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Lena Bailey3 hours ago
Dating or Single and the Holidays
It's nearing the holidays and I wanted to give my advice on how to handle this time of year while dating, single or in a relationship. I will tell you some of the basics you need to know. The first th...
Samantha Ackley5 hours ago
Long Distance Relationships
So, everyone still seems iffy about long-distance relationships. You hear a lot of people say, "Oh long-distance relationships never work out. I can't handle spending that long away from someone I lov...
Carly Smith5 hours ago
Perspectives
I was in a relationship for two and a half years in high school. Like all relationships, it started out amazing. We would always hang out, we would go out and do stuff, everyone thought we were "relat...
Just Leave...
I'm not much of a writer... But I wanted to share my story. Hopefully it may relate to someone who might see themselves in my story and give them courage. It might also help me realise that I'm not th...
Toni Koraca5 hours ago
What Is This Agonizing Place?
There was a pure disgust present in the air. I was about to leave social security administration building. Everyone inside and around was clearly frustrated. Even the security at the entrance seemed l...
Trust
It is really hard to trust people especially when you have been hurt over and over again. Being able to trust someone is the ability to rely on them and become confident in them. Being confident that ...
Juneau x10 days ago
20 Queer Icons Every Baby Gay Should Know
October is LGBT History Month, and as 20-gay-teen nears its end, I thought what better way to celebrate our icons of the past and present than by showcasing people who have had lasting contributions t...
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John Doe17 days ago
Three Signs He May Be Cheating
Are you in a relationship and something just doesn't seem right? You aren't sure what it is. You don't want to seem paranoid or clingy but you just can't help wondering. Maybe it is just because men a...
Arlee Maxwella month ago
When He Says He’s Not Ready for a Relationship
Ladies, I’m willing to bet we have all heard at some point in time from a guy these 6 words of “I’m not ready for a relationship.” Often words us women don’t look forward to or know how to take when t...
Jaz Johnstonea month ago
I Think I'm the Hot Mess Friend
I became a mum two years and two months ago. Like many stay at home parents, I wombled along to a baby group in the hopes that putting my baby around other babies would somehow make said baby happy an...
How to Be Happy After a Breakup
A heartbreak is an experience that no one can describe the same way but most people go through it in their life. There's at least a million books, songs, and movies based around it. We as a planet kno...
Jessica L2 months ago
Bringing Two Worlds Together
Ah, love! It is a wonderful feeling. Everything is bright, new, and shiny. You and your beloved are on the same page about everything. You are so in sync and nothing will come between you. Then it hap...
My Worst Date
Maybe it was an unbelievable blind date, or an anonymous hook-up with a twist. Submit your Worst Date stories today! Sponsored by O.school
Dating: Do's & Don'ts
Dating is complicated. So we simplified it for you. What to do and what not to do - the Dating edition.
Online Dating
Match.com, Tinder, JDate, and beyond. Welcome to the world wide web of dating. Are you ready to sign up?
Trust
It is really hard to trust people especially when you have been hurt over and over again. Being able to trust someone is the ability to rely on them and become confident in them. Being confident that ...
Teaching People How to Treat You
This topic seems to come up every now and again in discussions I have with people, mainly friends and sometimes family members as well. It is so easy sometimes to notice toxic behaviors in other peopl...
Ashly Arbesa day ago
When All Else Fails
Every single argument my husband and I have ever gotten into, I only remember one thing about; loving him solved the issue. You know those arguments where you just stop talking and don't speak to each...
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Lena Bailey3 hours ago
Dating or Single and the Holidays
It's nearing the holidays and I wanted to give my advice on how to handle this time of year while dating, single or in a relationship. I will tell you some of the basics you need to know. The first th...
Samantha Ackley5 hours ago
Long Distance Relationships
So, everyone still seems iffy about long-distance relationships. You hear a lot of people say, "Oh long-distance relationships never work out. I can't handle spending that long away from someone I lov...
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Alaina Burris10 hours ago
Dear High School Senior Boyfriend
Dear High School Senior Boyfriend, It's so weird that we started dating back when I was a senior. I say "back when I was senior" like it was forever ago, but it was only last semester. But last semest...
