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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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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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Remember That Everything Will Feel Impossible Right Before A Huge Shift Takes Place – Self Improvement Article

When we hit our breaking point and assume we are more lost than ever before, it’s not because everything has spontaneously gone wrong. The breakdown is not a singular event, it is a tipping point. It’s the moment at which we can no longer stay in denial about what’s really going on. We arrive here because we can’t remember the last time we felt good about our bodies, because we’ve had the same relationship problems for years, because the negative…

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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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A Case For The Grey Area – Self Improvement Article

I wish you could see how special you truly are. Instead, you’re focused on what could have been and sad about what will no longer be. I wish you could see the light that radiates every time you enter a room. Instead, you’re locked away in-between those four walls wishing things didn’t play out the way they did. I wish you could see how brave you are for leaving where you grew up for a chance at a better future.…

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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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