Fuck Forgiveness, I Just Want To Be Mad For A While

“I hate you, I hate you, I hate you!” I wailed, shaking with rage as I rolled to a stop behind a caterpillar of red lights,...

This Is How You Will Know If You’re Actually On The Wrong Path In...

Sometimes, it isn’t always clear that we are on the wrong path in life until we are too far down it to easily turn around. We have...

6 Easy Ways To Protect Your Inner Peace

We live in a world of constant stimulation, much of which is the bad kind. We are almost always surrounded by people, and if not, we are...

I’ll Never Be Who I Was Before My Sister’s Death

Trigger warning: suicide My world irrevocably changed on March 8th, 2000 when my sister, Lynn, fell to her death while hiking in California. She would have turned 45...

9 Easy And Effortless Eye Makeup Looks To Give You Some Edge

One of the most common ways to express ourselves is through our appearance. Our clothes, our hair, and our accessories all tell a story about who...

Everyone Grieves In Their Own Way, So Stop Judging Someone Else’s Process

No two people experience grief the same way. There is no one right way to do it. When you see someone go through a loss, sometimes, you empathize,...

Moving On Without You | Thought Catalog

I knew it was going to be hard to leave you behind, but never did I think someone I knew for such a short time could...

Fuck It, I Loved Him

I walked all over the airport that morning, broken and insignificant. I sat at the bar and downed two double gin and tonics. I reapplied my...

This Is The Year You Let Go Of Everything You Can’t Imagine Having In...

This is the year that you clear your path so that you can finally see the light on the horizon. This is the year that you stop...

I Couldn’t Fix You If I Tried

I think the temperature must have hovered around 45 and misty when you took my hand and laid it to your chest amidst a maze of...

25 Limiting Beliefs That Are Holding You Back From Your Own Success

Your mindset is what’s constructing your life. If your brain is the hardware, your mindset is the software. It’s telling you how to function, what to do,...

The Honest Truth About The People Who Drive You Completely Insane

In life, we come across many people who embody everything we do not want to be. Given that most people are generally predisposed to be kind and...

These Are The Zodiac Signs Everyone Loves To Hate

Scorpio Oh, Scorpios. On the one hand, everyone wants to sleep with you; on the other, they want to hate your guts. You may be known as...

The Seperation Of Mind And Body

He told me I was like an angel, with beaten and battered wings that glistened in the sunlight, a voice ever-so-soft, and a touch ever-so-pure. I lit...

Trying To Make Your Life Perfect Is What’s Preventing It From Being Good Enough

In life, there’s something called the law of reverse effort. Reverse effort is why sand sits in your palm when it’s open and relaxed, but slips through...

This Is Exactly Why We All Can’t Stop Staring At The Trainwreck That Is...

Let’s face it: This season of The Bachelor has been a trainwreck so deliciously gigantic that out of sheer secondhand embarrassment, we just can’t stop staring. There...

To The Friends I Don’t See As Much But Still Think Of All The...

It used to be so much easier, didn’t it? The days where we were all in the same place. The times we took for granted, back...

7 Love Themed Horror Movies To Watch This Valentine’s Day

Dinner and a movie is a classic date, but for people whose movie preferences are less romantic and more horrific, choosing a good movie for a...

Sorry, But Ride-Or-Die Relationships Are Actually Super Toxic

Stop playing “Build-A-Man.” I love love and relationships, but hear me out. There is a difference between building a man and building with him. Ever since I was fourteen years...

Here’s What I Was Thinking As I Walked Home After You Dumped Me

I haven’t really been eating right for a while. For all the fad diets and eating disorders I’ve test-driven, nothing keeps me model-skinny like anxiety does....

The Scariest Part Of ‘Midsommar’ That Nobody’s Talking About

I made the mistake of watching Midsommar before I went to bed. The juxtaposition of the bright colors and the dark rituals played in front of...

What You Think It Will Be Like Dating Each Zodiac Sign Vs. What It’s...

Aries Expectation: They’ll want to go on non-stop adventures; sitting at home isn’t an option for them. They can be hot-headed and get into dumb fights with...

Anxiety Is A Gremlin Living Inside My Ribcage

She is on her hands and knees, scrubbing the smell of dog piss out of the basement carpet. A deep rage that is familiar but unwelcome consumes...

This Is The Perfect Lipstick Shade To Go With Your Favorite Glass Of Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Liquid Lipstick Sephora Cabernets are the ultimate classic when it comes to wine- so you should have an equally classic lip shade...

You’re Meant To Heal What Hurts You, You’re Not Supposed To Live In Pain...

