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6 Ways to Reconnect with Yourself When You Feel Lost in Your Relationship

Do you feel that you completely lose yourself when you are in a relationship? The person you are with becomes the center of your universe? You skip out on extracurricular activities and break plans with friends because your entire day is scheduled around them? You rarely speak up and never voice your own needs and […]

3 Steps to Spring Clean Your Relationships

A lot of time, energy, and marketing dollars go into the concept of “Spring Cleaning” and there’s a reason why. It feels almost cleansing to get back that extra hour of sunlight each evening, finally see budding plants instead of bare branches, and be able to step outside without 17 layers and a rain poncho. […]

3 Ways to Avoid Valentine’s Day Angst

I learned the stress that Valentine’s Day can inflict at a very young age. In second grade, Allan Thompson* got down on one knee in front of the entire recess and asked me to be his Valentine – chocolate box with a train spouting “Choo- Choo- Choose Me!” and everything. Mortified doesn’t even begin to […]

3 Reasons to Stop Comparing Your Relationship to Couples on Social Media

We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling Instagram to kill time and someone’s just posted a #gorgeous couples pic. Whether it’s a fun weekend activity (this time of year, I’m looking at you, apple picking), highlights from a past vacation, or a mushy anniversary post, it racked up a ton of likes, and all your friends […]

Tell Them What You Need, What You Really Really Need

How do you know what you need in a relationship? Do you figure it out as you go, or do you know before you’ve even entered a relationship? What does it even mean to have needs in a relationship, and how do you make sure they’re met? What about what your partner needs? If you’ve […]

Your Partner Can’t Always Be There for You, But Self-Care Can

Despite what we may see as we scroll through social media, we all start to run on empty at times. Still, it’s not realistic to expect your partner to drop everything because you need them, and that’s okay! Sure your partner can rearrange their schedule to be there for you sometimes, but they cannot be […]

The Importance of Having a Healthy Relationship With Yourself

I never knew the value of self-love until I suffered the extreme cost of lacking it. I was six months into my relationship when I knew my boyfriend was “the one.” Our connection was intense from the start, and I’d opened up to him more than with any previous partner. In fact, I shared it […]

7 Simple Ways To Be Good to Yourself

Thanks to #selfcareSunday and other trends that urge people to #treatyoself, people are realizing now more than ever that self-care and being good to yourself is not a luxury but a necessity. So what is self-care really about? Self-care allows us to respond to stress while addressing our emotional and physical needs. In a world that […]

Yes, You Should Trust Your Gut (Here’s How)

So often we’re told to “Just trust your gut,” but what does it actually mean and more importantly, how do you do it? Gut instinct, or intuition, is your immediate understanding of something; there’s no need to think it over or get another opinion—you just know. Your intuition arises as a feeling within your body […]

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