By: Shemiah Derrick, LCPC, CADC “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”  Wise words from the incomparable James Baldwin. We tend to think of the end of loving someone or a relationship ending as a […]

Redefining Love and Self-Worth: Grieving a Lost Love


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Dealing with infidelity in a relationship is not easy. Those who love and care about you may tell you to leave your partner. However, it’s not always that clear cut.  There are several big MYTHS about infidelity: Infidelity has many layers to it. It’s a trauma that you and your partner are impacted by. It’s hard […]

The Truth About Infidelity: It’s Complicated


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If we go back to January or February of 2020, life was “normal” and dating was the usual hot mess. You were hitting the trifecta – trying to connect with people when you’re out, on the dating apps or meeting people through introductions from other people you know. Insert two years of a pandemic, and […]

Post-COVID Dating: Why It’s Weird & How to Approach It


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Originally published on Communication is one of, if not the single most important part of a relationship. What and how things are said play a huge role in the healthiness of the relationship. Even in the healthiest of relationships, there are disagreements. Two people have different experiences and perspectives on things and while they […]

7 Tips to Combat Miscommunication in a Relationship

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EVERY SINGLE HUMAN EXPERIENCES STRESS. Even the MVPs whose Instagram feed is lit all the time, whose skin looks amazing, whose outfits are always on point and they eat and drink the most delicious things and capture it in the perfect lighting in their selfie. They get stressed too – trust me. Stress just looks […]

3 Easy Ways to Address Your Stress


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Public speaking can be tough but not impossible. You can overcome it. You’ve been asked to do a presentation at the next staff meeting. You have to pitch potential investors for your new business. Semester’s over and you have to present your capstone project or complete the important step of defending your dissertation. And you […]

Presenting…Public Speaking Anxiety: 3 Tips to Regain Control


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