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#Me Too: 15 Reasons Why Survivors Do Not Report Sexual Assault


Many of us have seen or heard about the hashtag #Me Too, however, many of us failed to realize this was a movement created more than 10 years ago in Harlem, NY. This movement was created to bring awareness of sexual assaults against people of color living in underprivileged communities. In October of 2017, “Me Too” started being used as a two-word hashtag on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and...
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Female vs Male Friendships: 10 Key Differences

Most friendships typically form for the same reasons, , shared interests, support, and companionship. However, the type of relationship appears to differ between male and female relationships.

Men, unlike women, tend to prefer more activity-based friendships while women tend to prefer more friendships relationships. Although, the dynamics of male-male friendships and female-female friendships are more similar than they are different, there remains a difference in how the genders view and engage in friendships. While one is more casual...
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Changes in Intimacy After Dementia: 10 Changes

There is no denying dementia causes significant changes in the life of the sufferer. Unfortunately, the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they consider the topic of dementia includes memory changes and confusion, however, romantic relationships can also be impacted. Dementia can affect both emotional, romantic, and physical connectedness. Often changes to romantic relationships can be difficult to discuss as most people do not feel comfortable discussing issues or problems in their intimate...
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Remembering and Talking to Our Children About 9/11

My daughters, who are 7 and 8 years old, learned about 9/11 this past summer.

I wasn’t intending to talk about it just then, but it was a plot point in a book we were reading, and so we discussed it.

The girls learned that 16 years ago, bad men flew planes into buildings and a lot of people died. They learned that yes, Mommy and Daddy were alive when...
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8 Ways to Lean into Negative Thoughts for Kids

"Don't worry, be happy."

"Big kids don't cry."

"Fake it until you make it."

From a young age, we are taught to deal with our negative thoughts and emotions by quashing them or transforming them into something more positive. Unfortunately, much of this effort results in the avoidance of difficult feelings. When we try to avoid a natural part of the human condition (, sadness, hurt, jealousy, anger etc.), it does not make these feelings go away. Instead, we miss the messages...
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