Pain is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part of life. Too many people live as though suffering will help them...

You Deserve Someone Who Is Excited To Love You

It seems that in the course of modern dating, romance movies, dating apps, and failed connections, we decided that we were asking too much when it...

10 Creepy Museums You Can Actually Visit

When planning a day trip, there are many possibilities. There are picnics in parks, stores to go shopping, or hiking in the woods. But none of...

Stop Faulting Other People For Crossing Boundaries You Never Set In The First Place

Your entire life is constructed of boundaries. Your coworkers know how to treat you because of your office culture, because of your company’s policies, because of common...

Exactly Which Face Mask Is Best For You, Based On Your Skin Type

Face masks are a key element in a skincare routine. The right face mask can change your whole face and outlook on life. However, it can...

Have You Heard About What Lives In Teasley Park?

“We have to go back and get our bikes!” I insisted. Caleb just sat there in his beanbag chair, flipping through one of his stupid Deadpool comics, pretending...

Read This If You Feel Like You’re Always Uprooting Your Life And Starting Over

It takes courage to wipe the slate clean. In many cases, people struggle more with not being able to change than they do changing too often. However, uprooting...

If You Don’t Find A Way To Release Your Emotions, They Will Quietly Control...

Overthinking how you feel is not healing how you feel. Analyzing the past, tracing traumas to their roots, figuring out who deserves blame, recognizing the circumstances that...

And This Is Why I’ll Get Over You

It was the moment that I realized that for all of the moments you were on my mind, I was just an afterthought. I put you...

The Summer Of Swim | Thought Catalog

Maybe it started on June 28th, 2019. That’s when the kids began their first day of summer holidays. Anticipation melted off of them like an ice...

A Story About Impending Doom

This is not an inspirational story. This is not a tale of someone overcoming their fears and facing their anxieties head-on. This is a narration on...

How A Trip To A Pediatric Burn Hospital Helped Me Heal Postpartum Anxiety

It was my turn to wake up with our son, but I was tired that Sunday morning, so we broke a lot of my rules. Still...

This Year, Learn To Stop Taking Everything So Personally

There’s an old saying that when it rains, a certain type of person will believe it’s because the sky is intentionally trying to get them wet...

This Year, Please Stop Fighting Battles You Can’t Win

Please stop fighting battles you cannot win. Please stop trying to shop your way into self-esteem. Please stop trying to convince people to love you when they...

This Is What It Really Means To Be Kind To Yourself, Because It’s Not...

When we think of kindness, we often confuse it for niceness, and the two are not the same. When we are being nice, we are being placid...

8 Unanswered Questions From Netflix’s ‘Don’t F**k With Cats’

Don’t F**k With Cats is a documentary streaming on Netflix that is even crazier than the title. At first, a group on Facebook is created to...

What Rosie From ‘Caillou’ Taught Me About Vulnerability

At some point during one of our conversations, my boyfriend and I started talking about obscure children’s cartoon characters. Our conversations tend to do this, meandering...

The Antithesis Of Crashing And Burning

​For a long time, you stayed out as late as you could. You saw peace as a bore, mindfulness as a joke, self-care as a piece of satire. You...

The Unedited Truth About Living In Poverty

I want to write you a story, but I don’t know how to get it out of me and into you. It’s too time-consuming and complicated to...

(Almost) A Year Of You

February There’s frost on my windscreen like a transparent sheet of glitter, and if it catches the moon at exactly the right moment, it lights up my...

A Eulogy For The Living: On Grieving Someone Who Isn’t Dead

Trigger warning: suicidal ideation “When does a war end? When can I say your name and have it mean only your name and not what you left...

Men, Stop Trying To Tell Us How To Be Women

Lately, all I have been seeing is men giving advice to women and writing articles directed at women, all of which keep taking the form of...

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me

I understand it now, why hurricanes are named after people. You blew into my life, a whirlwind of epic proportions. And in the middle of it...

‘My Dearest Emily’—The Heartbreaking Love Affair Of Emily Hale And T.S. Eliot

“Emily Hale” began trending on the Internet this week – when Princeton University Library released the 1,131 letters that the poet T. S. Eliot had written...

I Will Leave You In 2019, And I Won’t Look Back

I will leave you in 2019, but not what you taught me. I refuse to forget how you filled my heart with fireflies that brightened up...

I Would Have Done Anything For You To Be The Person You Promised You...

It’s late, our watches creeping towards midnight and we’re stumbling through a quiet, residential part of North London; I don’t remember how we arrived here but...

Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?

