Are You Overly Critical?Surimpression Madonne (1936) by Francis Picabia Great, let’s talk some shit! Wait, you’re saying you see flaws and mistakes everywhere and it so…
It's hard to let love in when you're a perfectionist.
Heather Havrilesky
Do You Have a Nemesis?Portrait of Picasso (1947) by Salvador Dali In this week’s Ask Polly, the letter writer asks, “Why am I so fascinated by other people but I can’…
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Learning to Protect & Nurture YourselfWarm Afternoon (1978) by Winslow Homer The idea of self-care attracts so much scorn online. Our culture reflexively insults anything that sounds…
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Friendship & BoundariesCousins (1966) by Bridget Bate Tichenor I used to believe that being a good friend meant saying yes to everything. I would stay on the phone for…
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Don't buy into the myth that misery is more noble than joy.
Heather Havrilesky
Do not go gentle into that good light.
Heather Havrilesky
Are You a Shame Sponge?La Gardienne des Phénix (1954) by Leonor Fini Thanks to this week’s column, I’m a little fixated on shame today: how women soak up all of the am…
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