relationship status

Apr
05

2019
Are you responsible for where you are in your relationship right now?

Where you are in your relationship or even relationship status right now is your responsibility. It might sound harsh, but if you can accept that then you can move forward with life and love and have a better chance at actually finding and creating what you want. In relationships, incidences and issues are never isolated one off events, even though sometimes they feel like it and can feel like it’s all the responsibility of someone else. He is being selfish and not spending time with me, she is nagging me all the time, he cheated etc. But every action has a reaction and being with someone means we continue to respond and react to them. Nothing is ever isolated to just one event. A good and controversial example of this is infidelity. When I hear of people cheating, I often wonder what their relationship was really like. This is not…

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Jun
27

2017
Being Single Is a Choice, So Stop With the Guilt Trip

As Gretchen Weiners from Mean Girls would probably say: “Oh my god, you can’t just ask people why they’re single.” The question is intrusive, personal, and, above all, none of your damn business. But for some reason, so many people feel the need to ask anyway, in which case, you can simply answer with: “I choose to be.” I asked sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein, author of Single But Dating: A Field Guide to Dating in the Digital Age, what the best response to that question is, and she dished out those four words without skipping a beat. Being single is a choice, plain and simple. In fact, you don’t even need to give family, strangers, or any other priers the luxury of an explanation. “It’s one of those offensive questions,” Nikki said. “You don’t even have to answer that if you don’t want to; it’s like saying, ‘Why is the…

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Jun
27

2017
Should You Be Friends With Your Partner On Social Media?

We’ve all heard of the ‘should you be friends with your ex on social media’ debate. It’s a risky decision — there might be photos of a new flame, posts about single life or the dreaded relationship status change. But what we don’t hear that much about is whether or not it’s a good idea to befriend your current other half in the digital world. You might think — why not? Afterall, social media is a part of everyday life. But it turns out there’s a split debate and it may be worth thinking twice before accepting a friend request from your significant other. According to Dr Nikki Goldstein, sexologist, relationship expert and author of Single But Dating, it takes time for a sense of security to develop, which means if you’re new into a relationship, avoid merging your virtual worlds. “If it’s a new relationship, you need to get…

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