Ευπρόσδεκτη; welcome, welcomed, appreciated, palatable “Where do you find your inspiration?” He was from Greece, he said, here on a business trip with his sister. He had kind...

In 2020, Let Go Of The Things That Hold You Back

As the end of the year comes to a close, it’s essential to look around at your life. Take the time to reflect on all the...

10 Reminders To Tell Yourself As The Decade Ends And The New Year Begins

The end of the year always causes us to reflect on our lives, how we could’ve changed them, and what we’re proud of. It can feel...

You Aren’t A ‘Before’ Picture, You’re Worthy Of The Life You Want Right Now

The thing about self-esteem is that nobody is going to come along one day and convince you that you’re enough. In all of our magical healing fantasies,...

What Each Zodiac Sign Wants Vs. What They Need From 2020

Want: To have every opportunity to fall into your lap. You know what your confidence and energy are worth, and you are convinced you would chase your...

When The Time Is Right

I want you to listen to me clearly – things do not get better straight away. They always take time. Moving on from hurtful experiences can take days,...

Your Authentic Self Has No Competition, It’s Only A Struggle When You’re Trying To...

I know it’s easy to feel like it’s you against the world. I know it’s almost instinctive to think that the competition is outside of you, that...

Remember That Everything Will Feel Impossible Right Before A Huge Shift Takes Place

When we hit our breaking point and assume we are more lost than ever before, it’s not because everything has spontaneously gone wrong. The breakdown is not...

The Honest Truth Is That Good Relationships Don’t End, And Romanticizing The Past Is...

If you feel as though you cannot move on from the past, as though everything good is behind you, and as though you cannot understand why...

9 Horror Movies We’re Excited For In 2020

Kicking off the new year is a new take on an old classic. You can expect old favorites like “the hand coming out of the back...

The People You Envy Are Not Your Enemies, They Are Your Mentors

Envy is a shadow emotion. It’s the dark side of desire, and it shields itself as so many different things. We often don’t realize that we’re jealous of...

You’re Not ‘Crazy’ For Getting Attached, It’s Crazy That We Treat Dating So Casually...

When an almost relationship comes to an end, there’s usually not a definitive breaking point. There’s just drifting, fading, and then, of course, an inquiry. You wonder...

I Was A Living Heart-Eyed Emoji For You

The waitress asked, “Can I get you two anything else?” If only waitresses were genies who could grant wishes. From the start the menu read “crash and...

To The Friends Who Have Stayed By Our Side This Last Decade—Thank You

Thank you for coming into my life when you did. When I look back, the circumstances surrounding how we met may not seem dramatic or life-changing....

What Each Zodiac Sign Needs On A Bad Day

Aries: To do something physical Maybe it’s going for a run, hitting the gym, having sex, or even something simple like playing an aggressive video game. Anything...

And This Is When You Will Save Yourself

“Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch...

This Is Me Taking The Baby Steps To Get Over You

Last night was the first night I went to bed not thinking of you. It was the first night I slept in the middle of the...

When You Start Showing Up Fully In Your Life, You Stop Caring About Who...

The way we see other people is often a reflection of how we see ourselves. In fact, it is our most extreme reactions to other people that...

I Always Want To Text Him In November

It’s always hard this time of year. Even when I’m at my happiest, my most confident self, there is that part of me that thinks, “I wish...

The Truth About Changing Your Life Is That It Is Often Means Doing Less,...

The beginning of a self-transformation requires action, but the end of it requires something deeper, something harder, something you’ve probably never realized before. While doing more will...

These Are The 6 Zodiac Signs Who Have The Hardest Time Opening Up

1. Virgo You aren’t exactly afraid of opening up, per se- but you only want to show the best possible version of yourself, and you have a...

8 Of The Creepiest Locales On Netflix’s ‘Dark Tourist’

Dark Tourist is a show on Netflix that follows David Farrier as he enters the world of “dark tourism,” which is touring places that are associated...

Healing Is Not Just Disregarding Everyone Else’s Needs In Favor Of Your Own

There is so much counterproductive advice circulating about what emotional healing is. So many of us break under the weight of other people’s expectations. We string ourselves...

How To Let Go Of Someone Who Has Already Let Go Of You

Take a deep breath. Count to three. Exhale. Sometimes it’s hard to let people go. However, sometimes we are left with no other choice. The reasons are...

It’s Time I Said Goodbye To You

I was driving to work  and saw how much the leaves had begun to change. Their vibrant reds and oranges, scattered on the ground and hanging...

