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@nevergiveaninch I've felt the same way a lot in the last 6 months or so. I don't really have any good advice to give because I'm still working through it but hugs to you!!

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 11:14 am 0

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@packedsuitcase I think you are in the clear. It's totally fine to have a friendly relationship with a coworker and I don't think it's necessary to mention a significant other unless it comes up in conversation.

I will say that I was recently in a situation where a coworker who I thought I was just good friends with professed his love for me even though he had full knowledge that I had a long-term relationship. So in theory, there's no way you could stop this coworker from liking you and telling you about it even if he did know about your bf!!

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 5:43 pm 0

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@professionalmess I work in a similar environment except most of the time I'm done all of my projects at the end of the day and just want to leave! My bosses explicitly said this is the type of situation where the lower-tier coworkers are expected to stop in at the end of the day and basically confirm there is no other work to do and/or ask to be excused.
I wish I had better advice for you but I definitely struggle with the same feelings you are. I say work late when you have to and when you don't, stay a few minutes extra and then bounce. We all need to have a life outside work too!

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm 0

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@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher I was on the four-a-year pill for a few years and it was a bitch! It worked for awhile and then my body went haywire. FYI-I'm on Loestrin 24 now and I get NO periods, if that interests you as an alternative to your current plan.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm 1

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@adorable-eggplant I've actually been looking for a counselor but having a hell of a time getting anyone to call me back for an appt. He suggested yesterday about finding a doctor for himself but as of this morning, he totally flipped on that idea and said it wasn't worth it.
He's had issues in the past with doctors pushing meds on him so I think he's hesitating about that too. I would call his mom if I thought it would help but I'm also afraid to blow it out of proportion in the event it's not as big as he's making it out to be.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm 0

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Mental health/relationship question: Boyfriend and I have been going through some life struggles lately and it has gotten drastically worse in the past week. I currently have some depression issues going on and he has some underlying ones with a previous history of hurting himself (although this has never happened while we've been together).
With the stress of whatever has been going on in his life, he's been making suggestions about wanting to die, throwing a bunch of negative comments at me and generally pushing me away. I worry and just want to throw all the love at him but I kind of think that's making it worse? I cut off speaking with him today but I'm not prepared to go the whole weekend worrying if he's ok or if I need to be getting professionals involved. HELP!

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm 0

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@harebell I will forever swear by the Neti Pot or some other version of a saline rise for those that are crossed out by the pot. It feels like it doesn't work the first few times you do it but you'll be surprised how psyched you are when yellow snot starts coming out!

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm 0

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@catparty I think their admission is technically a "donation" but it's "highly suggested" you give them the euro. Maybe there's a reason they can't call it admission to the site

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:11 am 1

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The ossuary at Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome is literally my favorite site in that whole city. I thought I was the weirdo because when I took people to visit when I studied abroad, they were freaked out!

Totally going to read this book.

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm 2

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@straw hat Thank you SO much! This has been totally helpful.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 10:11 am 0