How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?

I imagine you’ve likely heard about the outrage sparked by an Amber Alert, issued in Canada, on Valentine’s Day. The Alert was sent to a majority of Canadians who own a cellphone within Ontario to alert them of an 11-year-old girl from Brampton who was reported missing. Unfortunately, the girl, Riya Rajkumar, was found dead at … More How privileged are we as a society to complain about an Amber Alert?

Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

We often ask ourselves this question, specifically when we observe a relationship that is not only unhappy, but further unhealthy. It is difficult to understand why people remain in unsatisfactory relationships, however, according to a University of Utah release, the answer could come as a surprise. The University of Utah study examined whether people who … More Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

It’s time to cut off that negative friendship

I have addressed the topic of toxic friendships here on my blog more than once, but I feel like it is a topic I can revisit since it is, unfortunately, relevant to so many of us. What comes to mind when you think about a healthy, positive friendship? Arguably support, understanding, fun, entertainment, trust, communication … More It’s time to cut off that negative friendship

Genuine Friendships

A couple of nights ago, I spoke on the phone with a good friend of mine from high school. I haven’t seen or spoken to her for quite some time because we’re both busy, so we agreed a phone call was needed. We chatted for just about an hour on the phone about all sorts … More Genuine Friendships

A Societal Acceptance of Therapy and Counselling

Therapy and/or counselling can be thoroughly beneficial for individuals in a variety of contexts. Whether professional help in these regards is sought for mental illness treatment, relationship conflicts, or simply to speak freely with an unbiased person, therapy and counselling are generally a great help to those who make use of them. I have noticed … More A Societal Acceptance of Therapy and Counselling

Summer Date Ideas

Date night between a couple is time intended to serve as enjoyable and romantic, not boring. Yet, over time, it becomes difficult to come up with new and exciting date ideas to keep things fresh between you and your partner. I did some brainstorming and did my best to come up with some unique and … More Summer Date Ideas

Relationships: Business Between A Couple and No One Else

Throughout my relationship with my boyfriend, we have run into individuals who seem to think it is appropriate to become invested in our own personal matters that simply do not have any relevance to them. When I say invested in personal matters, I am making reference to how, for whatever reason, so many people struggle … More Relationships: Business Between A Couple and No One Else

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Read Opinion Pieces About Relationships

I would bet money that a majority of social media users have, at some point, come across an article in their Facebook or Twitter newsfeed claiming to list 10 things that indicate your partner is cheating on you, or perhaps 10 signs your relationship is heading in the wrong direction. They’re tempting to read, and … More Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Read Opinion Pieces About Relationships

The Importance of Effort in Long-Term Relationships

Earlier this week my boyfriend and I celebrated our fourth anniversary. I realize four years really is nothing overly significant in comparison to couples who have been married for forty years or higher, but for Blaine and I, four years is worth celebrating. I was up in Niagara for school and Blaine was back home … More The Importance of Effort in Long-Term Relationships

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*K: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

Self-help books are not exactly what I would refer to as my genre of preference. I have nothing against them specifically, however, I would rather read a book with a with a tremendous storyline that has me gripping the pages in anticipation. I had heard about Mark Manson’s text The Subtle Art of Not Giving A … More Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fu*K: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life

How Food Allergies Impact A Relationship

Roughly three years ago, I had food allergy testing done. I was experiencing tremendous discomfort, bloating and pain with a majority of what I was eating, and I learned through testing that I am intolerant to gluten, dairy, and egg. Intolerances are different from allergies in the sense that intolerances have less serious complications than … More How Food Allergies Impact A Relationship

What It’s Like to Grow Up With A Protective Older Sister

For as long as I can remember, my older sister has been my best friend. Granted, we weren’t necessarily the closest when we were younger, likely because it’s almost a rite of passage to torment your older sister when you’re a child, but now that we’re older and more mature I can’t imagine anyone else … More What It’s Like to Grow Up With A Protective Older Sister

Why Going On A Break Is The Worst Thing A Couple Can Do

Relationships can be difficult. Conflicts and challenges arise, a difference of opinion between you and your partner creates tension, and soon enough you’re ready to go on a break and spend some time apart. While going on a break may seem like the best option for you and your partner when your relationship gets rough, … More Why Going On A Break Is The Worst Thing A Couple Can Do