A therapist explains why there’s more to growing up than completing your to-do list

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A therapist explains how to live a more thoughtful and less frantic life

A therapist explains how to build more authentic relationships

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A therapist explains how to wean yourself from needing praise

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A therapist explains how to stay calm without trying to control others

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A therapist’s advice for skipping the superficial stages of making friends

First, give yourself permission to bore people

We all know the safe topics to broach when you first meet someone. We stick to sports, the weather, and work because we worry that our specific interests, and our zeal for them, will scare people away. …

A therapist explains how solving other people’s problems can become an unhealthy form of stress relief

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The relationship pattern that’s causing you stress

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How to get back into the world even if you’re feeling anxious

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A therapist explains why it’s not just about finding confidence

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Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the book Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down.

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