Elizabeth Laura Nelson

Elizabeth Laura Nelson

Bio

Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn with her two daughters, occasional mice and innumerable to-do lists. She runs a nine-minute mile, bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie, and can always be persuaded to get up and sing at a karaoke bar. Follow her on Twitter.

Elizabeth Laura Nelson Articles

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You’re Not Too Much, He’s Just Not Enough

My whole life, people have been telling me I’m “too much." It's BS.

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Taking care of yourself and conquering your people-pleasing ways doesn’t give you license to stop caring about other people’s feelings — especially your partner’s.

Is Your People Pleasing Personality Killing Your Relationship?

The problem with people pleasing: You’re trying so hard to be good. So how come you feel so bad?

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The thing is, when you fight with your partner, it’s your amygdala that takes over. It's the part of the brain that processes fear, and it’s powerful.

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Fight With Your Partner

The thing is, when you fight with your partner, it’s your amygdala that takes over. It's the part of the brain that processes fear, and it’s powerful.

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We’re still the same people we always were. Image: Thinkstock.

6 Things All Parents Want Their Childfree Friends To Understand

Yes, a lot of parents are assholes. But you know what? A lot of people are assholes; some of them happen to have kids, some don’t. I can’t speak for all parents, and I wouldn’t want to try. But speaking as one particular person with kids, here’s what I wish my childfree friends would understand…

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Have you stopped having sex, or are you worried that you’ve fallen out of love with each other?

Your Terrible Relationship Could Actually Kill You

Is it better to be alone than to be in a miserable relationship?

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Being a mom with anxiety, hard as it is, is actually the only kind of mom I want to be.

Being A Mother Is Hard. Being A Mother Living With Anxiety Is Harder.

My anxiety doesn’t mean I can’t be a good parent. In fact, it makes me a better one.

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