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Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Marriage Is A Roller Coaster

I feel like I am living a roller-coaster life, and am confused on where to go.  Read...
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: My Boyfriend Keeps Commenting On My Body

My boyfriend is normally funny and sweet...However, sometimes, when we are just chilling and cuddling, he will make comments about my body that seem to come out of nowhere. Read...
Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: Am I In An Emotionally Abusive Marriage?

I have no family or friends that I can go to... I don't drive, and financially I rely on him for everything. Am I in an emotionally abusive marriage?

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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The love you have for your husband is not enough in the face of abuse. And make no mistake, you are in an abusive relationship. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Can’t Cope With My Emotionally Abusive Husband 

From a 25 point list, "These are the signs you're in an emotionally abusive relationship," he even agreed he was doing like 22 of them.

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Am I the problem in our relationship? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I The Problem In Our Relationship?

He kept that a secret for me for so long, how do I know he won't do it again!?? Please help! Am I the problem in our relationship?

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So, let’s clear something up right now: You have a right to feel your feelings. Full stop.

Feel Your Feelings And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

Feelings are important. I don’t mean this in a trite, self-help sort of way. I mean, you have a right to your feelings. Full stop.

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Many believe that validating a child’s feelings, always, leads to whiny, clingy, entitled children. That just isn’t the case.

Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

Validating a child isn't telling them what's worth or not worth crying over. We don't get to judge our kids for having a different perspective.

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