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    ‘Someone Is Saying Bad Things About Me and I’m Losing Sleep Over It!’Eventually, we become so exhausted by games of make believe that we not-so-secretly relish the idea of making a gigantic, ugly mess.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Why Do New Mothers Hate Their Husbands?’Asking for what you want does not make you ungrateful.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I’m Starting a New Life, But There’s Pressure to Get It Right!’Eventually, your old self is going to crawl back into view.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Son’s Girlfriend Is Keeping Me From My Grandchildren!’You probably have your reasons for disliking your daughter-in-law. But she is your daughter-in-law now, even without the law involved.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Stop Being Angry at My Boyfriend for Moving Away’The story you’re telling yourself is inaccurate, and it’s hurting you.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Mother Has Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer and I’m Falling Apart’Ultimately, only you can decide how you want to navigate this sickness with her.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Dump My Toxic Friend?’It’s crucial to learn how to tell people what you will and won’t do for them.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Might Get a Big Job Offer, But I Don’t Want to Change My Life!’You have to tune in to your deepest feelings as you explore this possibility.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Want to Find True Love, But I’m Afraid!’You need to understand your truest strengths.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Boyfriend Isn’t Interested in Helping Me Out’You and your boyfriend are more alike than you might think.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Leave My Amazing But Incredibly Frustrating Relationship?’You can’t fix this. Because no matter how “good” you are, he encounters you as a threat.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Love My Boyfriend, But I Can’t Stop Cheating!’Romance cannot exist when one person is lying.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Wish I Had Old Friends!’You don’t seem to be talking about actual holes in your life right now that need to be filled.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Dad Doesn’t Appreciate Me Enough!’The “good” child, the fixer, is also someone who fixates.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Friends Keep Bringing Up My Sordid Past in Mixed Company!’What good is trust and intimacy and a long history of friendship, if you can’t ask for exactly what you want?
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    How to Deal With Family ProblemsAsk Polly’s best advice.
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    All Your Friendship Questions, AnsweredThe best advice from Ask Polly.
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    Ask Polly: ‘How Do I Stop Myself From Sabotaging My Amazing New Relationship?’You can’t keep putting your best foot forward forever.
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    How to Have a Relationship With YourselfAccording to Ask Polly.
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    Writers, Here’s How to Deal With Self-DoubtHeather Havrilesky’s best Ask Polly advice about writing.
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    Should I Have a Baby, Maybe?Heather Havrilesky’s best Ask Polly advice about having children.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Meet With My Mom?’At first glance, you sound like someone who is extremely confused about reality.
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    If You Hate Your Job, Read ThisHeather Havrilesky’s best Ask Polly advice on how to be happy with your career.
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    9 Marriage Questions, AnsweredAsk Polly’s best advice on infidelity, in-laws, and making a marriage last.
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    Ask Polly: ‘How Do I Get the Love of My Life to Take a Leap With Me?’Frankly, he’s right to be wary — your entire focus in life is on him.
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    Advice for All the Single PeopleHeather Havrilesky’s best Ask Polly columns about being alone.
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    ‘My Job Is Making Me Sick and Miserable!’You are at the center of a dysfunctional ecosystem.
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    Ask Polly: ‘My Idiot Boyfriend Claims I Want a Ring, But I Don’t!’But you do want something, or you wouldn’t be so upset about this.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Is Agreeing to a Casual Relationship Undignified?’This is an impossible, neuroses-inducing trap for any woman.
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    Writing for the Awl Was the Best Mid-Career Decision I Ever MadeOn loving what you do, taking a pay cut, and developing Ask Polly.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Should I Have a Baby?’The main things holding you back from having kids are your worries and fears.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I’m Too Old for Love, But I Want It Anyway!’You’re angry at yourself for being a human with needs.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Why Am I So Lazy?’Notice how deeply you’ve made messiness and procrastination part of your identity.
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    Ask Polly: ‘How Do I Leave My Lying, Cheating Boyfriend?’You’re so used to living in a house of mirrors that the real world feels empty and lonely and sad by comparison.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I’m a Struggling Writer Whose Life Is Falling Apart!’Don’t just suck it up and be positive.
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    The Best ‘Ask Polly’ Advice Columns of 2017Heather Havrilesky on love, death, relationships, and more.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Decide on a Career and I Feel Like Garbage!’Everyone wants to know what their future will look like.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Sit Still.’You need to develop and nurture a good relationship with yourself.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Moved Back Home and No One Else Is Single!’You have to admit to yourself just how bad this feels.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Have Everything I’ve Ever Wanted But I’m Still Unhappy’You’re a classic self-blaming overachieving perfectionist.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Want to Be a Writer, But I Can’t Stop Wasting Time on Instagram!’Start paying close attention to how social media functions in your life.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I’m Dying But I Want to Be in Love’You shouldn’t feel guilty about wanting someone by your side.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Hate Men.’Most men are terrible, but don’t let them control your happiness.
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    Ask Polly: ‘All My Friends Are Getting Married and Leaving Me Behind!’Having friends as an adult is nothing like having friends in your 20s.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Stop Obsessing About Finding Love!’Believing in love isn’t a personal failure.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Work Too Hard and I’m Still Poor and Miserable!’You have to decide to be good to yourself.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I Can’t Deal With My Friends’ Drama Any More!’Learn to say no.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Tell Me Not to Get Married!’You value security a lot — there’s nothing wrong with that.
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    Ask Polly: ‘Are You Happier Than You Were in Your Twenties?’Sadness doesn’t define you, even if it feels that way right now.
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    Ask Polly: ‘I’m Staring Into the Void!’You’re absurdly sensitive and very afraid of the real world.
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