Why It’s So Hard to Be Your Partner’s Best Friend

“Maybe it’s because if I were your friend, I’d like to know. Knowing hurts and makes me feel insecure, but I’d rather understand your pain than turning away.”

Why It’s OK to Seek Recognition

“Well, of course, all those things matter. That’s what society is after. It’s people like her who will succeed in life because she strives to climb the corporate ladder, to be successful and be rich.”

Relax, You Are Allowed to Hate Those You Love

“Just those things about… why are we even together? are we right for each other? maybe this is not going to work… yeah, you know I said them to hurt you back, right? Like I didn’t actually mean any of it…”

So You Hurt to Avoid Your Own Pain

That question hit me hard. Seven and a half years, we had never discussed either of our insecurities. We prided ourselves being the most stable couple for not fighting, but what we were really doing was avoiding.

You Don’t Need a Degree to Help

“Have you heard of the guy in Japan who opened a cafe next to the mountain cliff? He did that so he could offer coffee to those considering jumping. There are so many ways to help. You don’t need years of knowledge on cohort studies or comparative analysis to start.”

Understand Guilt and Pride Through Cheating

“Umm, I think you should know this… it’s really hard for me to say this because I’m his friend and also his roommate, but I just don’t think it’s right. And you have the right to know.”