When You Need a Friendship Instead of a Relationship

When You Need a Friendship Instead of a Relationship

When I first started blogging in college a lot of my posts were about dating. It makes sense as most of my friends and I were all very much into the dating scene at the time.

But it’s been almost 3 years since I graduated and most of my friends are now married.

They’re kind of past the point of no return with the whole dating thing, so until recently I hadn’t really felt the need to share much on the subject.

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Trusting Somebody Else vs. Trusting Yourself

Trusting Somebody Else vs. Trusting Yourself

I’m sure most reading this post – if you haven’t experienced it yourself – have at least seen a relationship that didn’t involve trust. Otherwise fun and exciting relationships that were ruined by the lack of trust from one, or both, of those involved.

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How to Avoid a Codependent Relationship

How to Avoid a Codependent Relationship

In one of my earlier posts, How Not Being “Manly” Made Me Hate Myself, I mentioned that I sometimes have conversations with myself (in my head, mind you) about questions I have. It’s a way for me to have a personal counseling session and to talk through issues that I don’t understand.

Yesterday I was talking to myself about how I didn’t want my relationship to become codependent. I didn’t want our happiness to depend on each other. I didn’t want her bad days to bring me down, and I didn’t want my bad days to bring her down.

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Dating: It’s Ok to Say No

Dating: It’s Ok to Say No

This isn’t a complaint about BYU-Idaho as an organization. It’s where I earned my degree, and I’m not upset at the university. Instead I’d like to address an issue with the culture so prevalent around campus.

My girlfriend was at church on campus this morning, and during a lesson on dating (yeah, that’s a thing) the women were told that if a man asked them out they should just say yes.

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