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Almost Adulting with Violet Benson

English, Comedy, 1 season, 259 episodes, 1 day, 13 hours, 43 minutes
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How do you get over someone you never dated and when did dating become so 50 shades of complicated?! I’m getting anxiety just thinking about it. If he likes my picture is he flirting? Why is he ghosting me but watching my stories? Whats the meaning of life? And why can’t I sleep?! I don’t know about you guys, but I’d listen to me talk each week about dating and LA and life and whatever else comes to mind. So here we are and welcome to Too Tired To Be Crazy - a hilarious podcast brought to you by me, Violet Benson (creator of @daddyissues_ ). Don’t forget to subscribe!!
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How To Win An Argument

Hey Besties! Welcome to Benson Book Club! Today, Violetta will be reading from Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power - Law #9: Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Arguments. Discover why winning through your actions rather than arguments can lead to more meaningful victories and why saying less can actually get you more. Whether you're going through tricky social situations or just trying to get ahead in life, this episode is packed with wisdom to help you master the art of keeping it cool and collected. Tune in for less talk, more action!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more?  You'll get TWO extra episodes every week on Wednesday and Saturday!Today’s Sponsors:Talkspace - - As a listener to this podcast, you'll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/.Prose - Go to https://prose.com/adulting for your free consultation and 50% off your one-of-a-kind formulasWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:44 Win through your actions, not through arguments14:42 Always say less than necessaryGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/16/202429 minutes, 11 seconds
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20 Signs You're Doing Better Than You Think

Hey Besties! Today is another Benson Book Club Tuesday! Let’s take another look at 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest - a collection of the author’s most beloved pieces of writing. Ever catch yourself thinking, "I don't know what I’m doing with my life"? You're not alone! In this episode, we dive into 20 signs that you're actually doing better than you think. We'll explore what it truly means to lead a good life, challenging societal metrics and embracing the idea that a great life is made up of a series of small, meaningful moments.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Truly - To find Truly Hard Seltzer near you, go to www.trulyhardseltzer.com/locationsEpisode Highlights:00:00 Intro01:28 “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.”04:32 20 signs you’re doing better that you think you are11:32 How do we measure a good life?17:14 A great life a series of small moments put togetherGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/9/202423 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Handle Conflict

Hello and welcome to my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Today you will get a glimpse from Saturay's premium podcast episode where we discuss how to handle conflict, especially for people who struggle with it. Hope you enjoy!To listen to the FULL episode and get ad free episodes plus two extra episodes a week, go subscribe on https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202414 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Secret Sauce to Success

Hey Besties! Today, let’s listen to some life lessons about what success truly means and unravel the paradox between failure and success, all with a dash of Violetta's flair. Discover actionable tips to halt self-sabotage and uncover traits common among successful people. We'll explore the synergy of passion and perseverance, why willpower isn't your only ally, the transformation from a fixed to a growth mindset, and how to ignite your motivation for success. Plus, don't miss our top tips for attracting success in your life!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Skims - Shop SKIMS Bras at https://skims.com/. Now available in 62 sizes. Plus, get free shipping on orders over $75!Episode Highlights:00:00 Intro02:00 What does success mean to you?03:28 The failure and success paradox07:53 Tips to stop self sabotaging10:14 Quantum physics15:57 What do most successful people have in common?20:16 Passion and perseverance24:20 Don’t rely too much on willpower28:08 Switching from fixed mindset to a growth mindset30:30 Tips to get motivated to become successful32:56 Top tips to attract successGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202438 minutes, 44 seconds
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P DIDDY & RAYA - Violetta's Diary

Hello and welcome to the Violetta's diary series available on my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Where I share my random thoughts or CONFESSIONS with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other.Today we discuss some things I WOULD NEVER share on my regular podcast since I am afraid of a lawsuit or people coming for me so if you want to hear the full story, go listen and subscribe on  https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/3/20248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Get People to Like You Instantly

Hey Besties! Today, for another reading session of Benson Book Club, we will take a peek into How to Win Friends & Influence People written by Dale Carnegie - a book about ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to change people without arousing resentment.Together with Violetta, we get to hear practical tips on winning people over instantly, incredible stories of people who mastered the art of being likable, and how to arm yourself with six foolproof strategies to make a lasting impression and cultivate meaningful connections.  If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:26 How to make people like you instantly?07:36 The story of Hall Caine   11:37 “This is our dream house.”14:56 The judge who loves dogs16:29 Famous people still crave a little recognition22:33 Six ways to make people like youGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/2/202426 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Psychology of Self-Sabotage – Why Do We Do It?

Hey Besties! We're diving headfirst into the complexities of self-sabotage. Why do we often self-sabotage? How do we snap out of the self-defeat funk? Embrace the beauty of failure, kick negative thinking to the curb, and discover 18 tips to boost your spirits. It's all about flipping the script, surrounding yourself with positive vibes, and quitting the blame game. Get ready to transform your perspective and sprinkle some fab into your life! If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:CBDistillery - Visit www.cbdistillery.com and use code ADULTING for 20% off.Glamsquad - For a limited time, Glamsquad is giving our listeners $20 odd any service. It's valid whether or not you've booked with them before. Visit https://glamsquad.com/ or the Glamsquad app and use code ADULTING at checkout.Nuuly - Nuuly is a great value at $98 a month for any 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 off your first month of Nuuly when you sign up with the code ADULTING20. Just go to https://www.nuuly.com/What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:20 Why do we self sabotage?04:02 How to stop this cycle of self defeat?07:05 Sometimes, failure is good11:39 When we sink into negative thinking our brain seeks to confirm it14:23 How do you stay motivated during hard times?19:48 How to change your perspective24:20 18 quick advice to cheer you up28:18 Surround yourself with positivity31:08 We often blame our circumstances     Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/202446 minutes, 6 seconds
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When to Have S*x

Hey Besties! Welcome to Benson Book Club! Today, Violetta will be reading a part of Chapter 19: When To Have Sex from the book Men Don’t Love Women Like You! by G.L Lambert, and will be sharing her thoughts on when to take things to the bedroom, decoding men's real dating agendas, and identifying the tell-tale signs of true romantic victory. Ever regretted going too far, too fast? We're breaking it all down and guiding you to date on your own terms. Let's get real about romance, empowerment, and finding what truly clicks for you in the world of love!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Factor - Head to factormeals.com/ADULTING50 and use code ADULTING50 to get 50% off.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:53 Chapter 19: When To Have Sex 03:28 “I wish I never had s*x with him.”06:44 Why do men date?09:58 What has he shown you?13:14 Signs you’ve genuinely won a man over16:33 Can you enjoy each others company without s*x?19:19 Focus on what works for you   Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/26/202425 minutes, 4 seconds
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4 Confidence Hacks To Transform Your Life

Hey Besties! Welcome to episode TWO of Dating University available ONLY on the PREMIUM podcast.Violetta is going to get real about everything from pimple patches to our 'pick me' girl pasts. It's all about embracing your fabulous self, finding that rock-solid confidence, and saying goodbye to people and habits that just don't spark joy anymore. And let's chat about relationships - why it's crucial to know what you want and how not to fall for those oh-so-tempting but totally empty flatteries. Remember, comparison is the thief of joy, especially when it comes to other women. So, let's believe in our own allure and walk this journey of self-love and empowerment together. This series lives EXCLUSIVELY on my premium channel, so to listen to the FULL episode, make sure to subscribe and catch it here - https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/24/202417 minutes, 12 seconds
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What Your Attachment Style Says About You w/ Sarah Baldwin

Hey Besties! Today, we get to listen to the second half of Violetta’s conversation with Sarah Baldwin. Sarah is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma-informed Life Coach dedicated to supporting individuals in understanding their reactions, feelings, and patterns, emphasizing that these are not indicative of anything wrong, but rather everything being right with the person. Violetta and Sarah will dig deep into what it means to have an anxious or avoidant attachment style, how to overcome it, and how it can potentially affect your current and future relationships. Discover how your nervous system is the puppeteer of your relationships, unravel the mysteries of anxious and avoidant attachments, and get the lowdown on why opposites attract but might not always stick. Learn the golden rules of relationship arguments, decode the dynamic dance between different attachment styles, and embrace the bravest steps towards love. Whether you're anxiously engaged or coolly detached, it's time to understand, set boundaries, and find out why, in the game of love, we're all wonderfully complex.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTINGEpisode Highlights:00:00 Intro00:24 How does your nervous system affect your relationships?02:04 How does Anxious Attachment style develop?03:47 How does Avoidant Attachment style develop?05:18 What should you do if you have avoidant attachment?10:39 What should you do if you have anxious attachment? 12:39 Anxious and avoidant attachment attract each other17:22 The golden rule: Two dysregulated people can’t solve an argument20:41 Most common dynamic between anxious and avoidant people21:37 We can be both avoidant and anxious24:03 Why both avoidantly and anxiously attached people are often misunderstood 28:14 We need to learn to understand each other30:04 A lot of us feel we’re so f*cked up35:46 What is the bravest thing an avoidant person can do in a relationship?37:26 Can an avoidant and anxiously attached person have a relationship?40:56 Fear and excitement have the same somatic sensory response44:32 The people we need to set boundaries will resist those boundaries the most48:12 When to know that the other person is not yet safe for you to be in a relationship with55:16 We all make sense and there’s nothing wrong with usConnect with Sarah on:https://www.sarahbaldwincoaching.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Sarahbaldwincoaching/ https://www.instagram.com/sarahbcoaching/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/20241 hour, 2 minutes
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INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS

Hello and welcome to the Violetta's diary series available on my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Where I share my random thoughts with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other.Today we dive into sliding into dm's, my intrusive thoughts and lots more.This series lives EXCLUSIVELY on my premium channel, so to listen to the FULL episode, make sure to subscribe and catch it here - https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/20/202415 minutes, 55 seconds
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From Lovers to Strangers - What Went Wrong?

Hey Besties! Welcome to another Benson Book Club Tuesday! It’s been a favorite so we will discuss another chapter of Men Don’t Love Women Like You! by G.L. Lambert - a manual on how to stop manipulation, command attention, and be seen as a must have by any man. Violetta dives into a heartfelt exploration of the transient nature of relationships, where we ponder the journey from being strangers to becoming lovers, and sometimes, strangers once again. This podcast delves into the gratitude we owe to those who've departed from our lives, the insights gained from lost love, and the realization that every encounter has its purpose, often serving as a lesson in our personal growth. Through stories and reflections, we uncover the essence of our connections, learning to appreciate every moment and person as part of our life's evolving narrative.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Truly - To find Truly Hard Seltzer near you, go to www.trulyhardseltzer.com/locationsShopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at www.shopify.com/adultingSkims - Shop SKIMS Bras at https://skims.com/. Now available in 62 sizes. Plus, get free shipping on orders over $75!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:47 How we go from lovers to strangers04:50 We all start as strangers05:59 Why should we be thankful for the people who left?10:48 What do people who have lost love know?19:16 The purpose of our relationships is…22:49 One day, you’ll realize that they were just a lesson Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/19/202433 minutes, 5 seconds
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5 Signs Your Friendship Is Toxic w/ Jordyn & Alex (Mean Girl Podcast)

Hey Besties! Let’s welcome Alex Bennett and Jordyn Woodruff, the duo behind the Mean Girl podcast. In the show, these two come together for honest conversations about sex, friendship, mental health, and living in the big city as outsiders.Violetta, Alex, and Jordyn didn’t hold back as they talked about what makes friendships last, setting boundaries (because, hello, we need space!), and why growing apart might just mean you're growing up. Ever wonder how to navigate friendships when life stages change or how to detox from toxic pals? We've got you covered! Plus, get the scoop on making friends in your fabulous late 20s. Because, let's face it, friends are the family we choose, and it's never too late to add to your tribe!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Talkspace -  As a listener to this podcast, you'll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/.Glamsquad - For a limited time, Glamsquad is giving our listeners $20 odd any service. It's valid whether or not you've booked with them before. Visit https://glamsquad.com/ or the Glamsquad app and use code ADULTING at checkout.Episode Highlights:00:00 Intro01:36 How’s LA?03:59 Do you make friends easily?04:21 How has making friends changed over the years?07:44 People who are able to maintain lasting friendships are green flags09:51 Does it matter how long you’ve been friends?15:31 How do you define a good friend?18:07 Scared to rely on friends too much21:29 Create boundaries with your friends23:24 Friendships growing apart as you mature32:36 If you’re not growing apart, you’re not growing up35:20 Do you stay friends with your married friends?39:42 Have you experienced a toxic friendship?43:06 Choose your friends who will say your name in a room full of opportunities44:28 Gossiping is false friendship bonding48:46 If you constantly talk about other people and nothing else54:51 How did you realize it was toxic?59:30 She’s my BFF but she stole my ex01:05:06 What did you learn from a toxic friendship?01:07:31 How to heal from a friendship breakup01:15:11 How to make new friends in your late 20s01:16:43 You will continue to make friends your entire lifeConnect with Mean Girl on:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVGd0eUpf67iwp7K84wTJnQ https://www.instagram.com/meangirlpod https://twitter.com/meangirlpod Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 38 seconds
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D*ck Lies – Use a Man’s Mind Against Him

Hey Besties! In today’s Benson Book Club, Violetta will take inspiration from Men Don’t Love Women Like You! by G.L. Lambert -  a manual on how to stop manipulation, command attention, and be seen as a must have by any man. Let's take a look into men's true intentions in romance, separating truths from "D*ck Lies," understanding sexual significance, and uncovering why men pursue new conquests. Learn why you might be unknowingly auditioning for a role you didn't choose in the complexity of love and desire.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Nuuly - Nuuly is a great value at $98 a month for any 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 off your first month of Nuuly when you sign up with the code ADULTING20. Just go to https://www.nuuly.com/What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:49 Chapter 3: Dick Lies 05:52 How will he know if you’re a fling or not08:05 S*x is everything and nothing09:02 What does s*x mean to a man?11:45 Why men chase after new p*ssies15:00 Men claiming it’s not about s*x21:17 Men don’t always pressure you to have s*x25:17 Most women don’t realize the role they are playing26:54 S*xual chemistry doesn’t disappear because you’re only talking27:44 You’re being groomed for a placeholder positionGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/12/202436 minutes
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Why You’re Still Stuck in Life w/ Sarah Baldwin

Hey Besties! Today, we welcome Sarah Baldwin. Sarah is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Trauma-informed Life Coach dedicated to supporting individuals in understanding their reactions, feelings, and patterns, emphasizing that these are not indicative of anything wrong, but rather everything being right with the person. She focuses on showing individuals that they are safe and can get unstuck, which leads to thriving and living the life they're meant to live. Violetta and Sarah will unpack everything from why your nervous system might be more tangled than your headphone cords, to the truth behind why we sometimes mix up safety with danger. Ever wondered why your relationships feel like a soap opera? We've got the lowdown on that too. And for those moments when you're feeling more 'meh' than magical, we'll guide you through the maze of moods to find your way back to fabulous. So, buckle up and prepare to confront the uncomfortable with a heap of insight - because understanding your inner workings should never be boring!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Penrose Hill - Firstleaf. Go to www.tryfirstleaf.com/ADULTING  to get your first box.Nuuly - Nuuly is a great value at $98 a month for any 6 styles, but right now you can get $20 off your first month of Nuuly when you sign up with the code ADULTING20. Just go to https://www.nuuly.com/  Episode Highlights:00:00 Intro02:00 How to tell if someone is emotionally regulated / dysregulated?03:57 What is the nervous system & what does it have to do with emotional regulation?10:25 Why is having a dysregulated nervous system so common?12:05 The reason why we sometimes perceive safety as danger17:04 What does dysregulation look like in relationships?20:37 Can I always feel "good"?21:51 The four primary states we go through29:43 Is our nervous system attached to our childhood experiences32:05 You're not your dysregulated reactions, and that's okay35:50 Taking tolerable steps towards the things that scare us36:04 How to confront the uncomfortable39:25 You’re in the right track if you find it difficult to do43:23 How to pull yourself out of unhappiness through regulation46:39 Learning how to have safe confrontations50:04 How to create a list that makes you feel alive53:26 What are the best somatic practices to regulate our nervous system?Connect with Sarah on:https://www.sarahbaldwincoaching.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Sarahbaldwincoaching/ https://www.instagram.com/sarahbcoaching/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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BE SUCCESSFULLY DELUSIONAL

Hello and welcome to the Violetta's diary series available on my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Where I share my random thoughts with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other.Today we dive into the TEXT that ENDED my toxic friendship, vision board update, and how to be successfully delusional. This series lives EXCLUSIVELY on my premium channel, so to listen to the FULL episode, make sure to subscribe and catch it here - https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/6/202413 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Motivates Men to Commit

Hey Besties! Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray. The book provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication and relationships by acknowledging the differences between them.  Today, Violetta will talk about the dynamics of motivation and love as she unpacks the secrets to motivating the opposite sex and explores the balance between love, responsibility, and boundaries. From understanding the importance of making a positive difference in someone's life to recognizing the fine line between need and neediness, Violetta dishes out her signature blend of wisdom and wit. So get ready to uncover the keys to fostering meaningful connections and navigating the ups and downs of modern romance. If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month! Today’s Sponsor:Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift. Go to  https://thrivemarket.com//adulting Glamsquad - For a limited time, Glamsquad is giving our listeners $20 odd any service. It's valid whether or not you've booked with them before. Visit https://glamsquad.com/ or the Glamsquad app and use code ADULTING at checkoutWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:34 How to motivate the opposite s*x09:54 When a man is in love, he’s motivated more11:27 When a man doesn’t feel he’s making a positive difference in someone’s life15:22 Many women today want time off, a time for themselves21:51 A woman needs to recognize her boundaries22:55 Step 1 - Motivation23:56 Step 2 - Taking Responsibility24:45 Step 3 - Practice26:03 As man experiences limits, he is motivated to do more28:38 The difference between needing and neediness31:16 A man appears most caring when he is afraidGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/5/202435 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why He Doesn't Want You

Hello and welcome to the Violetta's diary series available on my PREMIUM PODCAST!! Where I share my random thoughts with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other.Today we dive into how to change your perspective when it comes to goodbyes, people, being ghosted and when he doesn't want you - from the why to the how to the moving on.This series lives EXCLUSIVELY on my premium channel, so to listen to the FULL episode, make sure to subscribe and catch it here - https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/3/20249 minutes, 34 seconds
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Loving Those Who Can't Love Us Back

Hey Besties! For another Benson Book Club session, we’re going to dive deep into Why We Hold On Tightest on the Things That Aren’t Meant for Us from Brianna Wiest’s 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think.  Violet shares her candid insights on navigating the complexities of relationships - from moving on from unrequited love and why we often find ourselves drawn to those who can't reciprocate our feelings to invaluable advice on finding peace and self-love amidst the chaos of modern romance. It's time to empower yourself and begin your journey to emotional freedom.Today’s Sponsors:Factor - Head to factormeals.com/ADULTING50 and use code ADULTING50 to get 50% off.Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro05:07 How to let go of the things that’s killing you inside?10:22 You can't convince someone to love you if they don’t19:21 How do you fall out of love with the idea of someone?24:13 Why do we keep choosing people who can’t love us back? Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/202429 minutes, 23 seconds
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Violetta's Diary 1

Hello and welcome to Violetta's diary every Wednesday!! Where I will share my random thoughts with no cuts, no edits, no notes, no pre planning, no nothing. Just the two of us naked and honest with each other. Today we discuss feeling ungrateful, creating a vision board, and large wieners jk maybe.This series lives on my premium channel, so to listen to the full episode, make sure to subscribe and catch it here - https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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She’s a Narcissist w/ Scheana Shay (Vanderpump Rules)

Hey Besties! Today, Vanderpump Rules cast Scheana Shay joins Violetta for an exciting and at the same time heart-tugging conversation. Throughout her time on "Vanderpump Rules," Scheana became known for her outgoing personality, dramatic relationships, and candid portrayal of her personal life on the show.  In addition to her work on reality television, she has pursued acting and music endeavors. She has appeared in several television shows and films, as well as releasing her own music singles.Violetta and talk about the complexities of childcare, the challenges of maintaining friendships, and a potential sneak peek of Vanderpump Season 11. Plus the duo spills the tea on lost friendships, potential redemption arcs, and the behind-the-scenes drama you won't hear anywhere else. On a serious note, bravely shares her experiences with postpartum OCD, the healing power of EMDR therapy, and the heartbreaking reality of pregnancy loss. It's a raw and vulnerable exploration of mental health, friendship dynamics, and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery. If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:27 What’s one thing people misunderstood about you in the show?02:30 How did motherhood change you? 04:13 What’s your biggest fear around getting help with babysitting your child?07:06 Have you had support from other new moms?07:45 What’s a question someone has never asked you?08:30 “I’m never the favorite of this show.” 12:18 Hopes for Season 1113:17 Losing a friendship of 15 years17:09 Is the new season setting the stage for Sandoval’s redemption arc?19:16 Are you the friend that flip-flops?20:38 Figuring out a way to not breakdown in front of your child22:24 Friendship pact with Katie  24:37 What can people look forward to this season?26:05 Is Billie Lee in love with Tom Sandoval?33:31 Postpartum OCD39:39 EMDR Therapy 43:35 Pregnancy loss and traumatic labor45:13 Severe intrusive thoughts47:07 Signs of OCD before pregnancy50:54 Thinking of death everydayConnect with Scheana on:https://www.instagram.com/createthelove/ https://twitter.com/createthelove https://www.youtube.com/user/markgrovestv https://createthelove.com/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/27/202457 minutes, 5 seconds
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You’re Not My Person w/ Kamie Crawford

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta welcomes television host and producer Kamie Crawford. Kamie also hosts her successful podcast, Relationsh*t and MTV’s long-running reality-based documentary series “Catfish: The TV Show”.Get ready to dive into all things fun and fabulous with Violet and Kamie. They chat about everything from what's currently keeping them busy to the importance of staying hydrated (because, let's face it, we need to keep those vibes flowing!). Plus, we'll dish on some seriously spicy topics, like the Stanley cup's wild ride through a car fire and the sinful indulgence of beignets. Oh, and don't worry, Bestie, we’ll let you in on some secrets too—like debunking those silly misconceptions about their social media persona and sharing the biggest lessons learned last year. If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:CBDistillery - Visit www.cbdistillery.com and use code ADULTING for 20% off.Penrose Hill - Try something new this year with Firstleaf. Go to www.tryfirstleaf.com/ADULTING to sign up and you'll get your first SIX hand-curated bottles for just $44.95.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro04:04 What are you currently working on?05:48 The importance of staying hydrated all day06:40 The Stanley cup that withstood a car fire09:18 Unhealthy food choices11:48 Have you had a beignet?15:06 What’s something most people don’t know about you?20:05 What’s the most common misconception about you?25:26 How are you when someone gets on your bad side?28:57 What are you currently working to improve?35:24 What’s the hardest lesson you learned last year?37:37 Does your mom have a very thick accent?40:27 What past experience that still resonates with you today?48:15 What’s the worst thing that can happen?54:41 What’s something you don’t want to repeat this year?   01:00:53 My social media is like my house…Connect with Kamie on:https://www.kamiecrawford.com/https://twitter.com/KamieCrawford https://www.tiktok.com/@kamiecrawford https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChpYYY1gnYb-4zbkK9xhpNA https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamiecrawford/ https://www.instagram.com/kamiecrawford https://www.facebook.com/KamieCrawford/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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Love is Blind - Matthew is a Serial Killer

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta will give us a quick recap of Love is Blind Season 6. Is Matthew just your average guy, or could he be hiding a dark secret? From navigating the rules of marriage with AD and Clay to exploring the dynamics of religious love with Brittany and Kenneth, we'll delve into the highs and lows of partnership. Buckle up as we dissect the correlation between love and lust with Jimmy and Jessica, and uncover the telltale signs of trouble in relationships. Whether it's recognizing red flags or learning to prioritize self-growth, this episode is packed with insights to navigate the rollercoaster of love and emotions. If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Skims - Believe the hype - SKIMS has over 100,000 five star reviews for a reason. Visit www.skims.com/ Express VPN - Stop missing out on great TV and get thousands of new shows with Express VPN - we got them to give you guys three extra months free when you use our special link www.expressvpn.com/ADULTING.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:38 Is Matthew a serial killer?07:55 AD and Clay - rules of marriage09:59 Brittany and Kenneth - the religious couple11:06 Jimmy and Jessica - correlating love with lust14:55 When someone rejects you, leave18:30 Jimmy’s red flags24:16 Crying over the consequences of your actions26:44 Chelsea, work on yourself and stop seeking validation from your partner28:19 Who will walk down the aisle?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/20/202435 minutes, 19 seconds
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Love is Not Enough w/ Mark Groves

Hey Besties! The man behind the Create the Love is back! Mark Groves is a human connection specialist, speaker, writer, motivator, creator, connector and collaborator. As a bridge between the academic and the human, Mark invites people to explore the good, bad, downright ugly, and beautiful sides of connection.What does it truly mean to find liberation in love? How do we reclaim our worth after it's been taken from us? Today, Violetta and Mark explore these questions and more, delving into topics like building self-trust, healing codependency, and navigating the emotional complexities of heartbreak. From learning to communicate our deepest emotions to embracing closure and letting go, each chapter of this episode offers profound insights and empowering strategies for navigating the highs and lows of love. If you’re looking for answers, this one's for you!If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:43 Liberated Love  06:36 You’ve forgotten yourself in the relationship09:46 They took your worth with them when they left13:36 How do you build a high level of self trust?17:42 How do you heal codependency?19:46 The great disconnect28:04 Learning self-regulation through co-regulation35:14 Creating a space for you and your partner’s pain38:47 The analogy of the burning house42:57 Closing ceremony for an ended relationship51:19 Communicate how to feel 56:16 Emotional triggers actually never go away01:02:21 Does your partner get you?01:04:27 The right person can’t come if you won’t let go of the wrong one01:06:39 What does it mean when love is not enough?01:10:52 Using the ides of love to bypass the pain01:16:03 How do you get your ex back?Connect with Mark on:https://www.instagram.com/createthelove/ https://twitter.com/createthelove https://www.youtube.com/user/markgrovestv https://createthelove.com/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/15/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 49 seconds
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16 Reasons You Don't Have Love

Hey Besties! Ready to take a deep dive into the world of love and self-discovery? Today, for another episode of Benson Book Club, Violetta will read and ponder on the 16 Reasons Why You Still Don’t Have The Love That You Want from Brianna Wiest’s 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think. Whether you're relying on others to do the work for you or expecting love to change your life, we've got the insights to help you navigate the twists and turns of the heart. Discover how honoring your inner child, embracing kindness, and aligning your heart and mind can lead to deeper connections and self-fulfillment. Don't miss out on this enlightening journey to finding love within yourself and beyond! If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Truly - To find Truly Hard Seltzer near you, go to https://trulyhardseltzer.com/locations What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:54 16 reasons why you still don’t have the love that you want14:25 The most meaningful relationships are the ones in which we are reflective back to ourselves16:47 Every relationship you have is with yourself19:38 Be your own person and do what you can on your own time  Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/13/202423 minutes, 36 seconds
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Do This If He Takes You for Granted

Hey Besties! It's time for another eye-opening episode with Violetta! We're diving into the complexities of relationships and decoding the male mind. Find out why even when a man takes you for granted, he still craves reassurance from you. Discover the power of non-verbal communication in teaching a man how to treat you right, and why the sexiest thing about you should be your ability to swiftly leave him alone when necessary! Get ready for laughs, insights, and a whole lot of girl talk—Violetta style!  If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Talkspace - As a listener to this podcast, you'll get $80 off of your first month with Talkspace when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/.Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTING Penrose Hill - Try something new this year with Firstleaf. Go to www.tryfirstleaf.com/ADULTING to sign up and you'll get your first SIX hand-curated bottles for just $44.95.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:00 What do you do when your man is acting out?05:26 When a man takes a woman for granted he still needs reassurance from you09:13 Words are not needed to teach a man how to treat you right12:14 When you first met him, you didn’t nag14:30 The sexiest thing about you should be how quickly you leave him alone17:53 What type of nagger are you?22:18 Use a man’s ego to motivate him26:40 Men know when they take you for granted Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/8/202438 minutes, 47 seconds
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3 Signs You're Being Needy

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta dives into Chapter 5: Jumping Through Hoops Like a Circus Poodle from “Why Men Love B*tches” by Sherry Argov. Ever wondered why most women crave something from a man that they need to give themselves or where the key is keeping your rhythm intact to avoid creating a void in your life? Learn why lowering yourself to fit his criteria lowers the relationship value and why being the "nice girl" might not always be in your best interest.  If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Express VPN - Stop missing out on great TV and get thousands of new shows with Express VPN - we got them to give you guys three extra months free when you use our special link www.expressvpn.com/ADULTING.Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus FREE $60 gift! Go to  www.thrivemarket.com/ADULTING. IQBAR - Now, our special podcast listeners get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text ADULTING to 64000.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:40 Chapter 5: Jumping Through Hoops Like a Circus Poodle05:40 Attraction Principle #3: If you allow your rhythm to be interrupted, you’ll create a void07:08 Attraction Principle #44: Most women are starving to receive something from a man that they need to give to themselves08:20 Attraction Principle #45: A woman looks more secure for a man when he can’t pull her away from her life09:11 Attraction Principle #46: Once she lowers herself to fit his criteria, she has lowered the standard of that relationship 15:50 Attraction Principle #48: You have to keep from being sucked down into a quicksand18:34 Attraction Principle #50: The nice girl gives herself away too much to please the man19:41 Attraction Principle #51: The relationship might not be right for you if your jumping through hoopsGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/6/202433 minutes, 49 seconds
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Why Loneliness is Worse Than Cigarettes w/ Guy Winch

Hey Besties! Today, we welcome author, psychologist, and speaker Guy Winch. Guy specializes in the field of emotional health and well-being. He has gained recognition for his work in advocating for the importance of addressing emotional pain and mental health. He has given popular TED Talks on subjects such as "Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid" and has authored books, including "Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts."Discover how to handle rejection without becoming your own worst critic and get inspired by Guy's own journey through fourteen years of rejection. From trust issues to self-criticism, we got your back with some real talk on navigating those tough moments. Learn the art of nurturing a supportive inner voice, practicing healthy self-reflection, and building emotional resilience. Plus, explore the fascinating world of emotional hygiene and the tools you need for a more resilient emotional well-being.Dr. Winch's Recovering from Rejection and Failure program, made in collaboration with Mindbloom, is available now! Make sure to check it and start turning setbacks into wins.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:52 What are the most common emotions we experience when going through rejection?  02:58 Why do we stop trusting ourselves after a rejection?04:33 Don’t become self critical when you experience rejection06:11 How do you personally handle rejection and failure?07:40 Getting through fourteen years of rejection09:12 Having enough encouragement to keep you going10:49 How do you nurture a more supportive inner voice?15:42 What is healthy self-reflection?18:17 It’s about falling down, it’s about getting back up21:17 What is emotional hygiene?24:46 What happens when you don’t practice emotional hygiene?26:44 The tools you need to build emotional resilience28:56 Is self-compassion a game changer when it comes to dealing with failure?31:22 How do emotional wounds show up physically?34:37 Why do people get stuck in loneliness?39:28 Mindbloom: ketamine therapy for anxiety and depression45:05 Common misconceptions of psychedelics47:37 What are people most curious about psychedelics?49:16 Change your approach to emotional well-being50:00 The duration of ketamine treatment51:10 Is ketamine treatment right for you?53:26 What we don’t understand about heartbreaks56:17 Heartbreak is a grief process01:00:00 If you’re not feeling great, it’s not the best time to go online01:04:14 Real connection requires slight emotional vulnerability01:05:57 How can you make yourself happier?01:09:34 The difference between being alone and chronic loneliness01:11:12 Our emotional health requires effort01:15:08 Check-in with yourself periodicallyConnect with Guy on:https://www.guywinch.com/ https://www.mindbloom.com/bhttps://twitter.com/GuyWinch https://www.instagram.com/guywinch https://www.ted.com/speakers/guy_winch https://www.facebook.com/guywinchauthor/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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Exceptions To Let Go In Ur 20’s

Hey Besties! For another Benson Book CLub session, we are unpacking the fifteen expectations to let go of from the book, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest - a collection of the author’s most beloved pieces of writing. Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. This week, we're shedding the weight of unrealistic expectations and embracing the beauty of imperfection. From the myth of being meant for extraordinary things to the revelation that faults can be forgivable and attributes exceptional, Violetta breaks down the barriers that hold us back. Learn why the right person doesn't always come at the right time and why postponing your happiness is a recipe for dissatisfaction. It's time to let go, embrace the now, and set goals that truly align with your happiness! If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month! Today’s Sponsor:Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at www.shopify.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:40 Fifteen expectation to let go of to live a good life02:14 #1: You are mean to be extraordinary03:11 #2: Your faults are more forgivable and your attributes are more exceptional 03:54 #3: You can outsmart pain04:15 #4: You must let go of the expectation that love is something other people give you04:57 #5: Feeling something deeply means that it’s meant to be06:01 #6: If you work on yourself enough then you will not struggle anymore06:13 #7: The idea that you can control what people think of you07:56 #8: Hard work guarantees success08:23 #9: The idea that your thoughts will change themselves when your circumstances change09:03 #10: The belief that other people are responsible for your feelings 10:00 #11: Emotional intelligence is infallible composure10:44 #12: The idea that the right person will come at the right time11:21 #13: The idea that you can postpone your happiness or save it up11:59 #14: Anxiety and negative thinking are just pesky irritants that you have to learn to avoid12:33 #15: Focusing slowly on your own needs will make you the happiest13:20 Good goals to set to enjoy what you have than chase what you don’t haveGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/30/202423 minutes, 55 seconds
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You're A Prize - Dating University

Become everyone's dream girl by listening to my dating university starting with this FIRST episode available now on my PREMIUM podcast!!! subscribe below to get the rest of today's episode plus 4 extra episodes a month and more!! https://almostadulting.supercast.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/28/202410 minutes, 13 seconds
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Convince Him He's In Control

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta spills the secrets to empowering your love life as she unveils how praise is the key to getting your man to treat you like the queen you are. Get ready to make friends with his ego, tapping into his need to feel essential. It's all about setting the tone from the beginning and letting him feel the power of protecting you. Don't waste time and learn the art of giving a man power, making him irresistibly drawn to safeguarding you. By mastering the art of convincing him he's in control while subtly steering the ship, you become the dream girl! If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:15 How to convince him that he’s in control04:57 Praise is an effective tool in getting your man to treat you right07:05 Make friends with his ego, make him feel needed16:20 The beginning sets the tone of how you want to be treated19:00 Men control the world but women control the men22:19 Give the man power and he’ll want to protect you27:22 Don’t tell him how shitty your ex treated you29:54 If he’s interested in you, he’ll make it obviousGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/25/202433 minutes, 12 seconds
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What He WON’T Tell You

Today, we're picking back up Sherry Argov's "Why Men Love B*tches" book for another session of Benson Book Club. Violetta spills the beans on what men don't want women to know, and trust us, it's juicy! Ever wondered about the two things that can make a man fall madly in love with you? Violetta's got the scoop. And don't miss the attraction principles that explore the delicate dance between waiting for intimacy and creating a spark that goes beyond the physical. Tune in and get ready to unravel the complexities of dating, love, and everything in between!  If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Truly - To find Truly Hard Seltzer near you, go to www.trulyhardseltzer.com/locations   IQBAR - Now, our special podcast listeners get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text ADULTING to 64000. Skims - Believe the hype - SKIMS has over 100,000 five star reviews for a reason. Visit www.skims.com/  What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:59 What men don’t want women to know02:54 Two things women does to make a man madly in love with her03:37 Attraction Principle #21: If a man has to wait to have sex with a woman, he’ll take time to appreciate who she is05:35 What men don’t want women to know07:47 Difference between a good time only woman versus a worthwhile woman09:07 How long should you wait before having s*x10:14 Attraction Principle #22: Sex and the spark are not one and the same11:44 Attraction Principle #23: Women and men have different experience after sex14:24 Attraction Principle #24: Every men want to have sex first16:40 Attraction Principle #23: He knows when a woman is having sex to appease him17:32 Attraction Principle #26: Bad habits are easier to form that good ones17:43 Attraction Principle #27: If you pull the plug at the last he’ll label you as a tease20:20 Attraction Principle #30: Anytime a woman competes with another woman, she demeans herselfGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/23/202430 minutes, 10 seconds
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Insecure Men & Childhood Trauma w/ Brooke Schofield

