Category Archives: Relationships

Defining the Relationship: Myths, Tips & Advice

Defining the Relationship: Myths, Tips & Advice / DTR
When it comes to relationships, whether it be friendship or romance, I am very much to the point. If I like you, you’ll know. I’m not above saying “You’re amazing! Are we friends now? We’re friends now. I love how we just clicked so well” or “Look, I like you, but I don’t want to be in a relationship with you.” In fact, a few dates in with my current boyfriend (then, not boyfriend) I decided I seriously liked him. But, we were both heading back to college in a few weeks and this meant I had to define the relationship *dunn dun dunnnn* or risk potentially being on the wrong page and not trying something I know might work.

So, we were in his basement, and I said, “Look. I actually really like you. I don’t know where you stand, but I’d really like to see where this goes. Would you want to be exclusive or something?” and, whaddayaknow! He said he felt the same, he would love that and he was really glad I’d brought it up because he was too nervous to do so. Then, a few months later he defined the relationship by officially asking me to be his girlfriend. He did this in a semi-grand gesture, whereas that same night I was planning to bring it up and have another DTR talk. Perfect timing on his part.

Anyway, defining the relationships can give you plenty of clarity and help you have a bit more certainty. Personally, I cannot stand not knowing where I stand with someone else. Here are some myths, tips and advice for defining the relationship!

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The Guide to Strong & Healthy Relationships in College

The Guide to Strong & Healthy Relationships in College // ew & pt

Strong relationships in college are often hit or miss. I’ve seen relationships that have been strong since freshman year and relationships that totally blew up and left people friendless and bummed out. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ensure your relationship is a strong one and, if it ends up not working out, you won’t be left friendless and utterly heartbroken.

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13 Ways To Be a Better Friend

13 Ways To Be a Better Friend - How to be a good friend // eyeliner wings & pretty things
Having a friend definitely means more than just having someone to snap selfies with. Like any relationship, friendships are constantly changing and developing. I’m all about self-improvement posts and one way to improve yourself is by improving the relationships you have with those who are close to you. There are a ton of ways to be a better friend and most of them are really simple. Why not give them a shot?

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15 Best Friend Date Ideas

15 Best Friend Date Ideas - Fun Things to do with Friends // eyeliner wings & pretty things

Best friends are basically significant others, right? Sometimes the best person to spend the day with is your right hand man–your best friend. Here are some friend date ideas, because hanging out and watching Netflix is always great but sometimes it’s fun to change it up.

If you’re sick of staring at a screen and want to try something new with your favorite pals, these friend ideas are perfect.

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