Almost Relationships Suck Because You Never Know When To Call It Quits

Almost relationships suck because you’re in a constant state of being led on — but you don’t actually know whether or not you’re being led on...

Stop Waiting Around For Immature Hearts 

You shouldn’t have to wait around for someone to start treating you with respect. You shouldn’t stick around because tomorrow they might change, tomorrow they might realize...

There’s Nothing Stopping Him From Texting You

You shouldn’t have to beg for him to text you back. You shouldn’t have to send three texts in a row before he decides to give...

Toxic Humans Are Never Going To Stop Haunting You

Toxic humans are clingy. Once they find someone they feel they can manipulate, someone who will excuse their behaviors and see the best in them, they...

Just Because Your Heart Is Hurting, It Doesn’t Mean You Need To Stay Single

No, you shouldn’t get into a serious relationship with someone new while you’re still obsessing over your ex. No, you shouldn’t leap into the first set...

How To Calm Down Your Girlfriend When She’s Spiraling, Based On Her Zodiac Sign

Aries Give her space. Taurus Let her talk about her feelings. Gemini Cook her food. Cancer Cuddle with her until she falls asleep. Leo Remind her how much you care. Virgo Bring her coffee (or a bottle...

If You Have Forgotten, This Is What You Deserve

You deserve to be chosen. You deserve the kind of love you do not have to beg for. You deserve the kind of love you do not...

30 Signs You Aren’t Drop Dead Gorgeous But You Aren’t Ugly Either 

If you relate to these people from Ask Reddit, then you’re more attractive than you think. 1. I don’t get hit on often but never get turned...

You Won’t Find A Love That Is Perfect, But You Will Find A Love...

You will not find a love that is perfect, but you will find a love that is real. You will not find a love that is perfect,...

I’m Exhausted Of Men Keeping It Casual In Order To Gaslight Women

TW: I am a woman who exclusively has sex with men. I can only speak to my experience! When I think about the things I enjoy about...

Don’t Slide Into My DMs Like You Never Disappeared 

Don’t slide into my DMs, expecting things to go back to the way they used to be between us. You can’t rewind time. You can’t pretend...

You Can Forgive A Toxic Human Without Giving Them Another Shot

You don’t have to let anyone toxic know you’ve forgiven them. You don’t have to approach them and speak the words aloud in order for them...

When You Love Someone, You Shouldn’t Punish Them Over Their Emotions

When you love someone, you shouldn’t make them feel guilty over the way they feel. You shouldn’t get annoyed with them when they express fear or...

Texting Can Strengthen Your Relationship And Help It Grow

You might feel silly for getting so worked up about someone ignoring your texts or taking too long to answer you or posting on social media...

Love Loudly Because The World Needs More Soft Hearts Like Yours

Love loudly because the only thing holding you back is the fear of embarrassment, the fear of rejection, the fear of being told you’re not enough....

Loving You Was A Lot Like That One Time I Dislocated My Shoulder

When I was 14, I dislocated my right shoulder during a playoff basketball game. My upper arm separated from my shoulder socket, shifting forward a bruised,...

You’re No Longer Here, But Somehow You’re Everywhere

Sometimes I think that if I weren’t so rooted in the place I call home, I’d pack everything up, take out an obscene loan, and disappear...

Without Effort, Your Relationship Will Fall Apart

If you don’t put effort into your relationship, your person isn’t going to understand how much they mean to you. They are going to start questioning...

When You Have To Say Goodbye To The Person You Love

You knew this was going to be hard, but you didn’t know it would be this hard. Now that they are right in front of you,...

Tell Him How You Feel Because It’s Better Than Leaving Your Heart Hungry 

Tell him how you feel because it’s better than watching him closely and searching for signs he feels the same. It’s better than torturing yourself by...

50 Ways To Win Over A Girl Whose Love Language Is ‘Receiving Gifts’

1. Surprise her with flowers for no real reason at all. 2. Buy her a cup of coffee before she leaves for work. 3. Bring her home dessert (or...

Sometimes, Opening Up Your Heart Is A Mistake

Sometimes, opening up yourself up is a mistake. Sometimes, you’re going to regret being so open and honest. Sometimes, expressing your emotions ends with you getting...

