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.
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.
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.
My boyfriend is avoiding me. Am I smothering him? Did I do something wrong?
Do people ever recover from abandonment issues? Life looks very long and very lonely from where I'm standing right now.
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.
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.
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.
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!