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6 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships With “Caretaking” Behavior

When we adopt the “caretaker” role, we minimize our partner’s contributions and exaggerate our own, which creates an unbalanced dynamic that prevents Read...
Sex + Love
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Take The Cake: Stop Shaming Indirect Communication

I’ve been ashamed of my indirect communication style for a really long time. Recently I realized that I was done feeling shame for the way I navigate Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   11.8.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
I was actually keeping the promise I’d made to myself and sticking to all the self-help advice I’d read.

 I Finally Took Self-Help Advice And It Actually Worked!

I was actually keeping the promise I’d made to myself and sticking to all the self-help advice I’d read. THAT WAS A FIRST! Read...
Alexi Wasser    |   10.15.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: I'm Afraid I Am Frigid

I'm afraid that I am frigid. I spent a decade making excuses and convincing myself that things with the next guy would be better. Read...
Erin Khar   |   09.26.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: I'm Exhausted By My Daughter's Depression

I am at my limits of coping with my daughter’s depression. She is depressed and suffers from high anxiety. It is taking its toll. Read...
Erin Khar   |   09.19.18   |   SHARE
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I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid.

Why I Apologize To My Kid Each And Every Time I Screw Up

I mess up and do things very differently than I want to sometimes. When that happens, I have one rule for myself: I stop and apologize to my kid. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   09.7.18   |   SHARE
Families
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Ask Erin: I'm Jealous Of My Partner's Ex

He keeps saying that when the divorce is over she will be out of our lives but it’s not true. I'm jealous of my parent's ex. Read...
Erin Khar   |   09.5.18   |   SHARE
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The reality is that mental illness is often messy and disruptive — and sanitizing that reality isn’t helpful.

The Conversation We’re Not Having About Mental Health

The reality is that mental illness is often messy and disruptive — and sanitizing that reality isn’t helpful. I felt like a stranger in my own life. Read...
Dylan Brethour    |   09.4.18   |   SHARE
Minds