The Toxic Friend

Lately I’ve been having some problems with a friend of mine who has been “too busy” to hang out and constantly coming up with lies and excuses for not updating me on her life. She only comes around and initiates when it’s convenient timing for her or she needs something from me. For a while I’ve been…

Dating a Friend

I had been friends with a buddy of mine for year but we’ve always had some sort of chemistry, some connection. I’ve seen him through a couple relationships and he’s countlessly reassured me I’d find someone too. Flash forward, we finally decided to forgo all of our qualms about ruining the friendship and cross the friend…

Thank You for Breaking My Heart

Dear ex, I didn’t understand why it had to end at the time but now I realize it was a blessing in disguise. You showed me what it felt like to be loved but you also gave me the opportunity to love myself. It took losing you for me to step back and find myself.…

Hanging Out With My Ex’s Ex

For the longest time I had hated her. I hated that she had him first, I hated that she was pretty, I hated that she’d always have a place in his heart. After spending time with her however, I realized she wasn’t bad at all. I didn’t hate her, I actually hated that we shared…

Falling in love with the Idea of Someone

Recently, an ex reached out to me, not asking to get back together but just to have a casual fling. After catching up on life with him, I found I didn’t like his personality, or looks frankly. It wasn’t that I was completely turned off but I just felt…neutral. Like luke-warm water. I just wasn’t…

Dear Best Guy Friend

It’s a centuries old debate about how guys and girls can’t be platonic friends. I have my two best guy friends whom I’ve had no romantic relations with that I love dearly. If any of you have had a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite gender, you’ll understand just how special they are. Dear…

7 months later

7 months ago, I had a breakup. It left me shattered and I wondered when I would ever pick myself up again. Flash forward. I was sitting on a park bench today talking with a buddy of mine when I realized, half a year ago, I was sitting on this very bench with my ex. Point…