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The Isolation Factor When Caretaking And What To Do About It

Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

Whether you are caretaking for an aging parent, a spouse, a sibling or a child — there are more similarities than there are differences.

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I’m 30 And A Full-Time Caregiver (And It’s Isolating)

Being a full-time caregiver can be exhausting at times, but the hardest part is honestly the isolation.

While I may not get flowers on Mother’s Day, I live with the daily responsibilities that go along with the adulting of parenthood as a full-time caregiver.

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Hungry For Connection: How Opening Up About My Eating Disorder Still Left Me Isolated

For me, eating is like going to the dentist. I know I have see the dentist, but I don’t enjoy it. Eating three meals a day is like going to the dentist three times a day. For other people, a good meal is something to look forward to, and eating is a pleasure. For me, it’s work, it’s anxiety-inducing, and it’s not even sort of enjoyable.

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6 Touching Stories From People Who Are Alleviating Mental Health Issues With Pokemon GO

I’m sure the Pokemon Go phenomenon will fade before long, but for the moment it’s just plain FUN that might even be good for you. Image: Eduardo Woo/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

I’m sure the Pokemon Go phenomenon will fade before long, but for the moment, it’s just dumb FUN that might even be good for you. The game cannot fix and should not distract us from the shit-fucking terrible goddamn week we’ve had in the world, but it can remind us that we all need to practice self-care, whatever package it comes in.

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20 Non-BS Life Lessons I Learned By Age 30

Spend most of your money on travel. Image: Andrew Phillips/Unsplash.

Now that I’ve turned 30 (and wear caftans) I’m done reading vapid click-bait offering prosaic advice. This is not one of those articles.

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5 Ways To Deal With Cabin Fever

Awaiting death's sweet embrace. Image: Thinkstock.

I’m recovering from some pretty major surgery that has made it really uncomfortable to move around. In addition, because of the painkillers and antibiotics, obviously, I’m not allowed to drink or basically do anything I enjoy anymore.

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Why I Gave Up On Making 'Mom' Friends

What you really need out the gate isn’t a “mom tribe.” You simply need a tribe. Period. Image: Joni Edelman.

Mom friends were the ones to whom you were supposed to spill all those dark parenting thoughts. I wanted that mom-magic. I knew it was out there somewhere.

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#DivorceTattoos: Yay or Nay?

New ink trend #DivorceTattoos is weird and intriguing. Would you?

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