You’re telling an inaccurate story about how you keep falling into emotional quicksand.
When you live inside of your shame, everything you see is inadequate and embarrassing.
Give them your poker face and don’t say a word.
Confused is a placeholder that could keep you in a state of limbo indefinitely.
The way you’re processing the world is broken. If you don’t fix it, you’ll just keep creating new problems.
Resist the urge to treat friendlessness as a personal failure.
Your ex-boyfriend strikes me as the kind of person who is acutely aware of his own feelings, but has very little knowledge of other people’s feelings.
I think you have to work with what you’ve been given.
You seem to want to get swept away in a fantasy without ever having to show up.
Why we couldn’t look away from Brandon Truaxe’s social-media collapse.
A lot of people — women in particular — feel unbelievably accountable to others.
No no no no.
Brett Kavanaugh barely even had to try.
It’s understandable to want to know what others think of you, but at some point you have to recognize that you’re gathering information you can’t use.
You don’t deserve to get hurt, over and over again.
“My accusers won’t even acknowledge me or check up on me, to see if I’m okay.”
It’s crucial to recognize that the work IS the end, not a means to an end.
Just keep working, advises Lisa Hanawalt, who turned her freakiest passions into a thriving TV career.
When the stakes are high, trying to navigate your current, disappointing reality is the most terrifying thing of all.
Your old ways of doing things won’t work anymore.