Me, Him, And A Few Other Things I’m Admittedly Afraid Of

I stopped taking Xanax some time ago. But inside my purse, I’m carrying the last two. Just in case, I thought the day I put them...

‘Stranger Things’ Could Only Happen In The 1980s

There’s a lot to love about Stranger Things, cute kids, mind-blowing metaphysics, scary science fiction, but my favorite part about Stranger Things is the 80s environment...

Here’s All The Drama About McKamey Manor, The World’s ‘Most Extreme’ Haunted House

Trigger warning: The following post contains graphic media that some readers could find extremely disturbing. Recently, the internet has exploded with talk about McKamey Manor, which is...

9 Things You Need To Know About Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack healthy organs and tissues. Recently, Selena Gomez has been sharing more about her diagnosis of...

This Is The Kind Of Date You Deserve

You deserve a date that makes your heart skip a beat. Maybe it’s the way they look. Perhaps it’s the way they look at you. Maybe it’s...

Your Life Becomes The Sum Of What You Tolerate

In an ideal world, life would amount to the sum of our intentions. Good things would happen to good people; we’d be measured by our heart and...

The Best Thing About Dating You, Based On Your Enneagram Type

Type 1: You aren’t afraid to do what’s right. You aren’t afraid to do the right thing, even if it’s not the most popular choice. The people...

Being Successful Requires You To Be Okay With Discomfort, Self-Mastery Requires You To Fall...

The journey to bliss often begins in the last place you’d expect: discomfort. The truth is that to really heal, to really ascend, to really deeply and...

Please Remember Your Instagram Isn’t Going To Flash Before Your Eyes When You Die

When you get to the end of your life, you aren’t going to be scrolling back through your posts, reminiscing. You aren’t going to think back to...

15 Of The Scariest Movies To Stream Now

By Alison Hinman Updated October 25, 2019 By Alison Hinman Updated October 25, 2019 A mother and two daughters reunite in the house in which they experienced a traumatic event....

Your Feelings As A Parent Of A Special-Needs Child Are Valid

This is your reminder that you are a great parent. A little reminder that you’re worth it – that being overwhelmed means nothing other than you’re...

Everything We Know About ‘AHS 1984’ So Far

It should go without saying, but this contains spoilers. Read at your own risk. The sun has risen over Camp Redwood which signals the end of Act...

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Will Bring Out The Best In You

Aries: They will be your loudest and most enthusiastic supporter An Aries is as dedicated as they come when they’re loved ones are involved. They aren’t afraid...

If I Was Less Of A Girl, And More Of A Woman

I’m spinning drunk, spinning dizzy. Picking at hangnails like I can dig my way to you. I would bite your neck if I could leave my...

I Miss You, But I Can’t Wait For You Anymore

I can’t wait around for you anymore. Even as I say it, it feels like a lie. It feels like a lie because of how long I...

The Honest Truth About What Happens After You Free Yourself From An Almost Relationship

When you’re in an almost relationship, you’re in a sense, tied down. You’re committed. You see a future. You don’t want to date anyone else. So...

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Handles Their Worst Fears

Aries: Takes it on headfirst You like to project a tough exterior, even when you’re afraid of something. You don’t want to show weakness, but you’re also...

What You Want Vs. What You Need In A Relationship Based On Your Enneagram...

Type 1: The Reformer What You Want: Someone to always say you’re right. Someone who is essentially perfect and what you expect in your head. Someone who...

11 Things You Missed In ‘In The Tall Grass’

To be honest, I thought In The Tall Grass was going to be ridiculously bad. People just lost in a field? It sounds like a mediocre...

Here We Are | Thought Catalog

Dark tendrils of wavy hair are stuck to my chest, my throat, and the back of my neck. I wake up breathless, sweating and panting, with...

All Of The Things Which I Do Not Miss

Cigarette smoke. That nicotine-stained thumb. Your second-hand mouth. The purple staining the skin under your eyes. How I swore the violet would stain my fingers if...

10 Harsh Truths About Loving True Crime

Being immersed in true crime media is exciting and exhilarating. It lets us see the darkest parts of people and lets us dive deep into the...

Maybe I’m Not Very Good At Understanding Love—But I Do Know This

Maybe I’m not very good at understanding love, after all. But I do know that I love the way the sun diffuses rays of yellow, orange,...

Ranking The Signs From Who Is An Open Book To Who Will Take Their...

1. Leo A Leo not only has nothing to hide but truly wants to show off everything. They’re confident in who they are, and what they’ve done, so...

10 Things To Remember During The Last 4 Months Of 2019

Summer holds a certain kind of possibility in it. A bit of a haze that hangs above us, like something good might happen at any moment....