If You Are Finding It Difficult To Move On Right Now — Read This

Moving on is difficult. When you care deeply, when you are the kind of person who gives everything you have to those you love, it can...

The Best Relationship Of Your Life Will Be With A Girl Who Loves Fearlessly

Love is a scary subject. Yes, we often paint it with roses and sunset backdrops, sweet words, and nights spent lying next to each other. When we...

If The Love Is Real, You Can Tell Your Person Anything

You should be able to talk about anything and everything with your forever person. No topic should be off limits. Nothing should be too serious or...

Don’t Settle For An Unbalanced, Unreliable, Untrustworthy Relationship 

Don’t settle for an unbalanced relationship where you’re always doing the bulk of the work. Where you’re running around, trying to get chores done and plan...

Girls With Soft Hearts Should Stay Away From Friends With Benefits

Girls with soft hearts should never agree to friends with benefits with someone they’re secretly interested in dating. They should never spread little white lies in...

With Some Girls, You Won’t Get A Second Chance

With some girls, you won’t get a second chance, so don’t mess up your first one. Don’t take her for granted in the hopes she’s going...

I’m Slowly Learning Effort Will Make Or Break A Relationship

In the early stages of a relationship, you don’t want to be stuck doing all the work. You don’t want to be the only one initiating...

If He’s Hurting You, Stop Chasing Him

If he’s been toying with you, making you think he’s interested one day and then completely changing his tune the next day, then stop chasing after...

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...

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...

When Words Of Affirmation Is Your Love Language, But Your Partner Is Bad With...

When words of affirmation is your love language, but your partner is bad with their emotions, you have to start by being honest about your feelings. You can’t...

How To Deal With Valentine’s Day If You Can’t Get Over Your Ex

It sucks to watch the whole world celebrate love when you’re still in a phase of mourning your last relationship. More than ever it’s easy to...

50 Ways To Win Over A Girl Whose Love Language Is ‘Acts Of Service’

1. Make her coffee to drink as soon as she wakes up in the morning. 2. Blast her favorite music when you’re driving in the car together. 3....

50 Ways To Win Over A Girl Whose Love Language Is ‘Physical Touch’

1. Let her wear your soft, fuzzy sweatshirts that smell exactly like you. 2. Give her shoulder massages before she even has to ask. 3. Hold her hand (or...

50 Ways To Win Over A Girl Whose Love Language Is ‘Words Of Affirmation’

1. Congratulate her whenever she accomplishes something, no matter how small. 2. Encourage her when she is feeling self-conscious and doubting herself. 3. Support her in everything she...

Why He Blocked You After Finding Someone Else To Fuck

You’re not stupid. You realize he stopped talking to you after he found someone new. You’re just not sure why. Did his girlfriend get jealous and...

The Worst Part Of Chasing Someone Is The Uncertainty, The Self-Doubt, And The Drained...

The worst part about chasing someone is that you’re convinced this could be the one. Otherwise you wouldn’t bother. Deep down in your gut, you feel...

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...

30 Cold Hard Truths About Why You Suck At First Dates

If your first dates never end well, you could be guilty of these deal breakers from Ask Reddit. 1. If they are hard to talk to....

Just Because Your Toxic Relationship Is Over Doesn’t Mean The Pain Ends

When you leave a toxic relationship, the bad shit you’ve been through isn’t going to magically disappear. You’re still going to have moments when you feel...

Walking Away Is Simple, Staying Away Is The Hard Part

You might decide to walk away in the heat of the moment. You might get fired up about the way your person has been treating you,...

10 Milestones You Should Reach Before You Even Start Thinking About Dating Again

1. Get over your latest heartbreak. Before you enter a new relationship, you should try your best to let go of your old loves. Stop daydreaming...

8 Ways To Make A Sweet Girl Lose Interest In You Over Text

1. Make her wait hours for a response. She’s not going to expect you to respond within seconds when you’re busy at work or out with...

In 2020, Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

In 2020, don’t be afraid of getting hurt. If it happens, it happens. You’ll heal. You’ll get through it and come out stronger. After all, it’s...

