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…

Be With Someone Who Cares

Being with someone 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…

The One Who Got Away

You date and get into relationships only to get attached, thinking that nothing can tear you apart. You share dreams and aspirations, you plan your future together. But there comes an unanticipated change. The person whom you’ve shared your life with has left with no traces. No warning. No explanation. You look back on the…

Understanding Therapy

After a thorough conversation about his inability to understand why he doesn’t feel connected to his partner three years into the relationship, I suggested that he considers seeing a therapist. He paused, took a minute to gather his thoughts. “Do I look like I’m mentally ill?”, he scoffed. Clearly, he did not understand what therapy…

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…