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Are Some People Meant to Be Alone? 13 Signs You’re that Person

Are Some People Meant to Be Alone? 13 Signs You’re that Person
Everyone is inherently different. If you gave relationships a try and they just don’t work, you might be left wondering, are some people meant to be alone? Sometimes there are people you meet that just make you ask, are some people meant to be alone? My husband is really into man drama shows. You know the ones on the Discovery Channel where people survive in the wild by themselves. From one episode to the next you hear about all of their “struggles,” and all I can think is, “Well, it was your choice, idiot, who wants to live out in the middle of nowhere?” But, then I get in a fight with just a...
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When One Person Changes in a Relationship

When One Person Changes in a Relationship
We seek relationships for a variety of purposes — safety and security, love and intimacy, to satisfy physical, emotional and spiritual needs, to name a few — and it is through our connections with others that we come to shape not only our view of the world around us, but the way we see ourselves. Healthy relationships encourage interdependence while supporting personal growth and autonomy. They also place great value in open communication. However, even the most skilled couples and families can experience a breakdown in communication and increased conflict that results in avoidance...
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Why You Should Stop Being a Good Person

Why You Should Stop Being a Good Person
“You’re such a good boy, Daniel.” “Sarah, that was a nice thing you did. You’re a sweetheart.” Did you hear phrases like this when you were younger? If you’re a parent, have you said something similar to your child? This form of praising starts in early childhood. Our parents, family members, and teachers innocently install it in us (as the prior generation did to them). “Good boy/girl” praising gives children a sense of pride and approval from their parents. This praising gets anchored into the child’s mind. Good behavior brings reward. Expressing negative emotions and unacceptable behavior ...
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