7 Reminders For Girls Who Are Sick Of Getting Screwed Over

1. You are not as unlovable as you feel. You cannot blame yourself for the way others choose to treat you. If they don’t want to...

If You’re Hiding These 7 Things From Them, They Aren’t Your Forever Person

1. Your feelings about them. When you’re with your forever person, you shouldn’t play guessing games. You shouldn’t send mixed signals. You should communicate with each...

What Makes Someone A Good, Softhearted Person? 

According to Ask Reddit, this is how to tell whether someone is a good person (or at least trying to be): 1. Respect. Respect for other people,...

6 Reminders For Girls Who Keep Running Back To The Same Guy

1. Your optimism could hurt you. I know you have a forgiving nature. I know you see the best in everyone else. And I know you...

Sometimes, You Need To Escape Your Comfort Zone

Sometimes, you need to step away from situations that make you feel comfortable. You need to decide to do the thing that sounds like the most...

It’s Better To Be Single Than Fight For The Wrong Relationship

It’s better to be single than to fight for the wrong relationship. To fight for the wrong person. To fight for the wrong love. It’s better to...

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...

If You’re Trying To Find Love In 2020, Stop The Bullshit 

In 2020, stop with the bullshit about how there isn’t anyone in this world meant for you. Stop with the bullshit about how your crush is out...

7 Things To Remember When You Feel Like Every Single Day Is The Same

1. The productive things you’re doing today are going to impact your tomorrows. You might feel restless over the fact you’ve been sleeping, eating, working, and...

30 Couples On How They Say, ‘I Love You’ Without Actually Uttering The Words

These couples on Ask Reddit show their love in unique ways. 1. Sending them memes, taking interest in their interests, trying to cook things they enjoy,...

30 Things That Automatically Make Men (And Women) Lose Romantic Interest 

According to Ask Reddit, the following things are major turn-offs. 1. If they have no interest in giving me an orgasm. 2. If they say the words,...

Toxic Humans Will Change The Narrative, Making You Look Like The Crazy One

At first glance, toxic humans seem charming. They seem polite. They seem perfectly harmless. The problem is, even after you sense their true colors, after you get...

When You Know They Are Fading

It dawns on you, or you finally admit what you’ve been thinking for a while, while you’re lying in bed that morning, that they’re doing a...

When You Realize He’s Been Leading You On, Walk Away

When you realize he’s been leading you on, take a moment to pause. To accept what happened. To get the tears out of your system. To...

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...

In 2020, Don’t Date Anyone Who Won’t Prioritize You 

In 2020, don’t date anyone who won’t prioritize you. Don’t date anyone who makes you fight for their attention. Don’t date anyone who makes you feel...

The Way Truly Toxic People Will Make You Feel 

Toxic people will make you feel crazy. Like you’re overreacting. Like you’re too emotional for your own good. Like you don’t have a reason to be...

This Is How To Love Yourself When Nobody Else Does

When you feel like no one loves you, it can drastically drain your self-confidence. It can make you feel ugly and unwanted. It can convince you...

This Is What Getting Engaged Really Means Because It’s About More Than A Sparkly...

Getting engaged is about more than getting a diamond ring. It’s about more than throwing a party. It’s about more than posting cute pictures on social...

13 Reminders To Knock Sense Into You When He’s Seeing Other Girls

1. You deserve to be a priority. A first choice. Someone’s number one. 2. There are other guys out there. Guys who are willing to commit to one woman....

77 Easy-To-Forget Items You Need In Your Wedding Day Survival Kit 

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How You’re Still Gaslighting Yourself About Your Last Relationship

You can’t get over a breakup until you let the breakup happen. Unfortunately, most of us get stuck in a blame cycle where we obsess instead...

Don’t Forget Why You Walked Away From Someone Toxic

Once you’ve been separated from someone toxic for a while, the reasons you left might start to blur and fade. Your bad memories of them might...

15 New Dating Trends That Are Going To Break Your Heart In 2020

1. Type-casting. When you only date people with a certain love language, personality type, or astrology sign because you’re convinced they’re the only type of person...

