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How Social Media Made My Holiday Season Depression So Much Worse

I soon realized that admiring everyone’s seemingly perfect life was making me spiral into a pit of holiday season depression and I couldn't climb out.

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Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Resent My Family

I resent my family. My dad got seriously chronically ill, and everything changed. My siblings basically have done nothing to help.

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Five Ways We Can Stand In Our Power

This isn’t an essay about how “woke” I am — instead, it’s a journey of reclamation and standing in my power, which started with my getting sober.

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Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: How Can I Set Boundaries With My Online Friend?

Why do we have a hard time with boundaries? Many of us, especially women, were raised to be people-pleasers and caregivers.

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8 Changes You Should Never Make For A Partner (And How To Know If You Are)

For example, when you start cutting friends out because of your partner, it's a sure-fire indicator that something isn't right here

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Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Sister's Boyfriend Is Coming Between Us

That night, my sister's boyfriend sent me a text message saying “sweet dreams.”

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I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.

Ask Erin: Am I Overreacting?

I'm getting really annoyed, but I don't know if I'm overreacting, just being a jealous child.

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Breaking Up With My Narcissistic Father

This self-absorbed womanizer is my narcissistic father. And many of us have them.

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