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How Social Media Affects Your Happiness, As Told By A Therapist

In case you haven't heard, May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

For that reason, we're spending the entire week talking about ways to get happier — whether it's through meditation, yoga or healing your broken heart.

Naturally, I had to consult a psychotherapist, so I got in touch with Jennifer Silvershein, LMSW. With a little help from our readers, I grilled her about everything from how to be happier in your relationship and get out of a funk to what social media does to your happiness and how you can feel more confident in your skin.

Since I really want you to watch it (right here), I'm not going to give the whole thing away.

But, just so you can get a taste of the conversation to come, if you're struggling with feeling happy in your relationship, Silvershein suggests doing something little for your SO every day.

It's always nice to know your boyfriend or girlfriend is thinking about you, whether it's a random “I love you” or an “I'm thinking about you” in the middle of your busy day.

Now, don't you want to know what kind of impact social media is having on your happiness? Thought so. I'll let you find that one out on your own.

Hope you're having a happy week!


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Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...
Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...

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