How to Come Together with a Partner When You’re at Two Different Stages in a Relationship

How to Come Together with a Partner When You're at Two Different Stages in a Relationship

Relationships are complicated on average. They require give and take from both sides and won’t always be pretty. When you take two separate people who are living their own lives and try to merge them into one, it can cause problems just on its own.

But what happens when you’ve met someone but you’re at two different stages of relationship from each other? What happens when one person is more than willing to jump head first into a relationship where the other is still weary of letting themselves be vulnerable again?

It’s a tough place to be in, but I’m going to give my opinion on how to get through this without giving up or causing enough rifts between you and your (potential) partner to end a relationship before it gets going.

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5 Ways to Survive Winter Family Gatherings as an Introvert

5 Ways to Survive Winter Family Gatherings as an Introvert

Family gatherings are a staple for the colder holidays. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever holiday you celebrate, it usually involves a long day or two surrounded by extended family you only see once a year. 

As an introvert, all of this social interaction can drain you and make these holidays worse off by getting cranky or grumpy from over stimulation. As an introvert myself, even spending time with just my parents for Christmas can drain me. I’ve compiled ways to keep yourself going during these winter holiday gatherings.

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Why I Spend Thanksgiving Alone and Why It’s Okay

Why I Spend Thanksgiving Alone and Why It's Okay

 

This is something that I’ve recently come to accept. It’s become a sort of ritual and I don’t know what I’m going to do if/when I start a family. I’ve redesigned the holiday traditionally thought of with lots of family, food, and football, to a more introverted, self-care day, with a little bit of football. This post will explain all about why I spend Thanksgiving along and why that’s okay!

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