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Why Every Woman Needs a Weekend to Herself

Unlike most college-aged kiddos, my sights were never set on studying abroad. I never dabbled with the idea of taking time off to backpack around Europe or do a gap year in Asia to find my zen. Instead, I was that overly high-strung type-A personality that began saving to move to New York from North […]

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About You, Dating Tips, Dating Tips For Women
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First Date: Planning For Success

Somewhere between deciding that I want to go out with someone and our first date, there is a question that I dread. “So, what do you want to do?” Occasionally, I’ve gone out with guys who had it all planned, who invited me into a narrative they’d already created, but for the most part, the […]

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Dating Tips, First Dates
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A Mindfulness Survival Guide to Online Dating: 10 Tips

Can mindfulness and online dating coexist? Let’s be honest – browsing the wilderness of online dating can feel like sending your ego straight into a land mine field. Not only does online dating encourage a judgmental attitude – it requires it. We find ourselves making snap decisions based on superficial criteria, and ourselves being evaluated […]

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Dating Tips, Online Date Tips
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9 Bad Pieces of Dating Advice to Quit Now

My single friends and I often joke about the advice we’re constantly given by our parents, our coupled-up friends and basically, anyone who hears yes, we’re ‘still single’ and yes, ‘still looking.’ The words of wisdom are never delivered with any malicious intent and really, are meant to raise our spirits and ensure we don’t […]

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Being Single, Dating Advice, Dating Issues
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Spending Valentine’s Day With Someone I Love: Me

  Even though I’ve been unwillingly single for most of mine, I’ve never hated Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure it’s because my birthday is the next week, and I’ve never tried to reverse the childhood idea that all of the flowers, balloons, and chocolates are to celebrate me. But as I got older, I realized […]

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About You, Being Single
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5 Ways to Get Over the Pain of a Breakup

There is a literal pain that comes with the loss of a relationship: a sharp, palpable pain that most people feel at the point that their lower ribs connect. It’s a pulsing, weepy pain that digs into your diaphragm, and takes your breath away. It’s a pain that defies distraction, repels food, and throbs even […]

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About You, Breaking Up
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eHarmony: How the New Communication Experience Works

Well hello! By now you’ve hopefully experienced the new and improved eHarmony — there’s a lot of useful stuff to introduce but before we do, we’d just like to say one thing; you had everything to do with this. That’s right. You spoke up and we listened. You told us what worked and what didn’t and […]

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Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women, eHarmony Feature, Guided Communication, Online Date Tips, Using eHarmony
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5 Ways to Combat Loneliness This Time of Year

While this season brings excitement, spirit, and joy, it also typically brews sadness, loneliness, jealousy, discomfort, disappointment, and anxiety for many of us. These feelings can become especially overwhelming as you reflect on your life circumstances and come to terms with being single. So, why does this time of year bring up difficult emotions, particularly […]

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About You, Being Single, Mind, Body And Spirit

Want an Amazing Life? It’s All in Your Head

Positive thoughts are accompanied by positive changes in your body’s biochemistry. Negative thoughts, on the other hand, tend to depress both your immunity and your mood. And remember that both types of thoughts tend to attract their physical equivalents. That is why getting a handle on the quality of your daily thoughts—and choosing them more […]

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About You, Being Single, Important Questions, Mind, Body And Spirit, What I've Learned About Love
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After the Relationship Collapse: 4 Things to Consider

It might have been a huge blow-up where you and your partner both said awful, hurtful words. It could have been a slow-building tension that brought coldness and distance. The effects are the same… your relationship feels like it has collapsed. The strong foundation of trust, communication, respect, and even love has been shaken and feels […]

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Breaking Up, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships