Learning the art of arguing wisely is something that people need to do before they get into a long term relationship. Without being able to argue in a calm, effective, and assertive manner, the chances of resentment creeping into your relationship are incredibly high.
Growing up, especially for girls, friends are imperative. They were the lifeline to surviving our teenage years. Of course, these friendships weren't always easy. They were filled with plenty of drama, break ups, and the occasional little push and shove. OK, maybe the verbal and sometimes physical debacles were just my friends and me, but for every shove and insult came hugs, tears, and promises of friendship forever. What can I say, that's how central New Jersey girls roll. Ha!
One of the saddest aspects of our current dating scene is the commonplace existence of a man who openly admits he has a side chick. Only 20 years ago, men actually used to be loyal and used to look down upon guys who openly had affairs. But, now, it's common to the point that it seems socially accepted.
As a transgender gay man, the dating pool for me is very, very limited. You have to narrow it down to men, then queer men, and then queer men who aren't transphobic, which leaves maybe 20 guys. And I live in Maine, so it's more like five guys. This all being said: there are five rules to follow when you're trans and gay and dating.
Divorce is complicated and can be incredibly difficult to understand for anyone, but particularly young children. They don't know anything about the emotional difficulties you can face in a marriage; as far as they know, marriage is about two people who love each other and will always be together. But sadly, this is not always the case; sometimes marriages simply don't work out for whatever reason, and the people that are affected most by divorces are always the children. It may not seem that way now, but a divorce can have a lingering impact on a child for many years—right up until adulthood. This is why it is important to explain divorce clearly, honestly and carefully.
Does being in a Long Distance Relationship have to be so complicated? Well for me, the answer is no! I am going to share some tips with everybody who's in an LDR and maybe just for people who would like to learn about how I make things work.
A wedding dress symbolizes the love between a couple. It makes you feel utterly special, and reminds you that this is your day! You only wear it once, but it will become a keepsake and a memory that will last a lifetime. It represents your choice to marry the love of your life. Once you wear it, you will feel something that you’ve never felt before, something that you’ll never feel again. Choosing the perfect wedding dress can be exciting, thrilling, and yet, it can be the most stressful choice you make between now and your wedding date. The choices seem endless, and it would make your decision that much more difficult to make. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing your wedding dress.
There is little more frustrating than the inability to come up with a witty or off-the-cuff remark when insulted (either accidentally or on purpose). You freeze. Possibly stand still. If you’re anything like me the word "fuck" repeats over and over in your head in this really urgent loop. Sometimes I used walk away to only realise at a later point that I have little crescent moons embedded in my palms from having my fists so tightly balled. The funny thing is that maybe half an hour later it comes to you—the exact thing that would’ve been perfect to say. The exact thing that would’ve knocked that smug look right off their face, or if they’d inadvertently offended you, make them reconsider the fact that they obviously hadn’t thought of your feelings. You know you’re better than this, right? You’re better than them. This wasn’t you at your best and you go mad thinking about how you’d do things differently and you would be the one walking away high-fiving people and looking smugger (is that even a word?) than that sap Juliette Lewis.
The most awkward thing that can ever happen to you is your best friend trying to surprise you; you know when you hate surprises but they still try to do something nice for you? It's still a surprise even though you know who it's from.
Having a relationship isn't easy. It takes work and will require you to learn how to talk things out efficiently. It's a partnership, and at times, even the most solid relationship will be a struggle to maintain.
Many people, when they feel they have done wrong to their lover, try to figure out ways to be a more supportive partner. Maybe they hurt their lover. Maybe they love a person something awful but fear that the relationship is tumbling between their outstretched fingers like so many grains of sand. Or maybe, they just weren't there enough or started showing all the signs that you need to rethink the relationship.