I’ve been in the process of discovery regarding symbols and perspective in regards to time. The most recent totem being a simple key. This key was given by my love shorty after we started dating, or possibly slightly before. At first the key represented something special and light, a totem showing trust and devotion. It felt light and almost magical in my pocket, like something really new, close, and special was entering my life. At this point I had not stopped to question why such a small token sparked these feelings. I continued down the path of the lack of examination for a while, until I started noticed something strange. This bright key started to become tarnished and heavy, like a rock had been fastened to my key chain without permission. It was a troubling pull of reality on my mind.
This story is in no way, shape or form to ridicule anyone. It’s just my point of view.
I have plenty of ridiculous dating stories. The situations I put myself in were not normal in any way, shape, or form. Psychologists will tell you we follow a pattern when dating, and this is our normal. My normal was insane.
Single friends, I am sure you hate this as much as I do. We all have asked the question, hoping for an original, heart-enlightening response; They respond with, "Well, when you know, you know."
We all fall in love, Good or bad. Eventually a couple will argue, it is perfectly normal for two people who care deeply about each other to argue. Where do we draw the line between normal and toxic? Not alot of people can tell they are being manipulated or that they are the manipulator, but these signs, whether you choose to spot them or not, may help you along the way.
According to Urban Dictionary, a sugar daddy is a boyfriend that comes with financial benefits; and while that's true, it's the most simplistic explanation for a very complex relationship. And it is a relationship, by the way, not a financial transaction; if you seek a sugar daddy, you should expect to give something in return.
If I had a pound for every time I'd sat in silence, deflated and sad while Googling "how to tell if a guy likes me," I'd be a rich woman. Of course, if I had one for every time I'd let a moment slip by because I was too scared to make the first move I'd be richer still (but that's another story). The truth is that, as women, were taught to expect men to chase us if they like us, and that's just not feasible anymore.
We all yearn for our soulmate or significant other. Similar to everyone else, I’ve been on the same journey with successes and failures; hopefully by the end of this article you will find a gem that will help you succeed in your relationships. Life alone is complicated, trying to learn how to control your emotions or your likes and dislikes, let alone trying to add another person into your life. Most people experience their first serious relationship early in life, around the age of 18, and hope that that will be the person that will be there forever. Naive of us all, I thought the same thing don’t feel bad. At 18 I was joining the ARMY and thought that I was with who I would go on to spend the rest of my life with while traveling the world, but little did I know I was about to go on this journey alone. We were young but I was in a place she wasn’t. I was focused on the future and the future included her. So to find out she had an interest in other men was devastating. I had shared my fears, my dreams and ambition with her, for her to throw me away for someone else was something I couldn’t understand. In the words of Drake “Certain shit is just too wild to reconcile.” Yet I tried to forgive her, but the feelings weren’t the same.
Six months ago, I found out that my partner of five years had cheated on me. Worst yet, it happened enough times over a long enough period that it was more than a fling. I have to live with the pain that it was enjoyed so much that it occurred often.
The definition of an introvert is vaguely put as being shy, but there's so much more to it. It has a lot to do with being overwhelmed by people and social settings. Anxiety kicks in and you just become so very uncomfortable when surrounded by people. It drives you inside and makes you come off as an awkward individual, but luckily you're not alone, there are so many other introverts out there in this world, finding them can be easy but dating them can be tricky.