'I Was Tough, Now I'm Needy. How Do I Fix This?'

Invite your needy self in and love her ferociously.

Cascades (Quiet Solitude) (1959) by Maxfield Parrish

Dear Polly,

I've always considered myself an extremely independent person. From a very young age, I've felt the need to do things and figure things out myself, and I've always been very wary of compliments (I asked my parents to stop telling me they loved me when I was about four or five because of how …

This post is for paying subscribers