500 Words On LOVE

500 Words On LOVE

Love a little more, fear a little less

With Valentines day just passing, love is still lingering the air. Love is such a unique, beautiful yet confusing feeling. Love holds more power than any person or any object can ever have. It comes in so many different forms, and most of the time – love is unexpected.

Although people use the word love on a daily basis, what truly is love? To each person, love is different. Some people rarely use the word love, allowing it to hold so much sentimental value. Others, throw it around, letting the people around them know they are loved. Love has the ability to control humans, it controls our feelings, actions and thoughts. When you love someone, you are willing to do anything for them. Love creates a bond that will always remain, even if the love dissapears. Love is the reason people get butterflies or blush when they see someone. One does not need to say 'I love you' to get the point across. There are so many different ways that say the same thing, 'let me know when you're home safe', 'I miss you', 'Are you okay?'. Love is caring for someone more than you care for yourself.

Although love is typically centered around two people in an intimate relationship, it also is a huge part of all human to human connections. Your bestfriend wouldn't be your best friend if you didn’t love them. You have to love a person in general in order to create the bond that contains trust and happiness. The reason losing a best friendship is just as emotionally draining as a boyfriend or girlfriend is because of the love that is in the relationships. Love forces to people to work on each other individually and together.

Society tends to think that when love is only between two people within an intimate relationship. However, love is interwoven into basically every situation. You love places, people, colors, clothes and so much more. However, there are different types of love. Loving a color is nowhere near the same feeling that one gets if they love another person, but that does not mean it is not as important. Everyone loves a certain vacation spot, that they feel happiest at. Maybe it is the beach, or a mountain full of snow. Wherever it is, you love it because you feel comfort and happiness there, that is love. The act of loving an object or thing is the smile one gets when they see their favorite place or gets to wear their favorite shirt. Little moments like that, where one becomes happy over something so simple is love.

To love is knowing one feeling in a cloud of confusion. Love is confusing, exciting, complicated and scary all wrapped into one. There is nothing that can compare to the feeling of love burning in ones stomach and the unlimited happiness that results in love. Whether you love a person, object or thing, the greatness of the feeling is all the same.

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Just Because I Check My Boyfriend's Location Every Hour Doesn't Make Me A 'Psycho Girlfriend'

No, checking his location every hour does not make me psycho.

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for a few months now. He has come up with describing my actions sometimes as “psycho girlfriend.” As much as this bothered me at first I started to realize there is nothing wrong with my “psycho” actions.

I don’t monitor who my boyfriend hangs out with and I don’t care who he texts, I trust him, but I do watch other things he does.

I probably check his location about once an hour, maybe more if he isn’t texting me back.

This isn’t some way for me to find out if he is with another girl, it’s so I can ensure he isn’t dead in a ditch somewhere. If he was on Snapchat five minutes ago but hasn’t texted me back in 45 minutes, yeah I’ll call him out on it but I'm not actually mad. If he is with friends and not answering me, it’s cool. I just want to be able to make sure I know where he is and that he is alive on a regular basis.

I make him keep his read receipts on for me.

I don’t care if he leaves me on read, I just need to know he is seeing what I’m saying. Half the time, I text him random facts or thoughts I have throughout my day, those don’t always need a response back. However, I do want to know he is acknowledging me through reading my texts.

Yes, from time to time I will spam him and make him respond to my messages so we can make plans or I can know what he is doing with his day but it’s not like I plan out his every move for him or care if he is getting drunk with the boys on a Wednesday, not my issue.

I don’t ask for all of his time or anything. I know he is a busy person. All I ask for him to text me back on a regular basis (once an hour to be exact), for him to allow for me to know where he is at all times and to get one night a week with him.

I don’t plan to show up where he is or anything, I simply just like to know information and get a weekly time with him. I don’t care if I only see him that one night a week, I just want one night with a movie or dinner or snuggles so I can get my boyfriend time.

The rest of the time he is his own person, and I couldn’t really care less about what he does in that time.

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From The Girl Who's Going Through The Unknown Trials And Tribulations Of Being Newly Single

Being newly single can be hard, for reasons that don't incorporate your ex

SO, I just got out of a THREE YEAR RELATIONSHIP and things have been a challenge and a half. Not for the reasons you may think because if we are being completely honest and cruel, I have no emotion towards the ghost of this mans past but that’s beside the point. My problems lie where people least expect since according to everyone that hasn’t been in an aggressively long relationship, this is my time to go crazy and glow up.


I am expected to suddenly master the single lifestyle and become Kim Kardashian in the span of literally two months. But this is simply not the case, and I’m sure most newly single ~ladies~ can relate.

I literally have no idea how to be a single human. I mean, I’m fine by myself, I actually prefer being by myself, but how does one flirt? Find dates to formal? Just be a normal, single woman? I am confused, and I think I will remain confused for a long while.

This past week, I tried to FEED A MAN A CHIP FROM MY FANNY PACK while at a party because in my mind, that was normal, flirtatious activity. Not only did I try to shove food down a man's throat, but I was also wearing a fanny pack. I have so many questions for myself that will most likely be answered with time, but until then, I will continue, through trial and error, to figure out the art of being #single.

I also really dislike the hype of “glowing up” post-relationship because that takes TIME. Every girl that has been in a four-day relationship takes to Twitter or Instagram to show their dramatic (and immediate) post break up, glow up. WELL, let me tell you something.

This is not the case for those of us who were in it for the long haul. I AM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE MY ISH OUT, I DON’T HAVE TIME TO BODY BUILD AND MASTER MY SKINCARE ROUTINE. I’m still trying to figure myself out because this is the first time in three years that I have been completely alone with myself for this long.

I’m working on an internal glow up and succeeding too, which is why the world needs to GET OFF MY BACK. Hopefully, this summer will be the season of external change but until then, plz don’t expect much :-).

SO, basically, the point of this article was to try to explain that being newly single can be hard for reasons that don’t incorporate your ex-man's, because to be honest, getting over them can sometimes be the easiest part if the breakup has been long past due.

The hardest part lies in trying to figure out who you actually are without someone directly related to your identity. I still have people from my hometown asking me how he is and what he’s up to, and TBH, I have no clue, but I can assure them that Frankie is doing just fine.

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