The Damaging Effects of Being Judgmental

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I was in the car when a friend of mine jumped into the back seat.

Almost immediately after shutting the door, he said, "Okay, can we take a minute and talk about those guys?"

We had just spent a weekend away at a bachelor party for a friend of ours. As with many bachelor parties, there is often an amalgamation of different friend groups coming together to celebrate a common cause.

This bachelor party weekend was no exception.

In fact, I already knew (and was...

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2 Lessons I Learned on How to Handle a Heated Argument

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I'm assuming you've been in a heated exchange before, right? Of course you have. You're a human being! 

And I was in one just the other day with someone who, for the purposes of this post, we'll call Bob.

The conversation started in typical fashion - an exchange of "how are you's" and general life updates. Once we got past the pleasantries, we started on a topic that we had clashed over in the past.

It turns out that Bob actually many unexpressed...

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Have you ever wanted to ask for something... but felt too scared?

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"I want to ask him, but he'll probably say no," she said, discouraged by the thought.

"Why do you think he'll say no?" I inquired.

"Because he has family here, his friends are here, all of his work connections are here and he is barely making ends meet, he just signed a new lease for an apartment... I have also only really known him for 2 months and I don't want to seem like a crazy person!"


I was speaking to a...

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I Managed to Avoid a Potential Disaster With my Sister (and how you can do the same)


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One thing that has been shaking up my world lately is that my sister, who lives in New Zealand, is visiting Toronto for the next 6 weeks. And here is the kicker: she is living with me for that time.

Wait, what?

That's right - I have a new roommate for 6 weeks that, in all honesty, I probably wouldn't have chosen as my top pick for a roommate.

And the transition with her here hasn't been the easiest for me. In...

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The 4 big mistakes keeping you from arguing less with your partner (about anything and everything)

Let’s get real for a second -- I want to see your relationship flourish more than anything. I do. I really, really do (because I know it can!).

That said… I’ve seen way too many relationships crash and burn by making the same mistakes around the same issues again and again and again and again. Enough already!

There are some super common (and easy-to-fix!) mistakes that are blocking you from getting the relationship you want (and these are not only symptoms of brand new...

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