Walking Away From A Serious Relationship In Your Twenties Is The Worst 

When you walk away from a serious relationship in your twenties, you’re walking away from an alternate ending. From the happily ever after you had in...

33 Kickass Bachelorette Party Ideas (So You Can Skip The Strip Club)

If you don’t have the money to fly across the country or the stomach to visit a strip club, here are a few fun ideas for...

Putting Effort Into Your Relationship Means Putting Effort Into Yourself

Putting effort into your relationship means more than planning dates. It means more than sending the first text. It means more than checking in with your...

For The Fuckups With Soft Hearts

Your intentions are always good. You never set out to hurt anyone. You never try to play the heartbreaker. But sometimes, it happens on accident. Sometimes,...

It Sucks To Feel Like You’re Falling Behind

It sucks when you feel like everyone else is ahead of you. Like you’re falling behind. Like you’re the only one who is stumbling through life,...

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...

When You’re Dealing With Someone Toxic, You Don’t Have To Choose Forgiveness

You don’t have to choose forgiveness. You don’t have to take the high road. You don’t have to rearrange your morals, your standards, and your expectations...

When You Care About Someone, Show It

When you care about someone, show it. Allow yourself to act vulnerable. Give yourself permission to express your emotions. Don’t leave anything left unsaid. Don’t censor...

60 Adorable Instagram Captions For All Your Couples Photos In 2020

1. Nothing to see here, just a couple of weirdos in love. 2. I’m a mess, but I’m his mess. 3. This is what happens when you refuse to settle. 4....

‘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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

7 Reminders For Anyone Who Is Sick And Tired Of Dating Apps

1. The amount of matches you receive has no correlation to your value. Just because someone hasn’t swiped right on you in a while doesn’t mean...

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,...

Don’t Date Immature Men | Thought Catalog

I’m a kid at heart. I never take myself too seriously. I want to date someone who is able to let loose and act silly when...

Date Someone Who Doesn’t Mind Your Guy Friends 

Don’t settle for someone who gives you ultimatums. Don’t settle for someone who forces you to pick between him and friends you’ve known your entire life. Don’t...

He’s Going To Lose Interest If You Do These 50 Things

Some men from Ask Reddit are here to tell you what has made them lose interest in a woman before. 1. Her inability to keep a conversation...

I’m Giving You Another Chance — But That Doesn’t Mean What You Did Was...

I’m going to give you another chance — but that doesn’t mean you’re forgiven for everything you’ve done. It doesn’t mean you’re getting off easy. You’re...

‘Having History’ Is A Bad Excuse To Keep Dating Him

Stop worrying about how much history you have with him. Stop worrying about how much time you’ve spent together, how many milestones you’ve reached, how long...

I Won’t Make You Fight For Me

If you promise to love me the right way, and actually follow through on that promise, then I’m going to return the favor. I’m not going...

What Happens When You Date A String Of Toxic People

When you date a string of toxic people, you have a funny idea about romance. You mistake assholes for sweethearts whenever they put in the tiniest...

Toxic Relationships Will Harden Your Heart

Toxic relationships will make you think about dating differently. They will slowly transition you from a romantic to a skeptic. They will make you wonder whether...

Giving You A Second Chance Means Giving Myself Another Broken Heart

Giving you a second chance would mean giving you the chance to hurt me again. It would mean allowing you back into my cracked, bleeding heart....

The More You Chase Him, The More You’re Hurting Yourself

The more you chase him, the more power you’re giving him. You might not be happy with the small amount of effort he’s been putting into...

30 Bitchy Texts You Should Send The Boy Who Isn’t Meeting Your Standards

You might not actually want to send these texts, but they’re fun to think about. 1. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. Sticking around...

You’re Making It Hard For Me To Forgive You

I’m trying to be the bigger person. I’m trying to give you a second chance. I’m trying not to throw away everything that happened between us....

The Happiest Girls Are The Ones Who Give Themselves Praise

The happiest girls avoid tearing themselves apart. They avoid self-destruction. They avoid negative thinking. Sure, there are moments when their self-consciousness gets the best of them,...

