Elyani Jaylien11 hours ago
Mother's Shore House
All my life I had asked myself countless questions, but I could never get back a straight answer. As I physically stand on a shore each day when I wake, I look out to the sea and wonder what’s out the...
Mollie Watson15 hours ago
An Open Letter to My Friends
My Beloved Squad, Over the summer, I couldn’t wait to move to University. It was an entire new chapter of my life where I could meet new people and explore a new city, while partying hard as a Fresher...
Sarah McKenna15 hours ago
The Brutal Truth About Being a Newly Divorced, Single Mom
Life sure has its way of throwing you curve balls! Not even three years ago I never would have imagined that I would be sitting here now a divorced, single mom of two and one more on the way (more on ...
It’s About Us
In a coffee shop, a small woman in a violet jacket walks in and orders a coffee. A young man looks at her in his seat, amazed Evaline: Ani. Aaaaniiiii... I see you looking at her. Ani shoots a look at...
Kelle C Rosaa day ago
Lack of Self-Esteem: My Biggest Weakness
One of the definitions of self-esteem is self-respect. How can we respect ourselves if we are constantly accepting the leftovers of a relationship? Or if we think the tears and pain someone brings to ...
R.A. Hudsona day ago
The Emptiness (Part 2)
("The Emptiness" Part 1 here.) How do you deal with the ruining of a friendship? You fell for them but they fell for someone else. You say your goodbyes and now you're crying. Trying to deal with the ...
Katie Thurston7 days ago
Turning Your Heartbreak into Something Positive
We've all been there, the air escaping your lungs as you watch "the one" walk away from your life as if your presence was merely just a convenience in their life, feeling as though each one of your 24...
Lizzie Boudoir17 days ago
Subtle Issues That Destroy Relationships
Most people are fully aware of the catastrophic issues that sink relationships, such as cheating and lying. These will generally spark very emotional reactions, and many times the relationship is kill...
Lauren Harsh23 days ago
12 Profiles You'll See Online Dating as a Lesbian
Like many of my peers, I have a love-hate relationship with 21st century dating, mostly because I am not good at it. It is rare to meet someone in the 18-24 age bracket, especially in the gay communit...
Misconceptions About Lesbian Relationships
There are many misconceptions that straight people have about the way LGBTQIA love works. I ought to know, I'm proudly pansexual and have dated every gender out there. Few kinds of relationships spark...
Chronicles of a Weirdo Magnet
It is a rare and beautiful occasion when venturing out into the mysterious and unpredictable world that your eyes meet with a complete stranger and the two of you know immediately that you are both th...
Lingering Effects for Houston's Flooded — Trauma, Grief, and Loss
As you have no doubt heard, thanks to 24-hour-a-day news coverage at the time, the city of Houston suffered the most catastrophic rainfall recorded in United States' history this past August—the resul...
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?
Second Chance at Love
From breaking up after 3 years to divorcing after 50; we're here to tell you that you can love again.
Madyson Salmon2 days ago
A Letter For You: Abusive Relationships and What I Learned About Myself
Dear Incredible Reader, We always want to see the best in people. There's always a part of us that believes if we give it one more shot we are sure to get a different outcome; but that is an ideal tha...
Katie Berkenpas4 days ago
Long Distance
Long distance relationships are hard for a lot of reasons. It is never easy being away from the one you love for a long period of time. We as humans desire love, respect, and attention. Here are a few...
Yaneth 134 days ago
Self Worth
Often times we allow society to define us with a simple label. However, we have the power to allow that label to define who we are, or we can simply brush it off like it never even happened. A simple ...
Rayne Pittsa day ago
Are You Worth the Commitment?
Looking back at my relationships, I can honestly say each guy I dated would agree that I gave my all (I would say that I love hard, but I'm starting to think that everyone either loves hard or not at ...
Vanessa Amba2 days ago
My Thoughts on Dating
My first dating experience I was in the 12th grade and we started out as friends and got along very well. I wouldn't say I loved him, but I really liked him. I went to a boarding school where most peo...
Relationship Life vs Single Life
This is meant for people who may be confused on what they want. I hope my story will help you clarify a bit on what you may desire.
