Everyone’s Pain is Their Own

I was recently speaking with someone who was going through a difficult time with her family. In fact, I have had this conversation a number of times over the last few months. A parent is sick, a sibling is uncooperative,¬†there are financial issues, health issues, work issues, you name it. In every case I’ve come across lately, people compare their problems to…
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5 Ways to Be a Low Maintenance (and Better) Friend

As teens, we often spent much of our time with our friends. It was easy to focus so much on our friends, because our friends were the center of our world. As people get older, however, things change. We have jobs, families, and/or other responsibilities. Our time is more limited and most adults have less time to spend with friends. Even still,…
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7 Things That Separate Good Friends From Everyone Else

There are so many types of friends. We meet them in different places and become friends for different reasons. Some friends are newer and some we have known forever. Some are temporary and some last throughout our lives. No matter where we found our friends and how long we have been friends, there are qualities that always mark a good friend. A…
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7 Rules of Texting Etiquette

Texting is so easy. No necessary chit chat. You don’t have to worry about grammar or complete sentences and you can abbreviate any of the words. In a nutshell, texting is very convenient. Because of that convenience, many people have gotten very lazy when it comes to being polite and showing respect when texting. Here are some of the commonly held rules…
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8 Ways to Recognize a Toxic Relationship

As I get older I find my tolerance for negativity grows less and less. It has taken some time, but now my skills for identifying and weeding out toxic relationships are better than ever. Life goes by very quickly and my thought is why should I waste it on people who make me miserable? If I can’t cut them out completely, I…
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