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23 Things to Quit for an Easier, Happier Life

All based on research-backed psychology and ideas from therapy

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How and why do we make ourselves more miserable than we need to be? Why do we make life so difficult without even noticing?

Luckily, psychology can explain what’s going on, and therapy can help and advise. Here’s a list of the things we can quit right now…




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Alexander M. Combstrong

Alexander M. Combstrong

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