How Life Changes After Finding Love

We think that all our questions get answered when we find the right person. We think that the moment we’ve found love, we’ve found a way...

A Short List Of Things That Are Absolutely Not Poetic

1. that song. that song which is–was–our song. the one you once played when we hung out and then randomly came up in my spotify the day...

A Case For The Grey Area

I wish you could see how special you truly are. Instead, you’re focused on what could have been and sad about what will no longer be. I...

In Which My Rapist Asks Me Out

Trigger Warning: This piece uses potentially upsetting language involving rape and sexual assault. the gun goes off, and no one can hear it but me. i’m bleeding...

A Poet Gives You Some Gentle Advice For Autumn, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

ARIES: You grew out of your old self and found a new one and this wasn’t part of the plan. Maybe it takes what you thought...

A Story About Starting Over

By Liz Rae Updated September 25, 2019 By Liz Rae Updated September 25, 2019 It has been exactly eight months since I lived here. I return to my old apartment...

The Five Zodiac Signs Who Have The Hardest Time Saying ‘I Love You’ (Even...

You have a hard time believing love will last, even when things are going incredibly well. It’s not that you don’t feel it, though you like...

One Year Of You

June It wasn’t love at first sight with him but familiarity – the kind that only deepened the more our paths crossed, like walking on uncharted territory...

Everything And So Much More

Maybe we’ve got it all wrong. Maybe the right person isn’t the one who agrees with everything that we say or tells us tiny white lies...

This Is Your Choice: How Planned Parenthood Helped Me Take Back Control Over My...

Trigger Warning: The following article discusses sexual assault and may be upsetting to some readers. The day after I went to the hospital to get a rape...

The Truth Behind My HPV Diagnosis And How It Turned My Life Into Unnecessary...

I stared at the doctor unblinkingly. It was a mistake—I had to have heard her wrong. Even as the thought flitted through my mind, I knew...

Read This If You Feel Like Nothing You Have Or Do Ever Feels Quite...

If you feel as though nothing you have or do is ever quite enough, it’s not because everyone is superseding you in life. It’s not because you...

I’ve Spent So Much Time Not Writing

When I was young, I was a writer. I was the comedy editor for the school paper and my average grade in English was 98%. My...

The Harsh Truth About Healing That They Will Never Tell You In Therapy

What they don’t tell you about healing is that it isn’t peaceful. What they don’t tell you is that healing is not a linear progression in which...

Why Taking Control Of My Reproductive Health Makes Me A Happier Woman

As women, we are faced with many choices in regards to our health. At the center of it all is our reproductive health. It is what...

You Are Not Here To Be Perfect, But You Are Here To Be Better...

You are not here to be perfect. In fact, the universe does not allow perfection. Without breaks and gaps, there would be no growth. Nature depends on...

The Psychological Trick That Will Help You Release Old Experiences For Good

Just because an experience has ended doesn’t mean it’s over. We store unfinished and unresolved emotional experiences within our bodies. Cognitively, we often find that we are...

How The New Moon In Virgo Will Make Us More Self-Aware And Bring Joy...

The New Moon in Virgo on August 30th will be an interesting time because it gets us all to do things we would not normally allow....

A Love Story Told Through Missed Connections

The entry to this comedy club reeks of bad 90s design with checkered wallpaper plastering the entryway. The remaining walls near what resembles a stage in...

Exactly Which ‘Lover’ Masterpiece Best Represents You Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries: March 21st-April 19th “You Need To Calm Down” “You are somebody that we don’t know/but you’re coming at my friends like a missle/…you need to calm down/you’re...

Don’t Read The Last Page

I traced the letters of your skin to form the sentences I wanted to hear from you, and my ears sung along as the story I...

Stay Single Until Love Feels Exactly Like This

Stay single until you find someone who doesn’t want to play games, someone who knows what they want. Someone who will tell you how they feel,...

This Is How Understanding Your Type Will Change Your Life, Based On Your Myers-Briggs...

ENFP: You will understand why you always seek more out of your life. You’re known to be excitable and have a thirst for life. You love to...

This Is The Only Way To Truly Determine If Someone Is The ‘Love Of...

When you are growing up, everyone tells you that you will “just know” when you’ve met the person you’re going to be with forever. This supposed just...

Nobody Is Forcing You To Hold Onto Your Baggage But You

Did you know that if baby elephants are chained to a tree when they are young, they will remain by the tree when they are full...

Why Some People Never Outgrow Their Childish Behaviors And End Up Completely Unhappy In...

