Searching for love can seem like an endless task. When it begins to feel like an exhausting, grueling mission we tend to lose our zest for it, don’t we? How many times do we have to pick up after a failed attempt at a relationship? Could this person be the one? You’ve paid your dues; it must be, right?
You know the saying: expectation leads to disappointment? I’m certain your elders warned you not to expect anything from anyone because you’d get let-down. We may not have quite understood that logic when we first heard it but as we grew, our experiences led us to comprehending the reason why. Older and wiser, we know better than to build up our expectations, so why is it so hard to eradicate them from our dating lives or relationships?
Should I get back with my ex? If this is a question currently looming in your mind, you’ve come to the right place to gain some clarity. There are a few questions you should probably ask yourself before heading straight into a relationship, that has already ended once (or maybe even twice) before.
Have you ever Googled yourself and found a really unflattering cringey party photo from your college days? You know the one – red solo cup in hand, eyes glazed with a perma-smile baked on your face. How on earth is that the number one result on Google images?
Growing up watching strictly romantic comedies, I was obsessed with grand romantic gestures. I was under the impression that in order for a relationship to truly be deemed successful, it had to be filled with flowers and poems and massive declarations of love. Before I even knew what romance was, I had already defined it and put it in this small little box, certain that once I’d experienced romcom level love, I would be happy. Having now been in a relationship for the better part of a decade, I can confidently say that romance doesn’t always manifest in the ways we expect. There’s no one size fits all for how to show your partner you care, and just like each and every one of our personalities is unique, the way we express love is as well.
If the song“thank u, next” started you on a full-blown Ari craze, you’re not alone, and if you, like me, were patiently awaiting an album drop to follow this smash single, you’re also not alone. Ariana Grande’s album, “thank u, next,” titled after the hit single, dropped on February 8th and fans have been going crazy over each and every song ever since. Why? Because the album is essentially an ode to healing from pain, staying true to yourself, and not apologizing for your success or your failure. Who wouldn’t be on board with that?