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The One Who Got Away: The Aftermath

Now that the dust has settled and realization kicks in, you realize that you lost a great thing, a gem, and, in some cases, there's no getting that back.   What do you do next?   You check yourself. Go deep, below the surface. Be honest and vulnerable with yourself and admit where you went wrong. Not where the other person went wrong, but you. Then, do better. Do better with yourself, do better in your platonic relationships, and...

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The One Who Got Away

The saying goes, "you never miss a good thing until it leaves you," but the truer statement is, you never thought that good thing would leave you, so you failed to cherish it while you had it.   During my "dating" life, or lack thereof, I've questioned what my purpose was with the people I met. I've always wondered whether my purpose was merely to show the people I encounter what unconditional love was. To give love...

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The Burden Of One-sided Relationships

There is an epidemic of one-sided relationships. Relationships void of reciprocation, give and take, and collaboration. These relationships are burdensome, and they appear in any type of relationship. Whether it’s a friendship, business partnership, intimate relationship, and yes, even familial relationships, many women are carrying the weight of a relationship, or many relationships, on their back. For any relationship to work, there has to be teamwork, collaboration, and a willingness from both (or all) parties to...

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Plant Your Seeds On Fertile Ground

Many of you are sitting on seeds that are plentiful—the kind that will produce a bountiful harvest. The problem? You’re too afraid to fail, too afraid to try, too afraid to do the work. Farming is not a glamorous job in the least, but it’s necessary. It’s a source of food and nourishment for people, and what you have to offer, that bridled passion you’re sitting on because you’re afraid, is nourishment for other people....

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Marriage is Not an Achievement

Reflection allows you to think about a lot of things that, otherwise, may not have received any attention. The most prominent part of this self-love/self-discovery journey is figuring out who I am. How can I love myself if I don’t honestly know who I am? It’s not possible. And, you may be thinking, how could you possibly not know yourself. The answer is simple: most of us only know our representative. Sound familiar? In dating, we’re told...

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5 Things To Do While Single To Prepare For Your Next Relationship

After a six-year relationship, I didn't know the first thing about being single or what to do while single. I had spent so much time with one person that I didn't know what to do now that I was alone. Now that I've been single for two years, I have a greater understanding of how to navigate through singlehood successfully. Be single This should go without saying, but not everyone truly understands what this means. Keeping in...

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