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Ask Erin: I Think The Guy I'm Dating Raped Me

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I think the guy I'm dating raped me. He calls it rough sex but I'm not so sure. It hurts, and I get bruises, but he says that it's normal.
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Ask Erin: My Husband Is In Recovery, But I Can't Move Forward

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I'm proud he's in recovery and that my kids now have a sober dad. But I'm so hurt at everything that has lead up to now. I don't know how to move past this.
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Ask Erin: I'm Addicted To My Boyfriend 

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I think I have an addiction to my boyfriend. I don’t know what happened to me. I m not at all able to live without seeing him or being without him.
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Ask Erin: I Don't Like My Friends

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I’ve come to the uncomfortable realization that I no longer feel like spending any time with my friends. Any of them. 
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Ask Erin: I Can't Handle The Sexual Dynamics Of My Relationship

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Why can’t I be happy with someone who cares about me even if the sex isn’t what I’d like? Or is this the relationship dynamic? 
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Ask Erin: I'm Going Through A Breakup With An STD Diagnosis

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Two days after my diagnosis, she broke things off with me. Then she ghosted me  — basically ignored me and told me to figure my life out by myself. Now I had a serious emotional setback along with an incurable STD. 
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Ask Erin: I'm Scared About Coming Out As Transgender Later In Life

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I am transgender — MtF — and 59 years old.. Even if I have all the necessary procedures and surgeries, will I be accepted into the club as a woman?

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

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

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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Ask Erin: My Fiancé Feels Like A Roommate 

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I feel like he is a roommate. It's not that we don't kiss or have sweet moments, but it's not enough.

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Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Anger Issues

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

For me, getting angry is really easy, and to get out of anger is really difficult. This has brought me problems with all the people around me.

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