Why You Should Never Get Married, Based On Your Zodiac Sign 

Aries It’s too expensive. Taurus It’s going to cause family drama. Gemini It’s going to stress you out too much. Cancer You don’t need a ring to prove your love. Leo Planning is going to...

This Test Will Tell You Whether You’ll Find Your Forever Person

Have fun playing this choose your own adventure story! 1. A cute guy has made eye contact with you on the train each morning for months. Last...

Stop Dating Shitty Texters | Thought Catalog

I should have walked away the first time you ignored my texts. I shouldn’t have sent you a follow up message. I shouldn’t have stalked your...

When You’re Still Scared Of Commitment Even Though You’ve Found Your Forever Person

When you’re scared of commitment, you spend a lot of time wondering whether you’re moving at a decent pace. You aren’t going to rush into a...

When You Love Someone, You’re There For The Breakdowns

When you love someone, you aren’t only around for the high moments. You’re around for the low ones too. You have to sit there on the floor...

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...

50 Singles On The Most Heartbreaking Reason They’ve Been Rejected

If you’ve been rejected recently, don’t feel bad, because it happened to these people on Ask Reddit too. 1. Apparently I cared too much, and it just wasn’t...

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...

Be Cautious With Your Heart, But Don’t Close Off Your Heart

Locking your heart away isn’t going to protect you. It isn’t going to save you from heartache. When you choose to lock your heart away, you’re choosing...

Date Someone You Trust Will Stay

Date someone you’re confident will stay, someone who you trust isn’t going anywhere. You don’t want to commit to someone who sets off your paranoia. You don’t want...

You Walked Away As Soon As You Started Dating Someone Else

I know it would’ve been awkward for us to sustain a platonic friendship after everything we went through together. I realize why your new girlfriend would...

Strong Girls Don’t Always Realize How Strong They Are

Strong girls don’t realize how strong they are until a little bit of time passes, until they’re able to look back on everything from a distance. In...

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...

Why I Stayed Single For Such A Long Time

I stayed single for such a long period of time because of my insecurities. I didn’t think anyone was going to agree to date me. I didn’t...

We Never Hooked Up  | Thought Catalog

You liked me. I liked you. It seemed like our relationship was leading somewhere — even if it was only to the bedroom. I’ve had guys sleep...

You Won’t Lose The Right People

The right people aren’t going to abandon you when times turn tough. They aren’t going to leave you hanging when you need them the most. They...

Fuck You For Flirting With Other Girls In Front Of Me

We weren’t technically dating — but that doesn’t matter. You knew how I felt about you. You knew you were leading me to believe you felt...

Don’t Get Back Together With An Ex Unless You Can Forget The Past 

Don’t get back together with an ex if you’re holding a grudge. Your relationship is never going to last if you keep bringing up old arguments...

You Don’t Have To Stay Single Just Because You Have Anxiety

You’re not unlovable. You’re not unlikable. You’re not incapable of forming genuine human connections. You might have a hard time socializing and meeting new people and feeling...

I Keep Starting To Text You, And Then Stopping Myself

I’m the type of person who will send a text, regret it within a minute, and throw my phone across the room. I hate the immediacy of...

You Aren’t Going To Be Happy In Your Relationship Unless You’re Happy With Yourself

Your person should never make you feel unattractive or insecure — but that doesn’t mean they’re in charge of making you feel confident. It’s not their...

Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve Isn’t A Mistake

Caring too much isn’t a mistake. Admitting your feelings for someone isn’t a mistake. Wearing your heart on your sleeve isn’t a mistake. If your honesty scares someone away,...

What Happens When A Girl Feels Unappreciated

When a girl feels unappreciated, she’ll start to question her own worth. She’ll wonder why everything she does, all of the effort she puts into your...

7 Things I Wish I Knew About FWB Before Sleeping With Him

1. I wish I realized sleeping with him wasn’t going to convince him to date me. It wasn’t some cute, clever trick in order to win him...

I Shouldn’t Miss You  | Thought Catalog

I wish I didn’t miss you because you don’t deserve any affection from me. You don’t deserve a one-word text. You don’t deserve a smile. You...