Hey Besties! Ever dealt with a guy who thinks he's a dating maestro, juggling messages with multiple girls at once? Ugh, the worst! Can't we have one guy who's actually committed to making a girl feel special?In today's episode, Violetta gets real with Brooke Schofield, co-host of Cancelled with Tana Mongeau. They spill the tea on Matt Rife's questionable dating tactics (seriously, bro?), but the conversation takes a deep turn as Brooke opens up about her challenging childhood with two drug-addicted parents. Brooke shares her journey dealing with borderline personality disorder, revealing the power of self-healing and finding stability through medication. It's a rollercoaster of real talk and genuine connection—tune in, Besties! If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:CBDistillery - Visit www.cbdistillery.com and use code ADULTING for 20% off.Nutrafol - Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTINGEveryPlate - EveryPlate - Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.49 per meal by going to https://www.everyplate.com and enter the code 49ADULTING What to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:51 What’s your hidden talent that no one knows about?02:53 Did you go to college?05:12 What piece of advice have you recently heard?06:19 Why do you want to manifest a healthy relationship?12:26 Is Matt Rife the one that got away?13:38 What would be your star rating for Matt Rife?17:16 I never see the red flags19:15 What did you learn so far that you want in a partner?22:07 What’s the most pivotal moment in your life that shaped you today?23:58 What made 2022 a terribly low year?26:30 A horrible breakup packed with deceit and lying29:43 I was so miserable, I needed help30:48 What is borderline personality disorder?33:53 Did you feel a sense of relief when you were on medication?35:42 How do you slowly get out of a dark place?42:56 What do people assume when you have borderline personality disorder?45:00 What advice do you have for those who aren’t taking medication?49:30 Why do I struggle with therapy?53:02 Growing up in family with two drug addict parents56:34 I stayed with my grandparents and never got picked up59:40 My mom helped me get through the toughest time01:02:11 How do you deal with guilt?01:04:12 Our parents are just like us when they were our age01:06:53 Upcoming tour with Tana and Brooke  Connect with Brooke on:https://www.tiktok.com/@brookeschofield1 https://twitter.com/broookeamber https://www.youtube.com/@BrookeSchofield1 Cancelled with Tana Mongeau podcastGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/18/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Recreate Yourself in 3 Steps

Hey Besties! Ever wondered how to turn your life around when you're feeling rock bottom? Need a boost when it all seems bleak? Well, it's Benson Book Club time, and today, we're delving into Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power," specifically Law #25 – Recreate Yourself. Violetta kicks off by reading the juicy core of the chapter, then dives into why it's perfectly okay to hit the reset button when everything feels stuck. Spoiler alert: You're totally allowed to shake things up, start anew, and recreate yourself for a better, more badass version of you! Tune in for the inspiration you didn't know you needed.If you are looking to listen to today's episode without any ads or interruptions, feel free to subscribe to my subscription podcast at https://almostadulting.supercast.com/. What’s more? You'll get an extra episode every Saturday each month!Today’s Sponsors:Truly - To find Truly Hard Seltzer ner ou, go to www.trulyhardseltzer.com/locations   IQBAR - Now, our special podcast listeners get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text ADULTING to 64000.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:41 The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene02:37 Law #25: Recreate Yourself15:25 You are allowed to start over if you feel like it18:19 Recreating yourself at the lowest moments is usually the most pivotal momentGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/16/202427 minutes, 16 seconds
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Why Men LOVE B*tches - Cracking The Code

Hey Besties! It’s 2024 and we’re done being nice girls. Violetta breaks down chapter 2 of “Why Men Love B*tches” by Sherry Argov and talks about the differences between a nice girl and a b*tch. Oh no, all you ever did was take care of him, be nice to him, you put him on a pedestal, so you don’t understand why you got dumped…well, maybe that is the problem – you’re too nice! In this episode, Violet teaches you how to stop being too available and how to become the b*tch that men will go crazy for. So get ready to be the main event and how you can make men work so hard for that front seat!Listen up! My premium podcast will be launching on Saturday. To subscribe and learn more, check out https://almostadulting.supercast.com/Almost Adulting MERCH are available at www.shopdaddyissues.comToday’s Sponsor:Express VPN - Stop missing out on great TV and get thousands of new shows with Express VPN - we got them to give you guys three extra months free when you use our special link www.expressvpn.com/ADULTING.Thrive Market - Join in on the savings with Thrive Market today and get 30% off your first order, plus FREE $60 gift! Go to  www.thrivemarket.com/ADULTING. Penrose Hill - Try something new this year with Firstleaf. Go to www.tryfirstleaf.com/ADULTING to sign up and you'll get your first SIX hand-curated bottles for just $44.95.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro04:01 What is a nice girl?06:22 What is a b*tch?07:13 Why do men prefer b*tches?08:30 Become a prize10:02 Men always want what they can’t have13:53 Conditions to set when dating15:51 The Madonna-Wh*re Complex17:02 The difference between a nice girl, a woman who acts like a b*tch, and an actual b*tch21:40 Men are scared to lose control and their freedom23:21 Men want to feel that you chose to be with themGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/11/202434 minutes, 41 seconds
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From Doormat to Dreamgirl

Hey Besties! Wondering how to snag your dream man? Relationships can be tricky, especially if you're with the wrong person. In this episode, as we dive deeper into our Manifestation month and roll out another edition of the Benson Book Club, we're exploring "Why Men Love Bitches" by Sherry Argov – a guide for women on standing strong in a relationship. Violetta breaks down the eight attraction principles from the book, giving you a fresh perspective on each one and adding her own spin to what they truly signify. Tune in and level up your relationship game!Today’s Sponsors:Talkspace - Get $80 off of you first month when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/adulting Ghia - Visit drinkghia.com and use the code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.IQBAR - Now, our special podcast listeners get 20% off all IQBAR products, plus get FREE shipping. To get your 20% off, just text ADULTING to 64000.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:06 First, you must become the dream girl03:43 The nice girl - every woman at some point has been one04:45 Attraction principle #1: Anything You Chase Runs Away06:45 Attraction principle #2: Some Women Appear to not Care so Much09:44 Attraction principle #3: A Woman Is Seen As Mentally Challenging When A Man Can't Easily Control Her13:29 Attraction principle #4: Sometimes A Man Deliberately Won’t Call Just To See How You Respond14:35 Attraction principle #5: If Something He Have it Becomes a Challenge14:47 Attraction principle #6: It’s All About Your Attitude17:11 Attraction principle #7: Act Like a Price and You’ll Turn Him Into a Believer22:21 Attraction principle #8: The biggest Variable Between a Bitch and a Nice Girl is Fear24:44 10 characteristics of a DreamgirlSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/9/202436 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Manifest Becoming Rich w/ HotHighPriestess

Hey Besties! Ready to level up and manifest some serious abundance this year? Violetta's got you covered as she dives into the magical world of manifestation, joined by the incredible Sarah Perl, aka @hothighpriestess on TikTok.In this episode, they unravel the secrets of successful manifestation, exploring different methods and powerful mantras that can pave the way to your riches. Sarah, the poetic genius behind "From Within," shares her wisdom on turning your life around by reshaping your self-view and envisioning the future you truly desire. To sprinkle some extra magic, they wrap things up with a tarot reading for 2024, using three enchanting crystals. Grab your manifesting notebook, soak in those good vibes, and make 2024 your year of financial independence!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro03:24 You are the creator of you reality11:14 The “I am Simply Deciding” method15:51 Inspired action versus aligned action18:25 Affirmations to say for 7 days to get more money 19:25 More manifestation mantra22:13 How do you make a Vision Board?25:28 The 111 portal this January29:41 How the Love Letter method works34:06 2024 reading for Amethyst36:54 2024 reading for Carnelian42:16 2024 reading for Rose Quartz  Connect with Sarah on:https://www.tiktok.com/@hothighpriestess https://www.instagram.com/hothighpriestess https://www.youtube.com/c/hothighpriestess The Priestess Perspective podcastGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/4/202438 minutes, 44 seconds
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How To Change Your Life (This Year)

Hey Besties! Can you believe it's 2024 already? Time really knows how to sprint! So, as we dive into this fresh year, what better way to kick things off than with a real talk about turning the resolution game into actual life change?In today's episode, Violetta serves up some serious wisdom on why that change we're craving might be playing hard to get. She unpacks the eight sneaky behaviors we unknowingly carry that slam the brakes on our success train.  But don't worry, it's not all gloom and doom! Violetta wraps it up with her personal mantra for manifesting the life you truly deserve. Let's make 2024 the year we transform for real!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:31 People want to change their lives but not themselves08:15 8 subconscious behaviors that keep you from the life that you want16:39 What do you need to know about yourself first?23:53 The manifesting mantra for the life that you deserveGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/2/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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MAKE 2024 YOUR YEAR - Using these Manifesting Mantras

Welcome to the end of 2023 and the last episode of THE YEAR!! Today, Violetta says goodbye and helps you reflect on the past year that you had and figure out what you wish for next year. Violetta starts the episode with a huge announcement about more weekly episodes this coming year! She then discusses how to attract the energy you want, the signs to look out for from the universe, and angel numbers. Violetta ends the episode with manifesting mantras to say that will guarantee the best year ever! Happy new year everyone and can't wait to see you besties next year!!!Today’s Sponsor:Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at https://www.shopify.com/adulting Podcast Merch - shopdaddyissues.com get 20% off at checkout!!!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro04:53 Be the energy you want to attract07:51 Signs from the universe1205 Angel numbers and what they mean19:10 Manifesting mantras to use to manifest your dream lifeGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/26/202330 minutes, 32 seconds
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Slutty Pregnancy Era w/ Jackie Schimmel

Today, Violetta is joined by none other than THE Bitch Bible extraordinaire, Jackie Schimmel. Jackie, a podcast queen and certified professional asshole, brings her unfiltered charm to Almost Adulting, sharing how she turned a solo experiment into a top comedy podcast sensation.This dynamic duo doesn't hold back, getting raw and unfiltered in the nitty-gritty of handling hate comments without sacrificing self-esteem, the real deal behind manifestation (spoiler: it might not be what you think), and a crash course on surviving the turbulent waves of cancel culture. It's Almost Adulting meets The Bitch Bible – the perfect combo for a podcast episode that's bold, badass, and totally binge-worthy! Today’s Sponsor:Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTINGUrban Outfitters - Shop https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ and receive an additional 10% off when you use the code VIOLET10 at checkoutWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:41 Over indulgence of self esteem03:01 When hate comments don’t affect you anymore06:34 “I’m not an internet person.”07:33 Why are pregnant women terrorists?12:03 The Hitler joke 16:57 How did you become a podcaster?21:51 The lucky girl syndrome26:20 Low-key manifesting girly26:54 The OG podcaster29:09 Cancel culture33:20 To be clear is to be kind35:59 What is your journey?38:42 The vocal fry40:09 Are you a cool girl?43:54 Dinner with model friends47:22 My slutty pregnancy era48:50 Makeup preference and fake freckles52:58 Worst advice you’ve ever gotten55:21 Best advice received in your 30s57:57 Compliments for each others58:55 Most embarrassing life experience01:02:17 Embarrassing experiences with boys01:06:00 How did you meet your husband?01:11:12 We need a Mommy Issues IG01:12:05 One advice to inspire all BestiesConnect with Jackie on:https://www.instagram.com/jackieschimmel/ https://thebitchbible.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bitchbible/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 22 seconds
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SICK OF THIS SH*T

Hey Besties! It's a trooper Tuesday here at Almost Adulting because, despite the sniffles and a touch of the flu, Violetta is here, powering through for all of you! She's got a pocket full of stories from the hills, where everyday encounters with crows, hawks, and even a rumored tiger (spoiler: it's a chubby cat) unfold.But wait, there's more! Violetta spills the tea on her pet love affair with Charles, with tales of Charles #1, #2, and #3’s tragic and heartbreaking end. The current surviving pet? None other than Charles #4, also known as Pancakes! Get ready for a rollercoaster of animal antics and the heartwarming saga of Pancakes' eight-year reign in Violetta's home. Tune in for the laughs, love, and a glimpse into the wild side of living in the hills!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsors:Lume - Control body odor anywhere with @lumedoedorant and get $5 off of your Starter Pack (that's over 40% off) with promo code ADULTING at https://lumedeodorant.com/ Revolve - Revolve always delivers with free and fast two-day shipping and returns, so visit www.revolve.com/adulting to shop my favorites for all your upcoming plans this season.Ghia - Visit drinkghia.com and use the code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:35 Have you ever been so sick you thought you were going to die?04:29 We aren’t rewarded for doing the work even when you’re sick07:46 The weirdest, most vivid lucid dreams08:34 Crows and hawks keep sh*tting on my balcony16:39 Have you ever seen an owl walking?17:13 Fun fact about deers18:29 Woke up with something looking at me by the window19:19 What else have I seen in the hills?22:40 I think I killed a lizard26:32 I tried to save a bird because I’m a good person31:53 One day, my mom brought a live fish for us to eat34:03 Charles number 3 was a snake34:19 Pancakes is actually Charles number 4 Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/19/202336 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hot Girls Have IBS Too w/ Katie Wilson (BelliWelli)

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta sits down with BelliWelli founder Katie Wilson. Katie shares how her love for chocolate cookies and not being able to eat them during her pregnancy led to the creation of her very first product. When she shared it with her community, she realized there were so many girls with gut issues, even hot girls have gut issues.Let's listen to Violetta and Katie go through the ups and downs of being a woman entrepreneur with gut issues dealing with growing a business, overcoming a health crisis, and becoming a rapidly growing brand.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:38 Did you personally have gut issues?04:06 Signs that you have gut issues06:37 Suffering from gut issues throughout pregnancy09:53 How one chocolate chip cookie changed everything11:18 Getting funding from angel investors13:59 First packaging, deck presentation 17:20 Finding more investors20:55 The greatest piece of advice 22:14 Things happened while preparing for the product launch28:11 Everyone hated Stevia in the BelliWelli bars33:17 How did you approach the product?38:51 Building a company next to bunch of friends39:48 Hot girls have IBS campaign42:49 Secret sauce to successful billboards50:25 Inspiring stories from customers53:46 Talk about why something isn’t working rather than what’s working57:40 What is keeping the business successful?01:00:04 We love feedback! 01:01:47 BelliWelli is at Target Connect with Katie on:https://belliwelli.com/ https://www.instagram.com/belliwellisnacks/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/belliwelli/ https://www.facebook.com/belliwellisnacks/ Amazon StoreGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dirty Toilets & Harry Styles

Hey Besties! How delulu can one get in the name of true love? How far will you go to be with the man of your dreams? That’s what one brave girl did to get the attention of her man (well, maybe not yet, but nothing’s impossible, right?)Today, Violetta sits down for another Benson Knows Best. And what better way to start this episode than to interpret a dream about dirty toilets? Yep, there are people out there who dream about toilets, dirty bathrooms, and breaking down when they can’t find a clean one. And if that is not shocking enough, Violetta ends the episode reading a message from a fan who is in search of her one true love - Harry Styles. A woman can do anything to get her man, and we’re cheering for this girl! If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsors:Revolve - Revolve always delivers with free and fast two-day shipping and returns, so visit www.revolve.com/adulting to shop my favorites for all your upcoming plans this season.Shopify - Skylight Frames - As a special, limited time offer for our listeners, get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/adultingGhia - Visit drinkghia.com and use the code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:08 Do you look for things to validate your negative mindset?04:27 “I keep dreaming about finding a clean bathroom but always end up in dirty toilets.”16:09 He acted like I’m the obsessive ex to his new girl 33:22 I had a crush on a guy from the street and it turns out he’s Harry StylesGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202336 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Psychology of YOUR Dreams

Hey Besties! Dreamtime has never been this juicy! Violetta's diving deep into the dreamscapes you've sent her way, decoding the mysteries of your most bizarre dreams. Picture this – a dream where things get a bit too cozy with your own mom. Yep, you read that right! Violet spills the beans on what this dream is really trying to tell you. And then there's that persistent stranger, popping up like a recurring character in your dream saga. Violet's got not one, not two, but three possible meanings for you to unwrap! Get ready for a wild ride through the dream realm, where secrets are spilled, and meanings are revealed! If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Almost Adulting MERCH are available at www.shopdaddyissues.comToday’s Sponsor:Skims - If you are looking for the perfect gifts for the whole family - Skims just launched their biggest Holiday Gift Shop ever - also available at https://skims.com/Revolve - Revolve always delivers with free and fast two-day shipping and returns, so visit www.revolve.com/adulting to shop my favorites for all your upcoming plans this season.Ghia - Visit drinkghia.com and use the code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first purchase.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:44 Afternoon naps are important02:49 Our minds solve our unconscious thoughts through dreams04:32 I dreamt about having s*x with my mom16:64 Dreaming about being followed by random men in a coat20:29 I went to Jennifer Lopez to confide about a wedding with a man I do not know 26:16 The baby bear turned into a hot girl and we started to make outGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202331 minutes, 24 seconds
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Benson Knows Best - P*rn Addict

Hey Besties! Ready for some real talk? You're in for a treat with today's Benson Knows Best, where Violetta goes through your emails and serves up wisdom like only she can.First up, we've got a complicated office romance that's leaving everyone tangled in emotions. Hold onto your hats for a guy who's just too nice for his own good, facing a string of heartbreaks. And, of course, we can't forget the spicy situation where a boyfriend's love for ahem adult content is causing relationship ripples. Violet's got the perfect blend of empathy, advice, and her signature humor to guide you through these tricky tales. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsors:Talkspace - Get $80 off of you first month when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/adultingSkylight Frames - As a special, limited time offer for our listeners, get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/adultingUrban Outfitters - Shop https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ and receive an additional 10% off when you use the code VIOLET10 at checkoutWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:56 How do I break up with him and separate our work and personal life?04:12 “I was cheated on because I was too nice.”17:25 My boyfriend like and watch too much porn and I feel disrespectedGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/5/202329 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to NOT Become a Bridezilla w/ Kelsey Kreppel

Kelsey is a comedian, actress, and content creator who gained popularity for her comedic sketches, vlogs, and collaborations with other influencers. She has a significant presence on platforms like YouTube and Instagram, where she shares a mix of humorous content, lifestyle vlogs, and insights into her daily life.Brace yourselves for a chat that's as spicy as your favorite latte because Violetta is sitting down with the sensational Kelsey Kreppel! Curious about the love story that unfolded between Kelsey and her now-hubby, Cody Ko? She spills all the deets on the challenges of dating to the wild ride of becoming a full-blown influencer, the inside scoop on handling haters, the delicate art of oversharing (or not) on the gram, and trust me, you won't want to miss the side splitting story of her epic proposal. This episode is a vibe – a mix of love, laughter, and the unfiltered reality of life in the influencer lane. Today’s Sponsor:Clean Simple Eats - Visit https://cleansimpleeats.com/ and use code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first order.Skylight Frames - As a special, limited time offer for our listeners, get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/adulting Urban Outfitters - Shop at https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ and receive an additional 10% off when you use the code VIOLET10 at checkoutWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:38 Welcome Kelsey!01:17 What’s something people don’t know you can do?03:11 Worst advice you’ve ever gotten04:12 Moms always know when something is off about something05:03 How did you meet your husband?09:29 Taking notes of what people love09:01 What people don’t know about Cody10:37 What’s your favorite thing about your husband?12:01 What’s his favorite thing about you?14:44 What’s your sleeping habit?15:21 What’s your most annoying trait?17:03 Setting boundaries when sharing things online21:04 How do you deal with online hate together?23:38 Is it better not to respond to hate comments?25:04 Sharing Cody with the world30:09 If you can’t survive dating, you can’t survive marriage life34:20 His proposal wasn’t a complete shock38:29 Were you a bridezilla during the engagement?42:51 What do you think about someone bringing a plus one at your wedding?46:47 Trying to get pregnant and then getting pregnant53:13 Don’t tell people about your baby’s future name57:09 Where to find Kelsey Connect with Kelsey on:https://www.instagram.com/kelseykreppel/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZym84-cGUKAf1T2isIIXvw https://www.tiktok.com/@kelsey_kreppel Circle TimeGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/30/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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My Scorpio Birthday Shenanigans

Hey Besties! Guess what? Violetta just hit the big 3-5, and she's feeling fabulous! In today's episode, she's spilling all the tea about her unconventional birthday celebration. No Confession Corner or Benson Knows Best this time – it's all about Violetta and her epic birthday escapade.Picture this: a day at the Huntington Library with the parents, a series of unexpected hiccups, and a plot twist that turns everything around. Violetta shares the highs, the lows, and the heartwarming surprise from her ride-or-die friends. And because she's the queen of adulting, she decided to take her birthday off work. But did it turn into a serene day of self-reflection? Nope! The aftermath involved a serious ice cream marathon and some well-deserved beauty sleep. Living her best life? Absolutely!  Today’s Sponsors:Revolve - Revolve always delivers with free and fast two-day shipping and returns, so visit https://www.revolve.com/adulting to shop your favorites for all your upcoming plans this season.Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at https://www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:02 Scorpios are the most underrated sign 04:34 Let me share how I spent my birthday07:22 My parents and I went to Huntington Library13:16 Gifts I got from my good friends20:09 Your birthday should be the day you are most relaxed21:33 I reached out to 12 of my favorite brands23:47 My father’s gift is my favorite of all26:08 Back to work mode a day after my birthday  30:19 By Friday, I slept and ate as much as I wantGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/28/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Psychology Behind Dreams

Hey Besties! Ready to take a peek into the mysterious world of dreams? Violetta's got you covered in today's episode! From crazy coincidences to weird symbols, she's sharing her personal dream stories, including a surprise appearance by an estranged friend. Get ready for a wild ride as we break down the meanings behind those dreamy escapades.Ever wondered why you're dreaming about knives, houses, or even pregnancy? Violetta spills the tea on dream interpretation, giving you the lowdown on what your subconscious might be trying to tell you. And for those late-night rendezvous with an ex who broke your heart, she's got the insights on that too! It's dream analysis, Almost Adulting style – fun, enlightening, and, of course, a little bit cheeky. Don't miss out on unlocking the secrets of your slumber!  Today’s Sponsor:EveryPlate - Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.49 per meal by going to https://www.everyplate.com and enter the code 49ADULTINGClean Simple Eats - Visit https://cleansimpleeats.com/ and use code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first order.Skylight Frames - As a special, limited time offer for the listeners, get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go to https://www.skylightframe.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:38 Falling out with my BFF03:42 I dreamt about the end of the world10:02 What does your dream mean?13:09 Dreams about knives14:50 Other dreams and their meanings16:40 Dreams of being in a fight18:15 Different dreams about an ex loverGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/23/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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KEY LIME PIE S*X GONE WRONG - Confession Corner

Hey Besties! Ready for another wild ride in the Confession Corner? Violetta's got the juiciest stories for you. Ever been on a date where you had to do some quick thinking, maybe tell a little white lie? Trust me, you're not alone! We're diving into those hilarious and awkward moments as they take unexpected turns. And, oh boy, get ready for some spice! We're talking about turning up the heat in the bedroom, and yes, it involves food. From a delightful encounter with key lime pie that leaves you questioning cleanliness to accidentally turning a passionate moment into a bit of a bloodbath – these stories are wild, unpredictable, and oh-so-relatable. You won't believe where these confessions lead, but one thing's for sure –  it's a rollercoaster of laughs and surprises. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsors:Lume - Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code ADULTING at https://lumedeodorant.com/ Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTINGUrban Outfitters - Shop https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/ and receive an additional 10% off when you use the code VIOLET10 at checkoutWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:59 Story #1: He cut himself while opening my window on our first date05:20 Story #2: Eating key lime pie from her p*ssy10:14 Story #3: I scrapped his d*ck with my nails while I was about to clim*x17:57 Story #4: I was broken up by him through his motherGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/21/202332 minutes, 51 seconds
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I Don’t Matter w/ Manon Mathews

Hey Besties! Today, Violetta sits down with her good friend Manon Mathews. You know her – comedian, actress, social media maven, and soon-to-be mom! When you put two girlfriends with a penchant for humor together, what do you get? Pure comedic gold and a whole lot of real talk.Manon spills the beans on everything, from those awkward moments of mispronouncing names to the origins of their middle names. And oh boy, we dive into the adventure of pregnancy – the lessons, the laughs, and the exciting future ahead. But it's not all giggles; Manon opens up about dealing with an ex who's basically a walking red flag, the rollercoaster of self-worth, and the importance of surrounding yourself with those who let you be your unapologetic self. Laughter, heartbreak, and life-altering decisions – this episode's got it all, and it's guaranteed to lift your spirits! Today’s Sponsor:Shopify - Go to https://www.shopify.com/adulting now to grow your business - no matter what stage you're in. What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:02 Names easy to pronounce, middle name origin03:59 One of us is pregnant06:11 Favorite s*x position06:40 S*x can help in child delivery08:46 Who is Manon Mathews?09:52 “I manifested this interview.”14:26 How are you taking the pregnancy?19:00 Lessons learned from becoming pregnant21:30 What’s your zodiac?23:17 Unexpected complications25:21 Erewhon Shop   26:52 “He has accent? He must be my husband!”37:29 He has been an attention-seeker all this time43:13 Love bombing and red flags51:43 There are good men out there55:40 What’s motherhood for you?59:00 Do you feel like a burden now?01:05:59 Feeling like you don’t matter01:10:00 Sometimes people just need to be heard01:16:22 Being with friends you can be yourself01:20:09 “Don’t just do something, sit there.” - pun intendedConnect with Manon on:https://www.instagram.com/manonmathews https://www.facebook.com/manonLmathews/ https://www.tiktok.com/@manonmathews https://www.youtube.com/user/ManonMathews https://www.linkedin.com/in/manon-mathews-11a8bb81/ Funny How It Works Out Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/16/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: WOMEN’S S*XUAL FANTASIES

Besties, let's talk real for a sec. Has social media thrown a wrench in the dating game? We're bombarded with models and influencers flaunting their 'perfect' lives, making a regular relationship seem like a unicorn. Today, Violetta is back with the latest Benson Knows Best episode – and trust me, you're in for a ride! From a DM-sliding dilemma to a tangled love triangle, and even a happily married gal crushing on a gym buddy – we've got it all. Tune in for the tea, the laughs, and maybe a reality check or two! If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Clean Simple Eats - Visit https://cleansimpleeats.com/ and use code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off of your first order.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:58 The guy I’m seeing follows a lot of models and influencers on IG07:41 How to know if he’s pulling away to get your attention or he just doesn’t like you?11:00 Are crushes or attraction to other men even when I’m married normal?15:37 He would gaslight me into believing that I’m crazyGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/14/202327 minutes, 48 seconds
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MIND BLOWING Facts About Dreams

Hey Besties! Although Halloween is over, we are not done yet with the spooky feels. Today, we will talk about dreams - the good ones, scary ones, and even the weirdest story while having a dream. Violetta shares how men and women experience and interpret dreams differently, facts about dreams that you have not heard of yet, and why one shouldn’t take anything from the dream world especially when it's handed over by a dead person. There are even fascinating inventions made from recalling past dreams. Together, let’s find out which type of dream you have had recently. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Skims - Believe the hype - SKIMS has over 100,000 five star reviews for a reason. Visit www.skims.com/ Doordash - That's 50% off up to $10 on your next order of $15+ when you sign up for the DashPass Student plan when you enter code ADULTING. Visit https://www.doordash.com/  What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:51 I saw my grandma in my dream 06:31 Dreams have more meaning than you think07:05 Men and women dream differently08:34 Random facts about dream11:54 First time I met my grandma in my dream15:11 Mind blowing facts about dreams17:16 More random facts about dreams20:14 Cool inventions derived from dreams20:54 Dreams that predict the future23:41 People known to sleepwalkGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/9/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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Confession Corner: I LICKED HIS BUTTH*LE

Hey Besties! The juiciest, most jaw-dropping tales are about to unfold on the Almost Adulting podcast! In this episode, Violetta is sharing some of the wildest, most outrageous confessions she's ever come across. From office escapades with a ahem unconventional boss to movie dates gone hilariously wrong, these stories will leave you gasping, cringing, and laughing all at once. It's a rollercoaster of dating debacles and unexpected encounters that will have you both shocked and entertained. If you're in need of some spicy tales to brighten your day, tune in to this sizzling episode where nothing is off-limits, and prepare to be thoroughly entertained! If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to https://www.talkspace.com/adulting to get $80 off of your first month and show your support for the show.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:40 I hooked up with my creepy boss while he watches interracial p*rn09:57 I went on a date with a guy who didn’t pay for my movie ticket18:20 I met an ex-cult member who brings a bowling ball and I licked his butth*le22:31 I slept with a guy who went to prison for k*lling five peopleGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/7/202327 minutes, 51 seconds
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10 Signs He's Cheating

Hey Besties! It’s November and we’re going to start the month with the most requested topic - CHEATING. In this episode, Violetta dives into the intriguing and often complicated world of relationships. She kicks it off by uncovering some intriguing signs that might indicate he's cheating on you. From suspicious behaviors to gut feelings, Violetta explores the clues that can leave you questioning your partner's fidelity.It's a captivating exploration of the various factors, from emotional gaps to simple curiosity, that can lead people to make such complex and painful choices. If you've ever been curious about the intricacies of human relationships, the reasons people cheat, and how to spot the signs, this episode is your ultimate guide. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Clean Simple Eats - Visit https://cleansimpleeats.com/ and use code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first order. What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:05 Signs he is cheating on you11:36 Why do people cheat?16:25 What happens when you cheat on someone?22:54 Don’t blame the other woman24:16 Why does the people who hurt us mean the most to us?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/2/202331 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confession Corner: THIEF OF JOY

Prepare to be shocked because Violetta is diving deep into a collection of jaw-dropping confessions from the depths of Reddit. From the shocking tale of catching a girlfriend in the act with a so-called "friend" (on their own bed, no less!) to the heart-wrenching confession of accidentally causing harm to a best friend's baby, Violetta's reactions will keep you on the edge of your seat.  But it's not all doom and gloom – she's got an eye-opening story of road rage that ended with a twist involving a savvy lawyer. Throughout this episode, you'll experience the full spectrum of human behavior, from the darkest moments to unexpected redemption. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use promo code ADULTINGShopify - Shopify is your no-excuse business partner. Sell without code or design. Just bring your best ideas and Shopify will help you open up a shop. Visit https://www.shopify.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:48 I caught my girlfriend scr*wing my friend on our bed13:29 I accidentally killed my best friend's baby16:50 I’m a victim of road rage and got myself a good lawyerGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/31/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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I’m Not Worth Anything w/ Tara Schuster

Get ready for a delightful and insightful episode of Almost Adulting with Violetta Benson as she chats with the wonderful Tara Schuster! You'll be intrigued by the backstory of Tara's book title, "Buy The F*cking Lilies," and how it resonated with countless readers. They dive into the contents of the book, exploring chapters like "When Life Hands You Lemons, Stick A Pen In It And Turn It Into A Bong." Tara candidly shares her journey, highlighting the challenges of writing about her relationship with her father, offering valuable insights on self-improvement and setting boundaries. You'll discover how vulnerability has played a vital role in Tara's ability to connect with people, and how active journaling can transform your life.Her revelations about the far-reaching impact of our actions on the world will leave you with a profound sense of responsibility and the understanding that we're not here to merely suffer but to learn how to savor every moment of life. Together, Violetta and Tara will inspire you to make the shift towards a positive and self-loving mindset. Tune in and soak up the positive vibes!   Today’s Sponsor:Quince - Get affordable luxury with Quince! Go to https://www.quince.com/adulting for free shipping on your order and 365-day returns.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro03:10 The story behind Buy The F*cking Lilies book title07:27 Why did it resonate with a lot of people?10:38 Chapter: When Life Hands You Lemons, Stick A Pen In It And Turn It Into A Bong14:08 The hardest chapter to write was the relationship with her dad18:59 If we want to change for the better, we can22:03 How can setting boundaries have a profound impact in your life?27:53 You have to make you love yourself31:37 How being vulnerable allowed you to connect with people35:39 Complication after egg retrieval procedure47:51 The benefits of active journaling56:46 Mindset shift towards self improvement01:05:20 Whatever you put out in the world affects everyone around you01:06:31 We aren’t here to suffer, we need learn how to enjoy life  Connect with Tara on:https://www.taraschuster.com/ https://www.instagram.com/taraschuster https://www.tiktok.com/@taraschuster https://twitter.com/taraschustar Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/26/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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My Life Is a DUMPSTER FIRE

Hold onto your hats, Besties! It's been a rollercoaster of a week, and Violetta is here to spill the tea on all the wild and wacky adventures she's been on. From the quirks of getting paid in the entertainment biz (seriously, why does it take forever?), to some dental dilemmas involving root canals and plate implants (who knew teeth could be so eventful?), she's got stories that'll have you laughing, cringing, and shaking your head in disbelief.But it doesn't stop there! Ever wondered what it's like when your Facebook account gets hacked? Well, Violetta’s got the lowdown on that too. Buckle up, because this episode is a whirlwind of anecdotes and unexpected twists that'll leave you wondering, "Is this real life?" So, join us for a hilarious and slightly chaotic ride through the ups and downs of Violet's week – you won't want to miss it!  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!.Today’s Sponsor:Clean Simple Eats - Visit https://cleansimpleeats.com/ and use code ADULTING at checkout for 20% off your first order.What to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:34 It’s just that type of week02:55 Let me tell you about my week05:57 Getting paid in the entertainment industry sometimes take months 07:52 Have you ever had plate implants?12:37 Despite everything, why am I not crying right now?16:12 Why did I need a new root canal?19:13 And so, my Facebook account got hacked27:43 Everything that happened, I did it to myselfGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/24/202332 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Science of Anger: How To Move Past Resentment w/ Radhi Devlukia

Besties! Buckle up, because today we're diving into all things love, personal growth, and relationships with Radhi Devlukia. Radhi is an influencer who shares recipes with her followers on social media and on her website.Radhi gets candid about her journey from being a Daddy's girl to discovering wisdom in the Bhagavad Gita. Together with Violetta, she shares some of the best advice her dad ever gave her and takes you on a heartfelt exploration of holding onto anger and resentment. Let's uncover what it feels like to push boundaries on cultural expectations for women and explore the complexities of personal journeys in the shadow of successful partners.And if that's not enough, we're digging into what makes a partnership thrive, how to handle conflict as a couple, and the fine balance between prioritizing your relationship and nurturing your individual growth. Radhi also talks about the fear of failure, the origins of feeling not good enough, and finding those beautiful connections with others. It's a rollercoaster of love, self-discovery, and embracing life at your own pace.   Today’s Sponsor:Curology - Get up to 6 skincare products for FREE or up top a $52 value with free shipping, and a no-cost consultation with a licensed dermatology provider when you go to www.curology.com/adultingEveryPlate - Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.49 per meal by going to https://www.everyplate.com and enter the code 49ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:13 Grateful for the loving people around you02:45 Something most people don’t know about you04:40 We forget to ask people how they are doing06:06 Sustaining a positive attitude08:41 Growing up, I was a Daddy’s girl10:20 The Bhagavad Gita12:13 Best advice from your dad15:25 Holding onto resentment17:41 Have you struggled to let go of anger and resentment?20:26 When you feel invisible24:09 Pushing the boundaries on cultural expectations for women30:17 Figuring out your own journey when you have a successful partner32:37 Having a supportive partner35:58 We all function in our own pace in life 39:34 Do you have the fear of failure?41:18 Where does feeling not good enough come from?47:27 How do you connect better to others?50:28 What's your definition of love? 54:30 Least favorite thing about yourself56:17 How Radhi saw Jay at the beginning of their relationship58:56 How do you handle conflict as a couple?01:02:39 Difference between putting something first and feeling neglected01:06:47 How do you make your relationship a priority?01:09:45 Take time alone to figure yourself out Connect with Radhi on:https://www.instagram.com/radhidevlukia https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWe9A4kMf9V_AHOXkGhCzQ https://www.facebook.com/radhidevlukia1/ .https://www.tiktok.com/@radhidevlukia JoyFull: Cook Effortlessly, Eat Freely, Live Radiantly (A Cookbook)Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/19/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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LOVE IS BLIND REUNION

Get ready for some juicy tea, because in this episode of Almost Adulting with Violet Benson, we're spilling all the Love Is Blind Reunion gossip! Violetta is serving up her unfiltered thoughts and hilarious commentary on the latest couple drama. With only two pairs making it down the aisle, she's questioning the notion of unconditional love and tackling the ever-important credit score conversation. From Lydia and Milton's heartwarming union to the surprising turn of events for Chris and Johnie, there's no shortage of opinions in this review. So, if you want the inside scoop on this season's most buzzworthy moments, this episode is a must-listen!  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsors:Lume: Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off of your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code ADULTING at LumePodcast.com! What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:10 Uche is an energy vampire03:26 I’m on my period for 3 weeks now04:54 Just look at their eyes to know if they're intoxicated06:03 When couple worry too much about other couple’s relationship07:46 Only two couples ended in a marriage08:58 Izzy and Stacy didn’t make it to the wedding14:12 Asking for an unconditional love from your partner is delusional16:05 “Yes, credit score matters, Izzy!”18:21 Happy ending for Milton and Lydia22:53 Chris and Johnie didn’t end up together24:08 Lydia did Aaliyah a favor26:13 Stacy being a mean girl to Johnie30:55 No one respects people who bring people downGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/17/202333 minutes, 40 seconds
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Homie Hopper w/ Amanda McCants

