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Even When It Feels Endless, Please Remember That This Will Pass – Personal Development Article

While you’re in the middle of a dark night, it feels like the dawn is an impossibility when it is, in fact, an inevitability. Even when it feels endless, please remember that this will pass, in the same exact way that everything else that has temporarily cast a shadow over your life has passed. This will pass and some things will be better. Some will be worse. This will pass and the world will be different, but it is always…

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You Will Move On | Thought Catalog – Self Improvement Article

I know that you can’t picture your life without them. It’s not a small thing, a tiny feeling to take lightly. I know that without them, the way your life typically moves and flows changes course in a way you don’t want. I know that they are woven so tightly within the fabric of your life that if they disappeared, you would unravel. The truth is this: Your life will be different. Of course, things will hurt. Parts of your…

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How To (Finally) Have Sex With Your Best Friend – Personal Development Article

You’ll become fast friends before meeting each other in real life. You’ll begin exchanging messages online months before her family finishes building a large log cabin in your school district, forcing her and her siblings to transfer to a place they never wanted to be. Another female friend will have met her at volleyball camp and come to the decision she should get to know you because she thinks you would be a good couple, insofar as two adolescents can…

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Keeping Plants — And Love — Alive – Self Improvement Article

Everything I’m about to tell you about plants is likely wildly inaccurate. I’m not a botanist. I’m not even a great gardener. I’m a mediocre keeper of plants. Most of them are still alive, and some of them even thrive. Mostly, I try to figure it out as I go because this isn’t exactly my area of expertise. I’m about to make a parallel to my love life, and I just want to say, for the record, that as far…

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This Is What It Really Means To Be Kind To Yourself, Because It’s Not As Easy As You Think – Personal Development Article

When we think of kindness, we often confuse it for niceness, and the two are not the same. When we are being nice, we are being placid and non-responsive. We are not aggravating, we are not triggering, we are not pointing out anything important, we are not addressing what needs to be said. We are washing over our natural and essential reactions for the sake of not disrupting someone else’s waters, even if in all honesty, that’s exactly what they…

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And This Is When You Will Save Yourself – Self Improvement Article

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own…

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When You Really Love Someone, You Never Stop Wanting The World For Them – Personal Development Article

I’m dress shopping today. I wish you were here, picking pretty things for me, making me feel beautiful. You always excelled at making me feel beautiful. I fell in love with you this September. I think you knew it before I did, think you felt the air shift slightly as I tumbled in graceful and glorious denial. I think you had one hand on the small of my back, gently nudging my fall, wanting to see what would happen. Everyone…

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Six Things To Remember When It’s Time To Actually Move On – Personal Development Article

One, he’s gone. He’s not coming back. He is now a wind passing to your window, forcing you to remember the smell of his breath and the warmth of his palm and the faithlessnes of his lips pressing towards yours. You will remember the feeling of touching his scalp as you scratch his thin hair until he sleeps, you will remember him in every knock on the door, in every missed calls from an unknown number, in every flickering lights…

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He’s Everything You’re Not And I’m Probably Going To Break His Heart – Self Improvement Article

I sneak out of his bed around 3 and gather my clothes from the floor. I don’t bother picking up my heart; I think I’ll leave it there to collect some dust. Maybe it’ll get swept up by the maid on Friday and make its way to the landfill by next week. Outside, I dissolve under the porch light. I miss you. He’s everything you are not, and I hate you, I hate you so very much. Back home, I…

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Here’s The Brutally Honest Truth: I Don’t Need You Anymore

I cannot tell you how many conversations I start on a regular basis with the phrase, “I read this thing…” with my family, my friends, my therapist, and now — strangers on the internet. But, I read this thing the other day, a piece Kendra wrote, about getting rid of things in her apartment, and it made me want to immediately stop everything I was doing, get up from my desk at work, and rush home to a particular section…

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