Caitlin Carter2 days ago
My Experience with Love
As a child you think love is something between moms and dads, what you feel for your first teddy bear, or even your favorite cartoon show. You think during that time that's all that is, you think boys...
Megan Eason2 days ago
Love: What Is It?
If you ask a young child what love is, they will say it's the feeling mommy or daddy gives you, or the way it feels to eat a warm cookie from the oven, the feeling you get when you hug your favorite s...
Barry Allen3 days ago
Blinded by the Light
“Hey” grinned Will, as Alex shut the door behind her. Turning back to him, she blinked as the dazzling sunlight hit her, reflecting off the lenses of her glasses and temporarily blinding her. She put ...
Kelle C Rosaa day ago
Lack of Self-Esteem: My Biggest Weakness
One of the definitions of self-esteem is self-respect. How can we respect ourselves if we are constantly accepting the leftovers of a relationship? Or if we think the tears and pain someone brings to ...
Jeff Watson 3 days ago
White Males Have Feelings Too, You Know
You know when you run across something on the internet and it just grabs you and makes you so angry and frustrated? Some of the ideas that exist out there are just ridiculous and enough to make a pers...
Tee Crawley3 days ago
If the Black Man Is a Dog... the Black Woman Is a Bitch
Every day I see posts calling black men dogs, deadbeats, liars, ignorant, fakes, phonies, swindlers, and more. They are degraded like no other, and to make matters worse, it comes from black women. Th...
R.A. Hudsona day ago
The Emptiness (Part 2)
("The Emptiness" Part 1 here.) How do you deal with the ruining of a friendship? You fell for them but they fell for someone else. You say your goodbyes and now you're crying. Trying to deal with the ...
AnnaG S2 days ago
My Letter to You
Hey, I’m writing this to let you know how you changed me and the effect you had on me and you continue to have on me. At first, I realized how great of a brother you are and I guess where the initial ...
Summer Clarke4 days ago
Wasted Words, Are They Not?
I was thinking that maybe you didn't actually understand the way I felt. I liked you more than you could have possibly known. I know we were held back and held down by complication, but that still did...
Stella Stamper12 days ago
Is It Even Possible to End Bullying?
What’s happened to get me thinking - My beloved grandad passed in the summer of 2016, he was the epitome of a gentle giant. The kindest of souls. He would do anything for his family, his grandkids esp...
How Relationships Change After Kids (And Why You Might Get Divorced)
According to a number of studies, having a baby is the most stressful event that regularly happens to couples — and that's a statistic that flies in the face of common beliefs. The truth is that havin...
Claire Rowlandsa month ago
Traditionally Nontraditional
My life story is a wild ride and I'm sure I'll end up writing about more of it in the future, but right now, this is the story of me - circa 2017. Let's start at the beginning, I met my current partne...
Mollie Watson15 hours ago
An Open Letter to My Friends
My Beloved Squad, Over the summer, I couldn’t wait to move to University. It was an entire new chapter of my life where I could meet new people and explore a new city, while partying hard as a Fresher...
Ky Grace2 days ago
Lesson Learned
"Everything Happens For A Reason: The Reason May Be Something That You Already Know, Or It Will Come Soon" ~ Me. To me, reconnecting to an old friend is something that I like to do. When I haven't see...
Camellia .3 days ago
A Letter to My Ex-Bestfriend
I'm not really sure if we ever really did classify ourselves as best friends in the time we knew each other, but nonetheless, you were to me. I hope a part of you thought the same towards me. Dear Ex-...
Claire Raymond20 days ago
5 Signs That You're Secretly a Jerk
We all have our moments. Everyone is kind of an a-hole at times. But even though we might try to be semi-decent human beings, and we might show our "good" sides to the world, it turns out, some people...
Arlesha Jemélle2 months ago
How Will I Know He Loves Me?
Wouldn’t life be so much simpler if you could read minds like Professor X from the X-Men? Especially if the mind you could read was your man’s mind? With that superpower, you could see for sure how he...
