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Every once in a while, we all get down on ourselves. Something happens to trigger a bout with depression and feelings of inadequacy. Your parents forget to call you. A friend puts their problems before yours. You’ve eaten too much that week and you’ve gained some water weight and you look as bloated as a diabetic Korean toddler. Shit happens, we panic, shit gets worse.

As millennials, so much is expected of us, and the cruel reality is that there’s very little we can actually accomplish. We don’t know how to do laundry. We struggle to pay our rent on time. And relationships? Get outta here!

When we get down, it’s important to lift ourselves back up. It’s important to remember that we’re the most important people in the world. So sit down in front of a mirror, appreciate yourself, and follow these simple steps.

1. Remember That Your…

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1. There’s no closure.

Humans crave closure. There’s an inherent desire for it — all the stories we never learn the endings to, the movies we never finish, the seasons of TV shows that leave us with more questions than answers so we turn to blogs and the internet to vent our frustration. We need closure in order to shelve things in our head and move on. But when you don’t get closure — when they drop off the face of the earth or suddenly spring a new significant other on social media — what do you do?

It’s hard to create your own closure, to grasp for signs that really don’t mean anything at all but to which we assign meaning. And it might seem ridiculous at first, like believing in magic or fairies, but sometimes, it’s the only thing we can do. We have to find meaning where there…

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We all wish we could have a glimpse into the mind of the person we’re crushing on. Does he like me as much as I like him? Does she even know I exist? Why isn’t he calling me back? Why doesn’t she text me back?

With all these modern dating rules, it’s really hard to tell when someone is or isn’t really into you. In the happy scenarios, you know when someone likes you because he or she actually told you that. In the not so happy scenarios, you’re left wondering if something is ever going to happen for the two of you. Even though from a girl’s perspective the guys are the ones that are pretty hard to read, we’re gonna switch it up a bit and put things from a girl perspective. So here are a couple of helpful tips that might show you…

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It’s been 8 months and 26 days, and I think I’m finally happy without you. Granted, it hasn’t really been that long given the off-and-on-and-off-again rhythm we learned to exist in. But it’s been 8 months and 26 days, and I think I’m finally okay again.

Looking back on it all, I still don’t understand how I got here. It never felt easier; in fact, it seemed to get worse with each passing month, each week, each day. There were days I genuinely thought I couldn’t live without you, even though I knew I had and would continue to do so. My heart and body and skin ached to have you again. I fought the urge to text you, knowing that I would hate myself for doing so, knowing that it would make my life worse. And it did. But you were the only one who could quench my desire…

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I am your secret life, whether you admit it or not. I am the girl you chat with when your real girl is busy with her art, with the rest of her life. I am the girl you call when you want to talk about something and she’s already asleep. I am the girl you get to share your stories of misadventures with, because your real girl might judge if you tell her everything. I am the girl you hang out with when she has to work far away. I am the girl with whom you text the most random things, because she just won’t understand. I am the girl you text dirty stuff with when she’s not around and you need your fix.

I am your secret life, even though you don’t tell me. I am a part of your life stuck in the corner, waiting and wanting to…

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This… this is my soul song, people. This is my Vietnam.

1. You’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social.

2. At any given point, you have one (maybe two) best friends who are your entire life. You’re not a “group of friends” person. You can’t keep up with all that.

3. Social gatherings that are supposed to be “rites of passage” like prom and dances and other such typical nonsense is just… not for you. You don’t understand it. You want nothing to do with it.

4. When you do choose to grace a party with your presence, you are the life of it. You’re dancing on the table and doing body shots until 3 a.m.

5. … You then retreat into three days of complete solitude to recover.

6. You go out of your way to avoid people, but when you inevitably have to interact with them, you make it…

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