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    The Worst Part About Losing a Best Friend, Is Losing Her to Him

    The kind of friendships you have, that are unconditional, that you stick with throughout the years, are hard to find. It’s one thing to meet someone who you click with so perfectly, who just gets you on every level you always wished a friend would… And it’s another thing to watch each other grow, from […] More

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    I Don’t Want You to Be My Everything

    I don’t want you to be my everything. I don’t want you to be the thread that my mood hangs on, to be the sole dictator of whether I have a good day or a bad day. No, I don’t want you to be my everything. I want something close to it, but not everything. […] More

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    Loving You Will Never Mean I Depend On You

    I would like to depend on the person I love. To be able to ask them for a small favor and know that they’ll follow through. To go back home to someone who’s waiting for my return. It would be nice to know that when all else hits the fan, I can fall into their […] More

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    When Your Friends No Longer Feel Like Your Friends

    It’s something you’ve been putting off for a while. A feeling, a general sense that you’ve changed somehow. Your intuition is tugging on you, telling you that you can’t keep ignoring what deep down you know is true: You no longer feel like your friends are your friends.  In ways, it’s sadder than a breakup […] More

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    On Loving Someone Who Lives Far Away From You

    For more of Defne’s writing, follow her on Facebook. Loving someone can be challenging enough. Loving someone who lives far away? That’s a whole different ballgame. Because loving someone who lives far away means you’re living in all three dimensions: past, present, and future. Your past memories of this person fuel you to invest your present thoughts […] More

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    To My Future Daughter: How To Handle Your Love Life So You Don't Get Hurt

    Dear baby girl, Before I start, I just want you to know one thing first. There is no way you’ll never experience pain. You can’t shield yourself from it unless you shut your heart off entirely. But I wouldn’t want you to do that anyway. Because if you never experience pain, you’ll never experience true […] More

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    To My Father, the Best Man I Know

    For more of Defne’s writing, follow her on Facebook. You have the picture of the prototypical dad: somewhat distant, refuses to accept the fact that his kids are growing up, gives the regular old dad advice without having to get too deep, embarrasses his kids, and acts solely as the breadwinner for his family. But you, Dad, […] More

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    12 Questions Every 20-Something Needs to Stop and Ask Themselves

    1. Are my friends my REAL friends? They say you are the company you keep. So is the company you keep deserving of your presence? Do they inspire you to become better people? Do you genuinely enjoy hanging out with them or do you keep them around to have someone around?  2. Would I rather […] More

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    16 Phrases You Should Never, Ever Say to a Girl Who's Single AF

    For some reason, when you’re single everyone starts to see you as a charity case. And the condescending phrases never seem to end. Here’s just a starter’s list on phrases that girls who are single AF are tired of hearing. You’re so pretty, why are you single? So there must be something wrong with me, right?  […] More

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    She Walked Away Because She Knew It Would Hurt More to Stay

    She left because she couldn’t do it anymore. She left because she reached her limit. The screams of your clashes, the meltdowns of your 3 AM arguments still echo in her mind… There was no way you guys would ever see eye to eye. She left because she was exhausted, physically, mentally, and emotionally. The […] More

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    8 Ways to Actually Connect With Your Grandparents Over the Holidays

    When the holidays come around, the whole family gets together to celebrate. If you don’t see your grandparents often enough, though, here are some ways to connect with them that go beneath just “How are you” and “I’m fine.”  1. Ask them about their holiday traditions when they were growing up as a kid.  As […] More

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