Hey there, Besties! Well, we've got a treat for you today – and it's all about getting real and having a blast. Today, we welcome influencer and YouTuber Amanda McCants for a hilarious chat with Violetta.So, ever thought about the fakest thing people might have noticed about you? You're not alone! We'll get to hear about Amanda's cameo in a Key Glock music video and that memorable first meeting with Violetta. It's a whirlwind of empowerment and support for rising talents, coupled with some zodiac sign insights and a deep dive into the influencer life. And, oh boy, get ready for the dating adventures, including setting up girls to date the guy she's dating! But there's more – Amanda's Vogue: 73 Questions experience is on the menu, too! Today’s Sponsor:Nutrafol - Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair. Visit https://nutrafol.com/ and use the promo code ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:56 What is the fakest thing about you?03:34 Part of Key Glock music video05:43 Violetta and Amanda’s first meeting06:32 Diagnosed with being in the spectrum07:46 Being helpful to other rising talents11:09 Zodiac signs13:29 How did the influencer life started15:24 Putting your self-worth in someone else19:46 Supporting for your ex’s new girl22:54 Setting up girls to date the guy I’m dating24:09 The Vogue: 73 Questions31:41 Everyone is depressed36:15 He gave me STI41:51 It’s over, I’m done…43:26 I always know what I want to do45:43 Imposter syndrome46:11 What it feels not to have social cues49:46 Craziest job you had54:54 Getting a lot of hate58:11 Dealing with extreme backlash01:00:41 The worst more embarrassing day you can laugh about01:09:20 I like your teeth!Connect with Amanda on:https://www.youtube.com/@amandamccants5381 https://www.instagram.com/amandamccants https://www.tiktok.com/@amandamccants  Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: IN CASE WE DIE

Hey there, Besties! Ready to catch up on some fun and thoughtful moments from my life? Well, here we go! So, lately, I've been all about embracing spontaneity. I mean, life's too short to not do the occasional crazy thing, right? From wild adventures to trying out new hairstyles, it's been a whirlwind of excitement. But you know what they say, even your hair holds memories. It's like a little time capsule on top of your head!Now, speaking of memories, I've stumbled upon some pretty awesome quotes lately that got me thinking about life in a whole new way. But it's not all about the philosophical stuff. I also surprised my parents with a fantastic vacation trip, and boy, that was something! On the family front, my dad's the ultimate pessimist while my mom, well, she's the eternal optimist. It's like living in a sitcom sometimes! So, if you're wondering why I'm all about staying open and vulnerable, despite life's ups and downs, stick around. There's a whole lot of candid conversation coming your way.  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:HoneyLove - Get 20% off by going to https://www.honeylove.com/adsulting #honeylovepodCurology - Get up to 6 skincare products for FREE or up top a $52 value with free shipping, and a no-cost consultation with a licensed dermatology provider when you go to www.curology.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:42 What is the craziest thing that I've done recently?06:14 They say your hair keeps memories07:26 What’s a good quote you recently heard?10:50 Surprising my parents with a vacation trip13:32 You create your own reality17:34 My dad is a pessimist and my mom is an optimist19:50 Why do you need to be vulnerable and not shut yourself off?   Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/10/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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It’s Okay to be Self-ish w/ Apryl Jones

Hey, Besties! It's a brand-new day and a fresh episode. Today, we've got a special treat for you as Violetta spills the beans on how she met the fabulous Apryl Jones, and let's just say, it's a story for the ages. But, it's not all fun and games – we're diving deep into the world of self-work and therapy. Ever wondered how to spot someone who's been on a journey of self-discovery? Violetta's got the inside scoop, and it's more insightful than you might think. But wait, there's more! We're exploring the intricate realms of love – from redefining it to dealing with it as parents and beyond. We've got all the wisdom you need on co-parenting, dating again, and even dating in the public eye (oh, the drama!). Plus, you won't want to miss the best and worst love advice and the ultimate secret to attracting better things into your life. So cozy up and let's get deep and real with Violetta and Apryl!  Today’s Sponsor:EveryPlate - Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.49 per meal by going to https://www.everyplate.com/adulting and entering code 49ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro03:04 How Violetta met Apryl05:12 You can tell when someone is going to therapy06:46 What’s your definition of love?08:50 How do you deal with your kids?13:56 Forgiving your parents for not knowing any better17:40 Not looking at anyone different18:49 Reflect on your life, sit with yourself, and not play the victim22:01 Have you ever done shadow work?23:19 When you don’t love yourself enough25:26 Always open to learning28:31 Having children is much bigger than us33:18 You have to be real and honest with yourself35:56 How do you successfully co-parent?38:35 How do you start dating again?41:50 It started with an Instagram DM45:58 Best and worst advice about love48:25 Conscious dating when you have kids51:55 Is it difficult to date in the public eye?55:02 Privacy is still important because we’re all human57:27 Do you forgive someone for yourself?01:02:45 Learn how to see yourself first01:07:48 How do you become more kind to yourself?01:09:43 Choose to be a better human to attract better things in life 01:12:57 Three Questions with Apryl JonesConnect with Apryl on:https://www.instagram.com/aprylsjones/ https://twitter.com/aprylsjones https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAprylJones/ https://www.tiktok.com/@apryljonesofficial Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/5/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Love Is Blind S5 - GASLIGHTER UCHE

Hey there, Besties! Get ready to dive into another jam-packed review of Love Is Blind S5, Episode 5, 6, and 7. We're not just spilling the tea today; we're pouring a whole kettle of it! Violetta talks briefly about last weeks' Thursday episode, 4 Steps to Love Yourself where she shares steps to help you embrace and adore the amazing person you are, because who doesn't need a little extra self-love in their life, right?Love Is Blind fans, Violetta's got the latest scoop on who's walking down the aisle – and trust us, there are some surprises. Plus, we're dissecting the awkwardness between Taylor and JP and taking a closer look at relationships on the show. Is Lydia onto something, or is Uche playing with fire? And hold onto your Instagram accounts because we're talking about following (or maybe not following) random girls. Are your social media habits revealing more than you think? Tune in for laughter, revelations, and some good old-fashioned reality TV chatter.  Today’s Sponsor:Curology - Get up to 6 skincare products for FREE or up top a $52 value with free shipping, and a no-cost consultation with a licensed dermatology provider when you go to www.curology.com/adultingTalkspace - Get $80 off of you first month when you go to https://www.talkspace.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:50 Four steps to love yourself03:27 Love Is Blind S - who’s getting married?05:29 Why are Taylor and JP so awkward?12:16 When reality sets in for Izzy and Stacy  17:05 Lydia and Milton’s relationship seems very surface level18:49 Is Uche gaslighting Aaliyah?24:25 Maybe Lydia knew that Uche will be in S531:42 You’ll know a partner’s bad for you when…34:41 Still following random girls on IG   Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/3/202337 minutes, 41 seconds
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4 Steps to LOVE Yourself

Alright, gather 'round, folks! We are ending September with this, "Choose to love yourself every single day." Yep, that's right, loving yourself should be as normal as your morning coffee. Today, Violetta will share the four steps to amp up that self-love game. There are four steps you  need in your life: setting up boundaries, becoming self-aware, getting to know yourself more, and changing your perspective. You've always got a choice. So, whether you're on a self-discovery journey or just need a little nudge to love yourself more, this episode is like a warm hug from your podcast pal, guiding you toward a brighter, self-love-filled future.  Today’s Sponsor:Curology - Get up to 6 skincare products free or up to a $52 value with free shipping, and a no-cost consultation with a licensed dermatology provider when you go to https://curology.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:21 Choose to love yourself every single day06:05 Step #1: Start setting boundaries for yourself10:21 Step #2: Be more self aware and know when to walk away18:34 Step #3: Know who you are and be at peace with yourself26:55 Step #4: Change your perspective, you always have a choice to have a better lifeGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/28/202344 minutes, 17 seconds
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Love Is Blind S5 - WTF LYDIA

Hey there, Besties! Today, we are going to talk about the hype around Love Is Blind Season 5. It’s very unhinged so prepare yourself because we have a lot of catching up to do. Violetta shares her insights on the Season 5's casts and how they come off after binge-watching the episodes. From the insecurities of Jared, who's projecting his size anxieties, to Chris, the golden retriever of the group who oddly sees himself as a playboy, it's a rollercoaster ride of personalities and self-perception.Amidst it all, Lydia's unnervingly straight-faced comfort moment and her declaration that, "You are so much like me," add a sprinkle of intrigue to this entertaining exploration of youthful relationships. Buckle up for a podcast that's as quirky as it is relatable, as we navigate the fascinating world of 20-something love, one eccentric character at a time. Today’s Sponsor:Rocket Money - Cancel your unwanted subscriptions and manage our money the easy way by going to https://www.rocketmoney.com/adulting DoorDash - Get 50% off your first DoorDash order up to a $20 value when you use code ADULTING23, Visit https://www.doordash.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:07 How are these people in their 20s?02:19 Jared - projecting his insecurities about his size04:14 Chris - gives off golden retriever vibes but he thinks people he’s a playboy06:11 Johnie - she feels she needs to chase people for love11:58 JP and Taylor - the love of your life say, “I used to care about looks, but not anymore.”13:38 Lydia is a walking red flag18:43 Uche’s biggest deal breaker is dishonesty19:47 Aaliyah lacks self awareness to take accountability for her cheating22:45 Did Uche want Aaliyah to feel bad so he could drop the ball about Lydia?23:54 When Lydia comforted Aaliyah with a straight face26:14 Lydia: “You are so much like me.” Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/26/202334 minutes, 41 seconds
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I’m a Tough B*tch w/ Katie Maloney

Hey there, Besties! We've got some intriguing insights as we welcome today's guest, Katie Maloney. Katie is an American television personality and actress who gained fame for her appearances on the reality TV show Vanderpump Rules. Throughout her time on Vanderpump Rules, Katie's personal life, including her relationships and friendships, has been a central focus of the show.Now, let's get real. Violetta sits down with Katie as she opens up about her past, navigating a high-profile divorce, and finding self-love in the process. From the lessons she learned from reality TV to the heartaches and healing that come with breakups, she's dishing out the good stuff. And, of course, the big question: Can you really stay friends with an ex? You don't want to miss this one!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:07 There’s a lot people don’t know about me02:16 What’s your go-to during a bad day?03:14 Describe me in one word05:10 What’s something you wish people would ask you more often?07:36 What’s the hardest thing about starting a business?11:21 Sandwich flavors14:16 All about Vanderpump Rules18:42 Watching the show and absolutely have no idea what’s happening19:53 Taken highly out of context21:15 Lesson learned from reality TV24:30 Did compatibility issues cause the divorce?27:47 It’s done and final28:27 When did you realize that the relationship was ending?31:06 Start loving yourself33:32 I just had to go through the pain36:05 How did you get through the breakup?39:10 Put yourself first40:03 Possible to be friends with your ex?41:21 Outpour of love and support from fans42:57 To feel seen, heard, and supported49:06 Rapid questions with Katie Connect with Katie on:https://www.instagram.com/musickillskate/ https://www.tiktok.com/@katiexmaloney Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Confession Corner: HE SH*T HIMSELF

Hey Besties! It's Confession Corner Tuesday, and our OG social media girl Violetta is back with some juicy fan confessions. We got a guy who lied about his job and stopped communicating after they spent a night together and this guy accidentally sh*ting himself while getting a head. Surprise! Surprise! Men never learn. Buckle up, because when it comes to confessions, the drama never ends! If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:39 Call #1: This guy I met on Tinder asked if size mattered15:50 Call #2: He sh*t himself while I was giving him a bl*wj*b21:21 Call #3: Dylan, you’re not a serious person about me being your sugar baby  Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/19/202331 minutes, 53 seconds
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Let Your RAGE Fuel You - 4 Steps To Greatness

They always say let go of your anger, let go of your pain, blah blah blah! But why doesn’t anyone talk about how using these “negative” feelings to your advantage to catapult you into your best season yet?Hello, Besties! September is all about checking in with ourselves, our mental health, and with our goals. To kick things off Violetta is back with another solo episode and she is NOT here to sugarcoat. In today’s episode Violetta admits life has its ups and downs and it hasn’t been easy, but today she is thankful and you will be too by the end of the episode. Today, Violetta shares FOUR STEPS that can help anyone struggling internally, going through difficult and seemingly impossible situations, and help turn the negatives into optimism and positive change. Besties, let's use our pain and rage to turn the page starting today with this episode! What to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:55 Let’s take a moment to be thankful03:44 Low moments are necessary to transform you07:06 Step #1: Ask yourself, “Is this working for me?”10:07 Step #2: It’s all in your head11:06 Step #3: Sit with rejection, be comfortable with it12:50 Step #4: Turn your resentment into your superpower14:35 Correlation between anger and passion to succeed17:43 Your mind will continuously believe what you tell itGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/14/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: SELLING OC

Hey Besties! Today's a little different. We're kicking things off with some juicy dating tips, including the absolute must-ask questions to gauge if you're with Mr. or Ms. Right. Then, we're diving headfirst into a fun chat where Violetta talks about how she sees the characters of the Selling The OC cast. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's still got that 'worth-watching' vibe!  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Amika -  Get 20% off of your order when you use www.loveamika.com/adulting. This discount is valid until November 1, 2023.Download Hinge and share your Dating Intentions to find someone worth deleting the app for. https://hinge.co/ Honeylove - For a limited time get 20% off of your entire order with my exclusive link www.honeylove.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:30 The 5 honest questions to ask yourself04:30 Have you watched Crash Landing on You?08:03 When you hear these three things on the first date, RUN!10:32 Selling The OC - Tyler14:03 Selling The OC - Jarvis and Rose16:40 Selling The OC - Polly17:10 Selling The OC - Alex Hall 19:40 Selling The OC - Brandy22:59 Selling The OC - Austin and Tyler25:16 The lack of empathy for others26:14 Someone really hates Jarvis because…27:13 It was an escort partyGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/12/202335 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Idiot Guide to Divorce w/ Laura Clery

TW: Discussion about eating disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, sobriety, and self harmEver wondered why you're not happy all the time? Well, you're not supposed to be! It's okay not to feel the sunshine every day, and sometimes, the cloudy moments are what make the sunny ones shine even brighter.Today, Violetta welcomes Laura Clery, a comedian and influencer best known for her comedy sketches and vlogs about her day-to-day life on social media. Laura shares how she grew in popularity through her viral characters’ Pamela Pumpkin and Hellen Horbath, and later pivoted to documenting her day to day life in a comedic sense.From the highs and lows of existence to the complexities of relationships and personal growth, each chapter delves into the real, unfiltered moments that define our lives; finding humor in life's little annoyances, or navigating the tumultuous waters of divorce. Join us as we laugh and ponder the human experience, one chapter at a time.     What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:05 You’re not meant to feel happy all the time03:51 Do we look alike?06:33 The birth of Pamela Pumpkin 09:01 Then Helen Horbath came to be11:03 The failed pilot show, and then pregnancy came13:23 Manifesting what you want in life17:26 What’s driving me crazy right now20:12 When taxes don’t make sense to you21:22 Do you like talking to yourself?23:43 A thousand random thoughts28:51 I can’t imagine not existing…33:26 Constant criticism about your looks38:24 Competition is an illusion40:39 Why are you getting a divorce?43:23 Public breakup is never easy48:38 Slowing down on work and prioritizing mental health51:46 Implementing boundaries for inner peace54:37 The human resilience in any situation56:33 The effect of divorce on children58:12 What do you do when you’re about to relapse?01:02:21 You can only be strong for so long01:05:21 The Serenity Prayer  Connect with Laura on:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfJoOxzmSr5ibdGcLN3Ysg https://www.instagram.com/lauraclery https://www.facebook.com/laura.clery/ https://www.tiktok.com/@lauraclery Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesEpisode Sponsors:Shop all my favorites at loveamika.com/adulting and get 20% off your order.Produced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/7/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 31 seconds
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Confession Corner - IT WAS HIS BEST FRIEND

Ever had those cringe-worthy moments that make you wish you could hit the rewind button on life? Well, we all do, and in this episode, we're diving headfirst into some hilariously embarrassing tales. From a power struggle in the education system to an intimate experience gone wrong that'll leave you in stitches. Oh, and don't forget the awkward moment you caught your dad staring through a slightly opened door while you were doing the deed. Yep, these stories are as real and relatable as they come. So get ready for some seriously entertaining, toe-curling moments that'll have you saying, "I've been there too!"If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:03 Story #1: Overloaded teacher 13:12 Story #2: Disgusting, intimate experience17:31 Story #3: Walked out while doing the deed23:17 Story #4: The other guy was my crushGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/5/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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3 Reasons You're Stuck In Life

Changing your perspective is like putting on a new pair of glasses that reveals a whole new world. It's essential because our outlook shapes our reality. When we shift our viewpoint, we unlock fresh insights, untapped potential, and a realm of possibilities that were previously hidden. Today, Violetta shares the three reasons why we remain stuck with where we are as well as the action steps we can take to move forward. From how our actions create our reality, how our emotions affect those actions, and the thoughts we have while taking action. It's all about shifting your mindset, and girl, you're about to crush it!   What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:40 The story you tell yourself06:17 Phase 1 - Our actions create our reality12:09 “Everything I’m doing, I chose to do.”16:26 Phase 2 - Our emotions dictate our actions20:09 Consumed by hatred24:07 Do you want to be right or become free?28:40 Phase 3 - Our thoughts affect our emotions32:18 Positive thinking transforms your life34:44 “Am I happy with the thoughts in my head?” Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesProduced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/31/202337 minutes, 27 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: MEN AREN’T DUMB

Breakups are tough but moving on can be even more challenging. Today, Violetta offers insights on becoming the IT girl when it comes to dating, post-breakup ways to move on from someone (based on real life experience), and some handy ghosting tricks for future use. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Today’s Sponsor:Download Hinge and share your Dating Intentions to find someone worth deleting the app for. https://hinge.co/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:01 The best revenge is to move on05:40 How to be the It Girl?13:05 Ways to let go and move on19:02 Ghosting tricksGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesEpisode Sponsor:Download Hinge and share your Dating Intentions to find someone worth deleting the app for.Produced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/29/202324 minutes, 18 seconds
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From Toxic to Soulmates w/ Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan

Have you considered the difference between what people want versus what they truly need in relationships, and how does this understanding impact your approach to forming connections? This introspective exploration can have a profound influence on how you approach building meaningful bonds. Today's guest is Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan. Figs is the creator of the Empathi method and the certification process for Empathi coaches. His life’s mission is to help couples feel more connected.Violetta and Figs unveil the impact of childhood experiences on your ability to love and how self-sabotaging patterns might be holding you back and decode your attachment style and learn how taking responsibility for your actions and emotions can transform your connections. Whether you're seeking self-growth or hoping to form healthier bonds, don't miss out on this empowering conversation that peels back the layers of love, relationships, and healing.   What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:14 Are you in a toxic relationship?04:15 What can we do about a toxic partner?06:23 When you’re in a threatened vulnerable state08:02 Are you in a system together?13:36 When in your reality your partner is hurting you16:14 How childhood experiences affect our ability to love17:56 Self-sabotaging patterns 19:49 The natural fear to fall in love23:31 Struggling to open up 25:25 Know what’s your attachment style29:18 Taking responsibility of our actions and emotions33:21 Both need to show up for each other36:28 Foster empathy for yourself and others42:31 The gray area on first dates47:36 Here’s what you should focus on when dating50:07 Finding healing through forming relationships55:31 What is a co-dependent relationship?01:00:48 Doing self work to not attract what you lack01:04:19 Glorification of people protecting themselves from getting hurt01:07:29 What people really need is not what they wantConnect with Figs on:https://empathi.com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@empathinow https://www.facebook.com/EmpathiNow/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPbjlO6Q0KBXVHXeGyivlw https://www.instagram.com/empathinow/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/24/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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Confession Corner - BLAME THE KIDS

Ever wondered about the hidden stories that weave the tapestry of human existence? Brace yourselves, because in this episode, we're peeling back the layers and delving into stories that challenge our perceptions, tug at our emotions, and remind us of the complexities that make us undeniably human.Today, Violetta is back with another batch of Reddit confessions. From sacrificing parental rights to confronting the aftermath of a child's devastating lie about assault, and even exploring the unexpected dynamics of sibling relationships, get ready to listen through emotions that are as intense as they are relatable and somehow insanely eye rolling. Get ready to be moved, captivated, and reminded that beneath the surface, we're all navigating our own stories that shape who we are.If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:43 Story #1: I was asked to give up my parental rights13:19 Story #2: A child lied about being assaulted by his mother’s boyfriend20:35 Story #3: My older brother and I were sleeping togetherGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/22/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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Body Shaming & Setting Boundaries w/ Sasha Pieterse

Welcome back, Besties! Have you ever wondered what lies behind the facade, the moments that define us beyond the spotlight? It's a natural curiosity to wonder about the authentic stories that unfold in the quieter corners of our lives. Beyond the glamorous exterior that we often project to the world, there are those raw, unfiltered moments that truly define who we are – the struggles, triumphs, and personal revelations that shape us in profound ways. Today, Violetta welcomes Sasha Pieterse - American actress, singer, and model who gained significant recognition for her role as Alison DiLaurentis on the popular TV series "Pretty Little Liars." The duo dive into an intimate conversation that's all about embracing authenticity, overcoming challenges, and finding strength within ourselves. They offer a rare glimpse into the dynamics of fame and authenticity, the art of gracefully handling criticism, and insights into building trust and finding strength amidst motherhood. Let's celebrate vulnerability, growth, and the power of communication. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:44 Most people don’t know about you04:53 Fulfilling moments in the industry06:35 When roles rub off on you in real life11:09 Do you miss Pretty Little Liars?13:16 Starting young in the industry15:58 Advice for your younger self?16:44 How do you handle criticism19:52 Diagnosed with PCOS26:59 Every woman had different needs30:48 Have people around you can trust31:57 Physically and mentally stronger as a mother36:13 You can’t be another person39:57 Your purpose should be what you love doing44:00 Remember people as a whole, not just the positives47:37 Talking is important even when it’s not fun Connect with Sasha on:https://www.youtube.com/@sashapieterse https://www.facebook.com/TheSashaPietersePage/ https://www.instagram.com/sashapieterse/ https://www.instagram.com/womeninthenudepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/sashaingoodtaste/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sashapieterse https://www.threads.net/@sashapieterse Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesEpisode Sponsors:Treat yourself to the best shape wear on the market and save 20% Off at honeylove.com/adultingAs a listeners of this podcast, you'll get $80 off your first month with Talkspace when you go to Talkspace.com/adultingProduced by Dear MediaSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/17/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: UR A PLACEHOLDER

And we're back! Hold onto your hats because we've got a whirlwind of exciting stories and insights to share with you in another Benson Knows Best episode.Violetta excitedly shares how she unexpectedly crossed paths with her 'future' husband just last weekend. But that's just the tip of the iceberg! And she's peeling back the layers of being a "placeholder" for someone else and learning how to read in between the pages and know your worth in your partner's future plans. Plus, men often categorize the women they meet. In what category do you fall under? Listen up and find out!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:20 I ran into my future husband this past weekend09:19 What is one thing you will never do again?10:52 Men and women look for different things12:41 You’re just a placeholder20:19 Three categories men have for the women they met20:31 Where do I buy my clothes?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/15/202324 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why Heartbreak Hurts So Much

How often do we find ourselves tangled in misconceptions about love, and what impact does this have on our relationships? Could redefining our understanding of love lead us to more fulfilling and authentic connections? As we navigate this emotional landscape, Violetta is up for a candid conversation that dismantles these misconceptions and leads us toward a more profound understanding of love's essence. It's time to bid farewell to those who don't see our value and make space for the ones who do. Let's take a look into the practical steps to mend our wounded hearts and how fall in love with ourselves once again. Afterall, it's a journey of rediscovery, embracing our worth, and rekindling our self-love flame.  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:11 A man’s interest only grows in time, not disappear05:12 The biggest mistake we make is the idea of love07:38 Close your door to someone who won’t love you10:21 We lie to ourselves and think they’re the right person13:14 Who hurts more after the breakup?16:12 How to get over a heartbreak?20:28 Why does heartbreak hurt so much?24:11 Fall in love with yourself againGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/10/202328 minutes, 6 seconds
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Confession Corner - I DARE YOU

Hey there, gorgeous souls! Hold onto your seats as we unveil the raw and riveting stories for another Confession Corner. We're here to dish out the juiciest details and sizzling discussions.Violetta gets candid on the complexity of relationships and emotions with the intricacies of postpartum depression and its impact on a relationship, a confession involving sibling rivalry, perceptions, and the pursuit of fairness. But we're not stopping there! We're peeling back the layers on the intoxicating world of friendship and attraction and those moments that make your heart skip a beat. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:01 Confession #1: I cheated on my wife while she had postpartum depression12:10 Confession #2: My sister Angela is obsessed with making me the bad person20:34 Confession #3: I ended having a crush with one of my guy friendsGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/8/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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UNHINGED w/ Hannah Berner

As your go-to gal for all things fun and motivational, I'm sharing with you today the conversation I had with Hannah Berner in her podcast, Berning in Hell. In this episode, Hannah and I dive into the humorous world of pet allergies and discuss the empowered choice of not having s*x by choice. From navigating emotions around watching prn to the empowering journey of reclaiming virginity, we're here to embrace every aspect of ourselves! We'll share some vulnerable moments, from the impact of getting off birth control to potentially losing hearing, reminding us to stay resilient. And, of course, we'll talk about the power of laughter and funny skiing stories that'll leave us in stitches!  It's time to live our best lives, Besties – you're in for a treat!  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro03:42 I’m so allergic to my cat…07:24 By choice, you’re not having s*x?14:56 Working on your people-pleasing habits18:05 When something bad happens, find the fun in it23:43 How does watching p*rn make you feel?26:40 Are you a v*rgin again?28:10 Why did you get off birth control?31:23 I could potentially lose hearing in left ear37:57 The happiest times in your life isn’t always about a milestone44:59 Let’s talk about some funny skiing stories   Connect with Hannah on:https://hannahberner.com/https://www.tiktok.com/@hannah_bernerhttps://www.instagram.com/hannahberner/Berning in Hell PodcastGiggly Squad PodcastGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/3/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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Benson Knows Best - WAKE UP

Welcome back, Besties! It's a brand new Benson Knows Best episode. Get ready for exciting announcements and juicy discussions as we dive into some burning questions from you guys! In this episode, Violetta is keeping it real with a candid conversation about hormones that haven't gone back to normal, the complexities of love and relationships as we address some questions you guys sent including  how to get over a guy friend you developed feelings for – trust me, we've all been there, a possible narcissistic prick, who keeps you around for their ego boost, and a break down of why some men treat us poorly and how to break free from that cycle of disappointment.If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:10 I have a few announcements04:09 Make sure to check in with your friends and family06:31 My hormones have not gone back to normal13:07 Question #1: How to get over a guy friend you developed feelings for?17:57 Question #2: Is he a narcissist prick who’s trying to keep me around to make him feel better?28:08 Question #3: I’m at a loss as to why men treat me so badly?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/1/202331 minutes, 43 seconds
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GET HIM OBSESSED w/ Hot High Priestess

Welcome, lovely souls to an enchanting podcast episode filled with the captivating realms of manifesting and tarot card reading. From debunking misconceptions about manifesting to unlocking the secrets of a powerful practice, we'll delve into the art of embracing abundance and love in our lives.Today, Violetta is joined by Sarah Perl a.k.a. Hot High Priestess. Sarah is a tarot card reader, manifestation coach, TikToker, and an entrepreneur. The duo will show us how to properly manifest your desires and tap into your intuition while also exploring the mindset required for a fulfilling practice, the irresistible love letter method to make someone obsessed with you, and some laughter as they recount hilarious stories from their teen years.As they venture into the divine practice of tarot card reading, they will unveil the basic principles behind this mystical art and even conduct love readings for the fabulous listeners. With insights into breaking old patterns and the empowering whisper method, let's manifest our wildest dreams and unleash the magic within. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:23 How did you get into manifesting and tarot card reading?04:54 What's one thing you wish the people understood better when it came to manifesting?06:29 How do you manifest properly?07:54 How can you tap into your own intuition?13:28 What mindset do you need to be in before practicing manifestation?17:52 Walk around with an identity that would make people treat you better19:38 How do you get someone obsessed over you?23:29 What is the love letter method?24:33 Give them a chance to think about you28:17 Affirmations for the next 21 days to attract abundance in your life29:27 Funny story when I was 13 years old32:29 What are the basic principles behind tarot card reading?33:33 Let’s do love reading for the listeners39:58 Love reading for Violetta46:30 Is it working for you to repeat old patterns?47:18 What is the whisper method? Connect with Hot High Priestess on:https://www.youtube.com/c/HotHighPriestess https://www.instagram.com/hothighpriestess/ https://www.tiktok.com/@hothighpriestess Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/27/202351 minutes, 7 seconds
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Confession Corner - EMOTIONAL NEGLECT

Hey, Besties! Welcome to another Confession Corner episode! Let's talk about something important – emotional neglect.  It's something many of us may have experienced without even realizing it. Emotional neglect happens when our feelings, needs, and emotions are consistently ignored or invalidated, leaving us feeling unheard and unseen. It can be tough, but remember, you are not alone in this.Violetta shares her personal story with her friend and how the act of opening up to that friend unplugged so many pent up emotion, highlighting the importance of talking about feelings and embracing vulnerability. We will explore the impact of taking accountability for everything and the power of vulnerability in strengthening our connections. Crying becomes a powerhouse tool for emotional healing as we validate our emotions. Plus, find reassurance that time heals all wounds and love will find you again. Get ready to embrace your emotions, love yourself fiercely.If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:24 Taking accountability to a fault06:38 How can you tell when someone cares?11:18 Channeling your anger onto the wrong things15:02 How can people learn to love you when you’re not letting them in?19:29 Adam from Reddit said: “Scientific facts imply that crying is actually healthy.”23:06 Do you still think about the ex that you left?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/25/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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Shadow Work: 5 Steps to Healing Yourself & Your Relationship

Get ready for a transformative and heartwarming journey with your caring big sister, Violetta. In this empowering podcast episode, we'll explore the magical world of shadow work, where hidden thoughts and desires reside. Join us as we uncover the top three places to encounter your shadow self and learn how relationships serve as mirrors for personal growth. Embrace the power of self-awareness and engage in an inner dialogue to face your shadow with compassion and curiosity. We'll travel back to our childhood to understand the root of our shadows and explore the four most common patterns of childhood wounds. Through integration and acceptance, we'll celebrate our wholeness and emerge stronger, wiser, and more compassionate than ever before. So, cozy up, my lovely sisters, and embark on this empowering journey of self-discovery and growth. Your big sister is here to guide you every step of the way!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:39 The shadow is where we keep our most hidden thoughts and desires02:06 What is shadow work?04:18 Top 3 places you will meet your shadow self09:47 There’s nothing worse than trying to work on yourself but people kept blaming you12:08 When we're dating people, we end up holding a mirror to ourselves 17:58 First step is to acknowledge the existence of the shadow 19:31 Second step is cultivate self awareness22:34 How do we bring our shadows to the surface?23:17 Third step is face your shadow and engage in an inner dialogue28:00 Fourth step is to do a childhood analysis and meet your inner child30:34 Four most common patterns of childhood wounds33:24 Fifth step is integrating the shadow and embracing compassion and acceptanceGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/20/202337 minutes, 26 seconds
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We got ROBBED in St Tropez

Surviving a break-in is like being catapulted into an action movie you never auditioned for. In that moment, time seems to stand still as you navigate a maze of emotions - fear, shock, and a newfound appreciation for every breath you take. It's like a wake-up call that shakes you to your core, reminding you of the fragility of life and the resilience that resides within you. Despite the chaos and uncertainty, surviving that harrowing experience empowers you like nothing else.Today, Violetta is going to share what transpired during her recent trip to St. Tropez. The energy is electric as she tries her best to get close to her newfound friends and then realizing that despite the initial connections, something feels off. From worse to worst, the house she had been staying with the group had been robbed! The realization hits like a tidal wave - the house had been robbed. But amidst the trauma and the missing personal belongings, there's a glimmer of gratitude. She's safe, unharmed, and reminded of the irreplaceable value of life.St. Tropez may have thrown unexpected twists her way, but she's determined to let this experience shape her into a woman who cherishes every moment, holds onto what truly matters, and never takes her safety and well-being for granted.If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:19 The seven of swords from the tarot card04:49 Meeting new girlies in St. Tropez05:35 And the gossip started08:40 She dropped her glass on my foot11:53 The girls I partied with last night think I hate them15:24 No one has power over you, except yourself17:50 The more I wanted to hang out with the girls, the more I was told to stay away from them19:01 I walked into the house, the alarm didn’t go off21:14 We found out there were two break-ins in the house24:54 No one asked if I was okay and I thought I didn’t get robbed29:29 I finally realized that I was robbed33:23 I learned a lot about myself during the St. Tropez trip Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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Let's Talk About It w/ Anna Kai

Step into a world of dating wisdom, gorgeous! In this eye-opening and empowering episode, we're diving headfirst into the realm of relationships, self-discovery, and personal growth. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions as we navigate the complexities of love. Today, Violetta sits down with dating expert Anna Kai. Anna's insights transcend the conventional narratives surrounding dating and offer a deeper understanding of the barriers to authentic connections. With a keen eye for patterns and a compassionate approach, she sheds light on the common obstacles that prevent individuals from forging fulfilling relationships.From recognizing red flags and embracing our self-worth to understanding the importance of effective communication, this episode is a guidebook for the modern woman seeking fulfillment in her relationships. We'll delve into the power of intuition, the significance of relationship labels, and the transformative journey of healing from childhood trauma. Along the way, we'll share personal stories of heartbreak and growth, debunk myths surrounding singlehood, and empower you to embrace new beginnings.Get ready to rewrite the rules of dating, Besties, and step into a world of endless possibilities.    Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:48 The most common question you always get asked?04:05 We fight to make up not to break up05:31 Don’t ignore the red flags08:43 How do you stop being that girl that guys wanted to date but not commit to?11:52 Do you now like relationship labels?13:57 How would you know if someone is serious about you?17:16 5 things that can save you from ending up with the wrong guy18:26 All your friends and family hate him but you don’t see it20:03 Why do you keep other ‘platonic’ relationships around?22:32 Childhood trauma26:13 “Okay, I’m done chasing these guys.”28:44 You need to be dumped by the man you love to become the woman you deserved35:49 Leaving the man you love for the man you deserve43:03 Why do some women remain single?47:30 Every breakup is actually just the beginning of another chapter of your life52:41 He didn’t change, he just stopped pretending55:47 Why you should not accept his apology01:02:26 Every guy that dumped you, led you to the guy are with right now01:04:22 Best/worst advice you've gottenConnect with Anna on:https://www.instagram.com/maybeboth/https://www.tiktok.com/@itsmaybebothhttps://maybeboth.com/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/13/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is Hookup Culture a Lie? w/ Farha Khalidi

Hey, Besties! Today, we welcome back Farha Khalidi for part two of the conversation I had with her last week. Get ready for candid conversations, personal stories, and the sparks of intellectual curiosity as we delve into the realms of love, self-worth, and communication. From debunking misconceptions surrounding OnlyFans to exploring the complexities of dating in the digital age, this episode dives into various intriguing chapters. It celebrates the power of communication, challenges harmful ideologies, and delves into controversial topics such as the Red Pill movement and cannibalism laws. With personal stories, insightful discussions, and a touch of controversy, this episode empowers listeners to embrace their authenticity, honor their boundaries, and foster understanding in a world filled with assumptions and judgment. Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and encouraged to unleash your inner warrior as we embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.   Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:21 What is the most common assumption from people?02:54 What made you decide to wait?04:50 What does your virginity mean for you?15:26 Losing my virginity during high school20:16 TikTok and OF22:07 Misconceptions about OF26:34 Being a virgin and doing OF29:03 Would you date a guy who has slept with lots of women?31:08 Dating a guy chatting with a OF model33:53 Guys going to strip clubs35:19 How do you define p*rn addiction37:52 Do you have a good relationship with your parents?41:40 Would you lose your V-card for money?42:45 Red Pill movement48:23 Dealing with hate52:24 Do men have lizard brains?55:13 Did you know that cannibalism isn’t illegal in some states?56:22 Sharing of passwords01:03:08 They are not you, so communicate01:08:43 Sharing of locationConnect with Farha on:https://www.instagram.com/farhakhalidi/https://www.tiktok.com/@farhakhalidihttps://twitter.com/farha_farha_ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/11/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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Redefine Your Self-Worth w/ Farha Khalidi

