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Knowing yourself well is essential to wiggling out of depression’s grip and finding happiness.

When I was a teenager, I told my parents I wanted to see a psychologist. At the time, I was dating a guy who lived…

My psychologist told me I should share what my childhood was like with more people because it's a big part of who I am. I…

When I was a kid, I'd give my days a grade in my diary with a brief explanation. "Today was an A day, because my…

Kids who grow up in abusive environments with psychologically damaged parents often have similar issues to battle when they become adults. Silence can be one…

If you want to put your success on the fast track , study what has worked for people who've come before you. Find someone you…

Ever since I can remember, I knew I was adopted. My parents read me a story about a stork delivering me to the door. I…

Who doesn’t like rescuing a dog from an animal shelter? It’s a compassionate thing to do. It can save a dog’s life, and it’s an…

I knew something was wrong with me. I was too uncomfortable with myself to even enjoy just one night alone. I worried something might happen…

I dedicated my twenties to making relationship mistakes. I did a little thing I call relationship overlap (it sounds better than cheating, doesn’t it?). I’d…

When I saw a psychologist for depression in my 20s, he told me I could win the hurt Olympics. My butt landed in that recliner…

I heard once that people spend more time planning their wedding than their marriage. It stuck with me because it defies logic. Why spend more…

When I was a kid, I lifted my mattress off my box spring to check for bombs before I went to bed each night. My…

I tell anyone who will listen to find a good psychologist, because talk therapy can have an incredibly positive impact on your life. It could…

In my 20s and early 30s, I used attention from men as a validation card. I sadly thought that if I didn’t have one (or…