Do you ever feel that people take advantage of you for their emotional gain? Have you ever found yourself constantly taking on other people’s problems and making them your own? Do the people in your life make you feel guilty for standing up for yourself when they do you wrong? If you answered “Yes.” to any of these questions, you may be lacking healthy boundaries in your relationships. When it comes to relationships and dealings with other people, sometimes it can be draining. Sometimes, people take your kindness for weakness and take advantage of that leaving you feeling unhappy and mistreated. Regardless of what type of relationship it is, it’s important to have some boundaries. Here’s how to set healthy boundaries in your relationships.
Relationships, they’re ever-growing and evolving. Some start slow, and steady, blossoming into something strong, healthy and fulfilling for all parties involved. While others start out hot and heavy, only to quickly fizzle out once the lust and newness wears off. In some cases, some people are able to notice that their new match is a bad idea from the start, making it easy to cut ties. But what happens, if you figure that out once your feelings are already too deeply involved? We all love the idea of love and getting swept off of our feet. But what happens when that love takes a turn for the worst and morphs into something toxic? Keep reading for five signs that will tell you if you’re in a toxic relationship, and how to get out of it.
Oh fuckboys… a term that has been thrown around quite a bit over the last few years. They’re the self-absorbed, womanizing manipulators that make toying with your feelings a sport. I think it’s safe to say that they’re the least desirable when it comes to dating prospects. We love to hate them, yet so many of us have fallen victim to their ways. Why is that? Continue Reading
Are you someone that constantly finds themselves in screwed up dating situations? Are you often put into the friend-zone or fail to get the person you’re in love with to commit? Ever feel like you’re putting in more effort than the other person? Like you’re always available for them, yet they’re always too busy for you? Do you ever get the feeling that you’re forcing something that’s just not there? You’re so eager to fall in love and settle down, but you just keep coming up short? Truth is… you probably are! Continue Reading
As if trying to meet someone that you’re attracted to, compatible with, and interested in isn’t hard enough…add a couple bad dates into the mix and you may want to throw the towel in on dating altogether. After a bad date, you start asking yourself “Maybe being single isn’t that bad after all” or “Why me?!” Trust me, I get it! I, myself, am no stranger to the bad date. In fact, I can remember one quite vividly that sent me home in tears by the end of the night (I’m highly emotional, don’t judge me). Looking back on it now, I definitely would’ve handled that situation differently. But hey, you live and you learn right? If that horrible date never happened, I wouldn’t be able to share some of my knowledge with you!