Welcome, Besties, to an episode filled with thought-provoking discussions and empowering insights that'll leave you feeling empowered and ready to conquer the world. Introducing Farha Khalidi, a TikToker, comedian, and OnlyFans model known for her political comedy videos where she combines her comedic talents with a political edge to create content that challenges commonly held conservative beliefs.       First up, Violetta and Farha talk about her guest appearance on  popular manosphere podcasts such as the Whatever Podcast and Fresh&Fit where she fearlessly confronts the hosts' purportedly problematic and sexist viewpoints. The duo challenge the notion of basing our value solely on our bodies and encourage a holistic approach to self-acceptance and discuss the art of reading between the lines, trusting our intuition, and making informed decisions.     Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro00:16 Red Pill community07:16 What made you join these podcasts?12:19 They are nicer on the show, period!14:05 How they think they can get women18:11 My ex just wants me to stay at home23:27 Get to know his mom27:40 Empathizing with their struggles29:32 The main purpose of the Whatever podcast32:53 Would you have sex without emotional attachment?38:53 Basing your value on your body41:09 Is the third date the default?45:03 Pay attention to the signsConnect with Farha on:https://www.instagram.com/farhakhalidi/https://www.tiktok.com/@farhakhalidihttps://twitter.com/farha_farha_ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/6/202346 minutes, 30 seconds
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Are YOU Happy? w/ Adelaide Kane

Hey there! We've got a lineup of juicy topics that'll leave you wanting more as we say goodbye to June. Adelaide Kane is back for a part 2 of the amazing conversation she and Violetta had last week. First up, Violetta asks Adelaide to reveal the one thing most people don't know about her. The duo also talk about what makes them happy these days, their egg freezing journey and the body changes that no one talks about after the egg extraction, the pros and cons of birth control, and so much more! Get ready to glow, babe, because this episode is all about women!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:08 What’s the one thing most people don’t know about you?04:28 One question you get asked a lot?05:00 Are you happy?07:37 What’s your happiest moment this year?11:55 Egg freezing journey18:54 Lack of information on the reproductive process22:43 Getting off of birth control24:23 Body sensitivity to medicationGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/4/202333 minutes, 18 seconds
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I AM GOD w/ Adelaide Kane

Get ready to close out the sizzling month of June, also known as Hookup Month, with a bang! We're bringing you a very special guest who's ready to spice up the conversation and take us on a journey of passion, connection, and unforgettable moments. The gorgeous Adelaide Kane joins Violetta today for heartfelt conversations and empowering messages. The pair talk about how you can chase your dreams while still making time for yourself and those special people in your life, how love evolves, grows, and surprises us along the way, and how love is love but we're here to celebrate all the beautiful colors of the rainbow.Also, both of them will explore how life's twists and turns shape us, guide us, and lead us to incredible moments of growth and happiness. Trust the journey, babe, and know that every step has a purpose.So, grab your favorite cocktail, turn up the heat, and join us as we bid farewell to June in the most unforgettable way. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:35 Maintaining balance between work and personal life08:20 Friendship time16:42 When your friends are sharing, check in first20:39 Have your definition of love changed?26:55 What’s your love language?39:27 Keeping your relationship private45:09 Let’s talk about sexual preference49:24 Coming out and how people reacted59:48 No pressure when the platform isn’t monetized01:03:48 Being more perfectly imperfect01:11:05 Everything happens for a reasonConnect with Adelaide on:https://www.instagram.com/adelaidekane/https://www.tiktok.com/@realadelaidekanehttps://www.youtube.com/c/adelaidekanehttps://twitter.com/adelaidekanehttps://www.facebook.com/TheRealAdelaideKane/ Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/29/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: WHEN TO GIVE UP

Hey there, Besties! For our last episode of the hookup month, let's dive into the bittersweet journey of letting go. We know, it can be extra tough to let go when you're caught up in the heat of the moment. Trust your instincts and know that you deserve a love that ignites passion and brings you joy. It's all about finding the courage to embrace your worth, celebrate your fabulous self, and create space for the unexpected. Violetta shares a story of loss and heartache, where we explore the raw vulnerability of sudden loss, to the emotional weight that comes when a family member falls ill. She also talks about the trap of comparison and helps you break free from that toxic cycle. Join us for a packed episode filled with helpful insights, self-love reminders, and positive vibes to leave you feeling unstoppable. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:52 Story of the day: He’s father suddenly passed13:37 Don’t sit there and blame yourself15:06 It takes a toll on you when a family member gets sick19:44 How you’re feeling about a situation is valid24:26 He just wasted your time28:47 With time, you’ll start comparing yourself to other peopleGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/202333 minutes, 24 seconds
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DATING SURVIVAL GUIDE

Your go to guide on how to survive the first 3 months of dating and turn it into a committed relationship!!What are the pros and cons of those thrilling first stages of dating? It's common to experience feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and even fear of rejection. The pressure to make a good impression and the ambiguity of early intentions can also add to the mix. Well, let's take a closer look. Today, Violetta explores the mixed emotions that come with the exciting yet nerve-wracking journey of the beginning stages of dating. From the thrill of new connections to the underlying fears and insecurities, the common struggles of anxiety, doubt, seeking validation, withdrawal, and battling our own insecurities to the value of authentic connection, how it can lead to a fulfilling and lasting relationship, and challenging the perception of negative emotions and highlight their potential for growth and transformation.  Tune in to this enlightening episode as we navigate the ups and downs of dating, uncover the lessons that relationships teach us, and explore how vulnerability and communication can lead to authentic and thriving connections. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adultingETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/KITSCH - Get 30% off of your order by visiting https://myKITSCh.com/adulting  What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:44 The beginning stages of dating is fun but also scary05:01 The biggest teachers are those who didn’t truly love us06:29 There’s no perfect partner, but a person who truly wants to be with you will stay08:53 We are the worst narrators of our own lives11:29 Pause and ask yourself, “Why am I reacting like this?”16:41 Instead of pushing your partner away, communicate19:08 Our reactions are hurting our partner as well24:59 Negative emotions can be helpful26:39 A healthy relationships happens when you show up for each otherGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/22/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Benson Knows Best: SOULMATES & VULNERABILITY

Hey, Besties! Let's talk about the magic of vulnerability when you're diving into the world of dating. I know, it can be a little scary to let your guard down and show your true emotions, but trust me, it's worth it! Opening up and being vulnerable allows for a deeper connection and a chance for someone to see the real you. It's about sharing your fears, dreams, and even those adorable quirks that make you, well, you. Today, in another Benson Knows Best episode, Violetta it's important to keep an eye out for those sneaky red flags that might signal potential trouble ahead as you venture back into the dating scene, how to give yourself time to heal and reflect if you find yourself in a relationship that didn't end horribly but just didn't work, and how by embracing vulnerability you create a safe space for both you and your potential partner to truly connect on a deeper level. Remember, the end of one chapter opens the door to new and exciting possibilities. You've got this, gorgeous!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adultingETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/KITSCH - Get 30% off of your order by visiting https://myKITSCh.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:36 They’re probably not really that into you04:45 Red flags in the beginning of dating09:27 Why should we become vulnerable and not shut off?17:06 How to move on from a relationship that did not end horribly?23:11 What does it mean when he tells you that he’s rooting for you?Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Act Like a Prize - Get Him OBSESSED

Hey there, Besties! Let's talk about something that's super important: knowing your worth and becoming the ultimate prize, not just some side chick. You deserve to be cherished, adored, and treated like the queen you are. So, girl, don't settle for being someone's afterthought or hidden secret. Today, Violetta is here to tell you that instead of wasting time telling guys about how badly you were treated by your ex, it's time to focus on yourself and your own value. Love yourself fiercely, more than anything else in this world, embrace your flaws, celebrate your strengths, and never settle for anything less than you deserve. When you radiate that self-confidence, trust me, the right guys will flock to you like bees to honey. So, go out there, strut your stuff, and let everyone know that you're a woman who deserves nothing less than the best!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:16 Here’s why you should always be the leading lady in your own story05:27 Don’t tell them how sh*tty your ex is07:59 How do you view yourself as a prize?11:30 The mistake you’re always doing13:57 Change your perspective: You’re the price15:42 Real interest does not peak, it only rises17:54 Dating is a journey of self discovery and growth19:04 Remember, love yourself fiercelyGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/15/202324 minutes, 11 seconds
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Confession Corner: THE OTHER WOMAN

Hey, Besties! Welcome to another Confession Corner stories. Today, Violetta shares another round of stories that tells how a woman’s childishness caused her boyfriend to leave her on the side of the road, another who’s blaming her bestfriend for her marriage falling apart, and lastly, a wife who’s guilty of cheating on her dying husband. Hear the stories fresh and be the judge!If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro03:04 Story #1: He left me on the side of the road and I deserved it07:52 Story #2: To my pick me *ss bestfriend who ruined my marriage14:40 Story #3: My husband is going to pass away to get back at meGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/202323 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Science of Orgasms: A Guide to Unlocking Your Pleasure w/ Emily Morse

Loving your own body plays a crucial role in relationships and intimacy, especially when it comes to sex. When we struggle to embrace our bodies, it can create self-consciousness and insecurity in the bedroom. These feelings can hinder our ability to fully let go and enjoy intimate moments with our partners. However, when we cultivate self-love and acceptance, it empowers us to be more confident and comfortable in our own skin. This newfound confidence not only enhances our own pleasure but also fosters a deeper connection and trust with our partners, leading to more fulfilling and intimate experiences together.Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes a favorite returning guest, Emily Morse. Emily Morse is a well-known sex and relationship expert, host of the popular podcast "Sex with Emily," and author of the upcoming book "Smart Sex." With her expertise in psychology and human sexuality, she's all about helping people create stronger connections and more fulfilling experiences in their love lives. Emily's podcast is a trusted resource for honest advice, and now her book is set to provide even more wisdom and insights into the world of smart and satisfying sex.Together with Emily, Violetta talks about loving and being comfortable with your body, communicating your desires to your partner, oral sex, the use of lubes, the importance of foreplay, and how to stay present and focused during sex. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adultingNEBULA9 - Visit https://nebula9vodka.com/ and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your order  What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:42 Growing and learning to love your own body03:37 Why are you not turned on?05:03 You’re responsible for your own pleasure09:28 The biggest misconception when it comes to sex12:07 Foreplay starts outside of the bedroom13:32 Communication is a lubrication14:45 Masturbation as a mindfulness practice17:09 Tell your partner how you want to be loved19:07 Prioritize your pleasure21:50 Be comfortable with your own body27:04 How to tell your partner to get down on you?29:44 “Men are frying pans and women are slow cookers…”30:54 Insecurity 32:47 Rebranding anal sex40:23 G-Spots and squirting46:34 Stay present and focused during sex49:08 When your partner goes soft50:51 Confidence in bed is sexy52:08 Sex transformation story55:03 Mutual Masturbation56:15 Let’s talk about lubes57:58 Five Pillars of Sex IQ1:04:09 The best oral method1:06:21 Effect of childhood traumas1:10:19 Scheduling intimacy1:14:10 Take control of your sexual health & pleasureConnect with Emily on:https://sexwithemily.com/https://twitter.com/sexwithemilyhttps://www.facebook.com/sexwithemilyhttps://www.instagram.com/sexwithemily/https://www.tiktok.com/@sexwithemily?lang=enhttps://sexwithemily.com/listen/https://www.youtube.com/user/SexWithEmilySmart Sex: How to Boost Your Sex IQ and Own Your PleasureGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/8/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: MEN DON’T MARRY

Welcome, Besties! June is Hookup month so we’re going to be talking a lot about relationships, relationship advice, and so much more!Today, Violetta is back with another episode of Benson Knows Best where she will answer some of your questions. First, she will talk about some of the personal questions she received over DM, and then she’s going to discuss why men come back after breakup, why they end up marrying someone else, and why some of the people that we meet are just lessons we need to learn along the way. They were never meant to stay. If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adultingNEBULA9 - Visit https://nebula9vodka.com/ and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your order What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:47 Reasons why I’m feeling happy today04:57 Today, I’m going on a date…09:57 What is your strange habit?13:28 What skill are you terrible at?15:35 What is the best advice you recently received?17:02 What’s a great book you’re currently reading?18:03 What’s on your mind currently?23:12 The reason why they come back after leaving you24:59 Sometimes, they’re just a lesson25:57 Men marry when they are ready27:30 Speak about your issues, don’t hold it inGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/202330 minutes, 38 seconds
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Energy Vampires w/ Daniela Melchior

Why is it crucial to invest time and effort in individuals who recognize your true worth? The answer lies in the profound impact that such people can have on your personal growth and development. When you surround yourself with those who appreciate and understand your value, their presence serves as a catalyst for your own self-belief and confidence.       Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes Portuguese actress and Suicide Squad star Daniela Melchior. The duo talks about the time when Daniela had to pretend to be Violetta’s ex-boyfriend begging for her attention, why it’s best to move on from someone who can’t appreciate you, and how real energy exchange is.    *THIS EPISODE WAS ORIGINALLY RECORDED IN DECEMBER 2022 AND ONLY RELEASED NOW*Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:15 Get to know Daniela Melchior04:14 She pretended to be my ex-boyfriend11:54 Every person you meet is an experience14:54 People who let you down don’t deserve your time16:20 Energy exchange is real23:05 That one narcissistic friend26:25 Why do we neglect our boundaries?31:24 We’re both people pleasers Connect with Daniela on:https://www.instagram.com/danielamelchior/https://twitter.com/MelchiorDaniela Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/1/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Confession Corner - I LIKE MY COUSIN

Welcome, Besties! We are back for another confession corner episode. And for the final episode of the mental health month, we will listen to another batch of reddit stories. Today, Violetta sits down to listen to and share a piece of her mind on some stories which includes a father who’s feeling resentful towards his children after divorce, a woman in her prime striking a deal with his boyfriend after she found out he cheated, and this girl who’s madly attracted to her already married cousin. There’s more to these stories so stick around! If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:37 Halloween is my ‘it’ holiday04:30 Story #1: I started to resent my children10:19 Story #2: I developed a massive crush on my cousin13:49 Story #3: Is she breaking up with me?21:00 Story #4: My cheating ex25:52 Story #5: Making money off of your cheating boyfie Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 Mind Games Narcissists Play - The Psychology of a Narcissist

Welcome to our closing episode for the mental health month! We are often drawn to narcissists due to a combination of complex psychological factors. Their charismatic charm, confidence, and seemingly larger-than-life presence can initially captivate us. Unfortunately, this attraction often leads to a painful cycle of manipulation, emotional abuse, and neglect, as narcissists prioritize their own needs above all else.Today, Violetta starts the episode by defining what is a narcissist and the characteristics to look out for. She proceeds with enumerating the different mind games narcissistic people often do to trick us into believing they genuinely care and other character traits to help us spot if we are dealing with one. And finally, she ends it with the most common reasons why many find narcissistic people attractive.  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm KITSCH - Get 30% off of your order by visiting https://myKITSCh.com/adultingZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adultingNEBULA9 - Visit https://nebula9vodka.com/ and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your order What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:13 Let's talk about the narcissist in your life05:53 Five mind games narcissists play17:46 A story about a narcissist21:12 Other things to look out for24:28 Reasons why you keep attracting narcissistic peopleGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/25/202335 minutes, 39 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: GET UR POWER BACK

Welcome to another Benson Knows Best! Dealing with a painful breakup can be an arduous and emotionally challenging experience. To navigate this difficult time, it is crucial to prioritize self-care and emotional healing.Today, Violetta is back and this time she’s going to talk about how to deal with a guy who used to make you smile but is now losing interest in you. She will also share a story from a caller who is grieving a massive breakup and what you can do to heal from the heartbreak and get your power back.  If you want to be featured on the next episode, send an email to [email protected] or call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm KITSCH - Get 30% off of your order by visiting https://myKITSCh.com/adultingZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adultingNEBULA9 - Visit https://nebula9vodka.com/ and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your order What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:05 Update on the guys I kissed during the Kentucky Derby03:33 How to respond to a guy who’s losing interest?08:35 Men from my past have been showing up12:05 Story #1: Grieving a full on breakup18:46 Tips on how to heal from a breakup20:36 Story #2: He was obsessed with me one day, he pulled away the next day24:28 Change your perspective when talking about yourselfGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/23/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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Our Pain is Our Purpose w/ Mari Llewellyn

TW: Self harmWhy is self-love crucial for a fulfilling life? One answer lies in the transformative power of healthy living. Embracing self-love means nourishing our bodies, minds, and souls with the care they deserve. When we prioritize our well-being, engaging in regular exercise, consuming nutritious foods, and practicing mindfulness, we cultivate a profound connection with ourselves.      Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes Pursuit of Wellness host and Bloom Nutrition founder Mari Llewellyn. Mari’s journey to self betterment started when she finally decided to heal her body and mind through consuming a healthy diet and the continuous pursuit of wellness. She also shares her episodes of self harm, dealing with shame, and why showing up for yourself is the best form of self love.  Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/NOCD - Go to https://www.treatmyocd.com/ to book a free call today What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:28 Leading an unhealthy life during college05:56 Self harm 09:43 Creating a life full of positivity11:40 Triggers and self harm episodes13:25 Self value14:54 Dealing with shame18:20 Advice for your younger self20:33 Living a mediocre life27:49 Shedding weight and getting fit29:49 Showing up for yourself31:08 PCOS36:38 Hormonal healing39:43 Founding Bloom42:58 Just keep tryingConnect with Mari on:https://www.instagram.com/marillewellyn/https://www.tiktok.com/@marillewellyn https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAUN0lbKJFUVzrys9qtgbdw https://bloomnu.com/ https://open.spotify.com/show/0xKOhJLfnQTGkWqFSodeCA Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/18/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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Confession Corner - KENTUCKY DERBY

Welcome back, Besties! Today, Violetta is back with another Confession Corner episode. But this time, she will be sharing her experience when she attended the Kentucky Derby 2023. From her flight, hotel accommodation, and getting some Influencer VIP experience to making out with two guys and not ending up having s*x with both of them because this girl decided to become a celibate. There’s more to this trip than just watching the race so tune in to find out more!      If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction03:11 How did I get into the Kentucky Derby?10:48 I missed my ghost hunt trip  15:24 Day1 of the derby21:18 Gala night26:32 Hot and heavy make out30:02 He made it a point to be around me the whole time38:11 I went to the Jack Harlow party39:19 The sexual attraction was intense41:43 My flight back home got delayed48:09 One thing I did not enjoy in the eventGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/16/202350 minutes, 55 seconds
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Change UR Perspective: GHOSTED

Welcome back!! This is part 2 of the Change Your Perspective week, where we talk about changing your perspective as part of mental health month! This past Tuesday, we discussed how we can view 'situationships' differently. SO TODAY, we will be discussing GHOSTING. Today, Violetta gives us a different perspective on the question commonly asked, “WHY DID HE GHOST ME?” Aside from breaking down the reasons why ghosting happens in a lot of relationships, Violetta also shares tips to turn the tables around and make him chase after you, instead of you chasing after him. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm NOCD - Go to https://www.treatmyocd.com/ to book a free call todayNEBULA9 - Visit nebula9vodka.com and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your orderWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:16 Why did he ghost me?03:54 There’s a few reason why someone ghosts you06:42 People take a gamble when they leave you10:03 Make up possible scenarios in your head 14:48 Three simple ways to get over a heartache20:22 It’s not actually about the person who left22:31 Listen to that music that hits differentGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/11/202330 minutes, 6 seconds
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Change Your Perspective: SITUATIONSHIPS

Welcome to a brand new Benson Knows Best episode!! This week is all about changing your perspective as part of the second week of mental health month! We're starting the week with discussing situationships and ending the week with ghosting. Today, Violetta talks about letting go and saying goodbye to the person you think was for you but was never the right person for you to love. We will hear the story of a 2-year relationship and how the woman struggled to let go of a man who loved himself more than her. Listen in to find out the truth about painful goodbyes and why doing it now is better than later.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm NOCD - Go to https://www.treatmyocd.com/ to book a free call todayNEBULA9 - Visit nebula9vodka.com and use code ADULTING to get 10% off of your orderWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:27 I was seeing a man for 2 years but he never committed11:58 My mom got cheated by her first husband15:08 Why doesn’t he want me?17:46 Goodbyes can feel less painful when… Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/202323 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Master Your Emotions w/ Jay Shetty

We often project our limits onto other people because it can be difficult to recognize and confront our own limitations. By projecting our limitations onto others, we may feel a temporary sense of relief or justification for our own shortcomings. However, this type of behavior can be harmful both to ourselves and those around us, as it can limit our personal growth and prevent us from seeing the full potential in others.     Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes the one and only Jay Shetty. Jay Shetty is a New York Times best-selling author, podcaster, former monk, and motivational speaker. He spent several years as a monk in India, where he learned about mindfulness, meditation, and spirituality. Jay's work focuses on personal development, mindfulness, and self-improvement. He also hosts a popular podcast called "On Purpose with Jay Shetty," where he interviews various guests on topics related to personal growth and spirituality. Together with Jay, Violetta opens the door to being more in-tune with yourself as she and Jay exchange ideas on the limitations we set on ourselves and for others, understanding the different forms of love, why our fears can be defined as unformed boundaries, and how to connect with people with vulnerability and openness. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adultingLIFEMD - Visit https://lifemd.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:15 The journey that took 10 years and the transition had different phases05:08 When we start putting timeline and deadline on where we’re at06:13 What’s the worst advice you’ve ever received?07:52 “We project our limits onto other people.”10:46 The three cancers of the mind12:45 The way we change our feelings16:23 The best advice you’ve ever gotten21:36 When you're starting out, make a lot of quick decisions and move fast28:19 The two lies you can tell yourself33:35 What happens when you carry around unforgiveness36:13 We shouldn’t devalue other forms of love38:46 Is unconditional love realistic?41:26 Develop our ability to love as a skill46:16 Fear is just an unformed boundary50:05 Being alone is a great time to get to know yourself53:08 Win or lose together58:52 It’s about both of you wanting for it to work01:03:41 The 8 Rules of Love01:06:19 Perfection does not exist01:08:35 Connect with the people who want to connect with youConnect with Jay on:https://jayshetty.me/https://twitter.com/jayshettyhttps://www.instagram.com/jayshetty/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbV60AGIHKz2xIGvbk0LLvghttps://twitter.com/jayshetty https://www.tiktok.com/@jayshetty Think Like A Monk8 Rules of LoveGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/4/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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Confession Corner - REDDIT INCEST

What's the craziest Reddit story you've heard? There are so many wild tales on the platform, from heartwarming and uplifting to downright bizarre and unsettling. Whatever your taste is, there's no shortage of jaw-dropping stories to be found. Today, Violetta’s childhood bestie, Kylie, is back! And this time for another Confession Corner - Reddit stories. The girls sit down and react to stories about the accidental discovery of an 11-year old affair of a mom with her husband’s friend, incest in different forms and perspective, and discovering that the doctor whom you confided in your most embarrassing s*xual acts with a girl turned out to be that same girl’s father.      If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:06 Story #1: My mom’s 11-year affair with dad’s friend06:51 Story #2: My older brother and I had been sleeping together09:33 Story #3: My boyfriend thinks all women are men’s property13:31 LifeHack #1: How to reduce the number of homeless people in your area?14:15 LifeHack #2: How do you avoid an annoying call?15:33 LifeHack #3: Save business cards of people you don’t like15:44 LifeHack #4: Buy the cheapest ticket ticket available16:32 LifeHack #5: How to block your spouse from getting a divorce attorney?17:34 LifeHack #6: How do you make the perfect lie?18:10 Story #4: I cheated on my wife and she has postpartum depression    25:00 Story #5: What’s the most shocking thing you experienced upon meeting your bf/gf’s parents?27:08 Story #6: My friend Steve’s b*nging his girlfriend and her family  Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues Connect with Kylie on:https://www.instagram.com/ksalerno333/ See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/2/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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WHY MEN PULL AWAY - The Psychology of a Man's Mind

WHY DO MEN ALWAYS PULL AWAY IN RELATIONSHIPS!?! whether beginning, middle, or end, it seems to always happen at some point. That is why Violetta did all the research written by men, re-read "Why Men Don't Love Women Like You" and "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" so you don't have to, TO GIVE YOU THE ANSWER YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR.Today, Violetta is set on discussing the psychology behind a man's mind, the three steps to deal with the situation when a man pulls away, and how dating can be beautiful and perfect but it’s all rainbows and butterflies. It often comes with some form of conflict. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:46 I booked my parents a trip to Israel03:05 When a man pulls away, it feels like a bad romcom05:38 Reason 1: When they feel overwhelmed or uncertain about their feelings06:26 Reason 2: Some men need space07:18 Reason 3: They are unsure of the relationship08:12 Reason 4: The woman is more invested in the relationship09:41 Step #1: Do not go Britney Spears on him13:53 Step #2: Do not chase him15:01 Men and women do things differently15:40 Imagine that your partner is like a stretched rubberband18:20 Punishing a man when he pulls away is not the right approach23:20 Step #3: Focus on yourself33:17 Dating works but it always comes with some form of conflict Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/27/202336 minutes, 30 seconds
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How I Stayed At A 50M Dollar House

Staying at a billionaire's house? That's a dream come true! But girl, don't forget to show your finesse and charm while you're there. Today, Violetta shares a few updates about her life. She starts off with the post-surgery experience after she had her eggs extracted successfully, how it affected her mentally, and what no one tells you about post egg freezing. Then, she talks about her recent trip to Mexico where she stayed at James Packer’s $50M house for a weekend - the place, the view, the food, the fun - bombastic side-eye!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm SHOPIFY - Sign up for $1 per month trial period at www.shopify.com/adulting ZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/adulting   What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:19 I recently finished freezing my eggs08:52 My friend called and said, “Do you wanna go to Mexico with me?”18:24 I don’t normally go on vacation20:37 I got to meet the billionaire23:32 Would you rent it for $35,000 - $40, 000 a night?28:53 How do you finesse staying at a billionaire’s house?31:57 Other features of the houseGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/202333 minutes, 41 seconds
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That Time I Did M*th with My Bestie

There's something special about growing up alongside someone who knows you so well and has seen you through all of life's ups and downs. Childhood best friends are the ones who stick with you through thick and thin, who know your secrets and your dreams, and who always have your back. Today, Violetta is joined by her childhood best friend, Kylie Gerber. The duo are all about good laughs and toothy grins as they reminisce childhood experiences, from dating the most toxic guys and crying over horrible breakups to crazy high school drama and throwing a massive party that went out of hand.   If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ETSY: Use code: NEW for 10% off of your first purchase. Visit https://www.etsy.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:59 How did we meet and become friends?11:55 What most people don’t know about me?14:31 What's your favorite high school memory experience?20:54 We always sneak out and go to Denny’s23:22 My favorite memory of Kylie29:03 Kylie’s also my first kiss30:04 Funny or embarrassing moment from childhood34:17 My favorite memory of Kylie, which I wasn't even there35:51 Here is something my best friend taught me42:48 When we started dating our second boyfriends46:16 “Give her space.”48:21 Have you ever had an embarrassing moment you still cringe about?49:07 Another funny story with Kylie51:50 The secret to a lasting relationship59:53 Our second biggest fightGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/20/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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Confession Corner: FAMILY DRAMA

Life is like a game of Jenga, you never know which block is going to make the whole thing come crashing down. One minute you're on top of the world, and the next you're wondering how you ended up in a pile of rubble. But that's the beauty of life, isn't it? The unpredictability keeps things interesting and makes every day a new adventure, or in some instances, a misadventure. Today, Violetta listens to brand new stories from Reddit. One talks about falling in love with his student ten years younger than him while the other is about a 70 year old grandpa who gets tangled in what’s probably the most unrealistic opportunity when he meets with a 20-year old babysitter one evening. The stories just keep getting wild so stick around and see how intense these stories can be.  If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm ETSY: What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:32 Story #1: The accidental death of Ronald Opus06:52 Story #2: She was 13 and I was 2314:45 Story #3: The jealous snaky best friend20:56 Story #4: My 70 year old grandpa’s gameGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202326 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Effects of Casual Sex w/ Lainey Molnar

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a cycle of self-hate, unable to escape the negative thoughts and feelings that consume you? It's a painful and difficult place to be, but it's not a permanent one. With time, patience, and effort, you can break free from the grip of self-hate and learn to love yourself fully and completely.    Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes Lainey Molnar - a digital artist with thousands of followers online who draws women empowerment comics to liberate women from the immense societal pressure and to help all of us heal and grow through (self-)love, kindness, and acceptance. Violetta and Lainey share their most vulnerable experiences starting from growing through a long phase of self-hate that became debilitating, self-doubt that made you feel less and ugly and unworthy of love, to the double standards of hookup culture and breaking free from an abusive relationship.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm KITSCH - Get 30% off of your order by visiting https://myKITSCh.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:59 “I live all over the world…”05:50 How do you say it in Hungarian?06:49 When did you start illustrating women's issues?09:33 Advocating for women’s rights13:49 How can you tell you’re existing in your feminine energy?19:00 Don’t hate yourself too much22:29 Your inadequacy demon28:14 I used to be an extremely unhappy, self-hating person33:57 We can’t just deal with the happy things37:16 Three downsides of hookup culture44:04 Deciding to be a celibate50:50 Keeping yourself safe thru casual sex55:03 Mentally, sexually, and physically abusive partner58:00 Getting out of an abusive relationship01:02:49 Being able to recognize the red flags Connect with Lainey on:https://www.bylainey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lainey.molnar/https://www.facebook.com/bylaineymolnar/https://www.tiktok.com/@lainey.molnar Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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MY EGG FREEZING JOURNEY

Egg freezing is an increasingly popular option for women who want to preserve their fertility and have children later in life. By freezing their eggs, women can extend their reproductive lifespan and increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy in the future. Today, Violetta shares her incredible egg freezing journey - from doing an extensive research about the pros and cons of the process and finding the right doctor to day one of prepping her body before egg collection and the changes she’s been through. She also answers the most common questions from women who are interested in egg freezing.  Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:52 My egg freezing process06:29 When you aren’t ready to have kids yet10:09 I’m still taking Adderall10:27 The cost11:21 Why freeze your eggs?12:38 Doctor visit14:35 The shots16:51 Things you can’t do19:35 Emotional mood20:37 The worst injection24:05 Vitamins24:30 Other side effects24:42 Why do we not moan when doing an ultrasound? Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/11/202330 minutes, 31 seconds
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Manifest Your Soulmate - Love Letter Method

Manifesting the love you deserve starts with knowing your worth and setting clear intentions. Take the time to reflect on what you truly want in a relationship and focus on the positive aspects you want to attract. Today, Violetta shares how she manifested the ideal guy she wanted to date through the love letter method. This method of manifesting what you want, although silly-sounding at first, is worth a shot. Who knows, the partner you’ve been looking for might be that guy you met at yesterday’s dinner party.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE - To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:02 Manifesting - The Love Letter Method04:49 How can you look for a partner when you hate men?10:07 “The love letter I wrote a few months back…”14:21 You deserve love18:43 Setting an intention and getting obsessed over someone Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/6/202325 minutes
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Confession Corner: REDDIT CHEATERS

This month, we jumped into Reddit and picked out the most WTF confessions.  While the act of cheating can take many different forms, the underlying motivations and consequences of cheating remain consistent across all situations. One of the primary reasons why people cheat is a lack of satisfaction or fulfillment in their current situation.Violetta is back and ready as she sits down to listen to some of the most unbelievable and somehow outrageous relationship confessions on the internet. From men complaining about their wife’s weight just right after she had given birth to cheating men who seem to have never learned their lessons, these confessions will leave you sighing in disbelief! If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE: To match with a licensed therapist today, go to www.talkspace.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:04 Confession #1: She loves me05:02 Confession #2: Her body is not the same as before10:41 Confession #3: She gained a lot of weight18:56 Confession #4: She ruined the movie experienceGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/4/202324 minutes, 4 seconds
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EGG FREEZING - What You Need to Know w/ Dr. Shanin Ghadir

Have you ever wondered what it's like to struggle with infertility? Infertility affects millions of people around the world and can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, genetics, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices. Coping with infertility can be a lonely and isolating experience, but it's important for those struggling to know that they're not alone.    Today on Almost Adulting, Violetta welcomes Dr. Shahin Ghadir. As a founding partner of Southern California Reproductive Center, Dr. Ghadiris board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is currently an assistant clinical professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.Dr. Ghadir debunks the most common myths about egg freezing, the truth about infertility in women and men and the causes behind it, and what it takes for an IVF pregnancy to succeed. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:45 Fertility affects both men and women02:28 The most common infertility causes04:09 Biggest myths in the use of birth control05:15 Infertility in men07:20 Fertility is different for every woman08:18 Choosing to delay having children10:49 Myth #1: It’s only for women who wants to delay motherhood17:47 Myth #2: You need to freeze a lot of eggs19:23 Myth #3: Frozen eggs last forever20:25 The success rate of egg freezing27:26 The average cost of the entire process28:42 The biggest side effects31:14 Success stories33:47 Which couples are a good candidate for IVF?33:24 What is IVF?38:39 Who undergoes IVF?39:17 Is IVF unethical?40:19 Emotional impact of IVF on couples43:27 Helping women ovulateConnect with Dr. Ghadir on:https://drghadir.com/https://www.instagram.com/drshahinghadir/https://www.scrcivf.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fertile-life-with-dr-shahin-ghadir/id1558042643 Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/30/202347 minutes, 26 seconds
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I'm Struggling

How can one navigate the difficult and emotional process of dealing with grief and family problems? Coping with grief, conflicts with family members, or other familial issues can be emotionally draining and can take a toll on an individual's mental health. Today, Violetta sits down to share a very personal situation that she and her family are currently going through. No light-hearted moments, no well-thought advice. Just raw and vulnerable moments with her during this difficult and challenging time. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm  What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:35 Something’s wrong with my mom…09:12 Don’t hold back from sharing when you’re struggling11:27 We were all doing our best not to cry…16:40 We all have bad days and you’re not alone20:10 The hardest thing we do when we’re grieving21:49 You’ll never know when is your last time with someoneGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/28/202325 minutes, 2 seconds
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She's a 10 BUT... w/ Trevor Wallace

Have you ever wondered if height really matters? According to one wise mom, what men lack in height, they make up for in other ways. But is it enough to make a difference?   Today on Almost Adulting, we welcome internet personality, comedian, and podcast host Trevor Wallace! Violetta and Trevor start their conversation with a random but hilariously funny game, the rapid fire questions. Then, the duo talk about situational dating scenarios where they pitch in their thoughts and opinions with a little bit of p*rn talk on the side, sexual preferences, and the do’s and don’ts of casual and long-term dating.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm CARE.COM - Visit www.care.com/petsTUSHY - Checkout www.hellotushy.com/ADULTING and use promo code: ADULTINGZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/ What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:50 I’m like a Kardashan but I wasn’t in the front line04:36 What do people don’t know most about you?06:30 Let’s do Rapid Fire Questions14:05 Why can’t we tickle ourselves?15:51 Where is the cl*toris?18:37 What should girls do when you’re licking her down there?19:40 Do you get things faster with *9?21:18 You're on a deserted island, what will you bring?23:24 When you go back in time…23:59 Is it safer to drink your urine or saliva?25:35 What comes first: cereal or milk?28:14 She’s a 10 but…52:26 Suspicion - the biggest turn offs for guys53:05 Is physical attraction everything?54:38 What’s your biggest icks?56:25 What is the most obvious sign that he likes you? 01:01:46 Biggest red flags to look out for01:06:57 Porn is like a fantasy land 01:09:43 What keeps you up at night?01:10:37 Have you learned anything now that you’re thirty?Connect with Trevor on:https://www.youtube.com/c/TrevorWallacehttps://www.instagram.com/trevorwallace/https://www.facebook.com/TrevorWallaceComedy/https://www.tiktok.com/@trevorwallacehttps://trevorwallacecomedy.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@StiffSocks Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/23/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Confession Corner: "LOVE" KINKS

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER!Have you ever had a sexual experience that left you in stitches? Well, you're not alone! We're all about sharing the most hilarious and unforgettable tales of sexual misadventures.    Today, Violetta is joined by her friend Steeven Zuleta for another round of funny sex stories. From a breakup s*x that turned out to be a weird kink your partner never told you about to accidentally farting on your partner’s face while he’s eating you up! We got all sorts of fan stories you won’t get enough of. So tune in and laugh with us!If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner episode, call Violetta at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm CARE.COM - Visit www.care.com/petsTUSHY - Checkout www.hellotushy.com/ADULTING and use promo code: ADULTINGZOCDOC - Find your local doctor by visiting www.zocdoc.com/What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction04:40 Story #1: We decided to have breakup s*x25:04 Story #2: He was eating me and I farted!30:56 Story #3: I didn’t wipe all the way and we we’re having a doggyConnect with Steven on:https://www.instagram.com/steevenz/https://www.tiktok.com/@steevenzzz Get more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/202339 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is Marriage Worth It? w/ Hannah Berner

Whether you're an introvert who needs alone time or a social butterfly who thrives on interactions, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to dating.   Today on Almost Adulting,we welcome back internet personality, comedienne, and podcast host Hannah Berner! Violetta and Hannah explain why guys with addiction problems are the best partners because they love deeply and intensely but can be unhealthy and unsustainable in the long run and how emotional stress and pain will eventually affect your body and your overall well-being. The duo encourages listeners to figure out their own ways of dating and relationships that work for them.   Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm TALKSPACE: www.talkspace.com/ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:55 Would you give Dan Bazarian a bj?04:01 Calm dudes have big d*ck energy05:58 What happened to your arm?10:19 When you’re a good people pleaser16:32 No one cares for your internal struggles19:00 Emotional pain leads to physical pain21:50 What else people don’t know about you?22:35 Happiness is also a passing emotion25:14 Surprising things when you date a sober guy27:06 What’s married life like?31:00 When you don’t realize you’ve been ghosted34:40 The dumbest thing you can laugh at now41:01 Tips to dating 43:24 Guys who love licking you down there    Connect with Hannah on:https://hannahberner.com/https://www.tiktok.com/@hannah_bernerhttps://www.instagram.com/hannahberner/Berning in Hell PodcastGiggly Squad PodcastGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/16/202348 minutes, 37 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: HE GHOSTED YOU, Now What?

