Withholding Affection In A Relationship

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I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships lately, and in particular, the ways that we withhold affection from the people we care about. We do this for all sorts of reasons. Maybe we’re afraid of getting hurt. Maybe we don’t …

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Teach People How To Treat You

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You’re probably not very good at setting boundaries. Most of us aren’t. We grew up being told that it’s impolite to say “no,” or that we should be grateful for whatever we get. As a result, we have a hard …

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Stressing About The Future

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It’s natural to spend time worrying about the future. What will happen if I don’t get the job I want? What if my relationship doesn’t work out? But here’s the thing: stressing about the future doesn’t do any good. In …

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How To Not Be A Jerk

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It’s easy to be a jerk. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had those moments where we say or do something that we know is hurtful, and we do it anyway. Being a jerk is easy because it’s easy to …

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Bringing Up The Past In Relationships

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We’ve all been there. We’re in the middle of a fight with our partner and we bring up something from the past that we know will hurt them. It’s a low blow, and it’s usually a sign that we’re losing …

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Find Joy In The Ordinary

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  One of the best things about life is that it’s full of surprises. But sometimes those surprises are hidden in the mundane, the everyday tasks and moments that we often take for granted. It’s easy to get caught up …

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Living A Quiet Simple Life

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There’s a lot of talk about living a simple life, but not much about how to do it. Here are some thoughts: 1. Start by decluttering your space. Get rid of anything you don’t use or need. This will help …

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Right Person Wrong Time

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I was reading an article the other day about a woman who fell in love with a man who was already in a relationship. She knew he was taken, but she couldn’t help herself. The article got me thinking about …

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I Am A Simple Person

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I am a simple person. I like simple things. I like the way a freshly made bed looks. I like the way a baby smells. I like the way a warm breeze feels on my skin. I also like the …

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