relationships

8 Expert Tips to Get Over Your Ex


A breakup or divorce is a loss that can shake up your entire life. You might feel confused, angry, or broken-hearted. It’s completely normal to feel all of these things. The end of a romantic relationship is painful. No matter the particulars, it’s a loss that needs to be grieved.

It’s natural to want to “get over" your ex and start feeling better as soon as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes...
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happiness

It’s O.K. to Feel Sad on Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day can be a depressing holiday for a lot of people. We all know that we don’t need a special day to express our love or cherish our partners. Valentine's Day may be a "Hallmark holiday", but none the less, most people expect their partner to show their love with dinner out, a card, or a gift. And they feel disappointed if the day goes unnoticed or...
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Boundaries

How Better Boundaries Can Prevent Burnout

When we lack boundaries we end up taking on things we don’t want to do or we overcommit ourselves. We ultimately neglect our needs in favor of trying to make other people happy, leaving us burnt out, .

We all have limited amounts of time, energy, and money. Therefore, we have to make mindful decisions about how we use our resources. We also have to replenish our resources or we’ll become...
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Self-worth

3 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others


 

Comparison feels bad. In high school, my older sister was very popular and athletic. I was neither of those things. I realize now that I had plenty of strengths, too, but at the time they didn’t make up for my lack of social standing or athletic prowess. Every time someone compared us, I was reminded that I was deficient in these areas. Comparing us didn’t recognize my strengths; it...
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Assertiveness

How to Communicate Your Feelings


Getting in touch with your feelings helps you to understand yourself. And sharing your feelings helps others to understand you better.

Being understood and accepted are universal human needs. So, when you share your inner experiences and feelings, you’re more likely to connect in deep and meaningful ways. You’re also more likely to get your needs met, leading to happier and healthier relationships.

Sharing your feelings can be a daunting proposition. When you share...
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