The Long Distance Relationship

The long distance relationship (LDR) is probably the most contentious and intriguing when it comes to types of relationships. Some people doubt them, some refuse to be in them and pretty much everyone agrees that they are not ideal. However an increasing amount of couples seem to be embarking on…

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Know your rights: Internships & Work Placements

Nothing infuriates me more than the debate about unpaid internships and placements. As you may have read in my previous post, ‘The importance of Internships: tips, myths and getting your dream job’, I am most certainly pro-work placements: they are a fantastic way of gaining valuable experience and could even…

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Defining The Modern Day Non-Relationship

Non-Relationship – The grey area in between taking the plunge into a committed relationships and platonic friendship. Often due to indecision on the part of one or more parties involved. Symptoms may include: Holding hands, non-committal sex, spending an inordinate amount of time together, flirting on text messages. One of…

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Always Compromise, but Never Settle

Mid-way through watching a certain reality television show last week, I found myself thinking about people’s tendencies in relationships. The couple in question had been together for five years, and clearly loved each other very much. However they were also extremely controlling over one another, angry and clearly unhappy. The…

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Is There Such a Thing as Bad Timing?

It’s funny how we have to sometimes suffer through terrible relationships, to truly appreciate a good one when it comes along. ‘Bad timing’ is often used as an excuse to give up prospective relationships, due to the effort, time or inconvenience involved. However why give up something that could have…

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Adjusting to the Change

Everyone tells you how hard leaving University is.  You even fully expect it to be hard. But it turns out you can’t really comprehend the bizarre mixture of very real feelings you have when actually going through your first steps into the real world. Leaving friends, the town or city…

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The Power of Friendship

I have been graced with many friends throughout my twenty one years. From primary school to university, I have been fortunate enough to meet some of the most extraordinary, amazing people in my life. At school I met the girls that remain some of my best friends, and although I…

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