Hey Besties! Welcome back to another Benson Knows Best Q&A session. What would you do if you were ghosted by the person you thought was into you?Today, Violetta discusses how clinging to one another is an important part of intimacy, but only if it's a two-way street, the importance of self-awareness in relationships and how our reactions can impact their outcome, and why you need to raise your standards and not settle for being valued solely for your looks.If you want to be featured on the next Benson Knows Best episode and call in to have a live conversation with Violetta, send a DM now!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Intro02:03 Exciting updates!03:36 This is what happened in my recent trip14:34 Is it wrong to be clingy?18:39 We don’t have a label22:41 He ghosted you and then he comes backGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/14/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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Overcome Shame, Having Kinkier S*x w/ Todd Baratz

Why is talking about sex in the early stages of dating such a challenge? Could it be the fear of rejection or judgment? Or maybe it's those pesky societal norms telling us to keep things hush-hush.  Today on Almost Adulting, sex and relationships therapist Todd Baratz is back! Violetta and Todd explores the ways to break down societal norms and overcome the shame associated with sex, practical tips for having open and comfortable conversations about sex with potential partners, how pornography and media influences our views about sex, and offers insights on navigating this sensitive topic with your partner. If you're ready to take your sexual relationships to the next level, don't miss out on the latest insights and expert advice!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm BABBEL - Visit www.babbel.com/ Promo Code: ADULTINGPROVINCETOWN - Check out www.ptowntourism.com SHOPIFY - Visit www.shopify.com/adulting CARE.COM - Check out www.care.com/pets What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:55 I went to this event last night…04:18 Do not be too bothered by the society’s standards06:05 How do you get past s*xual shame?07:35 Why is it difficult to have initial conversations about s*x?13:04 Should you disclose your s*xual history to your current partner?15:44 Have conversations about your expectations right at the beginning23:25 Sexual chemistry versus attraction26:07 How do you bring back attraction?33:57 How movies and p*rn have influenced our views about s*x37:16 Fact: Not everyone can org*sm42:24 Do you expect your partner to not watch p*rn?46:45 When is watching p*rn considered detrimental?52:32 When should you discuss kinks?54:17 How soon should you open up about having a child?57:57 How necessary is your kink for you?01:00:16 Expressing discomfort about kinks isn’t offensive01:02:56 Skills is a skill you constantly practice01:07:04 The relationship you have with yourself in s*xual relationshipsConnect with Todd on:https://www.instagram.com/yourdiagnonsense/https://www.facebook.com/yourdiagnonsense/https://www.tiktok.com/@yourdiagnonsensehttps://www.toddsbaratz.com/Your Diagnonsense PodcastGet more content on:https://www.instagram.com/almostadulting/https://www.instagram.com/violetbenson/https://www.instagram.com/daddyissues_/ https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/9/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Confession Corner: BAD S*X ft. Francesca Farago

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER!This week, we are going to feature bad, worse, and funny s*x stories. And since we couldn’t get enough of the revelations and teas spilled last Thursday, Francesca Farago is joining us again today!  Join Violet and Francesca as they react to fan stories about getting infection over a forgotten tampon, from getting embarrassed over v*ginal farts to getting horrified over your partner accidentally sh*tting on the bed, and finding out that pushy guy you dated was actually a gay p*rn star. Listen in to find out how these stories played out!If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm BABBEL - Visit www.babbel.com/ Promo Code: ADULTINGPROVINCETOWN - Check out www.ptowntourism.comSHOPIFY - Visit www.shopify.com/adultingCARE.COM - Check out www.care.com/petsWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:08 Story #1: Queefing and sh*tting on the bed10:34 Story #2: It’s the size of a pinky18:56 Story #3: Turns out he was a gay p*rn star23:48 Story #4: I thought I lost my nuva ring27:26 Story #5: The forgotten tampon39:09 He booked another girl in the next roomGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/7/202345 minutes
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I’m NOT the Villain w/ Francesca Farago

Hey Besties! We’re finally done with the love month where we sat down with known personalities and influencers in the dating and relationship realm as they shared tips, guides, and signs to look out for with your next partner.  Today on Almost Adulting, we welcome model, content creator, businesswoman, and reality TV show Francesca Farago. Violetta and Francesca bares all by talking about Francesca’s truth and how she was portrayed as the ‘villain’, the conflicting relationships that stirred negative reactions from the viewers, and what really happened behind-the-scenes of the hit TV show Too Hot to Handle. More tea is about to spill to stay tuned to find out more!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:32 Are reality shows heavily edited?02:27 On and off relationship05:20 Mental health issues in reality shows06:45 What are commonly asked questions?09:17 Why was I lied to?11:17 The secret big player on the show16:24 Relationship with Dom27:41 What’s one thing you wish you didn’t do on the show?30:12 “I thought we were on better terms…”32:25 I used to drink heavily35:21 The Kissing Challenge36:56 Too much honesty can be negative sometimes40:31 What's up with Damian?42:28 Watching you and your ex45:12 It wasn’t just for me51:47 Taking care of your mental health54:37 Are you friends now?59:46 “I’m actually really nice.”01:01:03 What are you currently working on?Connect with Francesca on:InstagramYouTubeTikTokFarago the LabelGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/2/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: HOLLYWOOD SECRETS

Welcome to another episode of Benson Knows Best!This week, due to public demand, we’re going to be sharing a few top Hollywood secrets you’d never find out through the media. The keyword being top secret, no name dropping anything. Just facts that are common in the industry but not open to the public.Today, Violetta sits down to answer questions you guys sent in. She’ll start with 8 Hollywood secrets that are so shocking you’ll start to wonder how they were able to keep them hidden from the radar of the public eye. She answers a few more questions about keeping your emotions in check and more tips on how to harmlessly flirt with a guy and get him getting interested in you. Interested to know more Hollywood secrets? Tune in and be the first to know! Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction05:17 Question #1: 8 best kept secrets in Hollywood21:58 Unknown facts about me 29:31 Question #2: How do I not become a bitter person?36:47 Question #3: How can you make a guy chase you? Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/28/202340 minutes, 12 seconds
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Diet Culture Exposed w/ Sarah Landry

Hey Besties! Love month is almost over. And as we come close to the end of February, let’s wrap it up with self love!Today on Almost Adulting, we welcome body confidence advocate, speaker, writer, and host of The Papaya Podcast, Sarah Landry. Violetta and Sarah focus on self-love as an essential aspect of our emotional, mental, and physical well-being. They share their thoughts on how we can develop a positive self-image, improve our relationships with others, and reduce stress and anxiety by cultivating self-love. Rebuilding self-confidence can be challenging but taking small steps such as practicing self-compassion, setting realistic goals, and celebrating small accomplishments can help us regain a sense of empowerment and self-assurance. Listen in because it’s never too late to start loving yourself more!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm LUME: Visit www.lumedeodorant.com and get 5% off of a Lume Starter Pack using the code: ADULTINGTUSHY: Visit www.helotushy.com/ADULTING and get a 10% off of your orderZOCDOC: Check out www.zocdoc.com/adultingWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:07 What was your original last name?03:37 Self love before anything else06:57 Physical manifestation of anxiety11:15 We have to listen to others as well13:46 Losing 100lbs19:09 A woman’s body changes throughout her life27:31 Body insecurities31:51 Love is an action34:03 Your body is majestic39:40 S*xless pregnancy44:54 There wasn’t a lot of thinking about ‘me’46:07 You can’t build the same house again49:20 Your partner as your best friend56:04 It’s okay to ask for help01:00:02 Divorce is always on the table01:02:17 The biggest lessons learned01:05:19 Childhood dream01:11:00 Learn to love yourself while loving someone elseConnect with Sarah on:The Birds PapayaThe Papaya PodcastInstagramGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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Confession Corner: HORRIBLE DATES 3

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER - PART 3Hey Besties! this month's confession corner is all about your WORST first dates! We couldn’t get enough of last week’s drunken first date stories about hilarious, shocking, or just the worst ever you’re starting to have second thoughts about dating. Today, Violetta and her childhood friend Bree are back with another batch of horrible date stories. One includes giving the guy multiple chances despite the barrage of red flags in the hopes that it will somehow ‘get better’ in the end. The other ended up getting ditched for another girl in the bar. Listen up as the girls pitch in their own stories of worst first dates and some pieces of advice on how not to end up with a bad date!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm LUME: Visit www.lumedeodorant.com and get 5% off of a Lume Starter Pack using the code: ADULTINGTUSHY: Visit www.helotushy.com/ADULTING and get a 10% off of your orderZOCDOC: Check out www.zocdoc.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Intro01:24 Hoping for a better date until the end06:37 One time I had a bad date…11:28 We dated for 48 hours14:56 He was a virgin24:54 What it means when they say, “You’re so high maintenance?”29:33 Sexual dancing with another girl33:57 Do FaceTime before you date44:54 Average boyfriend penis is for marriage50:54 Stay away from s*x workers onlineGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/21/20231 hour, 47 seconds
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Grow In Love w/ Nick Viall

Hey Besties! Happy Heart’s Day! It’s Valentine’s week so it’s only natural that we talk about being in love and experiencing these strong feelings with the right partner.  Today on Almost Adulting, we welcome back celebrity heartthrob, best-selling author, esteemed host of The Viall Files podcast, and adored member of Bachelor Nation, Nick Viall. A year ago or so, Violet and Nick talked about dating advice from a man's perspective. This time, their conversation revolves around growing in love instead of staying in love, the value of being consistent throughout the relationship which people don’t talk about a lot, how trust and open communication, despite sounding cliché, is the ultimate key to a lasting love! All these and of course making each other a priority works too! So listen in to find out more simple yet realistic love advice!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm HONEYLOVE: Visit www.honeylove.com and use code: ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:09 The love story05:43 Try to make it work07:41 Those times we felt the most09:20 What did she DM?11:35 Feeling unsure 14:37 Building emotional connection19:11 Feelings change22:30 Making each other a priority26:17 Growing in love28:23 Trust and communication35:24 Do you want a life partner?38:11 Situationship 40:19 Meet and greet with family & friends42:15 Grocery store rule44:31 The biggest red flag47:44 I like you, BUT…52:25 Choose your partner everyday56:17 Being cheated on01:00:55 Be an old school lover  Connect with Nick on:InstagramYouTubeTikTokThe Viall FilesDon't Text Your Ex Happy BirthdayGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Confession Corner: HORRIBLE DATES 2

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER - PART 2Hey Besties! this month's confession corner is all about your WORST first dates where you call in with YOUR hilarious stories - Today, Violetta and her childhood friend Bree sit down to listen to some of your horrible date stories. Specifically the ones that include a drunk and/or drugged story that ended up in a failed date and for some, an actual relationship. Listen as these two besties from high school give their best drunk perspectives while also catching up on their new techniques of ways that they masturbate.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:0:00 Intro2:05 Bree got a Lexus in high school7:20 Bree loves sex11:20 Take a shot of 194211:49 Caller #117:22 Caller #220:08 Samantha from Sex and the City23:52 First time I ever masturbated25:23 Caller #326:40 Trip to Mexico30:10 Caller #438:00 How to Virgos show love42:00 EndingGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/14/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Secure The Ring w/ Patti Stanger

Hey Besties! In the second week of the LOVE month, we will focus on dating - when to know when you’ve found the right man for you.Today on Almost Adulting, Violet is once again joined by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger. There is no stopping the two from going deep into the dating game. They discuss how success can affect the relationship depending on who’s more successful, turning casual dates into serious relationships (that can potentially lead to engagement, and eventually marriage), how a man’s attitude is dependent on whether he’s found the ‘right’ girl for him, the ups and downs that comes with dating, and so much more! Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm BABBEL: Go to www.babbel.com/ADULTINGPROVINCETOWN: Visit www.ptwontourism.com SHOPIFY: Visit www.shopify.com/ADULTING TALKSPACE: Go to www.talkspace.com code: ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction04:03 Securing the ring08:44 You own a home and you’re successful13:57 Cheating15:30 Casual to serious dating24:27 Don’t live together if you’re not engaged28:40 When he decides to marry you31:44 The switch34:54 Attachment style and love language40:29 The man is consistent, the boy is not45:36 They will be romantic for the right girl49:40 Men bond through emotions and consistency55:16 Not everyday is perfect59:01 Sex magic01:06:02 When you can’t see a future with someone01:08:50 A pair and a spare01:15:19 The motherly partner01:19:06 When you know you’re the deal01:21:07 A restart or a negotiation?01:25:59 Tips to better dating life Connect with Patti on:InstagramTwitterBooksMillionaire's ClubMatchmaker FragranceGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/9/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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Confession Corner: HORRIBLE DATES

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER!This week we’re diving into our worst first dates ever because well…everyone has one.Join Violet as she listens and reacts to all of your most cringeworthy, hilarious, and unbelievable tales of dating disasters. From spending the night in the hospital to getting pegged with a pool ball, we've got it all. So grab a glass of wine, sit back, and be glad it wasn’t you who had to endure any of these disasters. If you want to be featured on the next Confession Corner call Violet at 424-278-4268 and leave an anonymous voicemail!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:29 He shattered glass and injured himself opening a window06:43 I got a DUI14:41 No offense to you, women are disgusting21:01 He asked me to pay for dinner25:10 Because I said no to sex, he messed up my birthday31:12 The secret to his curly hairGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/7/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why We Love Unavailable People w/ Mark Groves

Hey Besties! Welcome to the month of LOVE! This month we will be diving into everything relationships so you know what that means…the good, the bad, and the unavoidable uglyTo kick off love month on Almost Adulting Violet is joined by human connection specialist and friend of the show, Mark Groves! Mark is the founder of Create The Love movement and is a self-described ‘emotional translator’. Together the two focus on the painful topic of why so many of us are not only consistently drawn to unavailable people, but spend so much time being caretakers and trying to ‘fix’ them. Violet and Mark then deep dive into the baggage many of us carry and explain how so many of us unknowingly exist in an emotionally dysregulated response state - which may explain an issue or two in your relationship. Besties, we’re kicking off love month strong with things you NEED to be aware of, but it’ll feel good in the end. Can’t have the good without weeding out the bad!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:04 Why are people emotionally unavailable?04:03 Signs that tell you’re emotionally unavailable09:58 Different people bring our different attachment styles15:34 Dating is not black and white anymore20:02 You have to learn discernment22:53 Dating is a sorting process26:20 Taking the caretaker role30:04 Dysregulated response state 36:11 A regulated and secure person38:19 You need to express your thoughts42:00 You are the five people closest to you43:00 Should you stay or leave a relationship?46:02 Be the creator of your life 50:02 Venting out or seeking advice?Connect with Mark on:Instagram https://www.instagram.com/createthelove/Twitter https://twitter.com/createtheloveYouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/markgrov...Create the Love https://createthelove.com/Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/2/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Benson Knows Best: MIXED SIGNALS

Hey Besties! It’s the last Tuesday of the month, so you know what that means! To close this month Violet gives us a special Benson Knows Best episode, featuring a Q&A session where she reads messages from you all and gives the life changing advice that we all need.  This week Violet channels her inner MUA influencer and finally lets everyone in on her skincare and hair routine. Next, Violet dives into the many questions you all sent in and does NOT hold back. From relationship struggles, to what he REALLY means when he sends you mixed signals, and even a special challenge Violet reveals at the end of the episode that she will be doing with you. That’s what Besties are for right? Don’t forget to send in your questions so you can be featured on the next Benson Knows Best and get some much needed advice from your big sis, Violet!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:37 What’s your skincare / makeup routine?05:21 The mix signal is confusing09:46 I had no idea he’s a divorcé12:49 She’s 30 and she doesn’t have a job20:01 Setting an intention or wanting something so bad 23:36 How do I date when I detest men?Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/31/202331 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Divine Feminine

Hey Besties! It is the fourth and final installation of Benson Bootcamp, and we’re ending on a note to set you up perfectly for the month of love coming up!This week on Almost Adulting, you and Violet are diving into your divine femininity. What does this mean you ask? The divine feminine is the feminine aspect of the divine power that connects and binds the earth together. It is something we all have within us, and something that if channeled correctly, can open us up to so many things we are unknowingly evading ourselves from. While both masculine and feminine energy are present and necessary in all people, tapping into one's feminine energy can help further receptivity, openness, and vulnerability. In this episode Violet will discuss the pros of unleashing the various types of femininity and how leaning into their presence can assist you throughout your life. By the way, this is not to be confused with old school gender roles, or doing things just to attract a partner, but rather tap into an intimate side that is already within you. Enjoy the journey, Besties.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Zocdoc: https://www.zocdoc.com/ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction04:14 We all have masculine and feminine energy07:48 What you want is not what you attract13:55 Be in your feminine divine energy18:44 Your dark, seductive feminine energy22:05 Your light, innocent feminine energy25:43 Trusting the process of dating26:08 Set standards and stick by them29:43 They always see your worthGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/26/202332 minutes, 23 seconds
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Confession Corner: SUGAR BABIES 2

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER!This week is a continuation of CC: SUGAR BABIES, where Violet will be sitting and reacting to ALL of your risque (and risky) sugar baby endeavors. Sit back and relax because things are about to get a little crazy besties. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Zocdoc: https://www.zocdoc.com/ADULTING What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:18 What if you are this guy’s karma?08:00 “Sir, I’m just trying to get paid!”09:13 “I knew his daughter!”15:07 Don’t recommend that your sugar daddy should go to therapy21:16 “He liked the way my ass moved.”23:23 “I’m not sleeping with them, period.”  Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/24/202327 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why We Love Difficult People

In the 3rd installation of Benson Bootcamp, Violet covers a topic that we often avoid. Why do we love difficult people? This discussion is difficult because it often forces us to look inwardly, and see what unresolved issues we have - that are allowing us to believe that allowing these people to stay in our lives is okay. But it’s okay Besties, we’re gonna get through it together, because we’ve ALL been there. This week on Almost Adulting, Violet starts off with the reasons why we likely fall for the wrong person, armed with a huge ego and a wounded inner child he never knew existed within him. That guy who gives you mixed signals and then leaves you hanging when they have their fun. While difficult people can be frustrating and draining, they also have the ability to help us become better versions of ourselves. And this is possible when we start to love ourselves a little more, see our own value, understand what we truly desire in life. Bestie, it’s finally time to drop that toxic relationship, friendship, or whatever it is. Do it NOW - you will only thank yourself later.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Babbel: http://www.babbel.com code: ADULTING What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:38 Why do we love difficult people?05:07 When we feel the lack of spark08:27 The reasons why we’re attracted to the wrong person11:59 Guys with daddy issues18:56 The second boyfriend: a toxic guy25:39 I thought love had to be achieved28:00 Daddy Issues35:06 Start loving yourselfGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Get Him OBSESSED - Water Signs

Today, due to popular demand, Violet starts the episode with the worst to easiest zodiac sign to date followed by everything you need to know on how to attract an AIR SIGN MAN and get him hooked!!She dives into how to attract a PISCES, CANCER, & SCORPIO (in that order) men. Signs this man likes you, what he’s looks for in a lady, what he dislikes, and the most n least compatible matches with him.Make sure to subscribe to Almost Adulting so you never miss an episode again!! NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAYAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:34 What it’s like to date a Pisces/Cancer/Scorpio man04:09 Worst to easiest zodiac sign to date12:03 The Water Signs13:34 The Pisces Man - the most anxious zodiac24:41 The Cancer Man - the most emotional zodiac33:04 The Scorpio Man - the deepest and most secretive zodiacGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/17/202347 minutes, 7 seconds
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Narcissists & Boundaries

Hey Besties! Welcome to the second week of Benson Bootcamp, a boot camp specifically designed to help you become the best version of yourself, no matter how bad it hurts. It’s called BOOTCAMP for a reason, duh!This week on Almost Adulting we’re having the difficult discussion about boundary setting. Though it may be hard, these realizations will not only be long-lasting, but also help you love yourself a little more. Violet tells an in depth story about her friend who possesses the fatal victim mentality flaw. Ya know, that kind of friend who never fails to make EVERYTHING about themselves, and when you finally cut them off your life becomes inexplicably better? Yeah, that type. But that’s what setting boundaries can do. It aids you in protecting your mental health, having inner peace, and taking control of your own emotions and thoughts even when you don’t have control over other people’s words and actions. Besties, if there’s one thing you take from this please let it be that you are NEVER selfish for setting boundaries and prioritizing yourself. You are your biggest advocate and supporter, now act like it! Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:53 Let’s call my friend Nicole15:51 The main issue is my lack of boundaries19:41 Everyone gets tired of pretending21:00 When you start setting boundaries for yourself25:09 “We never really know why people do what they do.”27:13 We can choose to not be a victimGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/12/202331 minutes, 39 seconds
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Confession Corner: SUGAR BABIES

WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER!!! Hey Besties, Happy New Year! As promised, we are bringing back an exciting episode series this year. And so, the long wait is over. It’s finally here!Today, Violetta and Kiana sit down to listen to several fan stories. To spice things up a bit, we will be hearing from sugar babies and their experiences with their sugar daddy (or daddies, for those lucky enough to have more than one). From avoiding having s*xual contact and not getting reimbursed for a Bahamas trip to a 75-year old cocaine-user grandpa and getting mind-blown through skull fucking, these stories just keeps coming!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:02 Story #1: “I’m just trying it out.”06:34 Story #2: “Oh, skull fucking?”12:35 Story #3: “I didn’t get reimbursed for the trip.”20:26 Story #4: “My 75-year old sugar daddy.”24:04 Story #5: “I currently have 2 sugar daddies.”Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/10/202330 minutes, 31 seconds
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Being Delusional WORKS

Happy New Year Besties! Welcome to another year of Almost Adulting! To kick off 2023 we’re starting the month with FOUR consecutive Benson Bootcamps. These boot camps are specifically designed so you start the year off strong with help from none other than your big sister, Violet! Now are you ready for your best year yet?In today's inaugural Benson Bootcamp, we’re setting the tone for this year! How are we doing that? By being DELUSIONAL. And no, not the kind of delusional that your ex-best friend was, but the kind that is going to change your life for the better. Today Violet deep dives into the mindset that she has sworn by from a young age. A mindset that she credits for all the success she’s obtained thus far. By implementing teachings such as the law of assumption, frequency illusions, and being straight up delusional about the life you see for yourself, there is no one who can knock you off your pivot or deter you from the life you’re creating for yourself. This is YOUR year Bestie, now go take it!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm PROVINCETOWN TOURISM: http://www.ptowntourism.comTALKSPACE: http://www.talkspace.com promo code: ADULTING for $100 off!BABBEL: http://www.babbel.com promo code: ADULTINGSHOPIFY: http://www.shopify.com/adulting What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction03:24 Write down what you want05:02 When should you be delusional?10:03 The law of assumption13:51 Always the lucky one16:13 “I wanted to be rich…”22:23 Think of that one person who’s living their best life23:38 Frequency illusion26:18 Do this exercise with a friend27:51 Everything comes in threeGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/5/202330 minutes, 15 seconds
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Get Him OBSESSED - Air Signs

WELCOME TO THE FIRST TUESDAY EPISODE OF 2023!!Today due to popular demand, Violetta starts the episode with some breakup advice and the best revenge to take! Followed by everything you need to know on how to attract an AIR SIGN MAN and get him hooked!! Violetta dives into how to attract a LIBRA, GEMINI, & AQUARIUS (in that order) men. Signs this man likes you, what he’s looks for in a lady, what he dislikes, and the most n least compatible matches with him.Make sure to subscribe to Almost Adulting so you never miss an episode again!! NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/3/202328 minutes, 37 seconds
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PETE DAVIDSON

GOODBYE 2022 and hello a new promising and better year!! HELLO 2023Get inspired with this short episode by learning what do to manifest the best year of your life like I did.Fast forward to minute 35 for a quick one minute manifesting mantra to repeat to yourself every day to manifest the best year yet!!! THANK ME LATER BESTIES.Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode!! NEW EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY.Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/29/202237 minutes, 28 seconds
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DON’T Send That Text w/ Robert Greene

Hey Besties! To conclude Mentor month, we have a continuation of last week's interview with the illustrious Robert Greene! Again, Robert is the author of 6 New York Times bestsellers including the infamous The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction. So get your pen and paper out, we’re taking notesThis week on Almost Adulting Robert takes a deep dive explaining the difference between deception and lying by telling us stories from his past and how through trial and error he learned some of his greatest powers. Violet and Robert also teach tactics to help us not overreact, and some extremely valid reasons as to why you should NOT send that text…at least in the moment. Finally, Robert tells us the honest truth about why when people show us their true colors the first time, we need to believe them. This applies to that guy you don’t wanna get rid of too! These lessons are the perfect way to end the year and get us ready to take on the next - and this is gonna be the best year yet. Happy Holidays Besties and stay safe! See you in 2023!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:23 The power of deception05:27 Envy and people wanting someone from you07:46 Why is the book “48 Laws of Power” popular in prison?09:39 The worst advice became the best advice13:58 Deception vs. lying18:40 When someone’s mask falls off22:03 Advice for people in the workspace28:33 It’s difficult for women in the workplace30:39 Study of human behavior34:44 Be patient 36:45 Train yourself to not react right away39:51 For people in power and leadership43:16 Be okay to admit you’re wrong46:20 The one book Robert would want you to read48:32 Your real power & using your weakness as your strength50:49 Gaining power from respect vs. fearConnect with Robert on:https://powerseductionandwar.com/https://twitter.com/robertgreenehttps://www.instagram.com/robertgreeneofficial/Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/21/202258 minutes, 42 seconds
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Manipulation vs. Mastery w/ Robert Greene

Hey Besties! To continue mentor month, this week on Almost Adulting we are joined by yet another legend, Robert Greene! Robert is the author of 6 New York Times bestsellers including the infamous The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction. Together Violet and Robert go through some of the most important lessons in his iconic books and unpack the TRUE meanings behind them - regardless of any ‘bad press’ they may have received. Throughout the conversation Violet and Robert drop gems about how to further your trajectory in life: from learning how to see behind the ‘mask’ people put on for others, to finding your true purpose (even if that means failing). Finally, Robert speaks on what he feels is his most important lesson taught in the 48 Laws of Power, and how you can apply it to your life and reap the benefits. Get your notebooks out Besties, we’re taking over the world in 2023!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm EVERLYWELL: https://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab test!What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:13 How it all started04:19 Observing people closely08:40 Is The 48 Laws of Power evil?14:11 The Law of Five16:23 The Laws of Human Nature19:19 We aren’t born with boldness23:42 Russian heritage26:29 Do you need manipulation to succeed?28:52 Think of other people's interest31:55 Being shy/introspective is not a bad thing38:56 How to re-assess yourself this new year44:36 We suffer when we choose the wrong things48:06 Be less interested in yourself and more interested in other people51:41 You’re born uniqueCheck out Robert on:https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B001IGV3IShttps://powerseductionandwar.com/https://www.instagram.com/robertgreeneofficial/ Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/15/202257 minutes, 32 seconds
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Get Him OBSESSED - Earth Signs

WELCOME TO TUESDAY'S VAULT ARCHIVES!!Want to get an Earth sign obsessed with you???? Look no further than today's brand new episode of how to attract a Taurus, Capricorn, and a Virgo.On today's episode, Violet is presenting a zodiac series for the rest of the month! Every Tuesday this month, she will be introducing 3 new zodiac signs and how to date them. How to attract them. How to play them. What they like and not like and their best matches.LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE RIGHT NOW SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/14/202241 minutes, 57 seconds
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I Saw A UFO w/ Nick Pope

Hey Besties! We are officially kicking off mentor month! There’s no better way to end the year than with words of wisdom from icons to send us into the new year right, so let’s get into it!This week on Almost Adulting Violet is joined by Nick Pope. Nick Pope is a journalist, media commentator, and former lead of the British Government's Ministry of Defence, where he was responsible for investigating UFO phenomena. The two talk about EVERYTHING UFO’s! From places with the most sightings, why the government may or may not be hiding their findings from the public, and how soon we may find out the truth about extraterrestrial life and what that means for us. Although it may not be like the movie ET, there is definitely something out there. Besties, put your thinking caps on and tune in!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:51 Is there life outside of Earth?04:02 The amount of information that can be disclosed05:15 What was the project trying to accomplish?06:26 The place with the most UFO sightings07:25 The silliest questions/concept about UFO10:32 Wildest conspiracy theories13:10 Is there a time difference between planets?14:24 Parallel universes20:07 Potential attacks from aliens23:18 What would they look like?28:10 Media’s perception of UFO’s31:11 Alien abductions?35:16 How does collaboration work between countries?38:02 There is life elsewhere41:35 Most famous UFO sighting44:43 Proudest life accomplishments48:32 What’s the smartest thing you can ask?51:00 Would you live on an alien planet?55:24 What are you currently passionate about?Check out Nick’s books:https://www.amazon.com/Nick-Pope/e/B001KISGAC https://www.ancientalienslivetour.com/ http://nickpope.net/wpte19/https://twitter.com/nickpopemodGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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Get Him OBSESSED - Fire Signs

 WELCOME TO TUESDAY'S VAULT ARCHIVES!!Want to get a fire sign obsessed with you????  Look no further than today's brand new episode of how to attract an Aries, Leo, and a Sagittarius.On today's episode, Violet is presenting a zodiac series for the rest of the month! Every Tuesday this month, she will be introducing 3 new zodiac signs and how to date them. How to attract them. How to play them. What they like and not like and their best matches.LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE RIGHT NOW SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/7/202237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Are You Damaged Goods?

Damaged goods', 'Used goods', 'slut', 'spinster'...: Just few of the many ill sexist labels against women that we've all heard and been called before, by a man or society. Whether it's to infantalise, informalise or demote, these sexist terms against women only act to demean us.Has a man ever tried to make you feel like you're not worth a million dollars? News flash, YOU ARE! On today's solo episode, we are getting RID of the narratives that society places on women! No husband? Who cares. No kids? That's one less bill to pay. No longer will we allow the world around us to control the type of life we should be living. We are owning our sh*t and being bosses while doing it. Women are NOT used goods once we hit a certain age, and we are most definitely not missing out if we're not married yet. Everything comes at the right time, and that means on OUR time.Violet ends the episode with a special Q&A segment because who can't use a therapy session with the mental queen queen herself? Remember, you ARE the prize! Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast so you never miss a Tuesday or Thursday episode again!! and don't forget to leave a 5 star review on the podcast app with any topics you'd like Violet to discuss on her next solo episode RIGHT NOW!! See ya next Tuesday Besties!!!Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/1/202238 minutes, 7 seconds
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From Veganism to Vaginas w/ Sophia Miacova

HEY BESTIES AND WELCOME TO TUESDAY'S VAULT ARCHIVES!!Did you know there are different types of vagina canals?? Listen to today's episode to learn which canal you have and which pecker is your perfect match.On this episode, Violet is joined by Sophia 'Miacova' Esperanza where they also discuss, being vegan & an environmentalist, vaginas, reasons why we stay in a controlling toxic relationships, and when it's time to let go.THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: EVERLYWELL: http://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab testATHLETIC GREENS: http://www.athleticsgreens.com/VIOLETBENSON Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/29/202250 minutes, 43 seconds
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Proof of Afterlife w/ Theresa Caputo

Hey Besties! To conclude Scorpio month, we’re welcoming a very special guest. Today on Almost Adulting we are joined by Long Island Medium star, New York Times best-selling author, and the host of the Hey Spirit! podcast, Theresa Caputo. Theresa has been seeing, feeling, and sensing spirits since she was four years old. During today's episode Theresa explains that she is getting a certain feeling, which leads to Violet receiving a full reading where she gets to communicate with her grandmother on the other side. Lastly, the two talk about Theresa’s experience doing live shows, her most memorable readings, and dealing with non-believers. Besties, listen with an open heart and mind, there may even be someone trying to communicate with you from the other side.THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: EVERLYWELL: http://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab testATHLETIC GREENS: http://www.athleticsgreens.com/VIOLETBENSON Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:04 Sensing / seeing spirits since four years old04:08 Debilitating anxiety05:39 What about non-believers?08:34 Did you not get to say goodbye?25:57 Why do you think you were chosen to have this capability?27:30 What happens when you’re channeling spirits? 28:52 Did you have a bad experience with spirits?31:09 Are people always accepting of your readings?34:40 What’s your most memorable reading?40:25 Come as you are with no expectations41:45 Do not use a ouija board43:04 Some people don’t want to communicate with spirits44:44 The murder-suicide reading46:15 Profiting off of the gift47:18 What can people expect in your live shows? Connect with Theresa on:https://www.theresacaputo.com/https://www.instagram.com/theresacaputo/https://twitter.com/Theresacaputohttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hey-spirit-with-theresa-caputo/id1534764208 Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/24/202252 minutes, 23 seconds
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R U AN EMOTIONAL MASTURBATOR? ft. U Up? Jared & Jordana

Are blowjobs really more intimate than sex?This week Violet is joined by Jared Freid and Jordana Abraham, the hosts of U-Up; a modern dating podcast presented by Betches. During this episode, they discuss all things relationships, sex, and how to get over an ex.This hilarious trio will dive into how the pandemic has changed the dating scene, dating 101 from a male's perspective like why do men text daily but don't try to see you??? the answer will surpise you!! and lastly, they even cover how Jordana conjured the man of her dreams. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!!!WANNA GET FEATURED ON THE PODCAST??? CALL THIS FREE NUMBER TO SHARE YOUR WILDEST CONFESSION: 1-424-278-4268THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: EVERLYWELL: http://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab testATHLETIC GREENS: http://www.athleticsgreens.com/VIOLETBENSON Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/22/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dancing With The Dead w/ Steve Gonsalves

Hey Besties! To continue Scorpio month we’re getting into some paranormal activity! Today on Almost Adulting we are joined by paranormal pioneer and main cast member of the hit series Ghost Hunters, Steve Gonsalves. Steve has over 20 years experience and has been an integral part of numerous successful paranormal shows, thus bringing paranormal activity to the forefront of the world. Together he and Violet dive into what it takes to make a career of ghost hunting while also uncovering some jarring truths about ghost-tivities that would turn ANY skeptic into a believer. Violet also shares an intimate moment about when she was contacted from the other side where in that very moment it may have saved her life. Besties, whether you’re a believer or not, listen with open ears and make a decision for yourself - you might realize some things you’ve been ignoring.THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: EVERLYWELL: http://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab testATHLETIC GREENS: http://www.athleticsgreens.com/VIOLETBENSON Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:13 Paranormal Investigation: How it all started 02:33 Are ghosts real?03:21 First paranormal activity experience10:44 You should fear the living more than the dead11:47 Working with psychics and mediums   13:22 Paranormal investigators versus ghost hunters15:43 Dealing negative and dark energy18:51 Catalysts for paranormal phenomenon20:09 Do you do an exorcism?22:47 There’s no definitive proof25:17 The basic devices paranormal investigators use32:23 After my grandmother passed away…35:10 What’s the most memorable Ghost Hunter experience44:22 Ghost hunting safety tips48:25 We always continue no matter what50:41 The scariest experience so far54:20 Is the Hollywood sign haunted?55:15 Are hauntings based on…?58:08 Everything in the universe is measured by 3 things59:02 Can ghosts travel?01:00:08 Can ghosts attach themselves to someone?01:04:28 Reaffirming religious beliefs01:09:45 Do you carry sacred items Connect with Steve on:InstagramTwitterGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fake Butts & Anti Semitism w/ Dr. Nazarian

IT'S VIOLET'S BIRTHDAY!! and on today's episode she is joined by award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian! They discuss all the celebs who are getting work done and lying about it, unrealistic beauty standards, recent trends, and the one procedure you SHOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT get done.They then dive into the rise of anti semitism, reasons behind it, and share their family history and different backgrounds on how they both immigrated to the US.THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: EVERLYWELL: http://www.everlywell.com/ADULTING for 20% off your next at-home lab testATHLETIC GREENS: http://www.athleticsgreens.com/VIOLETBENSON Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/15/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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We’re All Gonna Die

