Jealousy and how to combat it

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 Jealousy can come in all shapes and sizes. When we perceive that someone else has something of value but we do not.  Though we may not be proud of it, it seems that for most of us it is a part of the human condition to frequently feel jealous of others. We might be jealous of a girl who has a smaller waist or we might be jealous of a guy who can play soccer better. Jealously normally has to do with our own self-worth and wanting to be like someone else or have what they have. Here are some tips on how to combat jealously if you feel it:
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Take Your Time

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When you are in your early 20’s and a high school soon-to-be senior approaches you to talk about sex, your instinct is to pretend you’re going under a bridge, have lost cell reception, and can’t hear him (even if he’s right in front of you).
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Why We Stayed and Why You Should Stop Asking

 

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Ever wonder why some people stay in really messed up relationships? Delana Listman is a recent graduate at American University and for her Honors Capstone, she created an incredible project called: “Why We Stayed and Why You Should Stop Asking”. This project was created to educate people on why women stay in abusive relationships in an effort to stop accusatory questions of “why does she stay” which lead to a culture of victim blaming. I had the honor of interviewing her and hearing more about her process around this life changing work.
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Life happens even if you don’t “figure it out.” Immediately

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The second semester of my senior year of college was defined by one question: “what are you doing with your life?” It came from friends, family, strangers, and the familiar barista at Starbucks.

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