Sometimes, Silence Is The Best Revenge

I know you want to write out a long, elaborate text explaining exactly why you’re upset with this other person. I know you want to show...

A Long List Of Scary Things About Men

I’m in LA to work on some projects for Creepy Catalog, so it’s only natural that when I felt like writing today I felt like tackling...

I Waited And Waited For Our Almost Relationship To Become Something Real

I wasn’t the one who walked away from our almost relationship. I was patient. I liked you enough to wait for you. I gave you time...

Sitting In The House Isn’t Going To Help You Get Over Him

You’re allowed to mope about your breakup — or your almost relationship ending or your crush getting into a relationship with a girl who isn’t you....

You’re Strong For Leaving | Thought Catalog

You’re strong for leaving him, even if you allowed him to hurt you for months (or even years) before you decided you weren’t going to take...

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...

Your Forever Person Should Encourage You To Take Risks

When you’re with your forever person, it’s easier to take risks because you have someone in your corner. You have someone who believes in you. They’re...

Having Bad Taste In Boys Makes You Even More Insecure

When you have bad taste in boys, you might not recognize the pattern you’ve been repeating. You might not realize the problem is the boys you’ve...

You Can Pursue Him, But You Can’t Chase Him

There’s a difference between pursuing someone you’re interested in dating and chasing after someone who isn’t interested in you. You’re allowed to make the first move, send...

We Tell Too Many Stupid Lies To Impress Stupid Boys

I’ve lied about my feelings more times than I can count. I’ve acted like it was no big deal when a text took an hour to...

Every Time You Sleep With Him, You’re Hurting Yourself More And More

You want a relationship — but he isn’t ready for one. You compromise by sleeping together. You tell yourself it’s the best solution for the time being....

Why You Keep Giving Him Second Chances He Doesn’t Deserve

You keep giving him second chances he doesn’t deserve because the alternative is leaving him. It’s deciding you’ve had enough and are no longer going to...

Breaking Down Your Walls Takes Time

Breaking down your walls takes time. Even though meeting your forever person might change your attitude about love, it isn’t going to magically turn you from...

11 Things Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Afraid To Lose Him

 1. You keep grilling him about his exes. You’re worried about whether he’s happier now than he’s been in the past. You’re worried about whether you...

8 Reasons Why Your Almost Relationship Never Turned Into The Relationship You Wanted

1. You gave them the wrong idea. If you used sarcasm or distance as a defense mechanism to protect yourself, you might have given this person...

50 Men Who Gave The Absolute Worst Proposals In Human History 

These stories from Ask Reddit are insanely cringey. 1. Before we were married my wife had a friend who had a boyfriend and they were both...

When You’re Annoyed With Your Forever Person, Don’t Do These 8 Things

1. Assume they understand exactly what’s bothering you. Your person might not have the slightest idea whey you’re annoyed with them. Even if they realize it’s...

23 Reminders For Girls Who Are Holding A Grudge 

1. You don’t have to forgive anyone. You don’t have to give anyone a second chance. 2. Cutting someone out of your world does not make you a bad...

50 Marriage Counselors On The Most Common Mistakes Couples Make

These marriage counselors from Ask Reddit could save your relationship. 1. Unspoken family rules that you bring into relationship are HUGE. Obviously you didn’t grow up together...

Got A Long List Of Ex-Lovers, They’ll Tell You I’m Insane (Bc Of The...

Many lifetimes ago I was sitting on a guy’s porch with him drinking and stargazing. We were having a thing and were in a phase where...

Loving Myself Is Harder With You Around

Loving myself is hard when you make me feel like every move I make is the wrong one. You’re always complaining about something, always angry about...

7 Things You Should Never Do To The Girl Who Has Given You Everything

1. Get annoyed with her the one time she doesn’t rush to your side. She has a life of her own. Most days, she makes sure to treat you...

50 Married Couples Reveal What They Regret The Most About Their Wedding Day 

Ask Reddit has advice on how to make your wedding perfect. 1. Our wedding song. I wish we had picked a romantic top 40 hit from...

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...

