It destroys the quality of our lives and over time, the relationship.This advice impacted the way I approach romantic relationships in that I allowed for a lot more space, which in turn allowed for less reactivity, more peace, happiness, and respect.Finding a romantic partner is only one of many goals you can have at once.By Anonymous You’re a twenty-something college student, survive day-to-day on tequila and midnight pizza rolls and only need three hours of sleep to be functional in your 8 a.m. Truth be told, sometimes it’s enough—the late night booty calls and make out sessions at the bar aren’t all that bad. Sophomore year me would fall asleep with a bottle of Jose in her hand and had half a dozen guys on 2 a.m. And though we’re making progress by way of apps like Bumble who let the ladies chat first, it’s not uncommon for a gal to be thought of as “too aggressive” when she makes the first move—regardless of whether sex is involved or not.Read more Consider your relationship (or your most recent one): have you ever stopped to ask yourself if your relationship is equal? Though there are many layers to the fabric of emotional intimacy, when two partners...Read more Awkward moments aren’t so awkward if you expect them, or decide in advance how to handle them. There are a few situations you may incur in dating that can make for extremely uncomfortable moments. Read more When you hear the word “attractive,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is physical attractiveness.Whether it's someone you're meeting online or it's someone your friends know, aim to drop the things you know about them and start fresh.Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.
When I started seeing my husband, aka the first guy I wasn't embarrassed to tell my therapist about, I was gobsmacked to realize how much I hadn't known about dating before then.Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.For the better portion of my 20s, I’ve been single.And not just solo, but really-really-really-want-to-be-in-a-relationship-crazy-obsessed-single-gal. It hasn’t always been a pretty experience for me, and for several years, I’d find myself completely...This pull becomes a destructive compulsion that corrodes the integrity of the relationship.