relationship so you can hopefully catch the signs before getting in too deep.

6 Reasons Strong Women Get Attached Easily

Strong women might come off as emotionally withdrawn but they also tend to get attached quite easily.

How Coming From A Toxic Family Makes You Hard To Love

When you come from a toxic family, your way of seeing the world is often skewed.

8 Signs He’s Not Your Soulmate

Here are the eight warning signs that, unfortunately, he’s not your soulmate:

6 Reasons Why Strong Women Keep Attracting The Wrong Guys

As a strong woman, you fall in love with, and keep attracting the wrong guys... This is why:

6 Ways To Love The Broken Girl

Love her fully—and she will, in time, love you, too.

8 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

How to know when it’s time to move on from a job