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Loving someone really isn’t a good enough reason to stay in a relationship you know isn’t working.
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It's time to break up, move out, and move on.

Ask Erin: What Should I Do About My Toxic Living Situation With My Boyfriend?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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Abuse survivors should not have to charm their way to empathy.

Dating While (Semi) Damaged: On Being An Imperfect Victim

A low opinion of my character should not translate to assuming I would lie about abuse, or that I somehow deserved abuse. Read...
Erin Wisti    |   04.21.17   |   SHARE
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#SelfCareSunday: Naming Your Narcissistic Abuser

When you can’t trust your perception of reality and the things that you are experiencing, who or what can you trust? Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   04.13.17   |   SHARE
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Dating While (Semi) Damaged: On Lessons Learned

Dating While (Semi) Damaged is a column about returning to the dating world after an abusive relationship, offering insight and occasional advice Read...
Erin Wisti    |   03.31.17   |   SHARE
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Texts that once made me giddy would slowly come to paralyze me with fear.

Dating While (Semi) Damaged: On Ghosting 

Dating While (Semi) Damaged is a column about returning to the dating world after an abusive relationship, offering insight and occasional advice. Read...
Erin Wisti    |   03.17.17   |   SHARE
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My solution is no longer to attempt to detangle myself from negative thinking. Instead, I acknowledge my thoughts and then release them.

Dating While (Semi) Damaged: Coping With Bad Thoughts

Dating While (Semi) Damaged is a column about returning to the dating world after an abusive relationship, offering insight and occasional advice. Read...
Erin Wisti    |   03.3.17   |   SHARE
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While my post-OkCupid elation was temporary, I still value it.

Dating While (Semi) Damaged: OkCupid And Self-Esteem

Online dating is a form of personal marketing, which is why so many find it inorganic and unromantic. But self-promotion forces you to ponder certain Read...
Erin Wisti    |   02.10.17   |   SHARE
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