Hey Besties, it’s SCORPIO MONTH! This month we’re getting into everything supernatural, keeping things a little spooky, and of course - we’re starting it off with an episode all about ME! AKA, your favorite Scorpio.This week on Almost Adulting we’re getting vulnerable. Today Violet is sharing some of her heaviest guilt she’s been carrying since her teenage years. She starts off with an Adderall horror story of what went from a quick self care moment, to a 2-hour long masturbation sesh leaving her cramped and wobbly. Next, Violet opens up about the yearly existential crisis surrounding her upcoming birthday, and the insecurities about marriage and children that she’s been brushing off as she turns a year older. Finally, things take a more emotional turn as she recounts the story of finding out about her grandmother's cancer, and unpacks things she wishes she’d done differently - which is something we ALL can relate to. Life goes on, but life is short Besties. Reach out to your loved ones and cherish every moment with them, you never know when it’s your last. THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is giving a free 1-year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit  Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:44 It is Scorpio month03:42 What makes me jealous of other podcasters05:27 My mother came up to me the other day…06:30 I want to bring back Confession Corner08:04 When you take Adderall11:45 This tweet from KC12:58 My birthday is coming up17:46 When you stop having common things with your friends23:03 I’m turning 34 and I need to be honest about it24:14 The helpful negative emotions28:19 We all have a last time we’ll ever see someone34:04 When parents keep things from you to protect you39:20 Thinking back of old memoriesGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/10/202245 minutes, 3 seconds
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SIGNS HE'S CHEATING

HOW YOU GET HIM IS HOW YOU LOSE HIM SIS PERIODTHHHHToday Violet dives into SIGNS he's cheating on you girlie, reasons he's cheating, what it feels like to get cheated on, why it's so hard to move on, and the reason why we stay.Violet ends the episode with reasons why he's so cold after he cheats, why cheaters keep in touch, the damaging emotional effect it has on future relationships, and tips to fixing a broken heart and moving on.Rate and subscribe! GO GIVE ME THAT 5 STAR REVIEW BESTIE RN!!! New episode every Tuesday and Thursday!!!Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTube    Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/8/202242 minutes, 19 seconds
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I am NOT Joining Scientology

As promised to finish up cult month/October, we are bringing back last week’s anonymous guest and Scientology survivor for a part 2 continuation of last week's episode! and this time, we are focusing on some of the negative aspects of it.Today, on Almost Adulting, we’re continuing where we left off, but diving into the most current conspiracies and rumors surrounding Scientology. Violet and the guest unpack the mystery of Shelly, the current leader of the Church of Scientology, David’s Miscavige’s previously active and visible wife who has suddenly disappeared from the limelight. Naturally this leads to the question: are Scientologists turning a blind eye on what’s really happening inside the organization? And what is their rule about same sex marriage, porn, and s*x outside of marriage that makes anyone almost abandon their freedom once they become part of the group? Our guest will break down all of this, and fill us in on where the people of Scientology truly believe Shelly is and what David’s latest whereabouts are. Tune in Besties!THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Dave: Download Dave from the App Store today and get up to $500 instantly!Everlywell: https://www.everlylwell.com/ADULTINGAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:09 Shelly - the missing wife09:34 Why do people choose to stay in cults10:51 How Scientologist view the rest of the world14:54 Would you consider joining Scientology?15:29 If David isn’t the current leader20:01 Is it a real religion?21:22 Why does religion always get mixed up with money?22:17 Not pro-gay marriage?26:24 Celebrities have no idea what’s going on inside the org28:21 They monitor your internet activity30:01 You gotta be married to have s*x  Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/3/202233 minutes, 8 seconds
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You Were Inside of Me w/Nick Viall

WELCOME TO VAULT ARCHIVES TUESDAY!! With our special guest, NICK VIALL!Today, we pulled one of the first episodes Violet ever recorded that she kept hidden all this time but TODAY we decided it was time to share with the world.On this episode with Nick Viall, they discuss, what Nick looks for in a partner, being a Libra, their definition of love, finding love, soulmates, the rules of s*x, and going through a heartbreak. Consider taking a shot every time Violet breaks into a nervous laugh or unsuccessfully tries to flirt and you'll be blacked out by the end of this episode :) ENJOY!THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Dave: Download Dave from the App Store today and get up to $500 instantly!Everlywell: https://www.everlylwell.com/ADULTING.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/1/202238 minutes, 38 seconds
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I AM JOINING SCIENTOLOGY

It’s finally the last week of October and to cap off the Cult month, we get an exclusive interview with a former member of Scientology who is related to Ron Hubbard, the CREATOR of Scientology.Today, on Almost Adulting, for security and personal reasons, we are keeping the guest’s identity anonymous. The guest talks about how she grew up in the church and lived her childhood in a compound that housed church members, the day to day experiences, and what it was truly like to be part of the group. The discussion continued on with explaining how the ranking system required members to ‘donate’ more to have access to high profile members, co-Scientologists use networking to elevate their position in society, and the scheme to ostracize members considered underperformers because they fail to help the church grow by recruiting more people. The shadiness behind the glamorous front just keeps getting uglier so tune in to watch Part 1 of this 2-part interview.     THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Gladskin: Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first order. Visit Gladskin.com/ADULTINGAthletic Greens: Athletic Greens is giving a free 1-year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit AthleticGreens.com/VIOLETBENSONAsk Iliza Anything: Let Iliza give you the advice your friends won't. Listen to Ask Iliza everywhere you can get your podcast.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:49 Why did you decide to share your story today?02:02 What is Scientology?03:25 Common misconceptions about Scientology05:21 The compound06:46 Why was the cult created?08:05 Humans are not meant to be worshiped13:52 First job within the cult at the age of 617:33 Day to day in the compound23:51 The emotional struggle when you leave27:11 Can anyone join Scientology?31:24 If you’re not contributing to it, you’re against it36:56 Have you met Tom Cruise?38:33 Why do you need more money?40:38 What about reincarnation?42:31 Levels, rankings, donations 48:41 Leaving the church57:36 What are your current views on religion?Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/27/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Kardashian Kult Pt. 2

Hey, Besties! Today on Almost Adulting, we welcome back MJ Corey (@kardashian_kolloquium) to continue their conversation about the Kardashian family and how they continue to stay relevant to this day. Violet and MJ go straight into discussing how Kylie has emerged from her sisters' shadows and built an empire for herself. The pair also discuss the Kardashian's rebranding strategy centered around how they look and the power they have as a family rooting on their differing personalities and businesses they built from it, and the simplistic language the family uses that's easy to digest and reproduce. They also exchange ideas on the effect of the hate culture and why people ended up copying the people they tend to hate and how one can become either the victim, the hero, or the villain in someone else's narrative.  THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Gladskin: Get 15% off plus free shipping on your first order. Visit Gladskin.com/ADULTINGAthletic Greens: Athletic Greens is giving a free 1-year supply of immune supporting vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Just visit AthleticGreens.com/VIOLETBENSONAsk Iliza Anything: Let Iliza give you the advice your friends won't. Listen to Ask Iliza everywhere you can get your podcast.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:23 What did Kylie do differently?06:03 The marketing is on the body09:49 There are certain people you can’t cancel16:11 What’s interesting about the Kardashians18:37 Here’s how they attract and keep people interested21:33 It’s a life performance26:01 Why do people need to worship others?28:15 Define sadomasochism 32:17 How hate become essential34:02 Speaking simplicity 37:04 The thing they have for black men42:17 Drawing the lines when involving the kids47:13 Do you need to have beef with anyone?Connect with MJ on:InstagramTikTokTwitterGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/25/202253 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Kardashian Kult

For the third week of the cult month, we’re going to do things differently. In a special 2 part episode, this week we will be looking deeper into the Kardashian conglomerate with a different lens and focusing on how their success is anchored on controlling their narrative, building an ever-evolving empire, and remaining uniquely influential.  Today on Almost Adulting we welcome MJ Corey! MJ, better known as kardashian_kolloquium on TikTok, is a writer and psychotherapist from Brooklyn. She gained starpower on social media by applying media theory and postmodern philosophy to the entire Kardashian family, their reality show, and their overall impact on society through critical thinking. Violet and MJ begin the conversation by defining what postmodernism is and how it equates to celebrities becoming commodities as opposed to civilians. They then move to discussing how the Kardashians are at the top of a modern cult wherein their influence gives them the control over the media and set trends that are both impactful and life changing - far beyond Instagram and fashion. The two also exchange thoughts on the current state and definition of “celebrity”, how our subconscious has been so deeply penetrated by the media, and this culture of hate that is both beneficial and disadvantageous to any celebrity and/or influencer. Part 2 coming soon…COME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/ THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Shopify: Sign up for a free trial at shopify.com/adulting to start selling online today!CBDistillery: Visit CBDISTILLERY.com and click on SYNERGY PLUS. And at checkout enter ADULTING for fifteen percent off. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:56 Applying different philosophies and theories to the Kardashian family02:56 What is postmodernism?06:32 What is media theory? 10:47 The reality they want people to see15:20 The Kardashians are a cult?23:27 It started with the infamous sex tape31:49 Humans are not used to being worshiped33:57 Using media to propagate and idealized idea37:28 Reality TV is the a commodification of everyday life39:19 How impactful real time tweets are43:10 Everyone has the right to control their narrative48:05 Repetition and imitation are the essence of social media50:08 Was it a lucky time to dominate social media?54:12 The more people hate you, the more you matter01:02:20 Content come in fast01:05:13 Curated on hateConnect with MJ on:InstagramTikTokTwitterGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why You've Been GHOSTED

GHOSTED IN OCTOBER? HOW FESTIVE!!Today's Tuesday episode, Violet dives into winning a job interview, why people who hurt you pretend like you're the bad person, what to do when you've been ghosted, what it feels like, why you didn't see it coming and why it hurts so much, steps to move on, and the type of person that ghosting affects the MOST.Violet then ends the episode with some research behind this topic, a discussion about the effects of loneliness, getting rejected, ruminating, having low self esteem, and the importance of building emotional resilience for a better quality of life.COME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/ THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Fashionova: shop your halloween looks here!! https://www.fashionnova.com/collections/halloweenShopify: create your store at https://www.shopify.com/adultingCBDistillery: Get 15% off with code https://www.ADULTING at CBDistillery.comAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmDon't forget to rate and subscribe!!! New episode every Tuesday and Thursday!!! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/18/202240 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cult Survivors: NXIVM ft. Sarah Edmondson and Nippy

Continuing with cult month, today we are diving into the world of NXIVM where we welcome two survivors turned whistleblowers of a very famous cult masked as an MLM company. NXIVM became widely known during their high profile RICO case involving celebrities, billionaire heiresses, and the FBI. This week on Almost Adulting, Violet speaks with Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames, hosts of A Little Bit Culty podcast and former members of NXIVM. Founded by Keith Raniere, NXIVM posed themselves as a self-improvement group, only to later be exposed as a “sex cult” by extorting, sex trafficking, and implementing force labor upon its members. Sarah and Nippy open up about the details of how they were lured into NXIVM, what it was like on the inside, and the horrifying secrets they discovered after Sarah was forcibly branded. Sarah and Nippy tell the story of how they were integral to the downfall of NXIVM and the arrest of its leaders. The couple is also recently featured in HBO’s The Vow, a documentary diving into the world of NXIVM, and Sarah is also the author of Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life.TW: sexual abuseCOME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/ THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Dave: Download the Dave app to get the financial relief they need with ExtraCash.Athletic Greens: http://www.athleticgreens.com/VIOLETBENSONAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:06 What is NXIVM?02:24 All cults have a mission of ‘saving the world’07:54 “That will not happen to me.”10:28 Why is it important for cults to isolate themselves?12:38 NXIVM is a personality cult17:22 How did it become an MLM cult?23:39 Ranking within the cult27:56 Feeling guilty for recruiting people33:04 The women sub-group: DOS42:12 When women take advantage of other women45:11 Triggering the downfall of the cult48:10 Removing the branding49:56 Are there any people right now that should be in jail? Connect with Sarah and Nippy on:A Little Bit CultyScarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My LifeSarah EdmondsonAnthony AmesGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/13/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Right Person, wrong Time - The Truth Behind It.

Today, Besties, Violet is taking a break from discussing cults because ya'll couldn't even go 2 weeks without falling apart and needing your big sis for advice!! so Violet is here for the rescue with today's AMAZING episode all about the truth behind "right person, wrong time"Depending what you take from today's episode, for those who decide to walk away from their situationship, Violet softens the blow by finishing the episode, with 9 steps to get over someone, even if you never actually dated! The 9 steps are:1 . Cut communication2. Cry, like a lot3. Get a hobby4. Don't react to anything5. Get your ass out of the house6. Find yourself a rebound7. Forgive your ex8. Trust that time heals9. Forgive yourself and LOVE YOURSELFCOME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/ Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeDon't forget to rate and subscribe!!! New episode every Tuesday Thursday! Thank you for listening and see you next week! Learn more about your ad choices. Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/11/202235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Cult Survivor: Children of God

YOU CALL IT OCTOBER, I CALL IT CULT MONTH ON ALMOST ADULTING PODCAST!This month focuses entirely on CULTS - where survivors of various cults will be sharing their stories and bringing awareness to the reality and prominence of these organizations. This week on Almost Adulting Violet speaks with Celeste, a former member of the Children of God (now called The Family International). Children of God was founded in Huntington Beach, California in 1968 by David Berg, and was eventually dubbed by BBC as ‘hell on earth’. Celeste brings the listener on an emotional journey, giving vivid details of what life was like as a person born into Children of God, and her upbringing within the confines of the cult without sparing any details. Celeste then explains how she escaped, post-cult living, and her one wish for the people responsible for their heinous crimes. TW: sexual abuseCOME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! BUY TICKETS HERE: https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/ Donations to the victim can be made here:Cashapp: £MooncelPaypal: [email protected] with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:37 What is the Children of God?02:37 The biggest misconceptions about the group03:44 Joining the cult08:13 How do children spend their day?12:40 The system13:33 Very limited access to healthcare15:00 What’s flirty fishing?19:48 No limit around age or status22:24 Earliest memory of sexual abuse25:13 Sexual sharing28:35 Is it easy to leave the cult?33:58 Adjusting to the normal world35:59 Growing up after leaving the cult42:17 How do you view religion now?46:17 Forgiving your parents47:52 Reviving the cult50:39 Reconnecting with other cult childrenGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/6/20221 hour, 48 seconds
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CULTS: INTRO

WELCOME TO CULT MONTH ON THE PODCAST!!On today's short episode, Violet walks you through the cults we will be covering this month along with trigger warnings before we fully dive in starting this Thursday.Violet Covers NXIVM, Children of God, The Kardashians, and Scientology.GET READY FOR ONE CULTY MONTH AND COME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPORV!! - OCT. 24 - https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Shopify: Sign up for a free trial at shopify.com/adulting to start selling online today!Gladskin: For 15% off plus free shipping go to Gladskin.com/adultingAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/4/202224 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can A Player Change? w/ Neil Strauss

Besties, throughout September we covered all things personal growth and really checked in with each other. So the best way to end this month is by talking to Neil Strauss, a ten-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules Of The Game, for which he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years, made him an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men around the world. Though this sounds a little questionable, the topic here is GROWTH, which is exactly what’s displayed here today. This week on Almost Adulting, Violet and Neil begin the conversation by diving right into the controversy of his best selling book, The Game. Violet asks Neil to dive deep to help people understand who he was at that time and unpack the chokehold the book had on society. Of course, this isn't an Almost Adulting episode if the two didn’t talk about relationships. Neil explains why divorce was one of the best things him and his ex-wife could have ever done, leading them to having an amazing relationship today. They also discuss the common mistakes that often lead to breakups, how to move on from said breakups, and why a cheater will remain a cheater unless they mention these specific words…tune in Besties!GET TIX TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV ON OCT. 24! - https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Shopify: Sign up for a free trial at shopify.com/adulting to start selling online today!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:40 This is how lonely I’ve gotten04:41 See you guys again at Hollywood Improv!08:25 I get to experience being 15 years old again11:39 The Game17:32 What’s the dirtiest advice?19:20 Non-violent communication22:37 If you’re both not ready, it’s not going to happen24:22 Getting drawn to people familiar to you27:32 Work on yourself and improve your emotional intelligence28:42 Can a player change their ways?31:37 Both partner have to make the relationship work34:12 A relationships isn’t a failure if it ends36:18 How to create a happy relationship?37:32 How do you move on from a relationship that didn’t work?39:20 When you see your partner like a parent43:28 How do you overcome being the villain?45:35 The cheating ex46:54 Do you believe cheaters can change?Connect with Neil:WebsiteFacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramBooksTo Live and Die in LA PodcastGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202251 minutes, 9 seconds
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Reality Is For Losers

BE DELUSIONAL.Today Violet teaches you to choose yourself first, whether it's being delusional that everything will work out or changing your perspective on what you reality is. Violet believes that every day you have a choice. So TODAY why not choose to be delusional??!! and choose to change your life.COME TO MY SHOW AT THE HOLLYWOOD IMPORV!! - OCT. 24https://improv.com/comic/violet+benson/Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel so you never miss an episode again!!! and also leave a 5 star review on the podcast app since it really helps :DGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/27/202225 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lies Our Brain Tells Us w/ Amy Morin

When going through a tough time the most annoying thing in the world is everyone seems to have all the advice on what you “should” do, right? Well you’re not alone, but the reality is that sometimes these things recommended to us are actually things we should be doing - but before we can even fathom doing them, we have to drop our bad habits. Besties, welcome Amy Morin to Almost Adulting! Amy is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor and psychotherapist, and responsible for one of the most popular Ted Talks of all time. Today Violet and Amy start the conversation by unpacking the often stressful topic of habits - how we form them, stick to them, and what we can do when we accidentally break our positive habits. The duo dives into what our bad habits say about us, and the importance of breaking them in order to create good ones. Through this, Amy teaches that mental strength and mental health are actually two entirely different things, and how the lies that our brain tells us affect us on a much deeper level than we realize. Finally, the ladies discuss a topic that life never prepares us for: grief.  Though grief is something no one can avoid, it’s never something anyone is ready for. Through Amy telling her story she learned coping mechanisms that truly changed her life, and that EVERYTHING always relates back to one thing…habits. Whether it be maintaining good ones, or breaking bad ones, habits can be HARD, so give each other grace and tune in to discover the tools you didn’t know you needed. THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:TalkspaceTo match with a licensed therapist today, go to Talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code ADULTING ​to ​get $100 off of your first month​ and show your support for the show.CBDistilleryVisit CBDISTILLERY.com and click on SYNERGY PLUS. And at checkout enter ADULTING for fifteen percent off. DaveDownload the Dave app to get the financial relief they need with ExtraCash.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:38 How long does it take to break a good habit?05:45 The way we respond to breaking a habit matters07:39 It’s just a bad choice, you’re not a bad person  08:40 When you’re stuck in the pity trap12:50 Moving on with life without feeling guilty17:17 Too much social media can trigger envy20:34 Three kinds of destructive beliefs23:27 Start challenging your underlying beliefs27:00 It’s up to you how you respond to people30:54 It’s okay to be honest with your struggles33:32 Not everything is up to chance36:05 We only hear the end game of every success story38:41 Just set doable goals a day41:29 Do you believe in toxic positivity?45:14 Improving your mental strength Connect with Amy:TwitterInstagramFacebookWebsiteThe Verywell Mind PodcastBooksGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/22/20221 hour, 33 seconds
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Our Breakup Saved Us w/Nazanin Mandi

Welcome to Tuesday's Vault Archives and to the 3rd week of September on the podcast!!On this episode, Nazanin comes on and shares things most people didn't know about her, from her insecurities, to how bad days, to how she overcame her eating disorder, and how being a child of divorce affected her outlook on love.They then dive into her definition of cheating, the ups and downs of her and singer/songwriter Miguel's relationship from a much needed breakup to how they make long distance work, dealing with jealousy, handling "Instagram hoes", busy schedules, her love non negotiables, and how they keep the spark alive after 17 years.Follow Nazanin at @NazaninMandi on InstagramTHIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:TALKSPACE, CBD, AND DAVEAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/20/202256 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dreaming is a Privilege w/ Barrett Pall

Though we all come from different backgrounds and realities, we are all dreamers. No matter the hardships faced or the obstacles thrown in our way, that doesn’t mean we should be cruel and harsh to ourselves. We can dream multiple dreams even when we can only realize them one at a time.Today we welcome Barrett Pall to Almost Adulting! Barrett is a humanitarian and professional life coach to CEOs of fortune 500 companies, celebrities, Middle Eastern Royalty, and everyday incredible humans - because that is what we all are. Today's episode is opened by a conversation about Barrett finding his voice through the trials and tribulations of his life, which led him to become a major advocate for the LGBTQ community and underprivileged communities. Based on his life experiences, Barrett explains how he was always a dreamer and teaches tools to help practice constant gratitude and mental awareness, regardless of how dark the world may seem at times. Finally, the duo discusses why setting boundaries for yourself especially when using social media is a must, the importance of taking care of yourself so you are able to take care of others, and how we always have a choice of how we approach life and our dreams. Besties, sometimes the going gets tough, but you are never alone - tune in to find out why!THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Gladskin: http://www.gladskin.com/ADULTING for 15% off plus free shipping!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:05 Advocating for the LGBTQ community05:12 You have nothing to apologize for or explain yourself06:58 Were you always this positive?08:27 You get to choose if you need to change yourself11:18 Getting obsessed over others sexuality18:16 Stay open for change in all ways22:43 It’s about connection for a lot of people24:48 Queer men can do everything a straight men can do26:24 What money?29:00 No one needs to be babied anymore30:02 Safety practices when using social media34:28 How do you set boundaries?38:09 To dream is a privilege45:22 Take care of yourself first48:10 How do you give back to others?49:12 When you feel you don’t fit in55:35 Hike your own hikeConnect with Barret:TikTokLinkedInYouTubeInstagramFacebookWebsiteGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/15/20221 hour, 13 minutes
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So You're an ALPHA Female... w/ Simone Milasas

WELCOME TO TUESDAY'S VAULT ARCHIVES :DToday we cover navigating life as a strong woman, from getting that promotion to having the love that you deserve. Here's how you can have it all. This week Violet is joined by innovative business leader and author, Simone Melisas. Together they discuss how to dominate in both business and relationships. Simone shares her personal stories and how they’ve influenced her life not only professionally but also personally. She lets us in on her past relationship and how finding a good balance and compromising helped her have a better relationship and ultimately being able to look introspectively. By the end of this episode you’ll learn how to put yourself first, and most importantly make the life you've always dreamed of, become a reality.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Learn more about Simone here: https://www.simonemilasas.com/Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/13/202259 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Manifest: A Guide w/ Robert Zink

You might believe in it, you might not - but today you’re going to learn that manifestation is real.No, you’re not just gonna think about a million dollars and it’s gonna appear in your account, sorry. But you will learn the importance of daily practices and application of the art of manifestation, in order to receive the greatness you deserve in your life. Continuing the month of personal growth on Almost Adulting, today we welcome Robert Zink. Robert is a modern day businessman, successful life coach and mentor who teaches astonishing things in the area of personal empowerment, career enhancement, and the law of attraction. Violet and Robert believe in the power of manifestation and how it can truly change our lives. They begin the conversation by defining what manifestation is and how we can attract positive things. Next, Robert explains the three steps to successfully attracting the person you’re interested in, how we always attract people that are like us - whether we’re aware of it or not. Finally, the duo discusses the thin line of when wanting something so badly can turn into an obsession - and how to balance this line in a beneficial way using manifestation. Be ready to receive your blessings Besties, they’re coming very soon!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:01 What is manifesting?03:23 Start attracting positive things06:26 Is there a wrong way to go about manifesting?13:37 Can people feel when you’re not over them?14:18 Take them off the pedestal  17:25 A relationship is like a good money tip20:39 Anything we manifest, we feel and we see23:45 Hanging on to the hurt and anger25:28 Can someone accidentally manifest harm to others?28:17 We attract who we are31:52 How can one manifest in their sleep?36:42 Joining the program41:41 A story of manifestation44:21 When does it become an obsession?47:58 Can anyone just manifest strongly? Law of Attraction Solutions:WebsiteFacebookYouTubeInstagramLinkedInGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/8/202258 minutes, 47 seconds
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Let Your Rage Fuel You

They always say let go of your anger, let go of your pain, blah blah blah! But why doesn’t anyone talk about how using these “negative” feelings to your advantage to catapult you into your best season yet?Hello, Besties! September is all about checking in with ourselves, our mental health, and with our goals. To kick things off Violet is back with another solo episode and she is NOT here to sugarcoat. In today’s episode Violet admits last month was very hard, filled with severed relationships and heartbreaks, but today she is Violet thankful. Thankful that it’s all in the past and she has now welcomed September feeling better, stronger, and fiercer. Today, she shares four tips that can help anyone struggling internally, going through difficult and seemingly impossible situations, and help turn the negatives into optimism and positive change. Besties, let's use our pain and rage to turn the page - and today you’re gonna find out how!Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:47 “I woke up this morning feeling blessed and thankful.”06:40 There’s no timeline to how long you should take to heal10:28 Ask yourself, “Is it working for me?”14:18 It’s all in your head17:07 Sit with rejection, get comfortable with it19:31 Turn your resentment into your superpowerGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/1/202224 minutes, 58 seconds
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Attachment Theory w/ Mark Groves - Vault Archives

Welcome to TUESDAY'S VAULT ARCHIVES every other Tuesday!!Today we have a fan favourite join the show, fellow podcast host Mark Groves from Create The Love Podcast. He interviews Violet about her life as they discuss attachment styles, relationship, your inner child, self worth, dating, depression, and more!!!Sit back and enjoy because this is one interview you don't want to miss!New episode every Tuesday and Thursday!! Pls rate & subscribe so you never miss an episode again!! :) All episodes will be uploaded to our YouTube channel every Friday.Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm Connect with Mark on:InstagramTwitterYouTubeCreate the LoveSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/30/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trick Yourself Out Of Low Self Esteem w/ Guy Winch

Sometimes the hardest part about dealing with a breakup, isn’t always the breakup. It’s figuring out how to overcome the feeling of failure and low self esteem that can come shortly after.To wrap up breakup month on Almost Adulting, today we welcome licensed psychologist Guy Winch! Guy is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives, workplaces, and education systems. He is also the author and co-host of the popular podcast, Dear Therapist. In this episode Violet and Guy give us the hard truth about why we often blame ourselves when a relationship falls apart, how chronic loneliness (backed by science) is detrimental to our wellbeing, and even the types of text message you can send to get the answers you want! Finally, Violet and Guy dive into the age old issue of actions vs. words and what you need to do if you’re stuck in this situation. Besties, emotions are overwhelming, but we can all use some help sometimes. Tune in to this episode for some help we all need.THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Dave: If you’re in a pinch and need some extra help, don’t freak out! Download Dave and think of it as a helping hand from Future You! Download the Dave app from the App store right now.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:47 The importance of emotional aid04:35 What happens when people are lonely11:59 Low self esteem 14:19 You alone can’t save a relationship16:03 Why do we feel guilty when a relationship fails?19:54 The first 5 minutes into the date23:22 “You deserve better…”26:00 How can somebody build emotional resilience?27:32 Complaint versus confrontation29:40 Anxiety is not an immediate threat35:05 Different friends fulfill different functions in our life Connect with Guy on:InstagramFacebookLinkedInTwitterWebsiteBooksDear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy WinchGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/25/202254 minutes, 12 seconds
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Surviving A (Friendship) Breakup

WELCOME TO VAULT ARCHIVES EVERY OTHER TUESDAY!! Violet is backkkkk babyyy with another short solo brand new Tuesday episode!!On this episode Violet, discusses friendship breakups, why we struggle with them, and how to cope with losing a friend. We start with a Q&A on feeling lost, letting go, and a weird habit of Violet's that no one knows about but It sure is smelly! She then dives into why friendship breakups are so painful, tips on moving on, and a recent experience of hers. New episode every Tuesday and Thursday!! Pls rate & subscribe so you never miss an episode again!! :) All episodes will be uploaded to our YouTube channel every Friday.Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/23/202230 minutes, 23 seconds
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To The Ride or Die Besties (LIVE SHOW SPECIAL)

The ones who know more about you than your own family, the ones you call in an emergency and know they’re gonna pick up, and the ones that you know no matter what, they have your back for life.  In today's special edition episode, Violet takes the stage for the first ever live recording of Almost Adulting. Recording live from The Hollywood Improv, Violet gets real about how she developed true confidence, the power of manifesting, and friendship breakups. Since Violet was joined by all of her besties that came out to see her, she invited some on stage to share their stories about friendship breakups - because nothing brings people together more than talking sh*t about their old friends! Finally, Violet explains the 5 signs that you have a ride or die bestie in your life and how important it is to nourish those relationships even during hard times. Real friends are hard to come by, hold on to them tight Besties! THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Talkspace: http://www.talkspace.com and use code ADULTING to get $100 off your first month! Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fm What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction06:42 Are you always this confident?12:57 This is a toxic advice…14:38 My friendship breakup story18:30 We create our own reality22:44 Last year, I liked a boy…32:14 Let’s dive into friendship breakups39:31 “Why do you think bad things keep happening to you?”40:55 Signs of toxic friendship51:00 Signs you have a ride or die bestie56:49 Reasons why friendships can feel like a breakup01:10:01 Another friendship breakup story Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/18/202253 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ghosted Horror Stories - Confession Corner

Get in besties, we’re getting ghosted. Welcome to TUESDAY'S CONFESSION CORNER! The Confession Corner is a bi-monthly installment where you guys get to anonymously call VIOLET, and have a chance to be featured on the show!For today's Confession Corner we’re getting GHOSTED. Don’t be shy, it’s happened to the best of us. Today you will hear Violet react and dissect your craziest ghosting stories - but don’t worry she made sure to include her own too and we promise it'll make you feel better about yourself after hearing it LOL Get more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/16/202227 minutes, 12 seconds
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There’s No Fairytale Ending w/ Todd Baratz

It can be a hard pill to swallow, but you can’t also become the person you want to be if you’re stuck in the past. There’s no fairytale or storybook ending if you don’t fix what’s within, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone!Today we welcome sex and relationships therapist, Todd Baratz! Todd has devoted his entire life to wellness as he actively works against all formalities, traditions and diagnosis. Together Violet and Todd discuss the importance of intimacy negotiation in a relationship, identifying self sabotaging behaviors, and how to fill emotional voids. The two also deep dive into the myth of being “relationship ready”. The truth is, there’s no such thing. Relational love leads to self love. Besties, sometimes the real breakup you need is with your old patterns and behaviors. Contact Todd and find his online courses here: https://www.toddsbaratz.com/Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:02 What it means to start therapy at 10 years old05:03 “I literally just said your partner has fantasies…”08:07 Couple issues tend to come from personal trauma10:17 Our relationships are emotional14:02 Everybody deals with relationships at different pace15:35 Self-sabotaging18:45 Why are we drawn to emotionally unavailable people22:23 How can you tell if someone is emotionally unavailable?23:25 When should you walk away?25:23 Lies that we hear about relationships27:11 It’s normal to sit with your feelings30:03 How do you deal with uncertainty?32:29 The pressure to succeed with relationships35:39 Where’s the line between feeling and thinking?37:56 Stop blaming people about your feelings46:41 Feeling the victim all the time39:38 Why does language matter so much? 43:47 Self discovery happens, it’s not a rush46:39 Being the victim constantly50:01 Can you still be in a relationship while still working on yourself52:27 Good habits to make yourself feel betterConnect with Todd on:InstagramFacebookTikTokWebsiteYour Diagnonsense PodcastGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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From Ghosted To Begging U Back

Welcome to another TUESDAY EPISODE!!! A short and sweet episode vault episode to get your week started! We are in the 2'ND WEEK of Breakups/cheating month so figured today we are diving into manifesting and getting ghosted!The first 15 minutes we'll dive into manifesting tips and methods of getting back the life you want with or without your ex while the rest of the episode, we'll briefly dive into why you've been ghosted, how to get him to beg for you back, how to get over it and how to move on.Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel so you never miss an episode again!!! and also leave a 5 star review on the podcast app since it really helps :DGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/9/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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You Will Never Be Blessed w/ Kamie Crawford

And sometimes…we just need to hear the cold hard truth. Kidding. But when you only focus on the negative things in life, you don’t realize that that’s all you’re allowing your life to be. We all deserve the most beautiful things in life, and sometimes tough love from your bestie is exactly what you needed to hear.Today we welcome TV host, podcaster, and Sports Illustrated model Kamie Crawford to Almost Adulting! Violet and Kamie, instant besties and Scorpio sisters, start off the conversation by talking brutally honestly about some of their own faults, and even their friends. They discuss how their delivery may not always be the best, but it may just be a Scorpio thing. They also talk in depth about Kamie’s life post her 5-year relationship, how NOT having a rebound after a breakup is a painful part of growing up, the two forms of cheating, and which of them is truly worse than the other. The truth hurts besties, no matter which way you put it.THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Function of Beauty: FunctionofBeauty.com/ADULTING to take your hair quiz and save 25% on your first order! DaveIf you’re in a pinch and need some extra help, don’t freak out! Download Dave and think of it as a helping hand from Future You! Download the Dave app from the App store right now.Advertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:48 If you’re arguing with a Scorpio03:59 Something that most people don’t know about you08:15 What is your love language?14:15 Getting too sensitive18:13 Changing yourself to make someone love you22:59 Who’s more jealous in your relationships?27:15 Define cheating32:50 Cheating in marriage36:15 “I remember my first boyfriend…”39:01 Ending a 5-year relationship43:40 The hardest part of a breakup46:42 “I don’t have a problem playing the villain…”51:31 What’s something you'll never put up with again?56:34 Taking accountability for what you did wrong59:57 Unrealistic expectations about finding a partner01:03:18 “You’ve just known him for two days!”01:07:52 Do you still believe in love?Connect with Kamie on:InstagramTwitterFacebookTikTokWebsiteRelationsh*t PodcastCatfish: The TV ShowGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/4/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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Winning a Breakup - Playbook

Welcome to another TUESDAY EPISODE!!! A short and sweet episode to get your week started!Today, Violet answers some of your silly questions and then dives into some tips on winning a breakup like the bad b*tch that you are!! From how to leave them dumbfounded when they try to dump you, like an actual step by step playbook, to what to do post breakup.Follow this guide, and they will be running back to you in no time!!! but hopefully by then, you won't even want their stinky a$$ back anyway. ew.Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel so you never miss an episode again!!! and also leave a 5 star review on the podcast app since it really helps :DGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeAdvertise with Almost Adulting at Gumball.fmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/2/202228 minutes, 25 seconds
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He’s Wasting Your Time w/ Patti Stanger

Read it and weep besties. It’s the truth. Stop wasting your time over a boy who just wants you around to boost his ego, to do his bidding, and to make himself more attractive to other women. Boys are just now learning how to live without their mom doing their laundry for them, let alone know a thing about commitment yet. Boys will keep you waiting and play mind games with you, and the LAST thing we’re doing is putting up with it any longer.Today, we welcome Patti Stanger back to Almost Adulting. As a third generation matchmaker, Patti founded the Millionaire's Club in January of 2000 after serving five years as the Director of Marketing/Special Events for Great Expectations, the oldest and largest dating service in the U.S. Given her expertise in matchmaking and Violet’s experience in dating men, the duo talks about the male logic while dating, why successful women have higher standards and don’t consider marriage in their early twenties and why we should always keep a three-man rotation. Violet and Patti also discuss the effects of poor parenting, the real reason why men take advantage of the woman emotionally, and the many complicated aspects of dating while technology is evolving. You’re gonna want your pen and paper out for this, everything you’re about to hear is FACT.THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Hello Fresh Go to http://www.hellofresh.com/adulting16 and use our code: ADULTING16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts.What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:04 We all can’t be Kim Kardashan06:20 Why do we pick who we pick?08:26 If you give a man too much of anything14:52 Dating a boy versus a man18:09 You want to know what their intentions are22:05 If you allow yourself to be used25:51 Is giving an ultimatum a good idea?28:46 You get the ring when you have self respect32:07 Why do we give our hearts too quickly?35:17 Be realistic with your standards40:19 Cheating is not the end, check other options46:30 Love bombers are mostly nacissists49:05 Red flags vs green flags52:44 The effects bad relationships have on kids57:21 How do you handle the high’s and low’s?01:00:32 Why are you wasting time?01:06:37 Being able to do other things01:10:11 Do I have to calm down my intensity to not scare off men?01:13:01 What’s the best advice you’ve received?    Connect with Patti on:InstagramTwitterBooksMillionaire's ClubMatchmaker FragranceGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 28 seconds
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Confessions of A Sugar Baby PT 2

