About Erica Djossa
Erica Djossa is the founder of The Love Compass and a psychotherapist who specializes in relationships. She has a Master’s degree in counselling psychology and has spent most of her lifetime observing and learning about various relationship dynamics. Erica’s aim through her blog, speaking engagements, media involvement and professional services, is to educate and equip. Her goal it to help people navigate their way to love and she dreams that one day her approach and message will contribute to a healthier culture shift.
Erica is happily married and currently works full time in private practice. She is the writer/editor for Dr.Wendy Walsh and is very involved in her community. If you have any questions or inquiries please email Erica (at) the-love-compass (dot) com.
I had originally started writing blog posts out of my passion for relationships. The more I began to dive into writing and interacting with my readers, the more I began to realize the amount of people who are struggling to navigate relationships. We live in an age where sex is in high supply and people are consuming relationships like they are Big Macs. Much like fast food, we make the decision to enter relationships impulsively; we binge on something we know we shouldn’t and we begin to crave these patterns that are not good for us. Junk food sex and relationships are running rampant in our culture and the result is malnourished relationships.
Science and technology have revolutionized our generation. We now have an
understanding of the nutritious value of food, what is good to consume and what can potentially cause disease later in life. We carry around access to the entire world in our pockets and interact on a global scale.
How the heck are we still aimlessly wandering in and out of relationships?
Everyday I become more aware that the majority of our culture has very little relationship literacy. There is a common lack of understanding when it comes to how relationships work and how our dating choices will affect the long-term outcome of our relationships. This realization is the reason I have created The Love Compass.
Over the past decade, psychologists and other social scientists have uncovered some groundbreaking research that has a major impact on how we understand attachment and romantic relationships. My goal is to translate psychological gibberish into English and use these principles to help point you in the right direction.
I had initially started the blog under my name, but 6 months in, I changed it to The Love Compass because I get the sense that this is so much bigger than just me: this is a problem that our entire generation is facing. I am proposing we revolt against the system. It is time to do things differently. In the same way science brought awareness to the quality of the food we consume, resulting in a healthy eating movement, I too want to begin a shift towards the consumption of healthy relationships. Many of us are obese in the area of sex and serial relationships, but our hearts remained malnourished.
Navigating your way to a lasting connection can be so much easier and more productive—all you need a compass.
Lastly, I just want to say thank you so much to all my readers and supporters. There is nothing more rewarding then being able to join you on your journey to finding love. To stay up to date with the revolt and to join me on my journey, you can subscribe to blog. In order to be effective, a revolt needs numbers, so please share The Love Compass with your friends who could use some help navigating their way to love.
If you have a question, a story, or a topic that you think needs to be featured on the blog to help more people find their way, email me at Erica (at) the-love-compass (dot) com. I want to ensure my posts are real and relevant to the everyday roadblocks you experience.
When introducing examples and telling stories on TLC I use a character named Leigh. Leigh represent a mixture of my personal experiences, along with overall themes that I have observed people go through in relationships. If you are reading and feel that an example sounds like you, it is not your example/submission, it is a mixture of several stories and themes from several people. Experiences, examples and stories are included to help us understand and relate with the material. Any advice you receive via email or web content should not be seen as a replacement for psychotherapy. All content is for education and entertainment only.