Something that you don’t learn about life until it’s often too late is that growth is not inevitable, it’s optional. We often grow up assuming that one...

Don’t Let The Fear Of Failure Stop You From Trying

Society puts so much emphasis on success that it prevents many of us from going after our dreams – from going after what makes us happy,...

2019 Is The Year Of Shedding, 2020 Is The Year Of Becoming

This is the year that you let go. Of the old clothes, the debts, the weight, the half-assed relationships, the opinions of people who aren’t an active...

There’s A Difference Between Romantic And Attachment Love, And It Will Help You Figure...

There are many different types of love we experience in a lifetime. You know that the type of love you have for your parent isn’t the...

Goodbye July, Hello August | Thought Catalog

July, you were a whirlwind of experiences and emotions and as I watch you leave I am left with lingering emotions you have left me with...

He Loves Wilco And I Ask, ‘Who?’

I can’t tell if he rolls his eyes, because I am already rolling mine. As a music snob, I have stuck to my snobbery and refused...

You Do Not Have To Give Them Another Chance

I know that there is a part of you that is thinking about giving you past relationship another chance. It makes sense to want to justify trying...

Let Today Be The Day You Stop Lying To Yourself

The most destructive lies aren’t the ones told to us — they’re the ones we tell ourselves. Those lies we repeat quietly to convince ourselves that...

Fifteen Things You Should Know

One, I lied. To you and to myself. The first time you told me that you loved me, I knew that my feelings were getting to that...

This Is You At Your Best Vs. You At Your Worst Based On Your...

Aries Best: You’re ready to take on the world around you with confidence and enthusiasm. You’re a compassionate leader who doesn’t hesitate to take the lead but...

Here’s How The Leo New Moon Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

Ugh, finally, the relief we all need. The July eclipse cycle in Cancer and Capricorn was honestly exhausting for most of us. It was like swimming...

I Just Want To Be On Fire

I’ve been waiting 21 years for someone to have sex with me while listening to Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire”. I think it would be magical as...

This Is Your Zodiac Sister Sign Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

This is not to imply that if you are a particular Myers-Briggs type, then you are automatically this zodiac sign (though the two can overlap). This...

The Difference Between People Who Reject You And People Who Are Actually Toxic To...

Not everyone you are incompatible with is toxic. Not everyone who breaks up with you is a piece of garbage. Not everyone who does not want a relationship...

A Short, Sad Love Story

My brief love affair with Los Angeles coincided with the similarly brief and most intense relationship I’ve ever had. It began in the spring- blossoming out...

This Is The Dark Truth About Highly Ambitious People That Nobody Wants To Admit

The truth about highly ambitious people is that they have a hunger in them that nothing can quite fill. The truth is that they are driven beyond...

You Cannot Save Everyone, Nor Are You Meant To

The truth about wounded healers is that the person they most want to save is really just themselves. The truth about every healer is that they were,...

Friends Don’t Touch Like This

The sun is slipping beyond the city skyline. You’re sat close to me but we don’t touch. That was part of the deal. It’s warm out,...

I’m Slowly Learning To Make Peace With My Body

Chances are, you’ve been hard on your body before. Perhaps you’ve had an up and down relationship with your body and food for years. Perhaps you’ve...

Six Things To Remember When It’s Time To Actually Move On

One, he’s gone. He’s not coming back. He is now a wind passing to your window, forcing you to remember the smell of his breath and the...

A Journey Through The Past Via My Facebook Friend Suggestions

The High School Sweetheart You remind me of fresh-cut grass before soccer games and of bright-white football-field Friday night lights. You remind me of sneaking out past curfew...

That June | Thought Catalog

That June I started Prozac and it made me really cranky. Exotic heat trapped my pores with dirt. I stood in the deep end of the...

The Things We Do In The Dark

Around 11:45 on a Thursday night a man is steering me by the waist out onto the sidewalk, placing me in the passenger seat of his...

An Apology To My Husband Who Is Ready For A Family Even Though I’m...

I’m sorry that I’m not ready. I often hear that “there’s never a right time to have a baby.” Well, I disagree. I think there is a...

Here’s How The Mercury Retrograde In July Will Affect Each Zodiac Sign

Guess who’s back… back again? Shady’s back, so tell ya friends. By “shady,” I mean the notorious Mercury retrograde we all wish would just… not. On July 7,...

Here’s Everything You’ve Ever Needed To Know About Demonic Possession

Ever since The Exorcist, movies about demonic possession have depicted innocent people becoming possessed involuntarily. But how close is this to widely held beliefs about possession?...

