5 Pieces of Bad Relationship Advice You Should Stop Believing

5 Pieces of Bad Relationship Advice You Should Stop Believing

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Oh relationship advice. There’s shitty advice all over the place, don’t you think? Wear this and your husband will love you. Do that and your wife will love you forever. Blah blah blah. Just stop already.

Not only do bad pieces of relationship advice set up a false picture of love, they could be ruining your entire relationship.

Here are 5 pieces of bad relationship advice you should stop believing so you can start to have a healthy relationship:

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide.

This is a spoiler-free review.

For my second book review on my blog, I wanted to read Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot. I read so many mixed reviews about, but I wanted to give it a shot. I wanted to form my own opinion based on the content and the portrayal of mental illness.

Sad Perfect is a moving story about Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. It’s informative, yet relatable. It’s heartbreaking, yet hopeful.

I do want to make a trigger warning before continuing with my review. I imagine this book can be incredibly triggering for those struggling with an eating disorder, especially ARFID. There were very descriptive passages of self-harm that triggered me greatly. I had to ground myself before reading on.

So to start my review, I say read this book at your own discretion. If you want to gain insight on less known mental illnesses, please read on.

Self-Harm Recovery Update: 1 Year Self-Harm Free

Self-Harm Recovery Update: 1 Year Self-Harm Free

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions graphic details of self-harm and mentions suicide and sexual abuse.

Wow guys! Wow! I can’t believe I am able to write this post today. I have reached one whole year of being self-harm free.

For the past three years, I’ve been on the bumpiest journey of my life ever since I revealed that I was sexually abused throughout my childhood. This past year in particular has been the biggest test of my strength, especially with all the added stress of my parent’s divorce and my dad’s alcoholism on top of my poor mental health.

But I’ve grown so much in the past year, and I’m so proud of the person I’m becoming. I sincerely mean that with every fiber of my being. I am becoming the person I want to be.

Without further ado…here’s my entire journey from self-harm addict to self-harm survivor.

How to Be a Successful Blogger When You Have Social Anxiety

How to Be a Successful Blogger When You Have Social Anxiety

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Social anxiety doesn’t go away once I leave the public. It doesn’t even go away when I’m in the comfort of my bed.

My job relies on me interacting with people who are complete strangers. I have to constantly engage with my readers and network with other bloggers. I have to constantly promote my blog posts, even though they are filled with words from the core of my soul.

It’s a very vulnerable feeling, but I’m starting to get the hang of it. Throughout the years I’ve been blogging, I’ve discovered these three ways to help minimize my social anxiety so I can run a successful blog.

Book Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Book Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

This is a spoiler-free review. Parts that may be deemed spoilers will be marked.

I honestly didn’t have that high of expectations when I first picked up Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. I was watching a book review video on YouTube when my ears perked up at the sound of OCD. Without knowing anything else about the book, I went to the library and picked it up the same day.

Every Last Word is a YA novel about 16 year old Samantha. She’s a swimmer, popular, and looks just like everybody else. But underneath it all, she suffers from Pure-Obsessional OCD. She second-guesses every move, thought, and word in her life. She goes to therapy every Wednesday, but the last thing she wants is a change in her life.

However, one day she meets a new friend, Caroline. Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room in her school underneath the theater. It’s run by a tight-knit group of outcasts. Sam is drawn to them instantly, especially to AJ who plays the guitar. Slowly, she beings to feel normal than she ever did when she was part of the popular crowd. She might even start to feel recovered…