Tag: Relationships

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Gambling with Happiness: What I’ve Learned From My Past Relationships

Have you ever allowed someone to gamble with your happiness? Whether it is a boss who makes your life difficult, a friendship that consumes too much of your energy or a relationship in which you […]

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My Domestic Abuse Story: Why I Stayed

— Trigger warnings: physical violence, rape, mental illness, abuse — I used to judge people in abusive relationships.  I would think to myself, “They’re stupid. Why don’t they just leave? If a man ever put […]

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A Question of the Heart

Are We Lying To Ourselves About Our Feelings Towards Others? Driving home in an Uber one Friday evening and my driver, let’s call her Mary, starts chatting with me. As it was a Friday, she asked me if […]

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I Lived With My Significant Other For a Summer: This Is What I Learned

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over 2 years and a half. Most of our relationship has been spent long distance, due to our different college locations, despite being from the […]

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Why We Should Thank The People Who Broke Our Heart

Getting your heart broken sucks. Tremendously. It spans the spectrum of inability to drag ourselves out of bed-utter devastation to unbearable, cringeworthy proclamations to the entire bar about how your ex was a dick, or […]

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#WeAreNotThis

“AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SINGLE-SEX MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY BATHROOM AND CHANGING FACILITIES IN SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC AGENCIES AND TO CREATE STATEWIDE CONSISTENCY IN REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.” – General Assembly of North Carolina’s […]

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It’s A Miracle We Ever Met

In an observing mood this weekend, I did a lot of people-watching in the coffee shop where I holed up Saturday afternoon. It was a rainy, cloudy, stay-in-and-eat-toast sort of day. I happened upon the […]

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Technology and the Instant Gratification of Love

Recently, I’ve read countless articles about technology and social media’s influence on our interpersonal relationships and their ability to prevent us from connecting to one another, creating more distance and alienation than ever before. We […]

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Pornography: A Love/Hate Relationship

I remember first discovering pornography. I was probably nine or ten and late night television promised fuzzy, barely distinguishable nudity, but I knew I’d stumbled upon something big. It stirred new, thrilling feelings of pre-teen […]

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Knowing When to Give Up

Reality is brutal. Hardships are necessary for growth. Still, that doesn’t mean you should throw yourself into agonizing situations and keep yourself there in hopes that it’ll get better. It’s a Sisyphean feat. Other than […]

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Why You Need To Stop Sharing Those Bull***t Dating Articles

Millennials are pretty terrible at dating. So terrible, in fact, that the exact same motion and thought process we put into accepting or denying a potential mate’s face on Tinder could get you a high […]

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A Marriage of Two Cultures

Let’s face it, marriage is probably the biggest life changing moment you’ll ever have. You aren’t just deciding to hang out with a friend everyday. You are giving yourself to that person emotionally, physically and […]