How White Beauty Standards Are Hurting Women Of Color Everywhere

I live in New Hampshire now, but I’m originally from Hong Kong. Although there are numerous differences between these two places, such as in culture and...

This Is Me Saying Goodbye To Modern Dating

This is me saying goodbye to modern dating; this is me saying goodbye to that rush of adrenaline when someone decides to swipe right on my...

A (Totally Not Sarcastic) List Of Reasons Why You Should Definitely Date Me

Upon being asked for the hundredth time why I am single and if I will ever find someone who will help me grace this world with...

Beware Of The Day She Takes All Her Love Back

Beware of the day she gives up because that means she’s reached her boiling point. It means that she’s been holding on and trying for far...

As Soon As You Master Where You Are, It’s Time To Move Onto The...

You spend so much time working to find your footing in the phase of life you’re in. You spend so much time trying to master the...

This Is The Advice Girls In Their Twenties Need From Women In Their Forties

Netflix’s Wine Country allowed us to reconnect with some of our favorite women in comedy: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Rachel Dratch, and...

31 One-Sentence Reminders For When You Are Feeling Like You’re Not Quite Enough

1. You will never be good enough for yourself when your goal is to be good enough for someone else. 2. Those who have no intention of...

Why I Said Goodbye To The French ‘Be Quiet And Mind Your Manners’ Method...

I’m a French girl, born and raised. I first came to the U.S. when I was 21 to be an au pair. The first thing I...

Read This If You Are Afraid Of Healing

Healing is ugly. Healing is painful. There’s no other way to put it. Healing means confronting a heartbreak, head on, and feeling the pain and the...

19 Things You Can Do In The Next Year That Can Change The Entire...

1. Gain financial clarity. Make a spreadsheet of your debts, and expenses. List them from least to greatest, and start paying them off in a snowball....

8 Signs That Look Like Love But Actually Scream Manipulation

In the beginning of every relationship, there’s a lot of communication; you want to know each other, find out about them, be connected while not together,...

Stop Rushing The Timing Of Your Life, You Do Not Have To Accomplish Everything...

It is important to set deadlines for your dreams. It’s not just important, it’s crucial. It’s the difference between ideas and goals, hopes and plans. You have to...

All The Things That Scare Me About Growing Up

Marrying my job. Marrying a job that belongs to someone else. Treading water through my twenties. Just exerting all this energy to stay afloat. Never moving forward...

We Used To Kiss | Thought Catalog

(This poem is a dedication to the LGBTQ and growing community. In the 1980’s, many queer individuals lost their lives and loved ones due to the...

He’s Everything You’re Not And I’m Probably Going To Break His Heart

I sneak out of his bed around 3 and gather my clothes from the floor. I don’t bother picking up my heart; I think I’ll leave...

If You Aren’t Having Fun In Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Very, Very Right

As you’re growing up, you imagine your 20s as this mystical time of life, the “best years,” you’re told by those who have already passed through...

After Every Deception, You’ll Find The Truth

Here’s the funny thing about fate, it doesn’t like liars. It exposes them eventually. It sends their malicious karma back to them and it sends little...

In The Aftermath Of A Toxic Relationship

I have never loved anybody as much as I loved him. I thought I had experienced the depths of love and heartache. But with him, it was...

A Love Story Told Through The Texts I Never Sent

(*) Hey! (*) Want to study for this test together? (*) There’s a reason I got in your golf car and not his out there. I’ve been wondering...

Date Someone Who Doesn’t Confuse You

Date someone who doesn’t confuse you. Someone who doesn’t send you mixed messages, someone who remains as keen on date six, as they were on date...

I Was Never Crazy, You Were Just Shady As Fuck

I always believed I was a little irrational, maybe slightly paranoid, definitely very insecure. I knew, before I met you, that I had a habit of...

Maybe I’ll Love Myself Anyway

Today I looked at myself in the mirror, which usually wouldn’t be noteworthy. Because, well, I won’t lie, I look at myself in the mirror all...

This Is How Each Zodiac Sign Lets You Know They Want You

Aries: March 21st-April 19th They don’t take off when things start getting more consistent. Aries are excitable and thoroughly enjoy doing fun things with their partners. Always down...

If You Feel Like Love Is Always Escaping You, Read This

They say that when love is right, it will find you. That if it’s meant to be yours, it won’t run away. That real love that’s...

A Story About Your Ex Becoming Your Neighbor In Brooklyn

Not only the same city, but the same borough of New York: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A few months ago, I told my boyfriend (who also happened to be...

