If you hate the pattern, break it. Ask if they want to go on a date doing something you've never done before. Cooking class? Wine and painting? Rent bikes and ride around Stanley Park? Get our there and get moving. Force your relationship to move.
"Don't do it over text because tone is so easy to misunderstand with text. Be honest and say that their jokes have crossed a line. Tell them what you wrote me and tell them the level they've been going at isn't appropriate anymore."
In a lot of ways, Stuart McLean was my first love. I grew up with him and his stories. The Vinyl Cafe was a staple in my life. Every Sunday at noon on the dot, CBC Radio would be on and Stuart's voice filled our home.
They could have had this talk already and decided to want to keep it casual. There's nothing wrong with that, but it does make it awkward when your friends start coupling the two of you up all the time when you decided against that.
The same advice applies when talking about anything to do with sex: communication and consent are key. What works for one person might be completely wrong for others. Different strokes for different folks — pun absolutely intended.
“Not that I would have minded, but the societies I joined rarely met or only had paid events. On top of that, the flat I moved into in September was a bit of a bust socially. I felt lost in first term, but then all of a sudden I was found.”
You may have heard — incorrectly, granted — that Natalie is from Pluto, or that she is a conglomerate of Wall Street day-traders hiding in the U-bend of a Nest toilet to avoid taking responsibility for the 2007 stock market crash.
Ah, frat parties. Not where I would go for intellectual conversation, but I know from my brief time in the Greek system that at least three houses have dogs and one has a snow cone machine. Good luck and good drinking!
“If you can use your electives now, do it. Go beyond what your program is — take science credits, literature classes, music, forestry or chemistry. UBC offers a lot of courses and you should look into some the ones that peak your interest.”
Exams tend to be the last leg of a marathon and everyone always tries running at full speed during it. It will drain you. You will feel tired, grumpy and desperate for distraction. But we will get through it.
“We’ve only been going out for like a few months, but we’re not serious or at least we’re not ‘official.’ I don’t want to make it seem like I’m super attached, but I don’t want to not get her anything if I’m supposed to.”
Is it better to talk to a friend than seeing a UBC counsellor when you have a mixed school/personal problem?”Is it better to talk to a friend than seeing a UBC counsellor when you have a mixed school/personal problem?”
When they start making excuses for her, which they will (don't take it personally — they're just trying not to rock the boat), bring them up and ask how they would feel if you were saying those things to them.
10/10 the scariest thing right now: Donald Trump. Before you dismiss the idea, think about it — all you need is a really bad wig, a really bad suit, a really bad Trump impersonation and a terrible idea for the future of America! It’s like super easy!
Time. Time is the only way to get over a relationship. Sure you can try to cut corners here and there, but it's not until time has past and you've processed everything accordingly does anyone truly move on from a relationship.