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    The therapist advised Lydia

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    The therapist advised Lydia to first work on herself before dating men. If she weren't sure in herself, she would be risking being disappointed again.

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    Re: The therapist advised Lydia

    If there is a history of Lydia dating both men and women, then leave "men" in. That leaves her open to dating women without working on herself. If who she dates isn't relevant, remove "men". "Dating" is fine on its own.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The therapist advised Lydia

    First seems unnecessary to me when we have before.

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    Re: The therapist advised Lydia

    "Sure in herself" is an odd usage, though comprehensible. The usual expression is "sure of​ herself".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The therapist advised Lydia

    I'd use of, but wouldn't rule out in in therapist jargon.

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