In Love With a Feeler

Originally posted on A Year of Simple:
I recently started a relationship with someone who is very much a ‘feeler’ rather than a ‘thinker’. It took me a few heated, drama-filled arguments with my new partner to figure out why we kept going around in circles, both seemingly unable to comprehend the other person’s point…

Is Love a Choice?

“Why did you choose to be with him?” is the question that led me to ponder the nature of love. You cannot deny that euphoric feeling you get every time you see the one you are attracted to. The butterflies in your stomach, the racing heart and red cheeks. Falling for someone seems to happen…

The Problem of Indifference in Relationships

What does it take to create a life of tranquility? Epictetus, being a Stoic philosopher, believes that a mix of rationality and freedom of control is required. The main principle in Stoicism is that man shares the common rationality of the divine and suggests that the virtuous live in harmony with reason that governs their…

When Leaving is Not an Option

You enter the relationship looking for a deep connection and a lifelong partner to love unconditionally. Little do you know, the so-called love he offers you turns into possessiveness.

It’s Not Love, It’s Loneliness

When we’re lonely, we are quick to look for someone to fill the void. We forget about the terms and conditions and priorities we’ve originally set, and settle for anyone who makes us feel less empty. Loneliness can easily play tricks on you and convince you that you are in love with the person, when in reality, you are in love with the idea.

Being Strong in The Eyes of an Insecure Man

Strong women are perceived as “too much” by men who are struggling to find their place in this world. Due to their inability to keep up with self-sufficient women, they reject strong women and prefer more submissive ones. This can have negative consequences on strong women, as some of them feel the need to adjust themselves to feel “normal”.