For most of us, Christmas hardly seems like the time of year during which hardships rise and emotions overwhelm. Perhaps this is because we are fortunate enough to spend the holidays with ones we love and ones who love us. Perhaps we are privileged and have always spent Christmas morning around a tree, in a … More Mental health support during the holidays
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?
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
I saw a Tweet a couple of days ago that reads: “A lady told me one time, ‘one day you’ll just be living your life and you’ll meet someone who is like the guy version of yourself; that’s how you’ll know.’ & I 10/10 would recommend praying and waiting for that” (@_alirigney). For me, personally, … More How Do I Know If My Partner Is My Soulmate?
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
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
I occasionally ask myself whether or not I am a bad person, depending on exterior circumstances, and for the most part, I think I am a relatively good person. I try my absolute hardest to refrain from judging others, from making assumptions about strangers, and I consistently remind myself to treat others in a manner … More “Am I A Bad Person?”
With Mother’s Day Approaching, perhaps you’re feeling the pressure to find your mom the perfect gift to show her how much you appreciate her. While the sentiment is genuine, Mother’s Day gifts really don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, especially if they’re homemade. From my own experience with my mom, handmade … More Inexpensive and Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts
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
I thought it might be fun to dedicate a post to discussing things I would have a very hard time living without. Some of these are materialistic, some are not, but these things are ones that bring me joy and happiness, and further that are of significance to me, personally. I would not be able … More Things I Can’t Live Without