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I’m A 39-Year-Old Who Wants Stuffed Animals — And I'm Not Ashamed 

I don’t typically lie to a date (or in general), but I was ashamed of my desire for wanting stuffed animals as an adult in my late thirties. Read...
Kat Savino    |   06.25.19   |   SHARE
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Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Anger Issues

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. Read...
Erin Khar   |   06.19.19   |   SHARE
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It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable.

My Complex Trauma Is The First Thing To Greet Me Each Morning

It’s not just that I’m “not a morning person.” Mornings hurt and I experience complex trauma. They make me feel fragile and vulnerable. Read...
Kate Suddes    |   10.8.18   |   SHARE
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That feeling isn't your fault. It's the direct result of a process known as trauma bonding, and understanding this is a crucial step toward setting yourself free.

What Is Trauma Bonding?

The more you are aware of the process of trauma bonding, the more quickly you can identify and avoid falling into a narcissist's trap. Read...
Joanne Brothwell of Your Tango    |   10.5.18   |   SHARE
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A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well.

You Never Know When Sorrow May Strike

A reminder that you just never know what sorrow a child’s terrible attitude might be masking. A reminder that probably applies to adults as well. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
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Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.12.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: Should I Accept My Friend's Apology For Sexually Assaulting Me?

I don't know if I should continue the friendship and accept my friend's apology for sexually assaulting me. I am still getting flashbacks and Read...
Erin Khar   |   06.13.18   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Cleaning My Closet Taught Me 3 Things About Fat Girl Scarcity

Fat Girl Scarcity — the sense that we are not enough or that we don’t have enough — permeates the life of a person in a marginalized body. Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   06.7.18   |   SHARE
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