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Overcome What Is Holding You Back In Life emotional health life lessons limiting beliefs perspective self-improvement Jul 29, 2023

Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck? 

Do negative thoughts and feelings of not being “good enough” often lead your mind down a stressful path of self-doubt and low confidence? 

Did you know that almost all of us are plagued by self-limiting beliefs daily, keeping us from...

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What Does a Healthy Relationship Look Like? effective communication emotional health marriage perspective relationship advice relationship tips self-improvement Jun 24, 2023

When it comes to relationships, there's no one-size-fits-all advice that applies to everyone. But when deciding whether or not to pursue a relationship, it can be helpful to consider what makes up a healthy union. Navigating love and commitment isn't always easy — but understanding the...

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How do I set boundaries assertively without feeling guilty? ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication emotional health healthy relationships Jun 01, 2023

Dear Dr. Julie: I say yes a lot because I always feel guilty when I say no. But it's starting to be a problem. Right now, I need to set a boundary with my sister who wants to throw me a big birthday party at my house. I don't want a big party for my birthday and I don't want a party at my...

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How can I make friends when most people are fake? ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication emotional health healthy relationships May 18, 2023

Hello Dr Julie! I have a pattern where I intuitively understand if a person is real or fake. Given today's world, I usually encounter fake people. Because fake people make me uncomfortable, I'm not able to engage in small take or make friends easily. Can you please guide me on how to create...

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How do I choose men who are emotionally available? ama ask me anything emotional health healthy relationships perspective relationship tips relationships self-improvement Apr 25, 2023

How do I choose men who are emotionally available?

Dear Dr. Julie: I've been dating for a few years and I seem to be attracted to men who are emotionally unavailable. If I go out with someone for a few months, eventually it starts to feel like he's pulling away. Despite my efforts...

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What to do if your feelings upset your partner ama ask me anything boundaries effective communication emotional health healthy relationships life lessons perspective relationship advice relationship tips toxic relationships Apr 13, 2023

Dear Dr. Julie, I feel like every time I try to express my feelings to my partner, he becomes defensive or shuts down, which makes me feel unheard and invalidated. I love him and want to build a strong and healthy relationship, but I'm unsure how to approach this situation. Do you have any advice...

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