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A Year In Review: Coming Out Edition

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Truth is, I didn’t know that I was allowed to be gay. With little to no queer representation growing up, I had determined in my head that I would end up alone.

How To Deal With a Positive STI Test Result

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Receiving a positive STI result can be heart-wrenching. This is due to the stigma sexually transmitted infections carry. Society makes it easy to feel “dirty” or have a sense of shame when seeing these results.

Navigating COVID-19 During the Holidays

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With the holidays coming up, it is harder to turn a blind eye to what we’ve been dreading—setting COVID boundaries for our physical and mental health.

The Power of a Simple Act of Kindness

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Never underestimate any act of kindness. You never know how many people you can make happy with simple support.

Things That Could Help You Get Over A Breakup At Home

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Breakups and divorce could trigger a roller coaster of emotions. But that doesn’t mean we have to ride this roller coaster wherever it takes us.

Setting Boundaries

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Something to remember is that every relationship might look different when it comes to setting boundaries.

Relationships Nowadays

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Some people believe that there is only one kind of relationship—intimate ones. However, relationships manifest themselves in multiple kinds of connections such as family, friends, and romantic partners.

Love in Different Languages

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Next time your anxiety is tricking you into believing that your partner doesn’t love you, take a minute to reflect on how their love language differentiates from yours

Dating With Anxiety

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Oftentimes, the thought of putting yourself out there and being vulnerable may sound anxiety-provoking. Sometimes we may find that relationships feel more difficult to maintain when we have anxiety.

In Queer Waters

| By Vent Over Tea
As we celebrate Pride this week in Montreal, I wanted to share my journey about how I went from struggling with invalidation and self-doubt, to fully embracing my identity.

Love and Attachment

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In the world of dating, some partners seem to be overly attached while others are allergic to commitment. More often than not, this is the result of different attachment styles.

The L Words

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It’s easy to get caught up in chasing after romantic love. But if we make an effort to direct our attention elsewhere, we’ll see that we’re surrounded by all kinds of love that can be deeply fulfilling in their own ways.

Surviving a Breakup 101

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Going through a breakup isn’t easy, but it’s doable. Here are some things to remember in this difficult time.

What Aristotle Teaches Us About Friendships

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Friends can be a great source of support and joy for us. But there are many different types of friendships, and sometimes it’s a good idea to take a closer look at how they impact our lives.

Overcoming Loneliness

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Loneliness can be a paralyzing feeling. Here are a few helpful ways to reconnect with others.

Moving Toward Connection

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There is quite a difference between being alone and being lonely, something I felt acutely when I moved to Taiwan.

Mental Illness and Dating

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Do you feel that it’s necessary to disclose your mental illness to your partner and, if so, how? Do you use dating apps and, if so, how do they affect your mental health? What kinds of stigma have you experienced because of your mental illness?

Speak from the Heart

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We all have our own favorite ways to express and receive love. Talking about love languages to the people around you can be a great way to improve your relationships.

What’s a Habit Between Friends?

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Sometimes they can help and sometimes they can hinder, but ultimately, having social support can make the difficulties of building new habits much more bearable. If nothing else, it can serve as a reminder that we aren’t alone.

Finding Happy Mediums

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Compromise is something we have to do constantly in all kinds of relationships, and it can be crucial to developing closer connections with people.

Finding Your Group

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I consider myself an outgoing person so I thought making friends would be a walk in the park! Unfortunately, it wasn’t so simple.

Calling All Pals!

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Palentine’s Day is about celebrating great relationships with the great people who are in our lives, and it might just be the perfect antidote to Valentine’s day

The New Friend Zone

| By Vent Over Tea
Once you’ve left school, it dawns on you how difficult it is to make new friends. There’s a vulnerability to it, and sitting in the comfort of our homes typing on our phones or computers lessens that vulnerability a bit.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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The problem with using clichés as a way of understanding and giving meaning to someone’s current situation is that, although they are not necessarily false, they are incomplete and simultaneously oversimplify and minimize people’s experiences

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