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So many of us struggle to prioritize self care, let alone self love. 

It’s pretty quick to drop to the bottom of the to-do list for most people. 

Whether it’s because of a busy life, juggling parenting with being a human, perhaps schooling, work, you name it, we have an excuse for prioritizing everyone and everything but ourselves.

So how do we find the balance, and what even is self-care, really?

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In the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake make the proverbial “Friends with Benefits” (FWB) relationship look easy.  What’s not to like about having no-strings-attached sex with someone who you respect, trust, and who makes you feel safe?  And they have the added bonus of their “casual sex” arrangement resulting in true love.  Well, I’m here to offer you an anecdote from my life, which happens not to mesh with the Hollywood version of FWB. After losing a friend and confidante to casual sex, I have gained insight on what NOT to do when navigating a “friends with benefits” relationship.

How I went from the “Cool Girl” to the Crazy Bitch Crying Alone in a Bathroom Stall.

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