Coworker: Friend or No?

Bella Breakdown In any team oriented work environment, you are required to interact with your coworkers. You will inevitably find out who you do and do not get along with at you job. But can an actual friendship develop with the coworkers you do like? Well studies have shown that even if you think your coworker is your friend, they might not think the same as you. 50% of workers said that they did not consider their coworkers as friends. There is a good percentage within that number that does not feel comfortable discussing their personal lives with their...

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Love On A Plane

Bella Breakdown If someone asked you right now, where the best place to find love was, you would most like answer “online”. It is just the way we meet people now. You might also think that after a dating app, that work, school, or even at a bar would be another good place to meet people. However, have you thought that you could very well meet the love of your life on a plane? An HSBC survey asked 5,000 travelers about how they met their spouse, and 1 out of 50 said they met their partner on a plane....

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On Again, Off Again

Bella Breakdown It is definitely possible that romantic comedies, and television couples, especially Ross and Rachel, have made us believe that the on again, off again relationship is something that is cute or romantic. The fact of the matter is breaking up and making up actually isn’t all that cute, in fact it could be really damaging to our psyches. People who are involved in on-off again relationships are more likely to suffer from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Studies have also shown that people who keep breaking up and getting back together with the same...

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They Might Be Too Into You

Bella Breakdown We all love the beginning stages of a relationship. You have butterflies all of the time, you love when they text and call you. Everything is romantic and exciting. Sometimes we really have our rose colored glasses on, and aren’t able to see when certain behaviors are actually really big red flags that could lead to larger issues down the road. 1. Pet Names Cutesy pet names too early on in the relationship are actually red flags for a few reasons. First of all they could be completely disingenuous, and if they’re not it could actually be...

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Is Your Friendship Toxic?

Bella Breakdown Sometimes we just save the word toxic for a bad romantic relationship. Toxic relationships can actually happen a lot, and in many different ways. You can have toxic work relationships with bosses or coworkers. You can have toxic familial relationships with your parents or siblings. You can even have toxic friendships. This is always an odd thing to come to terms with, because for the most part you choose your friends, and they’ve typically been in your life a lot longer than any of your romantic partners have. So, how do you know if you have a...

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