Opening yourself up to someone means making yourself vulnerable and, for some of us, that doesn't come very easily.
Even though it becomes such an ingrained part of our vocabularies that we often rattle off apologies without even thinking, it’s not good for us—and it’s not good for our relationships, romantic and otherwise.
Whether it's the lack of quality time, the mismatched schedules, maybe even the constant worrying that they're not being faithful, dating someone long-distance is definitely not for the faint of heart.
We all start to feeling tangled up at the idea of having to have a deep chat about what's bothering us, and it can feel so much easier just to avoid it all together.
And staying in a bad relationship is something that far too many of us have put ourselves through — but why?
Though it's incredibly common to hear that communication in a relationship is incredibly important — maybe even the most important thing — there's always an exception to the rule.
And though there's a lot of debate about why people cheat, it typically comes from the point of view of the wronged partner trying to understand their partner's actions — it's less common to talk about the motivation from the perspective …
We all know that getting a good night of sleep is necessary for health, happiness, and just general functioning — but so many things get in the way.
It's not that I don't think you can love someone in an amazing, life-changing way and be with them for your entire life, although I think that's tough. I just don't buy the whole one person for everyone thing.
A lot of people really value being in a relationship. But like anything, it's about balance, and while prioritizing a relationship is totally cool, you can put too much importance on it.