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Relationships

In Defense Of Having “Partial” Trust

I believe, at a core level, we are all humans trying to connect, understand, and be understood. We all need validation and confirmation to survive. We need feedback, frequently, and we need direction and interpretation sometimes. The foundation that creates this space, just like the […]

It’s Okay to Break Up with A Friend

When I reflect on all the breakups I’ve endured, the most challenging ones were not the stereotypical intimate relationships. Far from it. The hardest were the ones with friends- especially those long-lasting ones from childhood- where closeness was fostered over slumber parties and sharing notes, where girlhood bonding […]

A Connection Cannot be Random

There is the infamous saying we accept the love we think we deserve. And with this exists the natural dialectic that we also unknowingly accept the pain, misery, and suffering we think we deserve.  Interpersonal relationships, as short-lived, stressful, or intimate as they may be, are complex and unique, but […]