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Tara Whitea day ago
The Call
A few years ago I was in a very toxic relationship. I let him cheat on me, call me derogatory names, and control me. He even stormed out of my parents' house on Christmas Day in front of my entire fam...
Take a Bite
My lover comes to me at noon. He is my height and heavier than me, a bit of a teddy bear around the middle. He has short, groomed hair like salt and pepper and those dark eyes. Those dark O’Higgin eye...
Amy Lynn2 days ago
He Doesn't Know
He is insecure but I don't know why he would be. He doesn't need to be someone he isn't to mask the real sides of him because he is perfect to me the way he is and I wouldn't want to change a single t...
Toni Koraca5 hours ago
What Is This Agonizing Place?
There was a pure disgust present in the air. I was about to leave social security administration building. Everyone inside and around was clearly frustrated. Even the security at the entrance seemed l...
Vivia Leigh4 days ago
Dirty
I wasn’t raised a Christian. I was raised to consider God as that guy who created the fun for us to have, and that’s it. My parents didn’t teach me about sin, conviction, or boundaries but to do what ...
Ashley Sulak4 days ago
It's Not Okay
I'll start by telling you a little about us. I was an 18-year-old high school track athlete with an extremely popular boyfriend. Everyone was a fan of his, no matter how much of a jerk he could be. We...
Carly Smith5 hours ago
Perspectives
I was in a relationship for two and a half years in high school. Like all relationships, it started out amazing. We would always hang out, we would go out and do stuff, everyone thought we were "relat...
Just Leave...
I'm not much of a writer... But I wanted to share my story. Hopefully it may relate to someone who might see themselves in my story and give them courage. It might also help me realise that I'm not th...
Salar Sharif6 hours ago
Don't Let Your Happiness Depend on Something You May Lose
The person I thought I was going to marry broke up with me. I am sure that many of us have been through the sentence above. I am sure that many broken hearts tried to fight back for something that was...
Bed
It's Wednesday in cloudy Washington, IL. The rains drops are spaced out just enough to make me wonder if it's over. I'm lying in my bed and have been since 8 AM. Am I sick? No. Am I catching up on sle...
Sammy Armstronga month ago
Family
Many people would say that you have to be blood related to be family, but they are wrong. Your friends and the people you care about are your family. We grow up with a difficult childhood in which we ...
Kat Jaya month ago
A Mother Who Doesn't Love Me
Everybody’s reaction when I tell them my Mum doesn’t love me is the same: “Of course she does!”; “Oh, don’t be silly”; “It may not seem like she doesn't but she’s your Mum. She loves you.” This doesn’...
Jon Thomas4 days ago
A Conversation in the Park
The scene is set in a public park. Nothing special, but there's a small pond that is overlooked by an old wooden bench. It creaks if anyone over 100 lbs was to sit on it and it had cracks and scratche...
Saying Goodbye to Misty
I lost one of my oldest best friends at the end of September. Misty and I met in the 4th grade at Woodstock School when she and a group of students transferred from a small private school which was cl...
Nathonia Smith4 days ago
Coming Together as Friends
They come into our lives when we least expect them and yet, at the right time. Friends are those people who we meet and make an important part of our lives. Some friendships last a lifetime, and some ...
Cherie Aveiroa day ago
How to Know You're in an Abusive Relationship
(This post is addressing male abuse against a female victim, however abuse can happen between both genders.) YOU HAVE TO FAKE SMILE IN COUPLE PICTURES. This may sound silly but this is a sign that you...
Mya Sherre13 days ago
5 Reasons Why Relationships Don't Last
Relationships are never easy and they are never destined to last forever (for those of us that are not so lucky). We have things in our personality that we feel are great attributes to hold a long las...
Sara Leea month ago
Why I’m Afraid of Love
Yeah, I admit it. I’m scared sh-tless of love. This list made me realize so much and why I might act the way I do. It is now all up to me to actually change this list from “reasons I am” to “reasons I...
