Three of the worst things you can say to someone who is anxious

1) “You worry too much!”. I’m hoping that there are at least some of you out there who feel like it’s common sense that this isn’t something helpful to say. But I’m surprised by how often I hear it. Even from people who know me well and should know better by this point. That sentence … Continue reading Three of the worst things you can say to someone who is anxious

Accepting That You Have To Take Care of Yourself Sometimes (Because Other People Might Let You Down…)

I’ve done therapy off and on for a few years now, hoping to self-improve and learn some better coping mechanisms. Sometimes, I honestly didn’t feel like I was getting much bang for my buck in my steeply-priced sessions. But over the years I’ve still accumulated a few gems of wisdom, that I feel the need … Continue reading Accepting That You Have To Take Care of Yourself Sometimes (Because Other People Might Let You Down…)

Why I think there might be a window for marriage, and why I think I’ve possibly missed mine.

Before anyone gears up to tear me a new one, you should understand that when I refer to a “window”, I am in no way referring to a person’s age. I don’t care if you get married at 25 or 65 (or maybe marriage isn’t your thing – that’s cool too!). But I’m starting to … Continue reading Why I think there might be a window for marriage, and why I think I’ve possibly missed mine.