5 Pieces of Bad Relationship Advice You Should Stop Believing

5 Pieces of Bad Relationship Advice You Should Stop Believing

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Oh relationship advice. There’s shitty advice all over the place, don’t you think? Wear this and your husband will love you. Do that and your wife will love you forever. Blah blah blah. Just stop already.

Not only do bad pieces of relationship advice set up a false picture of love, they could be ruining your entire relationship.

Here are 5 pieces of bad relationship advice you should stop believing so you can start to have a healthy relationship:

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide.

This is a spoiler-free review.

For my second book review on my blog, I wanted to read Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot. I read so many mixed reviews about, but I wanted to give it a shot. I wanted to form my own opinion based on the content and the portrayal of mental illness.

Sad Perfect is a moving story about Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. It’s informative, yet relatable. It’s heartbreaking, yet hopeful.

I do want to make a trigger warning before continuing with my review. I imagine this book can be incredibly triggering for those struggling with an eating disorder, especially ARFID. There were very descriptive passages of self-harm that triggered me greatly. I had to ground myself before reading on.

So to start my review, I say read this book at your own discretion. If you want to gain insight on less known mental illnesses, please read on.

Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom – Part 3

Growing Up with an Emotionally Unavailable Mom - Part 3

*DON’T FORGET TO READ PARTS ONE AND TWO FIRST

A month after I turned 22, my mom called me on the phone. We were playing phone tag for a couple hours. She would call me. I would miss her call. I would call her back. She would miss mine. That’s how it was. Back and forth all day.

Finally, I picked up one of her calls. “I know you’re not going to want to hear this, but I’m getting a divorce.” That’s it. Then she hung up. Just. Like. That.

As soon as I put the phone down, tears flooded from all areas of my eyes. Areas I didn’t even know I had.

50 Words of Affirmations Every Man Needs to Hear

50 Words of Affirmations Every Man Needs to Hear

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In case you don’t know, there are 5 Love Languages: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, and Physical Touch. It’s so important to know what your love language is, as well as your partner’s, because it’s crucial to know that not everyone loves the same.

What you define as an expression of love is most likely not the same expression as your partner. You probably love your partner in the way you need love. However, since their love language is not the same as yours, their love tank is really low. This just leads to an unhappy relationship.

You can figure out your love language here. I highly recommend reading up on it more in this book. It’s a #1 best seller, and so many people have said it has saved their marriage.

My boyfriend’s love language is words of affirmation, so I wrote this list with him in mind. Here are 50 words of affirmation every man is dying to here.

Book Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Book Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

This is a spoiler-free review. Parts that may be deemed spoilers will be marked.

I honestly didn’t have that high of expectations when I first picked up Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. I was watching a book review video on YouTube when my ears perked up at the sound of OCD. Without knowing anything else about the book, I went to the library and picked it up the same day.

Every Last Word is a YA novel about 16 year old Samantha. She’s a swimmer, popular, and looks just like everybody else. But underneath it all, she suffers from Pure-Obsessional OCD. She second-guesses every move, thought, and word in her life. She goes to therapy every Wednesday, but the last thing she wants is a change in her life.

However, one day she meets a new friend, Caroline. Caroline introduces Sam to Poet’s Corner, a hidden room in her school underneath the theater. It’s run by a tight-knit group of outcasts. Sam is drawn to them instantly, especially to AJ who plays the guitar. Slowly, she beings to feel normal than she ever did when she was part of the popular crowd. She might even start to feel recovered…