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What To Do If Your Social Anxiety Feels Unmanageable

The usual go-to response to admitting you have social anxiety is something along the lines of: “Calm down, you’re fine.” But you aren’t. These are ways to handle your social anxiety in a productive and self-accepting manner, that will ease your stress in the moment and make even anticipating the feeling much more manageable.

This Is Why Kind Women Are Always Misunderstood

They will always see the silver lining in tragedies. They will always see the beauty in pain. They will always find a way to be kind when they’re supposed to be mean. They will always choose kindness even if it’s not reciprocated.

Proposal: Let’s Open A Love Store

If they sold love at the store, it would be easier on us all. You’d find the gourmet products on the top shelf: Artisanal passion. Small-batch pining. Hand-pulled heart strings. There’d be little four-packs of love-replacement shakes. It’d be like Soylent™, but for lovers!

A Young Writer’s Diary Entries From Early January, 1983

Now that I’ve experienced a loving gay relationship, I feel more alone than I did before I knew what I was missing. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Sean; I’m surprised how affected I am by losing him. There’s no one I can talk to about it, and my letters to Susan, Stacy and Miriam have all been perfunctory. Denial, mostly.

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