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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Stop Falling For The Bad Ones

Bella Breakdown Men and women alike both can’t help but fall, at some point in their lives, for someone who is completely bad for them. The “bad boy” or “bad girl” type is almost like a right of passage as we move forward in our lives. Now, the bad person isn’t always wearing a leather jacket, smoking a cigarette, and making you play hookie from your responsibilities. The bad ones could be people who are non-committal, emotionally unavailable, abusive in any form, etc. When we find ourselves in a relationship with one of the bad ones, we can’t help...

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Defining the Relationship

Bella Breakdown Let’s just say it how it is, dating is really freaking weird these days. We have the power to make virtual connections in the palm of our hands. We talk to people in depth that we never actually meet. If you do actually get to the point of having a face-to-face interaction, you’re then at the mercy of someone eventually ghosting you, or bread-crumbing you, or whatever weird term we’ve come up with to define poor human behavior. Now let’s say you’ve actually been seeing someone on a consistent basis, you’ve expressed in multiple ways that you...

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The Questions Of Love We Need To Ask Ourselves

Part 1 of 2 Love is a complicated thing. I’ve never had a steady relationship last more than 4 months… and that made me ask myself a really important question: Why? Why is it so hard for us to take the relationship advice we give to others? I can spend an hour telling my best friend that he needs to stop texting the girl who won’t give him the time of day to hold a solid conversation, and later that night I’ll double or triple text the one person I know won’t give me the time of day. ~Why?~...

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“Do’s” And “Dont’s” Of Workplace Dating

Bella Breakdown Every year, we spend over 1600 hours in the office at work. We spend more time with coworkers than with family and friends. But relationships in the office are complicated (no, not The Office TV show, although we would all love a Jim and Pam happy ending.) So here are some of the “do’s” and “dont’s” of dating in the workplace. Do keep an eye out on how coworkers handle themselves under pressure in the office. This will allow you to get to know someone on an intimate level, as work causes a lot of stress in...

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