Besties, you are in for a TREAT! PART TWO!!!!Welcome to the CONFESSION CORNER! The Confession Corner is a brand new installment where you guys get to anonymously call ME, and have a chance to be featured on the show! Today we are continuing with part 2 to last week's Confession Corner where we talked all about SUGAR DADDIES. Yep, the good, the bad, and the…wrinkly? Today you will hear me react and dissect your stories from ALL of your sugar daddy escapades. It is about to get WILD and I’m so excited to hear from you guys. Violet also includes a VERY spicy story about a prominent figure in Hollywood who has a thing for considerably younger women…the tea is piping hot this week.Make sure to pay attention to my stories on @VioletBenson and @AlmostAdulting for YOUR next chance to be featured on the Confession Corner! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/26/202227 minutes, 16 seconds
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4 Ways To Self Love

And no, not in the way you're thinking! Since this month is all about relationships, Violet decided to talk about the most important relationship you will ever have - the one with yourself. Today Violet gets super vulnerable and upacks some things of her own, while giving you guys her step by step guide she uses to practice self love. Besties, In order for us to have healthy relationships with others, we have to look inward and mend the relationship with ourselves. And remember, never let a person show you twice that they don’t want you. If they want you in their life, they’ll treat you with kindness and love. If they want you to be part of their journey, they will want to spend their time with you and will always appreciate spending time with you. When they love you for who you are, you will never have to change. You will be loved just as you are, flaws and imperfections included.THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Talkspace: http://www.talkspace.com and use code ADULTING to get $100 off your first month!GET TICKETS FOR VIOLETS LIVE SHOW ON 6/25/22 HERE!https://www.ticketweb.com/event/almost-adulting-hollywood-improv-the-main-room-tickets/12216115?pl=hollyimprovWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:37 Dating the male version of me06:55 Set boundaries for yourself10:19 Be self-aware17:04 Know who you are23:49 Change your perspective35:00 My love letter to youGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/21/202236 minutes, 39 seconds
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Confessions of A Sugar Baby

Besties, you are in for a TREAT!Welcome to CONFESSION CORNER! The Confession Corner will be a bi-monthly installment where you guys get to anonymously call ME, and have a chance to be featured on the show! This is an entirely new concept and something I have been working on for a little bit now that will be released on Tuesdays bi-weekly!For our very first Confession Corner we’re talking all about SUGAR DADDIES. Yep, the good, the bad, and the…wrinkly? Today you will hear me react and dissect your stories from all of your sugar daddy escapades. From getting your butthole licked in a public coffee shop, to the masochist who wanted her to dress up in a Nacho Libre wrestling suit and beat the sh*t out of him - it is about to get WILD and I’m so excited to hear from you guys. Make sure to pay attention to my stories on @VioletBenson and @AlmostAdulting for YOUR next chance to be featured on the Confession Corner! Get tickets to my live podcast recording at the HOLLYWOOD IMPROV - JULY 25!!!!https://www.ticketweb.com/event/almost-adulting-hollywood-improv-the-main-room-tickets/12216115?pl=hollyimprovSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/19/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Hoe Life 2 Wife Life w/ Hannah Berner

They say you can’t turn a hoe into a housewife, but we’d like to think otherwise.At some point in our life, whether we are at the height of our career or living our best single lives, we all want to find that one person we can spend the rest of our life with, right? That one true love we all grew up hoping to find one day. I mean, at the very least, who doesn’t want to be with the best partner and have the best s*x at the drop of a dime?Besties, today we are joined by Hannah Berner! Hannah is the host of two extremely successful podcasts Giggly Squad and Berning In Hell, a standup comedian, reality TV star, and now here with us on Almost Adulting! Today Violet and Hannah waste no time getting into things beginning with Violet calling out Hannah for not inviting her to her wedding! Hannah then goes into detail about her transition from hoe life to wife life, what it’s like dating (then marrying) an older guy, falling in love with someone you least expect to fall in love with, and why you should look for a partner that takes ugly photos of you. The two superstars also talk about the harsh realities of their professions and why checking in with yourself mentally is SO important. This episode is jam packed with hilarious stories and advice so sit back and listen up!THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Function of Beauty: FunctionofBeauty.com/ADULTING to take your hair quiz and save 25% on your first order!Lumi Labs & MicrodoseTo learn more about microdosing THC just do a quick search online or go to Microdose.com and use code: ADULTING to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.GET TICKETS FOR VIOLETS LIVE SHOW ON 6/25/22 HERE!https://www.ticketweb.com/event/almost-adulting-hollywood-improv-the-main-room-tickets/12216115?pl=hollyimprovWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:26 The first time I saw you…04:01 Oh, cults?06:38 Let’s talk about weddings11:05 Would you date an older guy?15:47 What people don’t know about me…19:25 When people hurt other people23:24 What’s your definition of happiness?28:11 When you open up and stop pretending to be someone else30:44 Loving someone you didn’t imagine ending up with34:55 Going to the extremes, being emotionally unavailable39:29 What is the purpose when you post on social media?44:24 What about love that scared you the most?47:38 Compatibility in marriage53:47 This is how the chase starts56:15 Being loved even at your lowest01:02:18 One person can’t be your everything01:06:30 Has your definition of love changed over the years?01:09:48 What I like about his d*ck… 01:11:50 How does it feel to have a life partner?Connect with Hannah on:TikTokTwitterInstagramWebsiteGiggle Squad PodcastBerning In Hell PodcastGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/14/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Vault Archives - R U Emotionally Unavailable w/ Empathy Therapist Figs

WELCOME TO VAULT ARCHIVES EVERY OTHER TUESDAY!! Where I share previous episodes or never before aired episodes from the vault that never made it on the show. Good or bad, you decide!Your toxic relationsh*t may actually have a chance IF you listen to this episodeToday I have Empathy therapist Figs on the podcast where we discuss, Types of empathy, the importance of having empathy for yourself, becoming the one you've been waiting for, our coping mechanisms, what your partner is really feeling but not saying when you fight.We then dive into turning your toxic relationship back into love, attachment styles, being emotionally unavailable, self sabotaging, reaching true intimacy, and why it's so hard letting go of a relationship where the other person has moved on.For more information on licensed therapist Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan, his free quiz, courses, or therapy, VISIT: WWW.EMPATHI.COMThank you for listening besties! To support this podcast make sure to subscribe, write a 5 star review and follow the podcast Youtube channel!! Also check out our sponsors for the week :)Follow me on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues/videosSubscribe to my other show - Hey Besties on Spotify Live every Thursday at 7pm pt - https://spotifylive.link/gVAWrZtn0qbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/12/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 15 seconds
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Define “Relationship” w/ See The Thing Is Podcast

Hey, Besties! It’s the first Thursday of July and this month, we are celebrating relationships! My favorite topic because I am OBVIOUSLY so good at them! So get comfortable because we’re about to get uncomfortable! This entire month we’re discussing love, partnerships, the different types of partnerships, and unpacking all the good, bad, and the ugly that comes with them! But before we get into that, Violet gives a quick life update and tells us about her recent rendezvous to Greece, where she planned on sight seeing and ATVing, but…all she got was c*caine and ket. Better luck next time!See the thing is, we’re ALMOST Adulting. Never said we were all the way there yet! Today, we have Bridget Kelly & Mandii B, hosts of the See, The Thing Is podcast - and with Violet joining the mix, we’ve found the trio you never knew you needed! In this episode we’re covering it ALL. From being the other woman, being the cheater, why or why not we plan on getting married, and even childhood trauma that shaped how we approach relationships in our adult lives. Violet, Bridget, and Mandii start the conversation off hot by diving into the various types of relationships, from the most traditional types, to the polar opposite. With varying opinions on basically everything, this episode is sure to open your mind to some things you definitely have never considered before. The trio also discusses living as modern day women (who’s independent and doesn’t need ANY man - but may want one!) and where men stand when in a relationship with self-sustaining, self-providing, successful career women. We’re starting this month off hot besties, so get ready!THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Lumi Labs & Microdose:Microdose is available nationwide, to learn more about microdosing THC just do a quick search online or go to Microdose.com and use code: ADULTING to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.Dave: If you’re in a pinch and need some extra help, don’t freak out! Download Dave and think of it as a helping hand from Future You! Download the Dave app from the App store right now.Don't forget to tune into Violet on Spotify Live every Thursday at 7PM PST!https://spotify.link/heybestiesWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction03:21 My “amazing” vacation in Greece 12:43 Compartmentalizing relationships13:53 Do you believe in marriage?17:53 Is a healthy polyamorous relationship sustainable?22:39 When you cheated on your partner…27:00 How does it feel like to cheat on someone?28:41 The perfect partner?37:24 As a modern day woman42:19 Is it so strange to have so many friends?46:23 Don’t discount your education completely51:30 Successful women set the bar high52:37 What are the 3 things you look for in someone?56:17 Should you forgive your parents for not being perfect?58:50 Dating a man with children01:05:58 You don’t need to agree but stay respectful01:11:05 You can tell when someone goes to therapy01:13:16 Living with the truth of who you really areConnect with See The Thing Is on:"See, The Thing Is..." PodcastYouTubeInstagramTwitterPatreonGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/7/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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Relationship to RelationSH*T ft. Jessica Baum

Are things ever going TOO well so your brain forces you to mess it up?Trust me, you’re not alone! As part of our human nature, we yearn for genuine love and affection. We tend to gravitate toward relationships that will reinforce our need for affection and validate our feelings. We always search for someone who can be there with us when we feel lost and helpless, and someone who can embrace us even when we feel unworthy of love. Sounds simple enough right? But if all of that is true, why do all of my relationships keep turning into relationsh*ts?! Well today besties, we’re getting some answers. Today, we have Jessica Baum. Jessica is a psychotherapist, author, thought leader, relationship coach, and founder of the Be Self-full® - a company that provides tailored coaching services, helping women empower themselves. Out of the four relationship attachment styles, Violet and Jessica put their focus on the Anxious and Avoidant style and why people who possess these attachment styles are easily drawn to each other. So if you’re wondering why things can be going GREAT only for your brain to shut down and force you to run away, you’re about to find out! Don’t worry, you’re not as messed up as you think you are. The duo also talks about how love bombing, despite its negative connotation online, can be pleasantly genuine, how to set healthy boundaries for you and your relationships, how we actually CAN get addicted to a person, and why we are responsible for our own anxiety. We’re unpacking A LOT today -  but whatever it is you do, do NOT text your ex after this. So hit play and listen up!THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:ApostropheSave $15-off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at https://www.apostrophe.com/pod/ADULTING/ when you use our code: ADULTUNG to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5. Just Break Up PodcastSubscribe to https://www.JustBreakUpPod.com/ for a weekly dose of love and laughs and all the relationship advice you want to hear!What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:09 What’s your attachment  style?06:42 Avoidant and anxious styles both fear intimacy08:14 Anxious-avoidant dance12:52 Genuine love bombing15:22 Partner with someone who could stay calm for you19:39 How can you help a partner with anxious attachment style26:33 Setting boundaries without hurting other people29:17 From really good to really bad relationships real fast30:41 Why do we tend to self-sabotage?33:33 How is the nervous system related to our relationship?35:26 Is it possible to get addicted to someone?38:50 What is a healthy chemistry like? 40:59 Anxious people are responsible for their own anxiety43:19 How do you recognize an unhealthy pattern in your love life?47:45 What does it mean to be “Be Self Full”?50:37 Self full is all about loveConnect with Jessica on:Be Self FullInstagramLinkedInAnxiously Attached BookGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/30/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 7 seconds
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Vault Archives - The Hardest Part About Dating w/ Amy & Jack

WELCOME TO VAULT ARCHIVES EVERY OTHER TUESDAY!! Where I share previous episodes or never before aired episodes from the vault that never made it on the show. Good or bad, you decide!On Today's episode, we close hookup month on the podcast and pride month with my favourite humans who are also part of the LGBTQ+ community, Amy Ordman and Jack Doge.We start the episode with coming out stories before diving right into zodiac signs, the rule of thumb for dating, how to not get affected with being ghosted, our love for toxic people, why we push people away, love at first sight, why you shouldn't change for someone, myths about gays and lesbians, vageens insecurities, seggs seggs seggs, wild stories and butthole pics, and open relationships in the gay community.Thank you for listening besties! To support this podcast make sure to subscribe, write a 5 star review and follow the podcast Youtube channel!! Also check out our sponsors for the week :)Follow me on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues/videosSubscribe to my other show - Hey Besties on Spotify Live every Thursday at 7pm pt - https://spotifylive.link/gVAWrZtn0qbSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/28/202258 minutes, 34 seconds
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I'm Single, You're a Father w/ Alex Papiccio

What’s your craziest hookup story? And don’t leave out the juicy (or gross) details!It’s probably one that involves a first date, dinner, alcohol, and some intimate moments that are either hilariously funny or morbidly disastrous. Whatever your story is, I don’t think it can even come close to the one you’re about to hear today. What about the time your boyfriend cheated on you, only for the girl he cheated with to end up pregnant? Today we’re talking about the things that should definitely be told to a therapist, but are honestly way funnier to tell on this podcast. Today, we have Alex Papiccio! Alex is a social media personality, a comedic soul, a recurring guest, and one of Violet’s dearest friends. With their already developed chemistry, Violet and Alex dive straight into their hilarious hookup stories, Alex’s extremely hot boyfriend how their s*xual activities have significantly changed after living together, tips on how you can score a sugar (or splenda!) daddy, and why women need to stop doing “wifey” duties when they only have the “girlfriend” title. I know that one may have stung a bit, but it’s a reality check that we ALL need to hear sometimes. This episode is jam packed and will have you in tears - happy tears that is! Tune in now, besties! THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:AwayStart your 100-day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases at awaytravel.com/adulting.Hello Fresh Go to http://www.hellofresh.com/adulting16 and use our code: ADULTING16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts.Function of BeautySay goodbye to generic hair care for good today! Go to FunctionOfBeauty.com/ADULTING to get 25% off of your first order.What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:12 “My boyfriend of 5 years cheated on me…”10:28 Have you gotten an STD?12:57 Tips on how to score a Splenda Daddy19:48 Do you still get ready from d*ck appointment?25:21 Setting boundaries for your alone time29:26 Are you scared?31:43 What’s your craziest hookup story?45:12 Do you need sex toys or not?48:26 What’s a pillow princess?53:04 Doing wifey duties when you’re not even the girlfriend59:39 What do you think about female best friends?01:07:00 Work on your best self first Connect with Alex on:InstagramTwitterTikTokGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202256 minutes, 13 seconds
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Confession Corner - Netflix & Disappointment

HERE ARE 3 SIGNS The D Is Smol </3 AND 3 WAYS TO TELL THE D IS HUGE! / This is probably one of the most hilarious episodes yet, no cap.WELCOME TO CONFESSION CORNER BESTIES!!!! Your weekly short bonus episode every Tuesday where I will be featuring YOU GUYS, the listener's, wild stories or questions surrounding the current month's topic. (you can submit stories/questions weekly via a call in number on the podcast instagram that I will be sharing this week! don't miss it)Episode time stamps:0:00-4:32 - I deliver some bad news. Kinda...4:33 - 7:41 - Netflix & disappointment phenomenon - 3 signs the D is small7:42 - 12:09 - Sign #1 (Dry humping test)12:10 - 15:34 - Sign #2 (Too dirty to write it out on here)15:35 - 18:45 - Sign #3 (Godly woman)18:47 - 23:23 - 3 ways to tell if the D is packing (100% backed by research science. Kinda)Thank you for listening besties! To support this podcast make sure to subscribe, write a 5 star review and follow the podcast Youtube channel!! Also check out our sponsors for the week :)Follow me on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissues/videosNew episodes every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday <3See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/21/202225 minutes, 43 seconds
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Vault Archives - Single & Rejected w/ Remi & Alisha Marie

WELCOME TO VAULT ARCHIVES EVERY SUNDAY!! Where I share previous episodes from the vault that never made it on the show. Good or bad, you decide!On this episode (from 2019), Remi Cruz and Alisha Marie join me to discuss being single, feeling rejected, getting cheated on, and how to win a breakup even if you never actually dated.We end this episode on a hilarious note where I share fan's first date horror stories from a pop Ziplock bag to sh*tting yourself in front of your date. lol. It's gonna be a sh*t show! Pun intended.Don't forget to rate and subscribe to this podcast so you never miss an episode again!!! New episode every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday :)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/19/202240 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hollywood's Secret Sex Society w/ Biggest S*x Club Owner Lawner

Let's talk about sex baby! Sex PARTIES, that is…Sex parties, are they a common thing now? Or are they still considered ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ events that are exclusive to a VERY select community? We think we know what these parties are all about from the outside looking in, but you’re about to find out what really goes on behind the scenes. In today's episode Violet gets the inside scoop on Hollywood’s most elite members and what they do to fulfill some of their darkest fantasies. We’re still not sure if money can buy you happiness, but we have confirmed that it definitely can buy you your own 50 Shades of Grey experience.  Today’s guest Damon Lawner is the founder of world renown sex club, Snctm, a private members club hosting erotic black-tie Masquerades, dinners, and classes specializing in fetish & erotic arts. Violet and Damon dive deep into the private world of Snctm events, while also discussing celibacy, masturbation, the art of the orgasm, and how to reach your sexual nirvana. Violet makes sure to get ALL the juicy info you need to know so tune in now!THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Modern Fertility Go to http://www.modernfertility.com/adulting for $20 off your first fertility test. Just Break Up PodcastSubscribe to https://www.JustBreakUpPod.com/ for a weekly dose of love and laughs and all the relationship advice you want to hear!  What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:39 What is Snctm?03:38 First experiences with sex07:23 It’s a created playground to live out everything09:33 Do you find yourself to be very sexual?13:37 A lot of girls don’t orgasm through sex16:20 It’s like Cinderella’s glass slipper19:36 My kids found out about Snctm23:48 Doing some phases of celibacy25:55 “I like the person I’m slowly becoming.”29:40 Connecting with someone and giving your full self35:03 Masturbation and orgasm-drunk36:16 Your first BDSM experience?40:07 Self respect versus self-awareness47:34 We are the worst narrators of our own stories50:11 Rigorous application at Snctm55:24 The wildest parties are happening in…58:33 “I tried m*th the first time I came to the US…”01:00:33 Saying YES and NO to someone’s application01:02:28 Craziest sex stories in the club01:07:35 Sex clubs aren’t really male dominated01:10:07 Oh orgies01:14:46 “Yeah, that’s your experience.”01:18:12 Rope tying demoConnect with Damon on:InstagramSecret GardenGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/16/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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Surprise, I'm Not Perfect

This just in... Violetta Elaia Benson isn't perfect!We all get tired. We all make mistakes. And we all mess up. It’s normal because it is in our nature to not get things right the first try. It’s okay to not be okay when you don’t feel okay. Hello, Besties! Today, I’m sharing an acupuncture session turned therapy session where I was told holding in my emotion is stressing my body out! And speaking of stress, the interview with Bella Thorne came out last week. Before the interview, I had one of the worst days of my life, it made me breakdown afterwards. And I was being hard on myself, which I shouldn’t be doing. So, if you want to know what this is all about and how I was trying to stay alive the whole time, hit that play button! THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:ApostropheSave $15-off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at http://Apostrophe.com/ADULTING when you use our code: ADULTING - to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5.ManscapedGet 20% off and free shipping at https://www.Manscaped.com/ and use the code: ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction03:12 The acupuncture session07:51 What happened two weeks ago?10:55 Before the interview with Bella Thorne18:21 And then the camera stopped recording21:46 Programming your brain when to have a breakdown28:59 Take your mental health walks33:27 Imagine our life as a little play38:40 Setting boundaries and prioritizing yourselfGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/9/202240 minutes, 43 seconds
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B*tch it's Bella Thorne

“Our society makes victims feel like villains.”Final Episode of May’s Mental Health MonthPeople deal with childhood trauma differently just as the horrible experience is different for every person, for every victim. The only consolation that victims have is a support system that is always there for them, that is present with them when their overwhelming feelings arise and when painful memories are triggered. It is in our support group that we can learn to accept what happened, live through it, and move on with life. But what if we don’t have that kind of support group?Today’s guest is actress, model, singer, and songwriter Bella Thorne. Warning: We are discussing sensitive topics and our way of dealing with these issues may not be what people might expect. Nonetheless, we get to listen to how a victim and a survivor of sexual abuse grew up to be a forward-focused person, always working hard to make a name for herself, and is now open about her experiences with dating and relationship struggles.  THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Diet Smoke Go to https://www.dietsmoke.com/ and use promo code: ADULTING for 20% off your entire order. What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:17 Something weird most people don’t know about you?04:53 How did you get into acting so young?10:17 When you’re feeling a little hateful13:05 “She must have an easy life…”17:16 Losing your father at a young age22:37 Coping with a losing a loved one27:43 We don’t get enough support from our system35:54 The long-term effects of sexual abuse41:41 Talking about your trauma 48:40 Crazy things I did with my sister54:37 Non-negotiable when it comes to dating57:23 What's the worst day you've ever been on?   01:08:25 How do you break up with someone?01:10:32 What are you currently working on?Connect with Bella on:InstagramFacebookYouTubeTwitterTikTokThe Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental DisarrayGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 2 seconds
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What I Learned This Week - Toxic Friendships PT.2

WELCOME TO WHAT I LEARNED THIS WEEK - 5 SIGNS YOUR BESTIE IS TOXIC AFA 5 minute bonus episode for my besties that don't do podcasts or have the time! EVERY TUESDAY!!This week I give you 5 MORE signs it's time to let go of your TOXIC friendship. A 5 minute pep talk that will OPEN YOUR EYES about your BESTIE.Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends, and follow our new Almost Adulting youtube channel!!And tune in THIS Thursday, for a very special one hour episode with Bella Thorne.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/31/20225 minutes, 42 seconds
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Life After Cancer w/ FabFitFun CEO Daniel Broukhim

“What does worry do for you?”Episode #5 of May’s Mental Health MonthIt’s heartbreaking to learn that someone you know is battling cancer. But, there is nothing more devastating than finding out that you have it. Things begin to crumble and the future seems bleak. Uncertainties will haunt you and possibilities of the future will only bring sadness, anxiety, and depression. It’s a battle for your life, one that can make you feel like you’re on the losing end.Today’s guest is Co-CEO & Co-Founder of FabFitFun, Daniel Broukhim. Daniel bravely shares his battle against cancer, how he landed in the ER and later found out about his condition, the inner turmoil he had to go through amidst a flourishing business, and the importance of a good support system that helped him throughout his journey. Now, he is nearing his second year of being cancer-free!   Visit https://fabfitfun.com/ and get $10 off your first box and use the code: ADULTINGWhat to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:31 Diagnosed with the big C16:24 “I was too weak to work, at a certain point.”18:22 How do you support a loved one with cancer?24:37 Everyday is a good day in your life28:39 Is taking psychedelics helpful?34:39 How cancer can threaten masculinity38:04 Are men at higher risk of having major depressive disorder?42:13 Consider the mental health of your support system43:58 Did you have deep regrets?45:59 How did you celebrate being cancer-free?Connect with Daniel on:LinkedInInstagramTwitterFabFitFunGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeTHIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:ApostropheSave $15-off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at https://www.apostrophe.com/pod/ADULTING/ when you use our code: ADULTUNG to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5. Modern Fertility Go to http://www.modernfertility.com/adulting for $20 off your first fertility test.Hello Fresh Got to http://www.hellofresh.com/adulting16 and use our code: ADULTING16 for up to 16 free meals and 3 free gifts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/26/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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What I Learned This Week - TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS

WELCOME TO WHAT I LEARNED THIS WEEK - 5 SIGNS YOU'RE IN A TOXIC FRIENDSHIPA 5 minute bonus episode for my besties that don't do podcasts or have the time! EVERY TUESDAY!!This week I give you pt.1 of 5 signs you're definitly in a toxic friendship. A 5 minute pep talk that will OPEN YOUR EYES.... from your big sis, aka me, Violet Benson. :)Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, share with your friends, and follow our new Almost Adulting youtube channel!! And tune in this Thursday, for a very special episode of, Life After Cancer.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/24/20225 minutes, 38 seconds
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Your Man Needs Therapy w/ Traver Boehm

“Emotion knows no time.”Episode #4 of May’s Mental Health MonthMen are emotional creatures too! They can cry, they can feel pain, they can be weak, and they can become vulnerable. BUT society is telling them not to do any of this. Society is telling them to hide their emotions to stay masculine. They are being deprived of the chance to properly process their emotions.Today’s guest is Traver Boehm, the man behind the UNcivilized Men’s Movement and the author behind Today I Rise and Man UNcivilized. Traver shares his reasons for creating the UNcivilized Men’s Movement, why men are used to suppressing their emotions and the damage it causes, and how you can encourage the men in your life to get help when they need it. What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction00:52 What does it mean to be an uncivilized man?06:27 Having intimacy is an emotional nourishment07:53 What is the UNcivilized Men's Movement?10:05 Is that a real fear for men?14:21 The Marlboro Man Paradigm19:21 Men have higher suicide statistics27:45 Men struggle to navigate around their emotions33:32 One of the lies men were told35:14 The category for a ‘nice’ guy 39:08 How can you be there for your male friend?43:34 Allow other people to have their own space45:20 Can you ask your partner to go to therapy?Connect with Traver on:InstagramWebsiteBookThe UNcivilized PodcastGet more content on:@almostadulting on Instagram@violetbenson on Instagram@daddyissues_ on InstagramYouTubeTHIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:AwayStart your 100-day trial and shop the entire Away lineup of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases at awaytravel.com/adulting.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/19/202257 minutes, 39 seconds
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What I Learned This Week - He Ain't The One

WELCOME TO WHAT I LEARNED THIS WEEK - He Ain't The OneA 5 minute bonus episode for my besties that don't do podcasts or have the time! This week I learned the truth about right guy, wrong time. So here's a 5 minute pep talk that will change your LIFE.... from your big sis, aka me, Violet Benson. :)Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast, follow our youtube chanel, and tune in this Thursday, as we cover why men need therapy. See you Thursday besties! <3See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/17/20225 minutes
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Prioritize Ur Healing B*tch PT.2 w/ Mark Groves

"What makes love so valuable is the grief that is accompanied with the possibility of losing it."Episode #3 of May’s Mental Health Month.All right, Besties, it’s time for part 2, and the title says it all – today’s episode is all about healing! Breakups are never easy, but you need to stop chasing someone who doesn’t want you and choose yourself. Choose yourself first. Love yourself first. Mark Groves is back on the podcast today, and he shares his tips for recognizing when someone isn’t right for you, how to spot patterns in your dating life, and how trust can be rebuilt after it’s been broken. Pull out a pen and paper and take some notes - they might just change your life. What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction01:28 This “I wasn’t enough!” lens05:42 Stop chasing someone who isn’t chasing you back06:46 When you feel like you can’t openly share your emotions09:10 How do you know someone is right for you?17:19 Awareness of your patterns when dating23:49 Relational outcomes are separate from our self worth28:19 There is no psychological safety in conflict33:04 Forgiveness is earned, trust is rebuilt39:05 “I should be looking at the pattern with my mother”Connect with Mark on:InstagramTwitterYouTubeCreate the LoveTHIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:ApostropheSave $15-off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at http://Apostrophe.com/ADULTING when you use our code: ADULTING - to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5.Microdose GummiesTo learn more about microdosing THC just go to https://www.microdose.com/ and use code: ADULTING to get free shipping & 30% off your first order.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/12/202255 minutes, 15 seconds
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Prioritize Ur Healing B*tch PT.1 w/ Mark Groves

Episode #2 of May’s Mental Health Month."It's always the people that never loved us that teach us the most about love."If you’ve lost yourself in your last relationship, let me hand you the roadmap to finding yourself again.In today’s episode, Human Connections Specialist, Mark Groves, teaches us all about prioritizing yourself and your healing after a breakup. If you’re not over the last guy that ghosted you, it’s okay because neither am I. The only thing that’s not okay is not loving yourself. I know, it’s easier said than done. But remember, pain might occur in a relationship, but so does healing.THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ApostropheSave $15-off your first visit with an Apostrophe provider at http://Apostrophe.com/ADULTING when you use our code: ADULTING - to get your dermatologist-crafted treatment plan for $5. Microdose GummiesTo learn more about microdosing THC just go to https://www.microdose.com/ and use code: ADULTING to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. Connect with Mark Groves-       Website-       Instagram-       Create the Love PodcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/10/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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I Don’t Want To Be Sad Anymore

In honor of May's #MentalHealthMonth, we open the month with a dear episode of mine where I cover all sides of depression and my own battle with it.On today's episode, I share one of the darkest times of my life. As I choke up and cry, I share my painful story of shame, battling clinical depression 6 years ago, and how I almost didn't think I'd survive. I also discuss the difference between being sad, feeling depressed, and having actual clinical depression.PERSONAL MESSAGE TO MY BESTIES OUT THERE:Please know that you are not alone, you are loved, and I'm so proud of you for getting out of bed today! The pain you are feeling won't last forever... I promise. The sun will rise tomorrow and we will try again. <3If you or anyone you know is battling with depression or having suicidal thoughts, please speak up.HOTLINES:Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)Helpline:1-800-662-4357National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386National Hopeline Network:1-800-442-4673LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564The Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Center - 1-877-727-4747THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:Modern Fertility Go to https://modernfertility.com/adulting for $20 off your fertility test.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/5/202249 minutes, 4 seconds
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I’M A BEAST PT.2 w/ Nicole Behnam

Hey, Besties! Welcome to Part 2 with Nicole Behnam. Now that we’re done talking about CRYPTO, NFT, and the confusing jargon for dummies, let’s move on to how you can excel in a toxic, manipulative workplace and setting boundaries for yourself at work. And let’s not forget how having a good MENTOR can help improve your career. If you get the chance, get one! And then, we also cover the highs and lows of relationships, being okay with showing emotions and expressions of love, why LOVE BOMBING isn’t gonna work, the RED FLAGS of future bad behavior in your partner, and many more love and relationship lessons from two women who’s seen and been in bad and crazy relationships!Follow Nicole on:TwitterInstagramTikTokBeyond the Interview Follow me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/28/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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NFT Crash Course PT.1 w/ Nicole Behnam

And I’m back! Last week I talked about how Daddy Issues was created and how a career shift changed my life. Today, we’re pivoting to something interesting that most rich guys are investing in, CRYPTO currency! I sit down with Nicole Behnam, a Crypto, NFT, and Tech investor and advisor to discuss the very basic fundamentals of NFT and crypto, the jargons that are a bit confusing but totally cool when you learn and understand them, and the ins and outs of moving your money around the space. Yeah, it’s a lot to take in but I promise, you need this in your life. You gotta learn about Web 3 and where to invest your money.  What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:16 How Nicole and I met06:19 NFT: Non-fungible token 13:47 Owning an NFT on a block chain15:02 What is a block chain?25:24 All emotions are valid, all reactions are not35:21 How can you buy an NFT?40:39 Where to invest in crypto?49:45 Let’s talk about Discord54:10 The true believers build during a bare marketFollow Nicole on:TwitterInstagramTikTokBeyond the Interview Follow me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/26/20221 hour, 51 seconds
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How Daddy Issues Was Born

Before anything else, let me put this out here, THIS episode talks about BULLYING in the office space and losing yourself in the process because the BULLIES made you believe that you’re supposed to take it all in.Last week, we talked about how to succeed in life and get THE dream job. Today, we will focus on WHY it’s okay to ditch your dream job when it’s making you miserable and unhappy. I started Daddy Issues because I was bullied and even though this alter ego is a completely different person, she is happy. She conquered her world and she thrived in the social circles she wanted to be a part of. So yes, Bestie! You can do it even if others think you can’t. Believe in what YOU can do!Follow me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/21/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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4 Lessons to Success

Hey Besties! We got another 2-part Solo episode. This time though, we will talk about serious stuff, like life lessons, getting a job, and having a career. Surprise! Surprise!High school didn’t have any notable academic achievements but I did have a degree in Accounting and studied business law undergrad. Why am I talking about this? Well, the LIFE LESSONS I’m going to talk about is to show you how a high school underachiever got an internship with the District Attorney’s office, got a new job position created in an accounting firm, and got to compete with overly qualified men for a promotion. You gotta work that ass, bestie!As my Dad had said to an 11-year-old Violet, “All you will have is your education and your career. So you better think smart and you better start now!”What to Listen For:00:00 Introduction02:40 Sometimes, it’s really nice to feel appreciated03:46 I was invited to a Coachella private party 06:43 This is my theory about short men…08:54 On to more celebrity news12:31 Let me tell you about this British guy16:33 That’s how bad I was in school24:23 Lesson #1: How to get a YES30:16 Lesson #2: When you hear a NO, find a way to get a YES36:39 Lesson #3: How do you perfect an interview?43:06 Lesson #4: How do you get a promotionFollow me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202249 minutes, 47 seconds
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Identity Crisis

After the steamy 2-part episode with Dr. Emily Morse, let’s pivot a little bit and talk about life updates! Let’s talk serious, adulting stuff!So, I start the episode with finally answering why I had to leave behind TOO TIRED TO BE CRAZY for a new podcast name, the personal issues I had to address with my Daddy Issues persona, convo with my mom, and exciting DEALS and PROMOS in the podcast for you guys!Follow me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/7/202254 minutes, 19 seconds
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Life’s Too Short For Bad Sex w/ Emily Morse (PT2)

It's time for PART 2, b*tches! :) We ended Part 1 with how to give your man a good head and the #1 Oral Method to make a girl cum. Now listen up as Emily shows me the best way to find the REAL G-Spot. We end the episode with tips to not c*m too fast, hilarious fan sex stories and how I ended up in the ER after fingering gone wrong.Connect with Dr. Emily Morse:WebsiteInstagramSex with Emily PodcastConnect with me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/31/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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Life’s Too Short For Bad Sex w/ Emily Morse (PT1)

From getting your taco licked to c*mming EVERY time, this week’s episode is SO good, I’m giving you TWO parts. Welcome to part 1 besties :)I begin the episode with Benny Blanco & lil dicky’s party, why it’s not cool to be a mean girl, and how to have a better week with my Better w/ Benson segment.I then have Renowned sex therapist Emily Morse join us to teach you how to cum over and over again, so take out your notepad and get ready to take some notes. We discuss how to, love your body and vageen, get your man to go down on you, tips for giving a wifey blowie, facts vs myths about sex, the #1 ORAL METHOD THAT WILL MAKE YOUR GIRL CUM EVERY TIME, and more!!!TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PT. 2!!! And don’t forget to leave a 5 star review to win $5 this week ONLY!Connect with Dr. Emily Morse:WebsiteInstagramSex with Emily PodcastConnect with me on:InstagramYouTubeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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I Never Said That!? w/ Remi Bader

Women have been struggling with weight shaming and adapting body positivity because of the misconception that there is only one body type that’s perfect. Truth is, women are built differently and we all need to learn how to appreciate the body we have and wear it with utmost confidence! Today, we welcome Remi Bader. Remi went viral in 2020 for posting realistic trys and hauls that I used to watch, and they were hilarious, where she basically showed the reality of buying clothes online when you don't have the same body type as the models on the website. Since taking over TikToK, Remi has made a name for herself in the fashion world, and even just signed with Victoria's Secret Pink as a brand ambassador and size consultant. What to Listen For:00:52 Everyone knows everything02:07 Getting started on TikTok04:51 A good brand with a variety of sizing08:14 Losing weight and getting a backlash11:14 Built big doesn’t mean you always support body positivity17:38 Dealing with hateful comments18:58 How did the Victoria Secret deal happen?23:21 When did you start loving your body?24:43 Confidence in the bedroom and intimate moments27:20 Parents need to learn when not to say anything30:11 Funny guys are easier to talk with31:08 Future plans and projects32:20 Do people get your sense of humor? Connect with Remi Bader:InstagramTikTokConnect with me on:InstagramTwitterFacebookSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/17/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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How To Cum Every Time w/ Emily Morse

Sex therapist / author / friend of the podcast EMILY MORSE returns to answer all of Violet's hard hitting questions LIKE: Do some guys cause UTIs? How do you awaken your vulva? Is not giving oral a deal breaker? Can anyone become a deep-throater? How do you reduce your gag reflex? Should you taste yourself before sex? AND How many orgasms can you have in one sitting??? Check out my amazing sponsors! Honey: Get Honey for free today at www.JoinHoney.com/violet  Better Help: Get 10% off your first month with the discount code "TOOTIRED" - Get started today at www.betterhelp.com/tootired  Candid: Save $76 on Candid’s starter kit at www.candidco.com/violet - and use code VIOLET!   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/23/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life Changing Therapy Advice w/ Lori Gottlieb

