How To Get Past All The "Goodbyes"

How To Get Past All The "Goodbyes"

I like "see you later" better!
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Saying the word "goodbye" is rarely enjoyable. This one word is linked to many circumstances that would often much rather be avoided. Situations such as moving away, breakups, leaving for school, simply deciding it is the right time and so much more. Regardless which situation may be true for you, I understand. And this will hopefully explain how to get past this tough word and the situations involved around it.

A great way to make saying goodbye a far better experience is by looking on the bright side of things and thinking of all the positives rather than the negatives. Focusing on the negatives leads to stress and sadness. This will only make letting go far worse. Looking on the bright side will make you feel as if saying goodbye will be great and is the correct thing to do. For example, letting go of someone can be positive if they were holding you back from your goals and worth or saying goodbye to a loved one as they go to school so they can achieve their goals and degree. Keep in mind that it is for the better rather than focusing on what is making it hard to let go.

Saying goodbye can also strengthen you as a person and can make the relationship between you and the person you're saying it to much stronger. After saying goodbye you have some time to focus on yourself and your goals while of course remaining in contact. Having time apart or more distanced from each other gives you time to focus on your school, work and goals. Separation or distance can also lead you to view your relationship in a broader view. Distance is said to pull people apart, but it can also lead you to value your significant other, family member or friend much greater!

Furthermore, keeping in touch is insanely easy now, thanks to today's technology. Texting, phone calls and Snapchat are the most common ways to keep in touch with your loved ones after saying goodbye on a daily basis. Also, social media is a prime way to keep in touch and keep up with all the latest news in each other's lives. Another tip would be to utilize video chatting. FaceTiming and Skype are the best way to do this. Schedule video dates as often and regularly. This will help the goodbye to seem less drastic!

It is never, "goodbye," it's, "see you later," or, "until next time."

Goodbye is a tough word, but you can pull through!

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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12 Tips For College Couples Separated By Summer Break

For college couples, the hardest things is summer break. Three months apart can be hard, but use these tips and get through it together

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For college relationships, summer is the hardest time. Whether you live in the same town or are 700 miles apart. You want to jump over that summer hurdle, but really it will be what brings you closer together. Use these 12 tips to help you and your significant other get through the heat and distance of summer.

1. Facetime

If you don't have apple products invest in them. Facetime with your significant other is a great way to stay together

2. Plan a trip

If it isn't to visit each other in their hometown plan a trip to somewhere where you both have wanted to go and meet each other there

3. Good morning texts

Commit to always texting your significant other when you wake up and before you go to bed it shows that no matter what is going on in y'alls lives you are thinking about each other at the beginning and at the end of a day

4. Movie dates

Crank up a movie on Netflix, pop some pop-corn and open up facetime, it will be like you are actually together

5. Don't let time get in your way

Summer is a busy time for people with travel, school, and work, make an effort to commit to a time to talk to each other and vocalize when you are busy, so the other person doesn't feel like you have forgotten about them

6. Commit to watching a show together

Pick a new show that just came out or a show that both interests you, if you want an episode every week apart it will give you something to talk about when you're together

7. Delivery

a.If you're significant other is having a bad day find a delivery place near them to surprise them with something nice without you having to be there. Or save those tips to build your significant other a care package for the halfway point

8. Let your significant other know how grateful you are

Sending those I love you because…. Or I am grateful for you because... texts will just make your relationship stronger

9. Communication is key

Don't let the little things get in the way of the bigger picture. Don't not answer your phone during a fight. Communicate your feelings as miscommunication almost always happens over the phone

10. Understand the distance is OK

You can make it through if you try, just don't give up on each other. Being 700 miles away from each other is just 700 miles connecting you two together.

11. Counting down the days

Share a countdown until the next time you see each other

12. Be faithful and respectful

Don't give up on each other, if you really love each other you can make it work and just tell each other how you're feeling.

Summer is just three months. Three months that if you really believe in your relationship you can make it work. Don't worry and everything will be ok. You guys can do it.

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