My boyfriend isn't treating me very well. He is usually very sweet, but lately, he seems to be getting more and more controlling. He hates when I hang out with my friends and wants to know where I am every second. I really love him but I hate how he's acting. What should I do?
There’s been a lot of buzz around the topic of consent recently. More and more people are talking about the importance of affirmative consent, but many are still having a difficult time understanding this concept. In fact, in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, some men are claiming that they are now afraid to associate with women in public or the workplace, for fear that they might of being accused of sexual harassment or assault.
It’s still February, and that means it’s still Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. And if your sex ed classes were anything like mine, this topic probably got skipped right over. You know how to put on a condom, what birth control options are out there, and the names of a whole host of sexually transmitted infections. Your educators prepared you to practice sex safely. Except, they didn’t. Not really.
“What is love?” is an age-old question that can be answered a million different ways. The meaning of love is shaped and defined by our experiences, our culture, our personal beliefs and our own wants, desires and motives. Personally, I define love in the doing, not the saying.
I am notoriously bad at maintaining relationships. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I'm an introvert. Maybe it's because I view my life in sections rather than one continuous journey. Either way, I have let a few too many close friendships fall away over the years, and it's kinda sad.