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Ask Erin: I'm Scared I'll Be A Virgin The Rest Of My Life

I have no confidence in myself, and I don’t know what else to do. I honestly believe I am going to be alone and a virgin for the rest of my life.

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Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Anger Issues

For me, getting angry is really easy, and to get out of anger is really difficult. This has brought me problems with all the people around me.

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Ask Erin: I Think My Husband And Daughter Are Still Having An Affair 

I wish I could say I’ve never received a question like this before. But I have received some variation of the daughter-stepfather affair multiple times.

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Ask Erin: Why Is My Boyfriend Avoiding Me?

My boyfriend is avoiding me. Am I smothering him? Did I do something wrong?

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Ask Erin: I Have Abandonment Issues

Do people ever recover from abandonment issues? Life looks very long and very lonely from where I'm standing right now.

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Ask Erin: My Partner Won't Celebrate My Birthday

I like when a partner puts some thought and effort (and yes, a tiny bit of money, nothing to break the bank) into special occasions.

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6 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships With “Caretaking” Behavior

When we adopt the “caretaker” role, we minimize our partner’s contributions and exaggerate our own, which creates an unbalanced dynamic that prevents intimacy from developing.

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Take The Cake: Stop Shaming Indirect Communication

I’ve been ashamed of my indirect communication style for a really long time. Recently I realized that I was done feeling shame for the way I navigate.

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