We Are All the Same
Did you know that according to a study done by GLSEN in 2015 57.6% of LGBTQ+ students in grade 6-12 said that they don’t feel safe at school? What’s even more shocking is that over half of these stude...
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Kimia Etemadi2 days ago
Why I Stopped Listening to Jessie J
I was 19 when, in 2010, British singer Jessie J’s first major single, “Do It like a Dude” was released. Intrigued by her confidence and her feminist message that girls do not lack anything and can do ...
Kendall Earl3 days ago
Christianity and LGBTQ+
I remember one day in church I was listening to one of my favorite youth pastors. He was always one of the nicest guys around and always had a nice thing to say to someone. He was speaking on the stat...
Heidi White5 days ago
Can Arguing Really Be This Cute?
I laugh just thinking of some of the things we argue over. I mean honestly. We have been told that our arguments are cute, funny, and some people wish they could argue like we do. But what is it that ...
Penpal Romance
In 1994, I joined a group called Down Home Singles, I was living in Nashville, TN. at the time and tired of the dating scene. About a week after joining I received my first letter from a gentlemen in ...
Amarie C8 days ago
Marriage
Why get married? No, seriously why? What’s in it for me? A lifetime companion, a best friend, a live in lover? Is that it? No, I ask you what do I get out of a it? In a time where money is everything,...
Thomas Ford7 days ago
Perspective
“And then one day, not so sudden or unexpected, everything fell apart. For months now I’ve been adrift in the hours of each passing week. Walking, talking, breathing, but not really there. The spark t...
Linda Paul13 days ago
A Special Kind of Love
I just want to tell you I love you and always will. I forgave you years ago for whatever transgressions may have happened between us. But it took seeing you dance with our daughter at her wedding to m...
Happily Never After
She met him in the back of a bar. There he was this tall, dark, and beer goggle (those were on thick that night) handsome, sitting on a stray keg on the "smoker's porch" hidden away, and out the side ...
Yannick Taylor7 hours ago
Single Is Okay
Single life is a unique experience. Being single can be fun, but it can also be annoying. Rest assured that although you are single it does not mean that you are miserable. Society has taught us that being single in your thirties indicates that you are miserable. This idea that being single in your thirties means that you are miserable is a farce and very unreasonable. This ideal has caused many of us that are in the 30 and over club to stress over finding the ideal mate and settling down before...
Maya Angelique5 days ago
Patrick
Last summer I met a boy. On an app. I think I might love him. After I had experienced some traumatic events, I went to stay with my friend from my sophomore year in high school. She lives in a one bed...
Theresa Louise14 days ago
Single Life in Your Early Twenties
I don't want to speak for everyone in their early twenties, but trying to figure out if you want to be in a relationship or not is a tough decision. It's a completely different decade than 40 years ag...
Reclamation
Bella was always like a spiritual butterfly/dragonfly. Her young spirit soared and fluttered freely outside of herself at times. She was outside of herself but still there. Wish you would take off to ...
Rachel Pelayo7 days ago
'Splendor in the Grass'
Dear Diary, I am utterly confused. I don't know what to do or what to say. My mind feels like a cluster of white noise. My life has felt like it has gotten crazier since the day I started high school....
Only for a Little While
TAYLOR I didn’t have any time to plan my departure. I always knew I was going to leave the trailer park one day, but I had planned sometime after graduation when I was 18 and an adult. But as soon as ...
LittleFish BigPond2 months ago
Dead Facebook Friends?
I have a lot of dead Facebook friends. It seems like a shocking sentence, but you probably do as well, even if you’re fairly young. I have at least six on my small friends list of 300 or so. These peo...
LeAnn Murch2 months ago
Online Dating
Online dating is very popular nowadays and majority of my friends have met their significant other through some dating site. Me on the other hand I get nothing but crazy, hot ass horny mothafuckers lo...
Eliza Faye3 months ago
Maslow Would Be Pissed
Lets take a trip back to the 1940s. A lot of ideas were being thrown around, and theories of psychology were in full bloom. In the wake of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud's death, as well as the rise of...