The advice I wish I got years ago… This hour will change your perspective baddies, I guarantee it.  Stop getting trapped in your own prisons, learn how to KNOW yourself, KNOW your partner, and make the right changes to start your new life chapter. Author and Therapist, Lori Gottlieb joins me this week with the most life changing adviced we ALL needed to hear. It's time to transform into the NEW YOU.  To learn more about Lori: https://lorigottlieb.com/  Click Here To Text me Your Podcast Question! OR just text me “Question” to my number (310) 510-6643 and I’ll get back to you! This episode is brought to you by this week's sponsors: Uncommon Goods: www.uncommongoods.com/violet?  Find your true zodiac sign and take my quiz! CLICK HERE  Thank you for listening!!! Don't forget to subscribe, give me a 5 star review, and follow the podcast @tootiredtobecrazy on IG :)  See you next Thursday Baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/202153 minutes, 21 seconds
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We're ALL Bad At Dating w/Mark Groves

Ever wonder why you're SO bad at dating? you're not alone. We ALL are and on this episode we reveal why. Joined by human connection specialist, Mark Groves, Violet goes DEEP into the psychology of human behavior and relationships. This week we're going on an in-depth analysis unpacking as to why we do the things we do while in love and while looking for love. Don’t worry, it’s been scientifically proven that love is basically a drug - so remember that stupid thing you did for your awful ex? It wasn’t your fault…you were under the influence! Even Beyonce's been Drunk In Love. Mark also elaborates on the various attachment styles we nurture from young ages and how they carry into our adult lives. Try not to get in your feels too much, and you have to PROMISE you won’t text your ex after this. You’re too tired to be crazy anyway! CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS FROM TODAY'S EP: Billie Razors: It’s just $9 to get your starter kit PLUS FREE shipping at MyBillie.com/tootired Headspace: For a free one month trial go to Headspace.com/tootired European Wax Center: Visit waxcenter.com and book your reservation today — your first wax is free! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/2/202151 minutes, 9 seconds
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Love Languages & One night stands w/ The Stallone Sisters

Find your true zodiac sign and take my quiz! CLICK HERE  Click Here To Text Me Your Podcast Question! OR just text me “Question” to my number (310) 510-6643 and I’ll get back to you! This is part two of my two part episode with the beautiful Stallone Sisters, Sistine and Sophia! We continue talking about who I liiiikkee right now and can’t stop thinking about, we also talk about who Sistine and Sophia are dating, plus a discussion on our zodiac signs, and why it's SO important to know everyone's love language, including your family. Thank you for listening and if you want to support the podcast, this episode was brought to you by Uncommon Goods: www.uncommongoods.com/violet Don't forget to subscribe and follow on @tootiredtobecrazy on IG :) See you next Thursday Baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/25/202153 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dating & Self Sabotage w/The Stallone Sisters

Find your true zodiac sign and take my quiz! CLICK HERE  HEY BADDIES!! This is part one of my two part episode with the beautiful STALLONE Sisters, Sistine and Sophia! We cover all the practical skills for women looking to date, our dads, MY REAL NAME, setting my friends up with my leftovers, zodiac signs, signs if you’re actually into someone or not, and what your erotic blueprint says about you and your partner.  Thank you for listening and if you want to support the podcast, please check out this weeks sponsors! Pill Club: thepillclub.com/violet  Click Here To Text Me Your Podcast Question! OR just text me “Question” to my number (310) 510-6643 and I’ll get back to you! Don't forget to subscribe, leave me a 5 star review and follow @tootiredtobecrazy on IG :)  See you next Thursday Baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/18/202156 minutes, 1 second
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Blow & Intimacy Issues w/Hannah Berner

Click Here To Text Me Your Podcast Question! OR just text me “Question” to my number (310) 510-6643 and I’ll get back to you! Buckle up Baddies, this week we have Hannah Berner LIVE and IN-PERSON Crystals, Psychics, Cats, Intimacy issues, LA coke whores, Dating and Marriage…there’s nothing we can’t touch. Thank you for listening and if you want to support the podcast, please check out this weeks sponsors! Pill Club: thepillclub.com/violet  Credit Karma: creditkarma.com/loanoffers  If you enjoyed this episode, please give me a 5 star review!! :D Don't forget to subscribe and follow the pod on IG @tootiredtobecrazy :)  See you next Thursday Baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/11/202154 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sharing Their Strange Addictions w/ Devon & Sydney Carlson

On this episode, Violet is joined by Devon & Sydney Carlson to discuss relationships, conquering depression, and strange addictions. Be sure to download now to hear how these two sisters went from having sibling rivalry to being BFFs, and of course, naked boyfriends! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/4/20212 hours, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Whiskey Dick is a Myth

Click Here To Text Me Your Craziest Dating Stories! OR just text me “DATING” to my number (310) 510-6643 and I’ll get back to you! Are women really to blame for men's erectile dysfunction? I THINK NOT For this week's episode, Violet is joined by Justin Dubin. Justin is a Urologist, specializing in men's health. During this episode, Violet and Justin dive deep into misconceptions revolving around sex, and some very interesting facts you probably didn't know about UTI's. This very interesting episode would not be complete without a very in-depth conversation about Viagra and Porn Stars. Intrigued? Just listen and all your doubts will be answered!   Thank you for listening BADDIES!!! Don't forget to subscribe and give me 5 stars!! and I'll see you next THURSDAY! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/21/202150 minutes, 1 second
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Are You Emotionally Unavailable? W/ Empathy Therapist Figs

Your toxic relationsh*t may actually have a chance IF you listen to this episode. On this episode we discuss, Types of empathy and having empathy for yourself, becoming the one you've been waiting for, coping mechanisms, what your partner is really feeling but not saying when you fight, and the type of lover that you are, We dive into turning your toxic relationship back into love, the type of love you're attractive, being emotionally unavailable and reaching true intimacy, self sabotaging and why it feels safer to be alone, which attachment style you are based on your childhood trauma, We end with the attachment style you are based on your childhood trauma, why its so hard letting go of a relationship where the other person has moved on and so much more!!! For more information on licensed therapist Fiachra "Figs" O'Sullivan, his free quiz, courses, or therapy, VISIT EMPATHI.COM See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/7/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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From Side Chick To Main Chick w/Patti Stanger

I don’t cook, I don’t clean, but let me tell you how I got this ring! This week Violet is joined by Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger and she has A LOT to say about your dating game. Tired of being the side chick? Well, Patti teaches you how to become the main and only chick in his life. Patti teaches us specific words and tools you can use to secure the ring, the difference in love languages, and EXACTLY when you should know that it's time to MOVE ON. Ladies, stop wasting your time and heed ALL of the advice in this episode, it’s game changing. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/30/202137 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hi, I'm An Emotional Wh0re

Hi, my name is Violet Benson and I'm an Emotional Whore.  Violet's audio diaries are back by popular demand! Do you have a notebook ready? Because, you will WANT to take notes. Today Violet has three diary entries, where she dives deep into a personal story that she's NEVER TOLD BEFORE, how to keep a man, and when you should "hang up the phone" Whether you have been tied up in a toxic relationship, and just coming into the realization. Or you feel you are not being appreciated enough. Just remember YOU are the only person that can dictate who you are, and you should not give anyone the power to do so! SO GET IN CONTROL OF YOU LIFE AND START BEING THE BEST VERSION OF YOU! GET 10% OFF NEW MERCH BY CLICKING LINK BELOW OR TEXTING ME "PODCAST" AT MY NUMBER: 310-510-6643 https://my.community.com/violetbenson?t=podcast SUPPORT THIS PODCAST N SHOP MY MERCH!! Shopdaddyissues.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/23/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sugar Daddies & Low Standards w/ Alex Papiccio

Comedian / Influencer / YouTuber ALEX PAPICCIO shares how to get ALL the sugar without the daddy - dating older vs younger men - ignoring red flags - dumb things guys do on first dates - why liquid courage doesn't always help - and the craziest things we've ever done to impress a guy! Check out my amazing sponsors! Psychic Source: Go to Apple or Google Play and Download the Psychic Source App. Be sure to use Promo Code ‘VIOLET” when you sign up. Or call 1.800.355.9214 and mention promo code VIOLET for your first discount! Better Help: Get 10% off your first month with the discount code "TOOTIRED" - Get started today at www.betterhelp.com/tootired  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/16/202146 minutes, 33 seconds
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Never Lose An Argument Again w/ Chris Voss

In Los Angeles, the dedicated podcaster who investigates these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as Too Tired Too Be Crazy. These are their stories… JK - it’s just our fearless leader Violet. Today the queen is back and joined by former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Chris Voss. Violet learns pretty much EVERYTHING there is to know about winning a negotiation. Turns out everything in life is negotiable, and we're here to teach you how to do it. This episode will give you A LOT of information you didn’t even know you needed. Not only are we beautiful baddies, but we’re smart as sh*t now too!  CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: HBO Max:  hbom.ax/violetbenson  Lelo: Dare to try slow sex with LELO Sila by going to Lelo.to/TooTiredToBeCrazy2  Talkspace: https://www.talkspace.com promo code: VIOLET  See you next Thursday baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/9/202142 minutes, 30 seconds
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I Don't Wanna Be Sad Anymore

 In honor of September's #SuicidePreventionMonth today's episode covers depression because doesn't it sometimes just feel like everyone's depressed??? Well... it's because everyone probably is. On today's episode I share one of the darkest times of my life. As I choke up and cry, I share my painful story of shame, battling with clinical depression 5 years ago and how I almost didn't think I'd survive it. I also discuss the difference between being sad, feeling depressed, and having actual clinical depression. PERSONAL MESSAGE TO MY BADDIES OUT THERE: Please know that you are not alone, you are loved, and I'm so proud of you for getting out of bed today! The pain you are feeling won't last forever... I promise. The sun will rise tomorrow and we will try again. <3 SUPPORT THE POD AND SHOP MY MERCH!!! :D Shopdaddyissues.com If you or anyone you know is battling with depression or having suicidal thoughts, please speak up.  HOTLINES: Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Helpline:1-800-662-4357 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 National Hopeline Network:1-800-442-4673 LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 The Friendship Line: 1-800-971-0016 Los Angeles County Suicide Prevention Center - 1-877-727-4747 THIS WEEK'S PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Pillclub: www.ThePillClub.com/VIOLET for 10$ off plus a donation to women in need Nutrafol: www.Nutrafol.com USE PROMO: TIRED for 15$ off Billie: www.Billie.com/TOOTIRED for half off Bellesa: http://www.Bplus.co/TOOTIRED to check out the Netflix of p*rn for an ad free experience & more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/2/202157 minutes, 31 seconds
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Truth or Hoax n Stalker Ghosts w/ Chris Medina

Are love and success really in the future? Or is it all just a big hoax? Today Violet sits down with the self-proclaimed "Howard Stern of psychics" Chris Medina. They talk about how Chris knew he had a special gift, different types of magic, and stalker ghosts that end up watching you 24/7! CAN WE SAY SPOOKY!?! This episode obviously wouldn't be complete without a reading! Chris gives Violet a reading and there are many surprises in her very near future.... Let's just say that a new love interest is looping around and she must dump her current guy. Whether you're a believer or not there is a little something for everyone in this episode. THIS PODCAST EPISODE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY Fboy Island streaming now on HBO Max!! Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on @tootiredtobecrazy on IG :) See you next Thursday baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/26/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 53 seconds
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I Am Transgender with Corey Rae

On this episode we start with getting to know Corey Rae and her journey as the world’s first transgender prom queen, the movie she’s working on, the one thing you should NEVER ask a transgender person, and horror dating stories before and after transition, Corey then goes into a detailed explanation of her transition from her childhood to her transition physically and emotionally, (including hormone blockers, hormone replacement therapy, body dysphoria, sex therapy, gender dysphoria, surgery, voice and facial feminization, tracheal shave, and more). We end the podcast with all questions you ever wanted to know, from sex, to orgasms, to when she finally felt like herself, being stealth, pronouns, finding herself, and learning how to love yourself inside and out. For more information: http://www.coreyrae.com/ https://itgetsbetter.org/ https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ https://transgenderlawcenter.org/ https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/ https://www.betterhelp.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/13/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Start Manifesting Your Life

Do you have the tissues ready? 'cause it's about to get EMOTIONAL. Today I present to you my three-part Manifestation audio diary. Each section is very close to my heart so listening carefully. Do you feel like you've lost track of your dreams? That your life has become so mundane that it doesn't bring you the joy you once had? If the answer is yes, this episode is made especially for you. During this episode, I talk about how important it is to never lose track of your dreams, how to manifest the life that you want for yourself, and blocking negative energies that other people might put upon you. Never let anything or anyone get in your way because you are beautiful and you are loved. Make sure to remove yourself from situations that instead of adding value, make you question why you're even involved. You are a light in this universe and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise BADDIES! Today's episode was brought to you by my sponsors at HBO MAX, check out their newest show F-boy Island.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/5/20211 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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WHOREible Decisions In Ur 30's w/ WeezyWTF

Sometimes you just have to speak your mind and let it all out... for your passion for cheese and eating out... not necessarily in that order.  Violet is joined by Weezy, the cohost of the controversial and rebellious podcast, Whoreible Decisions. Together they dive into a HILARIOUS conversation from sex to cheese and everything in between.. This power duo will make you laugh, cry, and feel empowered to be in your 30's! They are 30, thriving, and comfortable in their own skin; from having confidence around any man, to their p*ssy lips lol, to being a BOSS A$$ RICH B*TCH! THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: HBO Max: hbom.ax/violetbenson & HBO FBoy Island Thank you for listening BADDIES!!! Don't forget to sbuscribe and give me 5 stars!! and I'll see you next THURSDAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/29/202149 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bad B*tch Bootcamp - Game Changer

CONGRATULATION BADDIES!!! YOU'VE OFFICIALLY GRADUATED FROM DUMB BISH TO BAD BISH!!!! I'M PROUD OF YOU. I start this episode with the first 20 minutes discussing, my booty hole, anal bleaching, I reminisce on how I started Daddyissues, how I was able to turn the lowest point in my life to one of the best, and how I worked through my daddy issues and changed my whole family's dynamic. The other half of the episode is all about BOYZZZZ. I give you the 12 rules to follow after the first date so you don’t self sabotage yourself, how to be a game changer versus a place holder, and what to do when a man takes a step back. Lastly, I close the episode with checking in with your mental health. Be good Baddies and I'll see you next Thursday! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/22/202139 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Your Vagina Normal? with Dr. Nazarian

Today's episode is all about BIG P*SSY LIPS ENERGY!! Including my own since I share 22 pics of my taco with Dr. Nazarian to get her professional opinion on my beef curtains. On this episode, Sheila Nazarian joins me, an award-winning plastic surgeon and one of the top vaginal/ labiaplasty surgeons in Los Angeles, to discuss EVERYTHING VAGINA. We cover every myth and all of your questions; you'd be surprised by some of the answers.We get down and dirty on what is considered a "normal vagina", "outtie" vs "innie", why one labia side hangs lower than the other, bad odor down there, how shaving can cause discoloring, vageen changes after pregnancy/hormonal changes, tucking in your labia, porn star vag, getting wet, discharge, how a larger labia's provides higher sexual sensation and so much more!!!Dr. Nazarian also shares some plastic surgery horror stories, different non-invasive/invasive procedures you should consider, and SPOILER ALERT she says I have a barbie vagina so TIME TO WIFE ME UP BOYS!!!!Follow Dr. Sheila Nazarian at @DrSheilaNazarian on Instagram and check out her site https://nazarianplasticsurgery.comFollow me at @VioletBenson & @Tootiredtobecrazy and don't forget to subscribe!!! New episode every Thursday!! Pls rate and review!!!Full video is uploaded to youtube every Friday on www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/15/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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Too Hot To Handle w/Carly Lawrence

Cockroaches weren't the only thing drawn to Chase on this season of Too Hot To Handle.... Cue in, Carly Lawrence. Netflix star, Carly Lawrence, from Too Hot to Handle season 2, joins Violet on a tell all sit down on EVERYTHING that actually went down on camera and off camera. She spills the tea on being SINGLE(ISH), who she is currently dating (you heard it here FIRST), and whether or not the door is fully closed on Chase.  The girls also discuss body insecurities, overcoming them, intimacy issues, what's next for Carly, and SO much more! THIS IS ONE EPISODE LANA WOULD APPROVE. CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: HumbleCBD: https://www.humblecbd.com  Use code VIOLET to save 25% entire order site wide  Obsessed with Disappeared Podcast Follow Carly on IG @carlylawrence_ and the podcast @Tootiredtobecrazy  Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and leave a 5 star review!!! See you next Thursday BADDIES! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 11 seconds
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Why You're Not Cumming With Emily Morse

Emily Morse is back!!! And we start with, celebrating that I finally had sex!!!, why you're not cumming, why lube is everything, passing gas during sex, what's considered normal fluid in the bedroom, and how I realized I had a yeast infection in the middle of sex.We dig into period sex, hot tub sex, a method for great shower sex, tips for good sex for a smaller pipi, and the #1 ORAL method that gets your girl to cum every time.We end with masturbating, what it's like to date a boss ass bish, open relationships, how to be a good kisser, and nibbling on the ears n neck. Thank you,Violet BensonInstagram: @Daddyissues_ & @VioletbensonTwitter: @Daddyissues__Snapchat: DaddyissuesLAYouTube: VioletBensonFacebook: VioletBensonOfficialSite: DaddyissuesLA.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/1/202144 minutes, 11 seconds
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Emrata, Postpartum, and Buttholes w/ Claire Holt

Rule Number 1: Never stalk your ex’s...unless it’s your friends ex and she needs your FBI skills.  Violet is joined by Australian actress, mom, and overall baddie Claire Holt! Together the two get DEEP (pro tip: never take a Polaroid of your butthole). Claire let’s us into her world elaborating on some of her darkest moments and how she saw the light at the end of the tunnel. We also find out that Emrata has Violet blocked on Instagram for no apparent reason and that Claire isn’t afraid to hold her tongue. This episode is jam PACKED. WARNING: a tissue is recommended for your tears of both sadness AND laughter.  CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: Apartments.com: Need a new pad?! Find your new home at https://apartments.com European Wax Center: Visit waxcenter.com to book your reservation today and check out the new line of products — remember, your first wax is free! Lelo: https://lelo.to/LELOxViolet   Cameo: http://cameo.com HumbleCBD: https://humblecbd.com Apostrophe: https://apostrophe.com/VIOLET Headspace: Go to Headspace.com/tootired for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation! See you next Thursday baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/24/202152 minutes, 27 seconds
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B*TCH MOVE ON

On this episode, Violet gives you 9 steps to get over that fuckboy that's ruining your life and answer some of your questions like, 5 things you don't know about her, being rejected, and how being 'Daddyissues' has actually affected her love life in a negative way.  GURL, If we are not best friends by the end of this episode and you don't feel empowered and deserving of love then bishhh DM ME because, you amazing, you are loved, and you are going to be OKAY.  CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: Apartments.com: Find your new pad at Apartments.com - the best place to find a place!   Honey: Get Honey for FREE at JoinHoney.com/violet  Humble CBD: GET 25% off your first order with promo code VIOLET at HumbleCBD.com and choose any product that meets your needs! PuraVida: Get 20 percent off your Pura Vida order when you text TIRED to 3-8-8-1-7 Don't forget to rate and subscribe!!! New episode every Thursday! Thank you for listening and see you next week!         See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/17/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Life of a Porn Star w/ Pressure The Entertainer

BBC's, Double Penetration, feet fetish, and Creampies! Just normal conversation topic over here.  This week Violet is joined by adult film star Pressure! Together the two unpack ALL there is to know about the adult film industry from a black straight males perspective. They also discuss MANY different types of kinks, tips for you in bed, AND the perfect trick you may need to give head just a little bit better! P.S. If you need threesome advice, LISTEN NOW!  FIND MORE OF PRESSURE HERE:  Twitter @Pressuretheent1 www.onlyfans.com/wewantpressure www.onlyfans.com/freepressure CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: European Wax Center: Visit https://waxcenter.com to book your reservation today and check out the new line of products — remember, your first wax is free! Honey: Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/VIOLET Lelo: https://lelo.to/VIOLET  Apartments.com: https://apartments.com  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/10/202147 minutes, 58 seconds
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CONFIRMED: Still Toxic w/ Harry Jowsey

And just like that…trouble in paradise! AGAIN. Are we shocked? Violet is joined by superstar Harry Jowsey and therapy is in SESSION! Violet gives us a NEVER before seen side of the heartthrob! In this week's episode Harry opens up and lets us into his entire life, FAR beyond Tik Tok. From rural Australia to internet stardom, Harry has had an INTENSE 24 years of life.  Of course, Violet gets to the juicy stuff where we hear HIS side of the drama regarding America’s favorite couple. Will Harry and Francesca reconcile for the 800th time? Will Harry break the internet with a new girlfriend? Will Harry have the highest viewed TED talk of all time thanks to Violet unpacking his trauma? Find out on this week's episode, coming to a For You Page near you! CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: HumbleCBD: https://www.humblecbd.com  Apostrophe: https://apostrophe.com/VIOLET  Apartments.com: Need a new pad?! Find your new home at https://apartments.com  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/3/202155 minutes, 55 seconds
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Are We Still Toxic? W/ Francesca Farago

Left my ex bish cuz’ HE toxic… This week Violet is joined by her beautiful bestie Francesca Farago! Together the two are tanned from their recent vacation to Mexico and ready to spill some MAJOR TEA. The girls take us on a minute by minute journey of their entire trip that is SO in-depth that you’re gonna feel like you were wasted (or on shrooms like Violet) on the beach with them.  Francesca fills us in on ALL the deets about her infamous relationship with Harry Jowsey, her relationship status, and gives us the exclusive and most recent update that you have NOT heard anywhere else.  Violet also tells us about her vacation-bae and how you truly can find love in the most hopeless places…like at a restaurant in Tulum while you’re already ten tequila shots deep. Even though he devolves into hopeless-bae and forgets she exists the very next day…but hey! It wouldn’t be a true vacation romance without some pain, right? CHECK OUT OUR SPONSORS: Green Chef: www.greenchef.com/90tootired and use code 90 too tired t o get $90 off including free shipping! Magic Spoon: http://www.magicspoon.com/VIOLET   HumbleCBD: https://www.humblecbd.com  Talkspace: https://www.talkspace.com promo code: VIOLET  Apartments.com: Need a new pad?! Find your new home at https://apartments.com  The Pill Club: https://www.thepillclub.com/VIOLET  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/27/202156 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Streets Are Calling w/ Alex Papiccio

If you’re wondering if you’ll ever retire from the streets, have no fear! Alex is here! This week Violet is joined by not only a fan favorite, but one of her dearest friends, Alex Papiccio. Together these two are a HOT MESS. No seriously, things are getting chaotic. Alex gives us a major life update by announcing that she has OFFICIALLY retired from the streets. But don’t worry, she’s recounting ALL of her h*e memories, to ensure us that we’re not alone. With Violet and Alex, NO topic is off limits. From taboo fetishes, to spitting in mouths, to f*cking at Disney World - these two don’t miss a beat. We also get some hot role playing tips, a step-by-step tutorial on how to bleach your butthole, and even a brief health class discussing STI’s. This is gonna be an earful, but in the VERY best way.  CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: Apartments.com: Need a new pad?! Find your new home at https://apartments.com European Wax Center: Visit waxcenter.com to book your reservation today and check out the new line of products — remember, your first wax is free! Honey: Get Honey for FREE at https://www.joinhoney.com/VIOLET Lelo: https://lelo.to/Violet-May  See you next Thursday baddies! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/20/202149 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dumb B*tch Bootcamp 2

Welcome to the Dumb B*tch Bootcamp series!!! EPISODE 2 On today's episode, we cover why it's important to be selfish from dating to work, becoming more confident and staying that way, forgiving yourself for your past and the old you, and letting go of "the right guy wrong time" mind set. Don't forget to subscribe and write a review and I will see you next Thursday b*tches! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/14/202130 minutes, 37 seconds
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CANCEL ME I DARE YOU w/Heather McDonald

So you’re considering leaving your entire life behind, packing all your stuff, and moving to LA to become the next Tana Mongeau…well you MAY want to reconsider. It’s not as easy as it seems. This week Violet is accompanied by pop culture connoisseur, Heather McDonald. Heather is famously known as an actress, comedian, author, and host of hit podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald. Together the two unpack ALL things problematic within Hollywood. Nepotism? Grooming? Creepy managers? Cancel Culture? Violet and Heather have stories for DAYS. Tune in as the two SPILL the ins and outs of the entertainment business and even expose some of your favorite childhood memories. Sorry, but it needed to be done. Throw on your oversized Mary Kate & Ashley sunglasses and turn the volume up, we’re going to Hollywood. CHECK OUT MY SPONSORS: Apartments.com: Need a new pad?! Find your new home at https://apartments.com European Wax Center: Visit waxcenter.com to book your reservation today and check out the new line of products — remember, your first wax is free! Lelo: Explore your desires without shame with LELO Enigma. https://lelo.to/EnigmaxViolet See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/6/202142 minutes, 59 seconds
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Everyone's Annoying w/Nick Viall

On this episode sexy bachelor, Nick Viall joins me and gives us stellar dating advice from a man's perspective that we're all dying to know but are to afraid to ask!! from how to tell if he even likes you or is just using you, getting what you want in the relationship, finding the one, love bombing, getting over a breakup, and so much more! We also discuss The Bachelor Matt James, me sliding into Bachelor contestants dm's and getting rejected, to his turn on and offs in bed and other sex stuff :D Nick literally changed my whole perspective on dating after this episode!! Follow Nick on IG @NickViall and check out his podcast Viall Files every Monday! Don't forget to subscribe and follow @tootiredtobecrazy on IG! see you next Thursday baddies!! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/29/202154 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sex Stories, Older Men, & STD's w/ Hannah Berner

My guest this week is a standup comedian, cast member on Summer House on Bravo AND host of her podcast Berning in Hell, Hannah Berner! We kickoff the episode by talking about d*ck. Curved d*ck to be exact. She shares her experience with different d*ck sizes and why bigger isn't ALWAYS better! We discuss what marriage d*ck means, my wide set vageen, the one lie every man has told you that you fell for, and tips on dating an athlete. We then get into scorpios and Leos, why older men are the move, signs you’re about to get ghosted by the nice f*ckboy, how to have that X factor that will get all the boys coming back. We end the podcast with normalizing STD’s and Hannah shares a bunch of embarrassing drunken sex stories with the class like the time she farted on a man while he was eating her out… and that’s not all! Tune in and don’t forget to leave a review when you’re done. <3 Follow Hannah on IG at @BeingBernz and check out her Berning In Hell podcast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/22/20211 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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I Can't Be Gay! With shannon beveridge

On this episode I have Shannon come on and discuss everything LGBT from coming out, accepting herself, dating boys, when she realized she was gay, dealing with hate, We also confront myths and misconceptions about lesbians, we discuss sex from scissoring to anal to toys, battling depression, and being an ally for the LGBT communityFollow Shannon at @NowThisIsLiving on Instagram, Youtube and TwitterFollow me at @violetbenson & @Tootiredtobecrazy and don't forget to subscribe!! Watch this episode on my youtube channel athttp://www.youtube.com/c/daddyissuesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 12 seconds
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Love, Sex, Boys & Feelings w/ Kiana Ledé

“I know that you're superwoman but even superwoman is only one person. You need people sometimes… and that’s okay." On this episode, the talented Kiana Ledé joins me to discuss our zodiac signs, growing up mixed, her music and what inspires her, losing our virginity, sex, second chances, the harm in dating potential. We also address, what we look for in a man, masturbating, feelings, boys, payback on a cheating ex, and our first time opening up on our experience with sexual assault. We then get into love, how your thoughts become reality, learning to love yourself and changing your perspective on dating, boundaries, and how to get what you want. We end the podcast with a discussion about mental health, Kiana's battle with bipolar disorder, her recent depressive suicidal episode, and how she got better. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Check out Kiana's album Kiki and follow her on Instagram at @Kianalede Don't forget to subscribe and @TooTiredToBeCrazy on Instagram and I'll see you next Thursday!! <3 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/8/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dumb B*tch Bootcamp - Change Your Perspective

Today I present to you the dumb b*itch bootcamp part 1!!! I used to be the ceo of dumb bish club, but I've changed and now Im here to teach you how to go from dumb bish to boss bish. On today's solo episode, I cover, a fan's sex story, tb to me getting fingered and ending up in the hospital, girls with nipple piercings are superior, and being a dumb bish no more. We also cover, why you're dating the same men, changing your perspective, becoming the leading role in your movie, start acting like a prize, why he's not choosing you, and getting your power back. I end with a powerful message and hope that by the end of this, you're one step closer to a boss bish. Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast. :) New Episode every Thursday! follow us on IG at @TooTiredToBeCrazy and write your dating questions/sex stories on the podcast app reviews for a chance to be featured!!! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/1/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reasons We Date Toxic Ppl W/Demi Burnett

Demi Burnett from The Bachelor Franchise joins me on this episode as we talk about everything from toxic relationships to childhood trauma to our love for masturbating! you're not gonna wanna miss this one! Timestamps: 0:00 - 25:00 - We discuss Demi’s breakup, our relationship fears, toxic relationships - our addiction to high n lows, why we stay, what draws us, our dating pattern, how to let go, and steps to loving yourself again. 25:00 - 47:43 - Demi opens up about her complicated relationship with her mother from physical abuse, neglect, her mother being incarcerated, and forgiving an absent parent for not being there. 47:43 - 1:11:31 - We end the podcast like two drunk girls in the club bathroom n gush how much we love each other, our love for masturbating, tips on cumming during sex, Demi’s love for getting eaten out, and advice on how to love your vageen. Follow @Tootiredtobecrazy on Instagram and don't forget to subscribe! See you next Thursday! <3 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/18/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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Get In Bed With Hasan Piker

On this episode I have woke 6'4 bae, Hasan Piker open up on how he lost 80 pounds, found courage to talk to girls, overcame his insecurities, found love, and dated a porn star.We then discuss Leo traits, what men want, whether guys care about a girl's labia, sex, eating ass, open relationships, f*ck buddies, and toys, We end the podcast with fear of rejection, being vulnerable, coming off overbearing, and the struggle to find love with you don't love yourself. Follow Hasan at @HasanDPiker on Instagram & HasanAbi on TwitchFollow me at @violetbenson & @Tootiredtobecrazy and don't forget to subscribe!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/12/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 33 seconds
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THAT b*tch w/ Christine Quinn

This week I have Christine Quinn, the star of Netflix’s hottest show, Selling Sunset and you better listen up because she spills all the show’s tea, dick sizes, tricks for bagging a millionaire plus being cheated on?? We also get into the wedding drama you've been DYING to hear about, Christine’s issues with Chrishell, being blocked on socials, the real reason why her dad didn’t walk her down the aisle and why she doesn't like to watch her wedding on the show! I loved chatting with Christine, she may be everyone’s favorite Selling Sunset villain but in the real world she’s a total boss bish! Be sure to subscribe, rate and review for new episodes every Thursday my loves!! Follow @TheChristineQuinn and @TooTiredToBeCrazy on Instagram. Thanks to our sponsors: Adam & Eve: Use code Violet50 at checkout!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Give Love Without Fear w/Jojo

Today's guest is the beautiful and talented singer, JoJo!! We start the episode with the weirdest thing sbout us, my hookup with a girl this weekend, and her 3some experience, She relays an important message about the ugly side of the music industry that involves 'grooming' young girls and the importance of knowing the boundaries of consent. She then addresses why she cheated on her ex, the damage of cheating, why we cheat, and forgiving yourself. We end the podcast with, why the hell we sometimes feel the need to bring up our EXES in CURRENT relationships, why we self sabotage, and the benefits of wellness, therapy and self-care. Check out Jojo's newest album "Good To Know" and follow her on Instagram @iamjojo Don't forget to subscribe and leave me a review with your dating questions!! and I'll see you next Thursday! Resources: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 1-800-662-4357 See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/25/202157 minutes, 16 seconds
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Only Fans w/ Lena The Plug

She's just this ferocious slut that masturbates all the time or so you think.... She's actually so much more. Lena The Plug joins me as we discuss how she got into porn, being both a youtuber and a pornstar, f*cking her boyfriend on camera, origination of the name Lena The Plug, crazy fan stories, her childhood and growing up in a strict Armenian household. We the move into how she lost her virginity, the first time she watched porn, loving her body, the porn industry, her sexuality, what she looks for in a girl, and the difference between Only Fans, Patreon, Live cam sites, and Premium Snapchat, and which one she’s on. We end the podcast with sex, sex, sex and more sex from loving anal, toys, size really does matter, what makes her cum, eating a girl out, eating ass, threesomes, queefing, common myths about pornstars, having a roast beef p*ssy and even getting gonorrhea. Love Wellness: Find Do It All Wipes at lovewellness.com/violet and get 20% off your order with promo code violet Manscaped: Get 20% off plus free shipping with the code VIOLET at Manscaped.com Follow Lena Nersesian at @LenaThePlug on Instagram and youtube. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/18/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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Living The American Dream w/Kristina Schulman

On today's episode I first discuss the power of manifesting and how I manifested my current life. I then have Kristina Schulman on, as she opens up about her childhood as an orphan in Russia and being adopted by an American family that took her in and moved her to the US. You will laugh, you will cry, this will be one inspiring episode. Follow Kristina on Instagram at @kristinaschulman and the podcast @tootiredtobecrazy See you next Thursday BADDIES!!! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/12/20211 hour, 15 seconds
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Being A Mother Changed Me With Milla Jovovich

"It was like giving birth and having an abortion at the same time" Mila says during the interview. We first start the episode with speaking Russian, her current obsession, DIY home tips, the reality and struggles of being pregnant, and her marriage including breaking up for almost two years.We dive into growing up with an abusive alcoholic father, being an immigrant, the moment she had to grow up, keeping the romance alive by having sex in the closet and laundry room, how being a mother changed her, having an emergency abortion while 4 1/2 months pregnant, the worst depression of her life, and how she survived it.We end the podcast on a lighter note with playing a baby shower game, what weapons she hides next to her bed, her current film Paradise Hills that's out in theaters now, and Monster Hunter that comes out in 2020. Follow Milla at MillaJovovich on Instagram and watch out for her new movie, Monster Hunter in theaters next year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/4/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
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Taking Control of Your Destiny With Adelaide Kane

I sit with this Aussie bombshell and we discuss everything from partying to how she started to what inspires her to when drinking becomes a problem and why she stopped to all the way to her regrets with her last relationship.Adelaide opens up for the first time about why her last relationship ended, her regrets, and her current love life as we cry and laugh through this episode. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/28/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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We Never Had Sex with Logan Paul

On this episode with Logan Paul, we discuss that time I tried to bang him, Logan's type, Japan, depression, James Charles, cancel culture, and my embarrassing drunk texts. We then get into a more serious discussion like the first time Logan touched a wiener, our most embarrassing sex stories, and what everyone's been dying to know...  who's d*ck is bigger - LOGAN or JAKE?!?! Which team are YOU on!?! Length or girth?We end the podcast with final thoughts on sending nudes, f*cking on the first date, going through your partner's phone and what it means when he watches your IG story but doesn't call (spoiler alert: It don't mean sh*t).Follow Logan at @loganpaul and check out his podcast, Impulsive!Follow me at @violetbenson & @Tootiredtobecrazy and don't forget to subscribe!! New episode every Thursday!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/21/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sex, Daddy Issues & Fetishes w/Sofia Franklyn

On this episode, Sofia Frankly, host of Sofia With An F podcast joins me as one of the most requested guests! We cover reverse cow girl, and a "how to" guide to cum when on top and in the "cat" position. We get into the do's and dont's of dating apps, our daddy issues, thoughts on f*cking on the first date, fetishes, and the gluck gluck 9000. We end the episode with tips on eating the p$ssy, Jay Alvarez, bleaching our butth0le, biggest boner killer, and friendship breakups! Make sure to catch me on Sofia's podcast "Sofia With An F"! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!!  Need a gift idea? Check out my great sponsors! BetterHelp: Go to BetterHelp.com/tootired to get 10% off your first month with the discount code TOOTIRED Honey: Get Honey for free at JoinHoney.com/violet  StoryWorth: Get started right away with no shipping required by going to StoryWorth.com/violet to get $10 off your first purchase! WooMorePlay: Head over to WOO More Play and use code VIOLET for 20 % OFF your order of WOO Vibez today. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Are you dating a F*ckboy?

Welcome to the first episode of Too Tired To Be Crazy - a hilarious podcast brought to you by me, Violet Benson (creator of @daddyissues_ )!!Today we're talking about my insane dating life and even crazier mind. So grab a bottle of wine and some tissues because you're about to get on an emotional rollercoaster called "He's wasting your time 2019". On this episode, we discuss our own f*ckboy experience, answer your questions, and give advice on how to end a toxic cycle and love yourself.Don't forget to subscribe and tell a friend!!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/7/202132 minutes, 26 seconds