Dating should be an opportunity to explore what you want from romantic relationships and to develop the skills you need for healthy connections. Both you and the people you date deserve to feel safe as you discover and communicate your boundaries, wants, and needs.
These have been emotional, trying, intense, confusing, and uncertain times. There is a lot to navigate right now-- individually and collectively. Thus, I wanted to offer just *some* of the resources available to teens and young adults during this global crisis.
It's an uncertain and scary time for all of us; facing the global health crisis related to COVID-19 is stressful.
You might be considering what the transition from senior year to college will mean for you personally-- for your identity, for who and how you are.
You want to be received without judgment. Furthermore, you don’t want to be brushed off, yelled at, written off, talked over, underestimated, laughed at, and so on.
What would it be like to get notifications from people who light you up, make you laugh, inspire you? Do you got room for them? Are you making space for the new to come in? Would you like to be online less and IRL more?
Boundaries are most effective when we feel comfortable with the container (a.k.a. limits) we are creating for ourselves. Oftentimes, boundaries help us honor the answer to the question “What do I need?”.
You can (and will) change your mind/path/course/plan along the way. And that okay. It's necessary, in fact. As you and your circumstances and the world around you changes, your choices and decisions will too.
Relationship to Social Media Status: "It's Complicated" Lately, (who am I kidding, for months and months) I've been feeling the pull to spend less time on social media, less time…
Gratitude doesn’t mean that you are happy, cheerful, energized, etc. ALL the time. It’s not a way to bypass what you are feeling or sensing, but it IS a way to reframe both how you are thinking about something and how you may also be internalizing something (taking it to heart).