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My Therapist Says

As the pandemic recedes, I’ve got to decide what kind of life I actually want to live

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My Therapist Says

Excavating those ‘little t’ traumas has helped me chip away at the bigger ones

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MY THERAPIST SAYS

Here’s how my marriage improved when I learned to do it right — and when to skip the apology altogether

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My Therapist Says

Here’s how I learned to transform present pain into future growth

Illustration of a person making a voice recording while overlooking an aurora borealis of sound bites.
Illustration of a person making a voice recording while overlooking an aurora borealis of sound bites.
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My Therapist Says

After receiving a reading that sent me spiraling, my therapist reminded me that I need to learn to trust myself

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My Therapist Says

Feeling antsy isn’t a character flaw but a sign

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My Therapist Says

In a time when we’re experiencing so much turmoil, divisiveness, and lack of empathy, sensitive people are necessary

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My Therapist Says

I’m learning to reject the overpowering desire to have the one answer to my anxiety.

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My Therapist Says

It’s okay to lose a friendship

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My Therapist Says

Instead of focusing on worst-case outcomes that are already highly unlikely, why not consider the total opposite?

Illustration: Kate Dehler

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