The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Kendra Allen Bares It All: The 'Break Up Bestie' Shares Her Alcoholism Journey That Led to Her Passion to Help People Through Break Ups

Episode Summary

Kendra Allen is the woman behind the Instagram account, online course and blog, Break Up Bestie. After going through a series of unhealthy relationships in her early 20’s, including narcissism, abuse, and emotional unavailability, Kendra began gathering tools and working on herself to prevent that from happening again. Around the same time, Kendra got sober at the age of 21 after years of self-destructive alcoholism. A few years into that, she experienced the break up that brought her to her knees - the kind where you feel like you might actually be dying. Without having alcohol to take the edge off, she really dove into what it takes to go through a break up with grace, with growth, and learned how to come out the other side a better person. After seeing a huge gap in break up advice online, Kendra decided to launch Break Up Bestie the same year she got married to the love of her life. She loves empowering women to view a break up, not as an end, but as a beginning to a beautiful path to learn about yourself and to get in touch with what you really want out of a relationship. Kendra just launched The Break Up Bestie online course, which walks people through how to navigate their break up with tools, writing exercises, a workbook, and 23 video lessons. 

Episode Notes

Kendra Allen is the woman behind the Instagram account, online course and blog, Break Up Bestie. After going through a series of unhealthy relationships in her early 20’s, including narcissism, abuse, and emotional unavailability, Kendra began gathering tools and working on herself to prevent that from happening again.

Around the same time, Kendra got sober at the age of 21 after years of self-destructive alcoholism. A few years into that, she experienced the break up that brought her to her knees - the kind where you feel like you might actually be dying. Without having alcohol to take the edge off, she really dove into what it takes to go through a break up with grace, with growth, and learned how to come out the other side a better person.

After seeing a huge gap in break up advice online, Kendra decided to launch Break Up Bestie the same year she got married to the love of her life. She loves empowering women to view a break up, not as an end, but as a beginning to a beautiful path to learn about yourself and to get in touch with what you really want out of a relationship.

Kendra just launched The Break Up Bestie online course, which walks people through how to navigate their break up with tools, writing exercises, a workbook, and 23 video lessons.

Her Website: www.breakupbestie.com

Instagram: @yourbreakupbestie / www.instagram.com/yourbreakupbestie

 

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