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How to Stop Taking Things Personally

If you don't consciously acknowledge the unmet need triggering your emotional reactions, you'll feel imprisoned by your own emotions.
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How to Deal With Family Members Who Stress You Out

Work on being who you want to be, even when you’re around people who have different opinions or make annoying remarks.

How to Let Go of the Need to Be Perfect

One of the biggest pushes towards perfectionism is the need to always “get it right.” We strive for perfection and success, and when we fall short, we feel worthless.
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The Benefits of Delaying Gratification

Delaying gratification isn’t a new concept. Back in 300 BC, Aristotle saw that the reason so many people were unhappy was that they confused pleasure for true happiness.

Acting for Self

Doing things based on what other people say will make us happy can be dangerous. But it can be just as damaging to do the total opposite of what people expect from us.
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Oops! I Married My Mother

In order to start creating more satisfying relationship dynamics, you must develop a stronger sense of self.

It’s Never Too Late to Put Yourself First

Sometimes we take a stand and decide it’s time to take a good look at our lives and change. Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances that force to change.
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7 Tips on How to Kick the Habit of Indecisiveness

When it comes to making decisions, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to fail and fall, because a lot of the time, the best decisions come from doing what scares you the most.
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How to Connect With Your Authentic Self

The main character in the film started internalizing garbage messages and beliefs as a child and never fought back or stood up for herself.
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How to Find the Courage to Love Again After Being Hurt

We walk around overprotected to prevent people from injuring us, but it also keeps us from being able to make our own meaningful attacks.
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No More People Pleasing!

Contrary to what you might believe, you aren’t bringing your best self forward when you conduct yourself in pleasing ways.
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How Far Would You Go for Avoidance?

If you aren’t able to make clear what you want and express how you feel in your relationships, those relationships — and you — will suffer.
Clem Onojeghuo

The “Victim and Savior Relationship"

When you always have people taking care of you and meeting all your needs, it’s very difficult to develop your own limits, values, or sense of self.
	Camila Cordeiro

When Love Feels Like a Burden

She abandoned herself, lost her sense of autonomy, and wound up feeling allergic to intimacy.
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It’s Not Your Fault

If you were abused, know that it’s not your fault, you aren’t damaged, and you have a chance to live a meaningful life.
Brodie Vissers

Important Tips on How to Let Go and Free Yourself

You have to let go of what is hurting you, even if it feels almost impossible to do.

How to Achieve Emotional Success

There are numerous ways to enhance your emotional success and maturity, but most of the big opportunities to grow happen within our significant relationships.

Being Positive: Another Form of Avoidance?

When you start practicing awareness, you know when you’re being falsely optimistic and hiding your hurt with empty affirmations.

The Importance of Thinking Separately in Your Relationships

Respecting the people you care about — honoring their individuality, even when you don’t see eye to eye — takes the relationship to a new level of mutual appreciation and openness.
Ezra Jeffrey

A Simple Five Step Process for Achieving Daily Happiness

Happiness is a state of mind—one that doesn’t stick around for 24 hours a day. It comes and goes, always making you aware of its presence.
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10 Simple Tactics to Manage Anxiety and Panic Attacks

As anyone suffering from chronic anxiety understands, you can’t control when a panic attack hits; and, in fact, trying to control it can sometimes make it worse.
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The Pursuit of Happiness Actually a Source of Unhappiness?

If your basic needs are met and your life isn’t in imminent danger, you’re more than likely searching for happiness in one way or another.
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How to Deal with Difficult People in Your Life

When it comes to dealing with difficult people, you have to be the one to set boundaries, express yourself, and continue to speak up about what’s okay and not okay for you.

Thinking of Anxiety as the Symptom, Not the Problem

Instead of seeking to get rid of anxiety immediately, we’re able to work with it, be with it, and understand it.
Tamarcus Brown

When Guilt Keeps You From Setting Boundaries

When you set appropriate boundaries and stop taking on other people's responsibilities, they're left with no choice but to complete their own tasks, resolve their own problems ...
Denys Nevozhai

How Anxiety Interferes With Relationship Decisions

We take action to avoid feeling anxious or make decisions to reduce feeling uncomfortable. But in reality, those decisions can possibly lead to more discomfort down the road.
Pablo Heimplatz

How to “Ignore” People and Find What’s Important To You

True success isn’t measured by how much money you make or how many awards you win. It’s measured by how much of you is expressed through what you do.
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7 Tips to Strengthen Any Relationship

Since 1973, Dr. John Gottman has studied marriage. Based on his results, Gottman is able to predict with more than 90 percent accuracy which couples will make it and which won’t.

How Looking At the Facts Reduces Anxiety and Anger

If only we could learn to calm ourselves down instead of looking for others to give us relief. If only we could watch our anxiety without placing it on someone else.