The Weight of "I Love You"

"I love you."So much power is contained within such a small phrase.The intention of saying this in a relationship is to bring two people to “the next level.” The impact that it has could do just that, or, conversely, could do the opposite; one of the people in the couple may become scared of the relationship’s impending progression or just might not feel the same way....more

Harley Quinn & the Joker shouldn't be #RelationshipGoals

Perhaps you've seen the memes that go along the lines of, "Screw Romeo and Juliet! I want a relationship like Harley and Joker." And this from the same group who crowed about Edward being an abusive stalker-y boyfriend to Bella a few years ago! I saw "Suicide Squad" this weekend, and, unlike the critics, I really liked it. It was entertaining and funny and -- perhaps this is the most important part -- shouldn't be taken seriously. That said, the relationship between Harley and the Joker isn't something any woman should want to aspire to. ...more

Afraid of Heights Club

I live less than half a mile from the George Washington Bridge, a magnificent and iconic span over the Hudson River, providing gorgeous views of Manhattan. The bridge carries over 106 million vehicles per year, making it the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. It is also a popular bridge for pedestrians and bikers, with a total of 382,433 bike trips and 226,047 pedestrian trips across the bridge last year. ...more

Living with a Collector

My husband is a collector, which he is quick to point out, is very different from a hoarder. I, on the contrary, have spent my life abiding by the motto, “clutter in your house is clutter in your life.” According to my husband, clutter is not a black and white issue, there are gradients of clutter, just like there are variations of shades of gray....more

Need input on relationship question

I'm doing a little research. Those in a satisfactory/good/great/excellent marriage (as opposed to poor/violent/degrading marriage), I need your input. Hopefully there are more out there in the first kind of relationship than the other, but can you give me your input on whether you and your spouse's parents were in a satisfactory/good/great/excellent marriage?  I'm trying to see how much parents have an influence on their children regarding their own relationships.  Thanks!...more

7 things My Best Friend's Better half should Know..

First of all I’m proud to say that I have BFFs.. yeah in plural. It’s intriguing to see them wandering in their relationships hand in hand. I share their happiness wishing more and more happiness to them.This powerful four letter word can bring drifting girls down to earth and can make guys to see the world in another perspective. Love is what drove Jane to Mr.Rochester from far away & Heathcliff to Catherine from a a world far beyond.These few things listed below, I think every guy should know. They  were gathered from my surroundings and as always feel free to object.....more

News Flash: You Don't Need These Kinds of People In Your Life

“Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.”― Michael Bassey Johnson  ...more

Being Unappreciated: Don't Smile Through it!

So, yesterday I had one of my only true friends absolutely ruin the only two days I'm going to get with her for months, and I realised that maybe I should take a step back and evaluate what our relationship truly is like.  ...more

The Eternal Third Wheel (aka Me!)

SO, the curse of the third wheel. We all know of it, we all dread it. Being amigo number trio and having to sit on the outside of the booth, awkwardly looking into your drink and avoiding eye contact with pitying strangers as your bud and their special bud giggle and nuzzle at each other in the corner next to you.  I mean, it could be worse. You could be trapped in the corner. What do you do when you need to pee in that situation? Having to ask friends to stop snogging so you can slip to the loo is never fun.  ...more

5 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

2004 was the year of transitioning and self learning, it was the year I was able to finally leave high school and the year I met my first long term boyfriend. 17 turning 18 I was naïve and believed in fairy tales, just like majority of girls growing up experiencing romance only in books and watching movies like Never Been Kissed. I had several crushes in high school – who didn’t? But to be able to go on dates was a little hard under the supervision of a traditional Asian family. So now that high school was coming to an end, this was my chance to have some freedom....more