Stay With the Pain, Don’t Shut It Out

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Not all of Tyler Durden’s advice in Fight Club was sound, but this piece has merit.

9 Ways to Learn to Love Your Pain

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Pain can become useful to you in new ways you have not considered.

How To Avoid The Vomit When Your Wife Is Purging

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A recent experience helped Dr. Steve clarify the elements that helped him survive a potentially messy situation.

What it’s Like to Know You’re Toxic for Each Other But Can’t Let Go

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Paul Hudson on meeting the right person at the wrong time.

11 Feelings You Didn’t Know You Could Have Until You Fell In Love

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Being in love was both the greatest and most horrible experience in my life. It made me feel in ways I didn’t think were possible to feel.

What Looks Like Pain But Feels Like Hope

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Justin Ricklefs found himself in a Walmart parking lot, crying. Only then did he start to live.

Let Yourself Get Hurt

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that getting hurt helps us feel more free.

5 Things I Wish I Told My Father Before He Died

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Kathy Vitale Michel shares her pain of losing her father, and comes across a few words she lost at the time of his sickness.

Do-Overs

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A second chance can be an amazing gift.

Is This Normal??

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Common questions about dietary change

Lone Admirer: 5 Reasons Keeping Your Crush Secret Will Only Hurt You

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It’s easy to play it cool, but how far will that really get you? Ashley Dinkle opens up.

The One Secret to Feeling Totally Alive

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The way to feel totally alive is actually quite simple (but not necessarily easy) and it boils down to making just one choice…

When the Feeling Isn’t Mutual: How it Feels to be in an Unrequited Attraction

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Unrequited love is unavoidable. But just because we experience pain, it doesn’t mean we need to hide our hearts.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

The Time Traveler

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Randy Ellison spends a week at a camp for young boys that have experienced abuse.

The Unspeakable Pain That Lies Beneath

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Sami Jankins considers how the limited conversation on men and pain only further place those facing chronic pain into the shadows.