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 -…

Fixing Your Problems With A Relationship

In middle school, having a boyfriend was the only thing that was important. You're in your awkward phase and just need someone to tell you you're pretty.  You're still forming friendships and you need someone who is a constant. Your favorite emo songs sing about heartbreak and falling in love and you want to be…

Why Your Best Friends Are Your Actual Soulmates

Republished from 6/16/15 How many times have we heard the Sex and the City quote:  “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” It really couldn’t be more true. I spent a large part of my young life in a relationship that I used to replace friendships.  My high school friends weren’t…

“We’re Talking” Isn’t A Relationship Status

A lot of people have a problem with the way millennials date. Or the lack of dating that occurs. Sure, we live in a hookup culture. We choose one night stands over lasting relationships. We honestly have too many people to meet and too much to do. But in many ways, we date just like everyone…

Loving Someone Who Doesn’t Love You Back

We tend to shield ourselves from pain before anything can really happen, therefore it's not an every day occasion where we let ourselves fall in love. Especially if we know the person we're falling in love with doesn't love us back. It's just human nature to avoid the situation all together when you know it's…

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

“Nice guys finish last.” Why do I always hear that? There is some sort of stereotype in the world that says girls like to be treated like dirt, so they intentionally find the guys that are going to hurt them and ignore all of those wonderful ‘nice guys’ who are pining for them. First of…

An Open Letter To My High School Self

Dear high school me, High school is a scary time. Everyone is going through incredible changes, yourself included. New things are introduced and new interests gain importance. There are so many people who are older than you and know more than you. And you're in this little building with them, there to learn from them…