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How to Heal a Broken Heart When Friends Break It

How to Heal a Broken Heart When Friends Break It

Before boys, friends were my first love. I fantasized about friendships like the ones in Sex in The City and Girlfriends. I knew they weren’t perfect, but our love would trump all evil and we were eternally joined by the hips and tits. Unfortunately, as most of you may have experienced at least once, life doesn’t often work that way. One day you suddenly find yourself trying to figure out how to heal a broken heart when the friendship that you thought would continue in the retirement home falls apart. You realize that you won’t be drinking soup together because you’re...

How i Fixed my Daddy Issues

Elizabeth Ayoola and dad

If you’ve ever heard the term “daddy issues” before, it’s either something you can relate with or feel it’s another term emotional millennials throw around so they something to blame their issues on. No matter what side of the fence you stand on, it’s safe to say that daddy issues are a real thing. This is not only because I had them, but also because research says so. Krohn and Bogan did a study in the early 00s and found that girls who grow up in fatherless homes have more promiscuous attitudes and also struggle to form romantic relationships later...

Why You Need Vulnerability to Make Relationships Work

Why You Need Vulnerability to Make Relationships Work

Tears weren’t something that fell often in my house. This means that while growing up, I didn’t see vulnerability often. The only time I ever saw my mom cry was when her mom died, and I couldn’t have been older than seven years old. Likewise, I’ve never seen my dad cry in my entire life until date. I often wish I was in a household where we all cried while watching Titanic and talked about our feelings over dinner. In some ways, I feel it would have made me a better communicator and more comfortable with vulnerability.  As an adult,...

Can Plastic Surgery Fix Low Self-Esteem?

Can Plastic Surgery Fix Low Self-Esteem?

As of recent, I’ve been marveling at the number of enhanced bodies I’m seeing and how normal it’s becoming. I remember when plastic surgery was a taboo and seemed to be something only the rich and famous did. Nowadays, it’s become a lot more mainstream and I’m not sure whether I think hat’s a good or bad thing. I know that everyone is living their best life and not going back and forth with us ninjas, however, are all of these people going under the knife truly happy or are they just looking for a quick fix for low self-esteem?   You...