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Are They Toxic?

By : June 8, 2020 Comments Off
I would like to take you on a short and very personal journey through my relationships and the person I have been, as well as those I have been with. Love is such an abstract and the thought /feeling of love in my brain would form to the romantic relationships that I had, and of course, fused with the ones I witnessed growing up. It was never really taught to me how to compartmentalize or properly compromise in a relationship, I mean who teaches you that stuff anyway? I think people expect kids to use television or the relationships in their families as models, but if those aren’t necessarily healthy either then what else are we supposed to learn?  I got married at freshly 18 years-old to my high school
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Falling in Love with My Best Friend

By : June 1, 2020 Comments Off
I met my best friend in college during Bible Study at the Newman Center across the street from the University.  Weekly, we would attend Bible Study and Sunday night mass.  The more I got to know her the more I wanted to know.  She was funny, but also serious, and deep. She had beautiful eyes, and short brown curly hair, and her smile was Pretty soon we started to study together, eat meals together, hang out,talk all night long, and I felt like I have known her forever.  Both of us were raised Catholic, were first generation college students, and Therapeutic Recreation majors.  Looking back, I think it was obvious to most people that we were dating.  However, we were both oblivious to what was happening.  I walked a different
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Dating During Lockdown

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
The good, the bad and the ugly  Does dating during lockdown exist? It does, it just exists in a more condensed version of regular dating. There’s very little meeting up, and very little swiping because of the lack of ability to meet up. In my personal experience I was able to meet one girl online, on Bumble, and it’s been great. We talk about the lockdown, and coronavirus because what else is there to talk about nowadays? We were curious about asking people what their experiences are like during the lockdown. So, we asked a few people about their dating habits during lockdown. Sophie, 20, Guelph, CanadaBisexual Woman  Okcupid  Have you gone on a date during lockdown?  “I haven’t been on a date since the lockdown started.”  How has your dating
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Small Consent Fails

By : October 17, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Our friends at Loud and Queer talk about small consent fails. Consent should never be taken lightly and it is important to educate ourselves and others about how we can make sure anything we engage in is entirely consensual. Check out more incredible videos on the Loud and Queer website, Youtube Channel, and Facebook Page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ltgnDdb_8 Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published. [hubspot portal="4679048" id="962ea2a6-7b06-442a-90fd-58a7c8a4ecc9" type="form"] Learn how to join our Writers Cohort here. Want to continue building community? Download our iOS app.
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CATHARSIS 5 – Do Relationships Need Consent?

By : September 17, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Our friends at Loud and Queer talk about something that is important to maintain a healthy relationship. Sex should always be consensual. Do you need to consent to sex if you are dating? Yes. Should sex be consensual when you are married? Yes. Does sex need to be consensual if you meet someone on a hookup app? YES. Watch Step discuss consent and how it applies to any and all relationships. Check out more incredible videos on the Loud and Queer website, Youtube Channel, and Facebook Page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jKHc1XA2o Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published. [hubspot portal="4679048" id="962ea2a6-7b06-442a-90fd-58a7c8a4ecc9" type="form"] Learn how to join our Writers Cohort
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