I’m Finally Putting Myself First (After A Lifetime Of Being A People-Pleaser)

I spent a lifetime letting people walk over me. I spent years and years trying to do whatever made other people happy, whatever would make them...

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...

The Most Unattractive Thing You Can Do Is Lie To Me

I don’t care if you’re lying to me because you think it’s for my own good. I don’t care if you’re lying to me because it’s...

When You’re The Toxic One (Because You’ve Had A Rough Past)

When you’re the toxic one, you find yourself making excuses. You’re so jealous because your ex cheated on you. You’re so controlling because your parents were...

When You Get Me Angry Enough, You Lose Me Forever

I give out too many chances. I let my loved ones walk over me. I place everyone else above myself. I think with my heart instead...

Stop Using Your Dating Life As A Measure Of Your Value

You’re searching for one person to spend the rest of your life alongside. Some of your friends might go on dates every weekend and won’t find their...

When You’re Insecure, It Can Slowly Push Your Forever Person Away

When you’re insecure, you get jealous easily. You feel uncomfortable when your person hangs out with another girl, texts another girl, looks at another girl. The...

I Thought You Were Going To Hurt Me Like Everyone Else

It took a long time for me to get close to you because I thought you were going to turn out like everyone else. I had...

You’re Hurting Yourself More And More Every Time You Text Him

You know he’s bad for you. You know how stressed out you get every time you press send on that first text he might not even...

I Don’t Care About Your Flaws, I Care About Your Heart

I don’t care about your flaws or your fears. I don’t care about your baggage or your biggest insecurities. I don’t care whether you have your...

I Wish We Could Have Stayed Friends After The Breakup 

I wish we didn’t have to end our relationship in a screaming match. I wish we could have ended by reminding each other how much we...

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...

You’re Going To Have A Hard Time Loving Yourself In A Toxic Relationship

One of the reasons why leaving a toxic relationship is so hard is because it destroys your self-esteem. You stop thinking of yourself as a catch...

The Worst Part About Getting Back Together With Your Ex

Whenever you start a new relationship, you’re going to bring along some baggage. But the good thing about a fresh new relationship is that the person...

What Girls With Jealousy Issues Want You To Know

We want you to know we’re not trying to be difficult. We’re not trying to start arguments. We’re not trying to cause drama. As much as...

What Dating Is Like When You Think Way Too Much

When you think too much, you are feeding your biggest fears and insecurities. You are believing that nasty little voice in the back of your head...

I’m Disappointed In Myself For How Long I Liked You

I should have stopped liking you the first time you ignored my messages. The first time you canceled plans. The first time your stories didn’t add...

When You’re Not Pulling Your Weight In A Relationship

Everyone struggles. Everyone has off days. There are going to be times when you feel like you aren’t pulling your weight in a relationship — but...

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...

10 Stupid Little Things Your Forever Person Should Put Effort Into

1. Texting. Your person should send you texts throughout the day — especially on the days when you aren’t able to spend time together. It’s a...

For All The Girls Who Are Scared Of Commitment

When you’re scared of commitment, it’s a double-edged sword. You get lonely just like anybody else. You want to find someone who understands you, who respects...

Love A Work In Progress

Instead of looking for someone who has their life together, someone who is sure of themselves, someone who is a completed project, you should love a...

Cheaters Are Good At Giving Apologies

Cheaters are good at making you feel sorry for them. They can twist any situation in order to make themselves sound like the victim. They can...

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...

The Worst Part About Arguing With Your Forever Person

When you’re arguing with your forever person, you experience a conflict of interests. You don’t want to hurt this person because you love them more than...

The Ultimate Pros And Cons Of Being Friends With Benefits

Pro: You have someone to keep you company on your long, lonely nights. You never have to worry about going to bed feeling unfulfilled. Whenever you’re...

When You Switch From Dating A Cheater To Dating Someone Loyal AF

When you switch from dating a cheater to dating someone loyal AF, there is a bigger adjustment period than you would think. Everything you learned in your...

Is Texting Your Ex Actually A Good Idea?

You might be tempted to text your ex and tell them you miss them — or to call them out on their bullshit once and for...