When A New Relationship Reminds You Of An Old One

No two relationships are exactly the same. But it is possible that similar feelings will bubble up. That falling in love will seem familiar. It's possible that you'll get into the same fights you've gotten in before or feel hurt just like you did before. That doesn't mean your new relationship is exactly like your…

I Want To Be Alone But I Don’t Want To Be Alone

Reposted from 2016 I didn't really know who I was until a few years ago. Internally, throughout my teen years, I had a strong sense of self. I knew what I wanted but just didn't know how to get it. I couldn't externalize what I was feeling internally which made me very lost. I thought…

You Could Have Met Your Future Spouse Before You Even Turned 16

I once read that 82% of people meet their future spouse before they even turn 16. I tried doing my research on this one to find out where it came from and everything was unconfirmed. ¬†This is basically a made up statistic. Yet, it resonated with me and sticks with me to this day -…

Does Online Dating Lack Spontaneity?

Meet cute: a scene in film, television, etc. in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing. Because I base so many of my falling-in-love fantasies off of love novels¬†and star crossed movies, I've always pictured my moment with "the one" as a…

Looking Out For Yourself Vs. Being Selfish

I was in a relationship once where I was always looking out for him. Looking for ways to help him succeed, to make his life easier. And in the same breath, I was always changing myself for him. Forcing myself to like that he moved away for his job when I wasn't allowed to move…