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I lied to my therapist. What do I do now?

I was in an unhealthy relationship when I started therapy. When I found the courage to end the relationship, my therapist helped me set boundaries and work on myself. But, then I started letting my ex back into my life a little more–and now, she’s staying at my house all the time again. But I haven’t told my therapist because I’m afraid it’ll look like I’ve taken a huge backslide and I don’t want her to think I’m not trying. Now that I’ve lied for over a month, I’m not sure how to come clean. What do I do?

How do you podcast from a boat?

Your episodes always say you record from a sailboat in the Florida Keys. Can you do an episode about how that works and how you're able to record on a boat? And what it is like?

I can't drag myself out of bed in the morning. Any tips?

I hit the snooze button like 10 times every single morning. At the last possible second, I have to jump up and run out the door to work and I look awful and feel terrible. Sometimes I'm late. I feel like the bad start to they day ruins the whole day. I have self-discipline in other areas of my life but it's hard to feel like a strong person when I can't even drag myself out of bed on time. Do you have any tips for how I can get myself more motivated in the morning?

What rules can I set for my teenage daughter who is having sex?

My almost 17-year-old daughter is sexually active. I would prefer that she wasn't but I realize I can't prevent her from doing it. I would like to set some rules, like not allowing her to do it in our home. I'm from a generation where I was taught pre-marital sex was wasn't an option. I want to teach my daughter to be respectful of our rules and of her body but this seems tough. What are reasonable rules we can set?

When does staying home mean I'm setting a healthy boundary and when does it mean I'm being selfish?

I am not into parties and celebrations but I have friends who love any excuse to throw a party. I recently declined to attend a friend's gender reveal party because I find such things exhausting sometimes. But another friend told me I was selfish. I thought I was setting a healthy boundary. How do you know when to draw the line and say no to something as a way to take care of yourself and when do you push yourself to do something you don't want to do because you're being a good friend?