Relationship Finals Survival Guide

Relationship Finals Survival Guide

Five Tips to keeping a healthy relationship during finals week.

Finals is a stressful time for all of us. Especially when you’re in a new relationship. When you’re still in the honeymoon phase and finals hit, that dies quickly. So if you want to keep your significant other and ace your finals, follow these simple steps.

1. Accept that you cannot see each other every waking moment.

If you attempt to stay together every second of finals week, you will kill each other. Your schedules are going to conflict and that’s okay. You still enjoy each other, you just cannot be at each others sides because you will end up at each other’s throats.

2. Set aside at least one time period for each other.

This will ensure that you still get to see each other but you have other time in the day to study!

3. Make sure you see each other before the first of you leaves

4. Do not make promises you cannot keep

Do not be upset with one another if plans fall through. Just understand that your significant other is trying their best!

5. Keep in contact via text or video calling

Never underestimate video calling. Just seeing each others smile or face can brighten your day and alleviate a little bit of your finals stress. Do not forget about each other, but understand that you are both busy.

Even though you are both busy does not mean that either of you cares less for the other. Just follow these steps and do not make any drastic decisions in the stress of finals week. Now Rihanna bless and you’ve got this. May both your relationships and finals come easy and with as little stress or heartache as possible. Rock on my loves.

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Hopeless Romantics Won't Always Fit Into Your "Hopeless" Stereotype

Actually, it's quite the opposite.

Flashback to last weekend when I was driving with my sister and noticed the Ferris Wheel on I-drive. Moments later, I pictured myself on a date with my dream guy.

Now you’re probably thinking this is the beginning of a sappy romance novel or romantic chick flick. You're wrong.

Unfortunately, the term “hopeless romantic” often has a negative meaning. But, I’ve never understood why. The textbook definition of hopeless romantic is a person who has romantic notions about life. Now, let’s take a closer look.

There’s nothing wrong with being in love or wanting to be in love.

Hopeless romantics don’t just dream about meeting the right guy, looking into each other’s eyes, and running into the sunset.

If you think about it, the term hopeless romantic is quite ironic. And this irony starts with the word hopeless. You’d be surprised to discover that most hopeless romantics are not “hopeless.” In fact, they remain hopeful that they’ll find their “happily ever after.” Talk about reverse psychology.

Now you’re probably wondering, where do these ideas come from? Fairy tales. Stories our parents have told us since we were young. Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty.

You see, as young girls, we dream of meeting our prince charming. And as adults, we dream of taking Instagram pictures in front of Cinderella’s castle with this prince charming. Funny enough, we haven’t changed a bit.

As much as we hate to admit it, there's a hopeless romantic inside of all of us.

One of my favorite quotes is from the movie, Aquamarine. Throughout the movie, we learn, “Love is the closest thing we have to magic.” And it is. Love is magic.

We have all watched the Titanic and cried. Let’s be real now, Jack could have easily fit on the raft. Or we’ve pictured ourselves having a fairytale romance.

The more I learn about myself, the more I realize, I live for romance. I dream about flowers, candlelit dinners, and love letters. I dream about cute gestures, surprise phone calls, and spontaneous trips.

However, I’d like to think that there is a modern-day definition of hopeless romantics.

Have these dreams, but don’t wait around for the right guy to come around. Make it happen. Open yourself up to new experiences and new people.

Hiding out in your room on the weekend isn’t going to help you meet Mr. Right. On the same token, you can’t fall for the first guy who hands you flowers and calls you beautiful.

It’s okay to have romantic notions. Don’t hide your inner hopeless romantic because society expects us to.

And I'm sure you’ve heard this advice endless times, but it remains true. The right person will come around. You will find love. You will be happy.

Remain a hopeless romantic and true love will find you.

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There Is No Such Thing As Meeting Someone At The Wrong Time

The right people are timeless.

I saw a quote circulated on Facebook the other day; it read:

“The people we meet at the wrong time are actually just the wrong people. You never meet the right people at the wrong time because the right people are timeless.”

That quote has stuck with me for a few days, causing me to take a step back and consider how crazy love is, especially while in college.

Being at the odd, confusing age of 20, everyone complains about how things just aren’t in the cards for them: “that guy I met is studying abroad next semester,” “she’s graduating early,” “we both got jobs in different cities,” “I couldn’t see myself marrying him someday,” “she’s not my type,” “I wish we would have met two years ago instead,” the list goes on…

After dissecting that quote, I argue that there is absolutely no such thing as meeting someone at the wrong time. If something doesn’t work out for you and someone else, that means they are the wrong person for you.

Plain and simple.

The right people are those who are worth making time for, regardless of your place in life. It’s impossible to meet your person at the wrong time because real, wholesome relationships aren’t limited by time. With the right person, any issue of timing doesn’t matter. It’s irrelevant.

The right people are those who make everything about your life better since they walked into it. They make you want to forget about the past and dive, head-first, into an exciting new future. The right relationship doesn’t make you ask all the what-if's and why-nots — you just know that it’s right. The right relationship is the one that makes all the other ones you’ve experienced utterly unimportant.

Stop thinking too hard. Stop analyzing every little detail about every encounter you have, every challenge that comes your way when planning for the future. It’s a simple truth: if they’re the right person for you, everything will fall into place so beautifully.

Allow it to happen.

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