When Desire Hurts

Do you ever want something so bad it hurts?
I mean, it physically hurts. It feels like the icy fingers of dread slowly creeping up your body. It inches its way to your heart and wraps its coldness around it. It’s like when you get a pit in your stomach, when you’re waiting for bad news….except it’s in your heart.

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When Forgiving Hurts

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An unavoidable part of the human condition is getting hurt. Whether it be a minor, moderate, or traumatizing pain, we are all put in the position of having to forgive.

What happens when forgiving someone feels like letting them get away with it? What happens when the person you have to forgive is yourself?

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Stop Telling People Others Have It Worse

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Opening up about a personal problem is almost unheard of in today’s society. We are taught to put on our best faces and leave that extra baggage at home. However, in those rare moments when others do peel away the mask, there seems to be a generic fallback response:

Someone else has it worse.

Just stop.

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

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Have you ever met someone who apologized for every little thing? Not in a sympathetic type of way, but a person who legitimately felt at fault for every single one of their actions, behaviors, or even thoughts? To a third party, doing so may seem silly or even a nuisance, but for some reason they just feel they’re imposing on the status quo of society. Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Be Okay