guilt

Here's some real-world advice on how to avoid getting roped into guilt trips.

No Strings Attached: Negotiating Adult Relationships Without The Guilt Trips

The fastest way to living without strings is to be up front about expectations and exchanges, even if it's uncomfortable. Like money. Like time. Like Read...
Carrie Saum    |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
Minds

I Can Smoke Pot Legally & Safely, But I Won't Forget The People Who Still Can't

I often think about the people in my hometown whose lives were ruined because they live in the “wrong” state. That same stigma causes me to feel Read...
Anonymous    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
How to cope with a less-than-perfect wedding day.

Ask Erin: I Need Help With My Post-Wedding Shame

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    |   03.10.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
Since my battle with breast cancer in the spring of 2013, my life changed forever.

Compassion Is Complicated After Cancer

Upset you lost your keys? Try losing your breast. Pissed off about missing that train? Try missing your son’s 8th grade graduation because of a Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   01.5.17   |   SHARE
Voices

#JoniDoesBabecamp Day 0: Airplanes Kind Of Suck

The people at TSA should really have a cookie or something. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.2.16   |   SHARE
The epidural had turned the birth from an excruciating experience into a beautiful one. Image: Thinkstock.

The Birth Of My Son Was A Beautiful Experience, Thanks To An Epidural.

It felt like I was being knifed in the stomach. My husband suggested a shower. I grabbed him, looked him in the eye and said, “I know you’re trying Read...
Helen Vnuk of Mamamia    |   08.19.16   |   SHARE
Families
Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. Image: Thinkstock.

How An Exploding Tooth Made Me Confront My Own Classism

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. I have gotten by in life largely by being able to “pass” as middle class, by being white and Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Most of the time I can't be present no matter how hard I try: not at the beach, not at a concert I've been eagerly anticipating, not with friends or family. It's frustrating at best. Image: Unsplash, Francisco Moreno

It's Hard To 'Live In The Moment' When You Dissociate

Supposedly, the happiest people are living in the moment, seizing the day, and generally living like it's their last day on earth. It all sounds Read...
Renee Fabian    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
Minds