love and relationships

love and relationships

Breaking isn’t permanent

This past winter, I wanted out of this life I’ve created. I wanted out of Alexandria, out of my job, out of my house, out of my relationship. I felt ...
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Where We Are

I’ve never understood people who can use their imaginations. Doing so has never come naturally to me, even when I was little. In fact, my mom will sometimes tell me ...
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Three Years In: What I Know About Loving And Being Loved

It’s hard to remember a life before Brandon – a life before our home, a life before our dogs, a life before our love. But that life existed once. Three ...
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Falling In Love With Camo and Cowboy Boots

I’ve never been a sucker for camo or cowboy boots -- in fact, I'd always strongly disliked both. But two and a half years ago, at a Caribou Coffee in ...
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The upside of bad relationships and Tinder? Actually finding the love of your life

This was originally published at www.libertyproject.com I have always dated the wrong guys. Let me explain: I have always been attracted to confidence, which too often walks the line with ...
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9 Signs You’re Finally In A Mature, Adult Relationship

This was originally published at www.elitedaily.com Media dictates so much in today’s world — including relationships. Whether portraying unrequited love, forbidden love or passionate love, the media’s ideas of love ...
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In Defense of Online Dating

I never thought I’d be typing this sentence. It’s traumatic, really. Here goes. Imetmyboyfriendonline. Yes, I met my boyfriend online. On one of the sketchier dating sites, in fact. Ahhh, Tinder, ...
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On Being Young, Sober and Single: Navigating Romance Without the Booze

Originally published at http://www.thefix.com/content/young-sober-and-single-navigating-romance-without-booze.  When people look at me, they don’t see an alcoholic. They see a content 22-year-old student-athlete with a 3.8 GPA, the editor-in-chief of the college newspaper, someone ...
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I Like Big Jerks and I Cannot Lie

Really though. My track record proves it – I have a tenancy to fall for them. Maybe it’s me that’s the problem, maybe it’s not. Either way, that age-old adage ...
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