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Put People-Pleasing in its Place

Being someone who others can count on has always been important to me. As a child, I learned that making others happy brought me a sense of gratification. When left to babysit my two younger siblings, I would ensure that my parents would return to a sparkling clean house. While my brother and sister were .. read more

A New Spin on Traditional Relationship Advice

“Pick your battles” is a phrase I often hear people say to friends, newlyweds or their younger protégés. I also often hear people advise one another to “wait for the right moment” to talk about issues. These beliefs have often confused me. “Picking my battles” usually means I brush unexpressed feelings under the rug. When .. read more

Are You Ready for a Relationship?

When my last relationship ended, I felt traumatized. I thought to myself, “Crap, will anyone ever want to be with me again?” That self-doubt wasn’t usual for me. I had accomplished so much in my life professionally and socially, and I usually felt a high sense of personal achievement. However, after ending my marriage, I felt .. read more

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