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There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.
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In grade three a friend told me, "I can't sleep over because my parents say your mom and dad are drunks." That was the moment it hit me: my family isn't normal.
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For many dark nights over the course of many months, I tossed and turned, consumed with anxiety by the state of our financial situation.
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I was cut adrift from a lifelong dream, the sure anchor that had carried me through long years of study.
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I felt truly pretty for the first time in my life. Sunshine covered my world. Being with him made me feel great. But then things changed.
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In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.
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I know that taking care of myself – body, mind, soul and spirit - needs to be my first priority. I’m still on a journey to find balance in life.
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Alcohol never forced itself into my hand. It never pushed its way down my throat. And it never asked to be abused by me. Those choices were all mine.
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I learned the language of silence. Keep your head down. Don’t say a word. Try to be invisible. Maybe if they forget you’re here it will stop. It didn’t stop.
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I began to equate love with being thin. Still, on the outside, I worked hard to make it look like I had it all together.
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He used to lock me outside our house with no shoes or coat, rage at me for an hour or more, and make me doubt my sanity. When he hit me, it was the last straw.
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I needed him to listen and show that he cared about how I felt – to look me in the eyes and be present so I’d know he had my back. But this wasn't something he knew how to do.
It may seem old-fashioned to write a letter and mail it. Yet, the last time you got something in the mail besides ads and bills, wasn't it special?
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It’s not so much what are you having for dinner as what is your family doing for dinner?
Deadlines, essays, tests, keeping up with friends and family — it can get pretty overwhelming in college. Try these tips to keep your head above the water.
You'd be surprised at what really goes on in the mind of your man. This wisdom was discovered by interviewing more than a thousand men. It turns out that sex isn't the only thing on their minds.
Do you live under the same roof but feel a million miles away from the person you married? Is there little or no emotional support between you? There is hope. To move forward, you’ll need to understand what factors have eroded your intimacy and what you can do as a couple to rebuild your lost intimacy.
If you are together as a couple for any length of time, you will have conflict. It’s all about two personalities with their experiences, emotional baggage, perceptions, and feelings learning to coexist. But, unless you learn how to argue fairly, conflicts can make or break your relationship.
I thought I was emotionally self-aware — that is, until my wife and I went to marriage counselling. I went in there expecting the session to help fix my wife and her feelings, but it turned into a discussion about why I had isolated myself from my own emotions.
Suffering from a broken heart? Here are some common mistakes people make that add further insult to injury.
In any apology, the hearer is usually willing to accept it if they believe the apologizer is sincere. The problem comes in how we determine whether or not someone is sincere. This all has to do with how you were taught to apologize in your family growing up.