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

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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

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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 

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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?

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

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Ask Erin: I Have Abandonment Issues

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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

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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

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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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 I Finally Took Self-Help Advice And It Actually Worked!

I was actually keeping the promise I’d made to myself and sticking to all the self-help advice I’d read.

I was actually keeping the promise I’d made to myself and sticking to all the self-help advice I’d read. THAT WAS A FIRST!

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Ask Erin: I'm Afraid I Am Frigid

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I'm afraid that I am frigid. I spent a decade making excuses and convincing myself that things with the next guy would be better.

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