How to Be Happy Alone (And What to Do When You Are)

How to be happy alone

Since I was little, I had always latched on to one person. As a child, that person was my mother. As a preteen, I went from best friend to best friend. Once I hit 16, I was always in a long term relationship. I had never spent more than an hour alone in my life except to sleep. Is it any wonder that I was miserable unless I was close to someone?

Here’s my advice, based on my own experiences, to learn how to be happy alone.

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How to Find “The One”

how to find the one

After spending 12 long years with Mr. Wrong, I didn’t know how to date. I didn’t even know if I wanted to! How could I possibly find someone better for me than my ex was? If you seem to always pick the wrong people to date or haven’t found anyone you think is worth it, here’s how to find The One!

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How to Beat the Heat While Traveling

how to beat the heat while traveling

I always thought I was one of those people who was just prone to heat exhaustion. There was no “beating the heat” for me. Who knew that a simple trick would change all that? Here’s how I learned to beat the heat while traveling!

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How to Negotiate Your Salary

How to Negotiate Your Salary

Talk about clueless. I don’t even want to THINK about the money I left on the table at the beginning of my career (and for YEARS afterwards) because I didn’t know that negotiating your salary after an offer was a thing…

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How to Make Eye Contact

How to Make Eye Contact

The Situation I grew up reading people’s lips– I thought it was a cool skill to have. But one day (when I was in my 30’s), a very important and very wealthy woman who was acting as a…

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How to Tell That It’s Time to End Your Relationship

This is probably the lesson in life it took me the longest to learn. I dated the same man for 12 years. We were on-again off-again for the last five years of our relationship. But hey, I loved him and I thought I was happy. Boy, was I wrong…

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How to Use the Bathroom in South Korea

bathroom South Korea

Four days into my trip, after a day full of sightseeing, my cousin and I sat down for some Korean barbecue. Nature called, and I wandered over to the bathroom– to discover that I was faced with the dreaded hole in the floor for the first time…

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How to Get the Engagement and Ring You Want (and Still Have It Be a Surprise)

I’d always wanted a surprise engagement, but as time went on, that looked less and less likely. My boyfriend and I had been dating for almost 4 years. I knew a proposal wasn’t far away. So how could I convince him to get me the ring of my dreams and surprise me with a romantic proposal when I knew it was coming?

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How to Make Small Talk

How to Make Small Talk

This is one of my more embarrassing experiences to admit. I always felt awkward trying to keep up conversations with strangers, but I had to do it constantly now at work. I was feeling awkward way more often than I cared to…

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How to Find a New Career When You’re a Humanities Major

find career humanities major

My bachelor’s degree was in English, my master’s in teaching English. What else was I qualified to do other than teach English? I was feeling extremely stuck. So I went with the usual channels…

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