honesty

The Truth About Deception: Why Your Relationship Needs Lying To Survive

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Honesty is supposed to be the cornerstone of a healthy relationship, and lying, an automatic dealbreaker. But should it be?

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Being A Voice For My Daughter's Autism 

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

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What's Not Said: “I’m Jealous of You.” 

Jealousy can live right under the surface, even amongst friends.

How much energy does it take to be jealous? Hint: Way too much.

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Telling Small Lies Can Turn You Into A Pathological Liar 

“The more we lie, the less likely we are to have an emotional response that accompanies it."

Small lies are so easy. We use them to avoid pain, dodge conflict, save time. But all these small, seemingly harmless “white” lies are leading to a bigger problem. New research, out of the University College London, shows telling little lies desensitizes our brain to dishonesty.

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Six Small Lies That Ruin Relationships 

Glossing over how you feel is potentially disastrous.

n case you missed the memo, little white lies = BAD, BAD, BAD, people! And that, reader friends, is not great for your relationships.

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Your Disinterest In Things Doesn't Make You Cool Or Mature

Don't be Krabby. Image: Ian Anderson

Those who would find themselves genuinely excited about simple, fun things are often written off as losers with nothing better to do, while the jaded pat themselves on the back for how mature and intelligent they so obviously are. However, the longer you look at it, the more you begin to notice that it’s quite the opposite.

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3 Reasons I Refuse To Hide My Feelings From My Daughters

At 12 and 10 years old, my girls are still in the age range where society tells me that I should be presenting a polished version of myself to them. Image: Thinkstock.

The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean that I hold my daughters to the same level of emotional accountability as my husband or my best friend? Nope, but for it damn sure doesn’t mean that I morph into some feeling-less version of myself because I’m a mother, either.

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Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Compulsive Confessor, Author

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Why It's Time To End The Dating "Slow Fade"

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Being ghosted sucks. Can we all just be a little bolder when we're not feeling it with someone?

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