5 Reasons Why You Need Healthy Boundaries and How to Build Them

Healthy boundaries are always needed if you wish for your relationships to be healthy. Not only will you be able to communicate and interact better with the people in your life, but you will also be able to live a much healthier and happier life. Setting healthy boundaries and sustaining them can be quite difficult for some people. Knowing your limits when it…

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7 Ways Emotional Support Animals Help Mentally Ill People

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are becoming popular by the day, as more people embrace the fact that they offer an alternative treatment approach to people who suffer from mental and emotional disorders. In fact, in a recent survey of pet owners, up to 74% of pet owners experienced health improvements from owning a pet, and up to 75% reported that the mental health…

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What Is a Platonic Friendship and 6 Reasons Why It’s a Great Experience

There are many different kinds of love in the world, so what do we mean when we talk about platonic love or platonic friendship? When we talk about platonic love, we usually mean love between two people that are close but are not romantic. We experience this love all the time with friends and it creates a potentially intense closeness between the two.…

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4 Types of People That Make Great Friends, According to the Buddha

What makes great friends? Different people can give different answers to this question. Here is what the Buddha said about true friendship. “Young man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: the helper, the friend who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend.” The Buddha, or The Enlightened One, was to a large clan called the Shakyas. Throughout…

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10 Signs You Are Bearing Your Mother’s Insecurities (and How to Get Rid of Them)

You feel insignificant, unwanted and incompetent. You struggle with self-doubt and are not sure what its source is. And yet, you have grown so accustomed to these emotions that you cannot imagine living in another, better way. Many daughters encounter such maelstroms, thanks to the negative relationships they have with their mothers. You may have such insecurities but are unaware of them. Before…

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Reasons Being Alone Is Better Than Being with the Wrong Person

There are many reasons why being alone is much better than being with the wrong person. Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who doesn’t deserve you? I have and I know what it feels like. Being in a relationship with someone who doesn’t treat you like a loving partner would treat you, or who simply don't care about you, feels…

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7 Things Happy Couples Do Every Day

A happy relationship is not something just for the movies; you can have it in your real life, with small things and everyday habits. When it comes to love, there is no set rule to follow, there are no guidelines that will fit every situation, which is when people get into trouble. However, there are certain things that most happy couples do every…

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