Realizing you’re not alone in your struggle

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When I’m upset I hermit. A lot of us do that. We obsess over our own issues and build them up to be these mountains that we have to climb, and we feel we have to climb them alone. We become haunted by the things that stress us out and isolate ourselves from the people around us because we don’t think they could understand what we’re going through — the very unique burden that we carry — or we don’t want to put that weight on them. They’re fine. They’re happy. Our issues are not relatable. We are the very first to ever experience struggle.

No one? Just me?

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A Guide to Relocating After Losing a Life Partner

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Sometimes when there is a drastic change in a person’s life, it can be difficult to stay in the same place. Your current home or even city is full of memories of your life together. While you don’t want to lose your memories, constantly being reminded of them can be more haunting than comforting. That’s why many people decide to move after losing their partner.

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How to Let Go Of The Right Person When They’re Wrong For You

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I had a long convo today with a friend about the feeling of having someone in your life that you care for who isn’t supposed to be in your life. It’s easier to disinvest from people who hurt you. It’s so much harder to let go of people when they make you happy, but the situation as a whole causes you pain.

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What to Consider Before Offering Unsolicited Advice

Do we stop giving each other advice? We’re human, so that’s unlikely. It’s a big part of the way we bond with each other. It’s more about making sure that the person is open to receiving what you have to say, and understanding that person is not you.

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A Therapist’s Advice on Avoiding the “3 Relationship Killers”

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No one needs another statistic on failing relationships, but in order to make them work, they require maintenance and care. “Relationships are one of the most complex things on the planet,” Kiaundra Jackson, a licensed marriage and family therapist, explains to me. “Each relationship has a unique set of problems.”

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