Danielle Banner3 months ago
21 "No Reason" Gifts Just To Show Her You Care
There's something about falling in love with the right person that makes you want to pamper them — even if it's not Valentine's Day. Gifts that are "just because" don't have to be super-romantic; they...
Harjit Singh3 days ago
An Open Letter To Australia
Thank you. Just, thank you. In the past year we have seen some horrific atrocities occur to the LGBT community. Whether it be fathers murdering their own son for being gay or the horrific allegations ...
Liam Trefry3 days ago
What My Heart Tells Me
I’m quite a private person, ironically. “ironic” because I’m a Youtuber, artist, and actor and I am in the business of public disclosure, and I’m part of the generation that shares everything! Literal...
Brittany Smith5 days ago
My Coming Out
I was raised very conservative. Raised to believe that I could only love and be with a tall handsome man. That my future depended on the rich guy I could bag. Never was my future to find a lover that ...
Soul to Soul
The moment their eyes met, she felt the hands of eternity itself wrap around her heart as peace filled every pore of her being—she was home and she had not even known she had left. Here, for the first...
Yvonne Glasgow2 days ago
How Money Can Ruin Your Relationship
Money, it’s the root of all evil or something like that. You can’t buy happiness with it, but you can’t live without it either. Among all of the quotes and sayings that have to do with money, one of t...
Katy Preen3 days ago
Is Cousin Marriage Really All That Bad?
Oh, this is going to be a fun one – I can see some of you squirming in your seats already! And that's the thing, isn't it? Cousin marriages are a bit icky, a thing to be mocked or pitied, in Western c...
Yvonne Glasgow2 days ago
6 Ways to Find Yourself Again After A Divorce
Marriage has a tendency to change who you are. You learn how to be part of a couple, instead of being an individual. The changes aren’t always bad, but sometimes they are (especially if you’re in the ...
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An Ex-Wife 3 days ago
Dear Mr. Half Smile
This is to you, the person I never really thought I’d be writing this to at 3 o’clock in the morning. It’s a regular Los Angeles morning in November. A little brisk, but lovely without the rain. Today...
Aye Vee18 days ago
Hello, Divorce
I can't even begin to put my devastation into words on the day that my husband told me that he had fallen in love with another woman. During the "divorce" talk my ears started ringing. I could see his...
R.A. Hudson2 days ago
Do I Have to Say Goodbye?
When having to give up the thing that makes you happy because it also causes you pain, it's like digging into your own skin and ripping your heart out of your chest. The thought of having to say goodb...
Faraji Petty6 days ago
You Don't Need No Man (Or Woman)
So I know many of us single or taken see so many couples and romance movies/stories and feel as though there is this “pressure” to be in love or in a relationship. Well, I’m here to squash that idea. ...
Crush Being Single
Being single has two sides. To some is a gift, to others, it is a curse. The question is do you see being single as a curse or a gift? There are many things that one can do single that one cannot do w...
Elyani Jaylien11 hours ago
Mother's Shore House
All my life I had asked myself countless questions, but I could never get back a straight answer. As I physically stand on a shore each day when I wake, I look out to the sea and wonder what’s out the...
It’s About Us
In a coffee shop, a small woman in a violet jacket walks in and orders a coffee. A young man looks at her in his seat, amazed Evaline: Ani. Aaaaniiiii... I see you looking at her. Ani shoots a look at...
Ellen Brooking3 days ago
The Mock Life – Chapter Two
I'm home. I haven't even been out of the house that long and I feel like I've vanquished a great demon. I find my bed, I find my nook, and my head rests gently on the pillow and I feel comfortable. I ...
My Tinder Experience
My girlfriend and I just recently moved to a new city. We lived there about three months and we still haven’t made any friends. The jobs we worked at didn’t really give us opportunity. We both worked ...
Apps for Long Distance Relationships
Most people have the luxury of dating locals, but not all of us have that luxury. Being in a long distance relationship is brutal, but thankfully, it's not as bad as it once was. There are now tons of...
How to Get People to Show Their True Colors
Facebook is my livelihood. No, that is not sarcasm or an exaggeration; the majority of my income comes from writing posts for small businesses. So, when people tell me that I should take a break from ...