relationships & parenthood
The Problem with Emotionally Depending on One Person

“You’re my person.” Three words that can feel so sweet to hear, even sweeter sometimes than being told “I love you.”  Being someone’s person is not necessarily a  testimony of romantic feelings but instead a token of being essential in a number of different domains. In other words, you are utterly needed, you are a […]

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Unpopular Opinion: "Relationship Red Flags" Are As Toxic as "Cancel Culture"

Relationship Red Flags started as a serious movement which then transformed into diverse memes and games, to the point retail companies started sharing their ‘personal’ red flags on social media. But not all of it is fun since setting boundaries shouldn’t be taken lightly. Cancel culture and the relationship red flag movement both began with […]

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Exceptional Friends: May We Have Them, May We Be Them

The foundations of a successful friendship are arguably similar to those of any healthy relationship. Whether between parents, siblings, coworkers or lovers, our best interpersonal experiences enable us to fill our lives with growth and joy. And isn’t that what it’s all about? Unfortunately, many of us have lingering friendships which are dissatisfying or even […]

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Arranged Marriages — A Modern Take On Traditional Love

Generally considered a ritual of the past or reserved for the ultra-conservative or uber-religious, arranged or “matchmade” marriages have a reputation of being strict, anti-feminist and formal. Either that or they resemble the cringe-worthy Netflix show “Indian Matchmaker” filled with drama, overly-coddled men and “aunties” tauntingly calling anyone over a size two “healthy”.  However, the […]

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Friends with Benefits: Doom or Delight?

The idea of having a great time in and out of bed with a person we like and trust without any of the complications of an actual relationship sounds attractive. But is it possible to remain purely within the confines of “friendship” and yet reap the “benefits” of sex? Or was Harry right when he […]

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