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Maybe I Don’t Want to Be Brave Anymore

“I’ll admit I’ve definitely had days where I’ve thought to myself that maybe I don’t want to be brave anymore. Maybe I want someone to take care of me for a bit. Take a season off. Be a sweetly spoiled baby for a change.”

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What Are Parasocial Relationships?

Parasocial relationships are entirely one-sided relationships — ones in which one party is interested and invests significant time and energy in someone and that other party is completely unaware of their existence.

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Why Ghosting Hurts So Much

This tendency to ruminate on and better remember tasks that are unfinished is known as Zeiganik effect. And it can unfortunately make ghosting very painful and difficult to move past.

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The Complaining Gap

People have different thresholds for complaining, and if yours is very high, you must be careful not to assume that other people are the same way, particularly people that you care deeply about.

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What Is Overclaiming?

Overclaiming is when someone claims to have knowledge that’s impossible to have. A clear way this can manifest is someone saying that they’re familiar with something that doesn’t even exist.

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How I Keep From Being Easily Offended

It’s something I try to keep in mind, particularly when I’m dealing with someone who is being very bitter. Someone who is intent on picking me apart, letting me know my flaws. So eager to find fault that they’ll coax it from even an ambiguous place.

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