Listening To Advice vs Making (and Learning From) Your Own Mistakes

making mistakes, dating tips, relationship advice, Advice, Dating Advice

Rinse Before Use

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When I picked up Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love back in February, I sort of wished I had found this book, or something similar, about 15 years earlier. Or I wish older people, and society in general, had advised us better when we were kids, especially when in relation to things of a romantic nature. Naturally, as we grow up, we make mistakes. Some of us, more so than others. However, sometimes it’s necessary for us to make these mistakes in order to learn. So knowing when to take advice and when to just go ahead, do your thing and risk making an epic mistake, is tough, especially when it comes to human relationships.

Earlier this week I got into a bit of debate with one of our loyal readers, BklynBoy59 who wrote an excellent post for us titled 5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Love at…

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The death of commitment

commitment, relationships

The Joyful Single

Recently when browsing my Instagram stories, I came across an interesting response to a very basic question. A very successful entrepreneur that I follow was asked by one of her followers why she refers to her significant other as her son’s father as opposed to another title like boyfriend or hubby. Her response was something to the effect of, “I’m too old to call him my boyfriend. Partners doesn’t feel right. We’re together and we do what works for us.” She shares a home with and is raising a child with this man but seems very reluctant to publicly say that they are in a committed relationship . [Side note: I don’t know this woman personally and the info that I have is based solely on what she decides to share. I am basing this post solely on what I’ve seen from her social media, which may not truly reflect…

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Let It Go

Breakup, Emotional-Health, LettingGo, Love, Personal, Relationships

One major self-love strategy is the ability to identify and remove toxic relationships from our lives in order to protect our peace.

No, the title of this is not a reference to the Disney Channel movie, Frozen. However, just like in the movie when Princess Anna discovered that although Prince Hans seemed like a good guy, he was actually very toxic for her, she had to let him go. (By force since he tried to kill her but that’s beside the point.)

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Even though self-love sounds like it only has to do with us that is not completely the case. The ways in which we love and see ourselves are very much affected by those we surround ourselves with and those we connect ourselves to. When consistently interacting with people who bring negativity into our lives, it tends to influence the way we see ourselves and ultimately has the…

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