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Hello, Distance

Being in a relationship can be a safe haven. We are all prone to fluctuating emotions; may it be sadness, stress, anxiety, or depression. But being with someone who acknowledges how we feel, who cares for us when we feel like we’re in the darkness, and who makes sure that we are doing okay, makes […]

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Be With Someone Who Cares

Being in a healthy relationship adds so much to our life. It adds meaning and value because we gain a best friend and a lover. We get to share our life milestones and struggles with a significant other, through thick and thin. We sometimes have to be more understanding on some days than others because […]

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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…

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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 […]

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The Problem of Indifference in Relationships

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 life, and are not concerned with external things that are beyond one’s control. Epictetus distinguishes between things that are within our control, such as perspective, desire, and […]

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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.