Dear Best Friend, I Miss Making Memories Together

Dear Best Friend, I miss the summer we swore off men. Just the two of us spent time exploring all the niceties of Pennsylvania. We had just broken up with our boyfriends and wanted to just chill. I recall going hiking, “jogging” down the street for fun, flirting with different men, going to clubs and…

This Is How You Stay Happy In A Relationship

There’s no such thing as the perfect guy. As humans, we all have flaws and are not even close to being imperfect. “I’m imperfectly flawed,” my husband said. “Just like Steve jobs.” Some people are easy to understand and then, there are opens are who hard to grasp. My husband is one of the harder…

A Letter To Myself When I’m Feeling Negative

Dear Self, Please shut your mouth. Your husband lost his job last year and so, you moved back home and found a part-time job while he was on unemployment. You received help from the government when it came to health insurance. And, yet, you still had a wedding. No, it wasn’t the most expensive wedding,…

If He Isn’t Faithful, He’s Not For You

From what I’ve learned, there is no such thing as the “perfect guy.” No matter what, the man you marry or date will always have flaws. Once you accept his flaws, your relationship will soar. However, cheating is not considered a flaw. When he’s unfaithful to you, that should be the end of your relationship….

15 Things On What Being In Love Means

Love is more than getting a dog and watching Netflix together. While spending time is important, you must also spend time apart so you have a chance to miss your partner. Love means sacrificing what you want to do for what they want to do. Love means buying a gift for them when you see something…

10 Ways to Say ‘I Do’ Without Going Bankrupt

When my then-boyfriend asked for my hand in marriage November 2015, we were both full-time employees living in Tennessee. Not only were we living on our own, we now had to pay for a wedding. So, before we began planning, we sat down and set a budget of $15,000. Knowing the average was about $35,329,…

You Can Never Be Prepared For A Loved One To Pass Away

I don’t think I’m going to be able to walk into a nursing home for a while. It’s just too painful for me and evokes too many memories. I don’t like to think of memories because then I’ll get sad and the waterworks will start. I’m afraid that once I start crying, I won’t be…

Here’s Hoping I Can Keep My Emotions Together

I’m in Greenville and I’m at Walmart picking out the curtains and garbage bags for our new apartment. I’m in my own world as I take a look around the store. My dad calls me, but doesn’t leave a message while I’m chatting away with my husband about shower curtains. I know that if my…

10 Things Never To Say To Someone Whose Been Dumped

“My boyfriend broke up with me – on Valentine’s Day,” my co-worker divulged to me. My response was what a dick. When she explained how he just wasn’t ready for a relationship, my next instinct was to say something like, “he probably wasn’t the guy for you.” But, I didn’t because I remember when I got…

Sorry, But Eating Healthy Doesn’t Make Me Weird

I’d rather eat food I made myself rather than a processed piece of shit that will mess up my stomach. I have a sensitive belly and when consumed the wrong food, the repercussions can ruin my day. I’ve been to the gastroenterologist loads of times and the doctor suggested cutting out meat to see if…

Goodbye To The “Friends” I Left Behind In 2016

In 2016, I lost two of my best friends. It wasn’t my fault either. Rather, it was both of them who to pushed me away subtly. The first one probably hurt more the other because I truly thought we had something good. She was the one I relied on while living in another state. She…