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Is My Therapist Really Hitting On Me?

I am a 40-year old [lesbian] and have been in therapy for over 20 years. I am aware that many clients believe that their therapist is in love with them or vice versa, [but] this is different. My therapist is also a lesbian. She often over-compliments me, is outwardly 'different' ...
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In a relationship rut? These 5 things fix it.

Here’s the thing about relationship skills: They’re skills. We’re not born with them. We’re taught them. Most of us are taught them by people who are statistically more likely to be divorced than happily married: Our parents. Luckily we’re never too old to learn something new. But to turn information ...
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“Toughen Up,” They Told Me…

Ever since I can remember, I was told I was too sensitive. As a teenager, I wanted to avoid things that seemed unnecessarily negative, so I refused to watch the 11:00 p.m. news. It just didn’t seem like a good idea for my last thoughts of the day to be ...
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The Dark Side to looking at The Bright Side

No matter how many times I catch myself - no matter how clear I am that doing it does not give me the outcome I want - when I hear my wife Steph express words that don’t spit glitter, I react with some version of, it’s really not that big ...
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When To End A Relationship

I’m not a quitter. Not personally and certainly not professionally. People come to me when they need hope - a cheerleader – someone to fuel inject them with possibility. But every now and then, a client or a friend shares a story about a relationship and it becomes profoundly clear ...
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This Is Why You Haven’t Found Love

With Valentine’s Day behind us, this week seemed as good as any to give you a microdose of your Dr. Darcy meds. What follows is, as always, the stuff you’ll only get here. This is why you can’t find love: You're looking for your soulmate. But the notion of a ...
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