Most recently published stories in Humans.
7 Ways To Know You're Toxic
I'm just going to go ahead and say it. Recognizing our own toxicity can be challenging. Sometimes we don't really have the vantage point to see, and sometimes we just keep turning our head because we don't want to. It's a huge pill to swallow, and one I have had to take without any water. We can sometimes and often let the toxicity that once slow dripped into our system, in turn, poison someone else. That's because being problematic is a virus, and if left unchecked, will destroy everything in its path. It's consuming. Again, I know. I have been there. But I know you like lists so here the top ways to recognize if you are being toxic and how to change. I mean it's not enough to just KNOW you ain't shit. You have to actually work on being an "ain't shit" type of individual.
A Love Story
Everyone wants the perfect movie love story. No heartbreak, no fighting, no tears or hurtful words out of anger. But, not only is that unrealistic, it's too much.
"Relationship Goals?" You Can Keep Them.
Those of you that know me may have noticed by now that the ever-popular trend known as "goals" i.e. relationship goals, life goals, etc., are not ideas that I buy into. These goals shouldn't be something to strive toward, to plan your life around. Goals are defined as "the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result." It's been said that your biggest goal in life should be to strive to be the best you that you can be. Becoming a Lawyer, getting married, and having four children - those are realistic personal goals to set for yourself. It doesn't mean that they might all come true, but at least you leave yourself room to make changes, and to grow as a person. So if instead of becoming a lawyer, you become a teacher, and you end up with three kids instead of four – well don't sell yourself short yet.
I stared in the mirror of my bedroom. I was absolutely disgusted with myself. Maybe because everyone else was disgusted with me? Me and my empty, black eyes. Black all the way to the middle where they turned red.
How Good Are You At Seeing Through People?
The more that I ponder this sort of question, the more I wonder how I know who to trust and who not to trust, then I realised it's the vibes that people give off at the time that I'm talking to them or the presence they give off that make them not worth trusting.
Dating as a millennial is like trying to find colors in a black in white film; frustrating and pretty impossible. Typically, you have three options:
It was a long time since I last saw her. And it hurt. My heart ached and throbbed just to see her again and I could blame no one but my self. I had pushed her away and made her leave. In my mind, I could picture her perfectly. She had long dark brown hair and the most beautiful light green eyes that seemed to see right through me. Her lips were full and her freckles seemed like nothing more than angel kisses making her all the more beautiful. She had a round face but it was perfect. No matter what anyone tells me I know she deserved better. I guess the worst part is knowing that I will never get her back.
A True Love Forever Lost
Love! What a very strange word. I've heard it so often. "Man, I love my new car." "I'd love to see the game." I have heard it ever since I popped out of my Mommy just a year before my first birthday. Oh yes! I've used it quite a few times, but outside of my family, I've NEVER felt love.
Retribution: Chapter 18
The chill of autumn came unexpectedly at the beginning of October after the unseasonably summery weather they had received that September. It was only then that people noticed the leaves changing color.
How To Make Long Distance Work
Long distance relationships are hard, but despite what everyone says they are not impossible. I am the proof. In fact, with all of the negatives that people had put in my head in the months leading up to my departure, I thought it would be a lot harder.
What Has Made You Angry Recently?
What has made me angry recently are rules and laws that Caspian has to obey. No matter how much we try to raise money or do things, we always seem to get blocked at every turn, even if we have had a lot of help to begin with. It just seems to be never ending; yet no matter how much we argue or share our frustrations, we still love each other and always find a way. Even when I have a lot of health wise kicking in, I know he can't be there to help, that he is frustrated with his job and family rules and the law that they follow. Not having any money to do anything doesn't help the situation either. That makes me angrier, as I'm working so hard but I'm just not getting anywhere, even though I'm trying my best to do everything that I can.
Age Gaps in Relationships
Let's get right down to it: how important is an age gap in a relationship? The answer can either be simple or quite complicated and like all matters of the heart, it will ultimately depend on the individual.