Dating, married, single, divorced, and more. Advice on the relationships you have in life. Dear, Humans..
Signs He's Not Being Honest With You
Lack of honesty is one of the biggest reasons people break up. Often, we think of infidelity strictly in terms of an affair, but your partner can also commit emotional infidelity by lying to you. If trust is the foundation of any relationship, then dishonesty is the hammer that cracks it. Sometimes we are able to suspect when our partner is not being truthful, but other times we get completely blindsided. Read up on signs he's not being honest with you so the latter doesn't happen to you.
The Bad Boys
There is something to be said for the bad boys. Ladies, you know what I’m talking about, and if you don’t, go find one. These guys are brooding and dangerous. They aren’t the star quarterback, but probably his best friend. The underdog. The one who makes the entire class laugh but nobody takes serious. They are the ones who show you passion and heartache. They make you take risks and make you see things the nice boys won’t. They can either make you or break you. Mine broke me.
Building Healthy Relationships (Pt. 2)
We have all dealt with jealousy at some point in our lives, or at least, if we haven't, we will. Either we have had to deal with another's jealousy or we have exhibited the emotion ourselves. Jealousy is natural. Under the right circumstances, it emerges. Usually, we can deal with it. We contemplate and rationalize and realize that either immaturity, selfishness, or insecurity is at play. Occasionally, the jealousy becomes uncontrollable and grows into a monster.
5 Signs You Are Dating a Narcissist
A narcissist is known as a person who is in love with themselves. I was married to a narcissist. Let me tell you, these people are no fun to deal with. He was the type that was a real charmer, but portrayed himself as a person who he believed himself to be, but was nothing but lies, lies, and more lies. How do you know you are dealing with one yourself? There are five major signs to look for.
Benefits of Starting to Date When You Are an Adult
Love isn't something that you can find when you step out of your front door, although it has happened to a few. It takes time, you create experiences and lessons to learn along your journey in life.
What I'm about to talk about is something that I've been learning lately; grace. When I say grace, I mean the unfair, forgiving when I'm not in the wrong, not wanting to have grudges, irrational, against human nature, forgive and forget kind of grace. For myself, I have a tendency to trust really fast, really easy, and that can open myself up to being hurt, or let down, or anything like that. It's cause of my trust that I've really been learning to be in a state of unfair grace, that if/when I get hurt, I forgive and move on. Holding onto things like grudges, anger, bitterness, to anyone or anything is like a genetic disease, it just keeps getting passed on to the next generation.
How Not To Be a Creepo
Let's face it, it's kind of jungle out there. Especially if you get your dating inspiration from Fifty Shades, Ariana Grande's videos, or those short videos where two people meet and within 15 minutes it's over... Of course, other public figures like Donald Trump don't help out as their flirting tips might land you in the middle sexual harassment lawsuit...
Picky, Guarded, and Stubborn
I never thought in a million years that I would be the friend that would be getting married. This time last year my then boyfriend of ten months decided he wanted me and only me for the rest of his life. Scary, but a good scary right? Our relationship always felt like we had been together in a past life, within two weeks of knowing one another, not even dating, Steven told me he was falling in love with me. That doesn't happen, only on a really juicy episode of The Bachelor. I remember feeling peace when he opened up and shared that with me. Here is a little side bar. I was up until a year before meeting Steven completely, and utterly terrified of commitment and wouldn't trust any guy that tried to date me. I had expectations that had been grounded in me since I was little, I grew up seeing my parents relationship and I wanted nothing but that. I built up expectations and I also had walls built around my heart, due to the slums that I did allow into my life that hurt me and walked all over me.
There is no better feeling then to have the intention of conquering the new year with new love, new promises, and new friendships. Whether it's starting back at the gym, swearing off sodas, getting that job promotion, or leaving the past and bad juju vibes in the dust- we all intend to keep our promise to ourselves of "new year, new me". Sometimes, to prevail in such tasks, we as humans are required to do something scary- maybe even CRAZY; which of course is to accept and overcome change. Yet, every year, it seems like many people refrain from even combing the intentions of their "newly polished" but old and worn out bucket list because it requires a little more effort then they're comfortable putting forth; making "new year, new me" the ghost of Christmas past.
How to Handle Your Long Distance Relationship
1. Don’t stress about your relationship. This is step number one because it is one of the most important. Stress is not ideal in any situation, and this one is no different. If you're overly-stressed about it, try to do stress relieving exercises—I recommend yoga.
Building Healthy Relationships (Pt 1)
Social media is overrun with memes about recognizing and avoiding toxic relationships. Many of these memes are posted by the immature or overly sensitive who are trying to get revenge or attention. However, the truth is, toxic relationships seem to be an epidemic. Simply put, some do not know how to love, communicate, and interact. Some are, indirectly, screaming for help. We all want healthy relationships.
Abuse Is Not Alright!
You are playing on your laptop, socializing on FaceBook with your friends. You look at the clock on the wall.... Yep, you have a few minute still. But then you hear keys jingle in the door. He is home early! Frantically, you close the laptop and rush into the kitchen to get dinner started. Your heart is pounding because you worry if he is going to start screaming at you for not having dinner ready yet.