Here’s Each Zodiac Sign’s June 2019 Horoscope

Beep, beep, beep! Heads up, star lovers. While the heavens are stopping at a rest station for the month, we’ll feel as if the energies here...

Why They Regret Leaving You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries: March 21st-April 19th You were always down to try something new. When it comes to new adventures and experiencing, people can always count on you to excitedly...

This Is What The Internet Is Telling You About Love Vs. What You Should...

ENFP Internet: That love is more about freedom than anything, so you should do whatever you want and people who aren’t okay with that just aren’t for...

When I Look At You, I’m Home

It’s so strange. Upon meeting you, I unintentionally gave you a nickname that happened to be after the same character as the very first stuffed animal...

This Is How You Start To Let Go, Even If You Don’t Feel Like...

You cannot force yourself to let go, no matter how much you know you want to. You cannot force something out of your brain space, no matter...

Five Terribly Tragic Things Most People Forget About The JonBenét Ramsey Case

“If you tell someone a secret, it’s no longer a secret.” That chilling admission from a precocious child marks a haunting moment in Casting JonBenet, Netflix’s docu-drama...

A Short List Of Things I Lost When I Wasn’t Paying Attention

Any number of circumstances can make us lose sight of things which are important, or lose parts of ourselves without even realizing, not until it’s too...

Exactly What To Expect From The Full Moon In Scorpio, Based On Your Zodiac...

The full moon will enter Scorpio on May 18th, 2019. We are ready for the transformative phases that this full moon will bring. We cut ties...

The Laws Of (Constant) Motion

Our good friend, Sir Isaac Newton, defined three laws of motion in his lifetime, but for the sake of this article, I’ll list the two that...

This Is What ‘Game Of Thrones’ Teaches Us About Loyalty, Bravery, And Fighting For...

SPOILERS: Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 Loyalty, bravery, and fighting for what you deserve are all admirable characteristics of a person and a leader. When...

I Invited Complete Strangers Over For Dinner And This Is What Happened

Back in November of 2018, I did a project called ’50 acts of kindness.’ From baking cookies for all my neighbors to handing out roses on...

This Is Why You’re Willing To Stay In The Wrong Relationship, Based On Your...

Aries: You like the chase and you don’t want to be bored. You’re known for a lot of things, Aries—your passion, stubbornness, and adventurous streak come to mind....

When You Lose The Friend You Thought Would Be In Your Life Forever

When you lose a friend, part of you dies a little. It hurts even more when the end is slow. It starts with them taking a...

Rethinking Fate And What’s Meant To Be

The other day I was really moved by a story a seventy year old woman told me when I asked her how she and her husband...

Maybe You’ll Never Be The Same After An Abusive Relationship And Maybe That’s Okay

Trigger Warning Hiding my favorite benzodiazepines – Xanax and Klonopin – in lipstick tubes and vitamin bottles, the false calm they’d bestow upon me and then the...

This Is What It Means To Glow Up, Because It’s Not About Proving The...

Your glow up might not be something others can see. It might not come across as a shift on the surface. In a world of revenge bodies...

You Can Fight With Everything You Have, But What Isn’t Right For You Will...

There is nothing that you can do to win someone, or something, that is not meant to be yours. You can fight with everything you have. You...

A Spotify Playlist For When Everything Feels Too Much

1. Nights – Frank Ocean For when you’re spinning out about the nonsense of the world and you just need to vibe and fantasize about what it’d be...

19 Reassuring Things To Remind Yourself Every Day

You’ve made it to another day and maybe this day will be your best yet. Maybe this day will be your hardest yet. Or maybe it...

You’re The Specter Of A Heartache I Have No Right To Bear

i. mami asks who the flowers are from, flashes a smile foreign to me now, and i can hear her thoughts; she’s hoping i won’t end...

Some People Aren’t Meant To Last Forever (So Love Them While They’re Here)

When it comes to relationships and falling in love, we honestly put far too much pressure on ourselves. We think of the idea of falling in...

This Is Your 30 Day Bravery Guide: Challenge Yourself To Live Loudly, Boldly, And...

You can’t live the life you owe yourself without living it loudly, boldly, and without apology. We all have the power to do so, but we...

Daenerys Targaryen Is NOT Basic, So Let’s Stop Treating Her Like She Is

This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Despite the influx of silver braids, reality TV star Stassi Schroeder shrieking on Instagram at her “khaleesi” fan base,...

9 Lessons I Learned This Year That Made Me Feel Better About Life

1. Life is just a series of the same experiences over and over. When I first moved to DC after college, I was always jealous of...