The morning after my most recent breakup from a serious relationship, I woke up, wiped off my mascara-stained face and wrote out advice for myself in list form. Item one read: “Breakups are excruciating as a default, you can’t escape that.” While that bummer of a truism isn’t the most empowering, I charged on with my list and ended up with a huge document of ideas of things to do after a breakup. And I found it to be hugely helpful as I navigated the […]
By BOB LARKIN
Of all the people in the world that we lie to—and most of us tell fibs almost 20 times an hour, according to science—nobody gets lied to more often than strangers. When we say something untrue to a friend or a family member or even a coworker, it’s hard not to feel guilty. But somebody we’ve never met before and might not ever see again, well, that’s a different story.
At first, glance that may make us look like monsters, […]
What if relationships aren’t really your thing? Experts say this is how you’ll know | Pulse Nigeria interview
By: AYOOLA ADETAYO
Either permanently or temporarily, there’re people who see no reason for a romantic connection with anybody. And that has to be OK, too.
Perhaps the most interesting about humans is our inherent existential differences, the autonomy and insulation of our individual minds from group thoughts and societal beliefs.
That’s why it usually happens that some people lean towards different inclinations as opposed to what the majority of society believes in. Take, for example, dating and […]
When I was expecting my eldest daughter, and even through the first year after her birth, I was adamant about not needing any new friends. My partner, in-laws, the parenting blogs I read, and my own mother all seemed to preach the importance of becoming friends with other moms, but I was resolved not to allow having a kid to “change my life.” It seemed to me that if I actively worked toward making new pals, I’d […]