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To Gift or Not to Gift

This post was originally published on Adolescent.net. The holidays are among us and that means Christmas shopping. For those of us into social interaction and friendship, this usually means every December you brave retail lines in pursuit of gifts. As you grow older, it also seems like Christmas lists get longer with gifts for people you actually want to give presents to and those you feel obligated to give to. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should spend your money on certain people, this guide will help clear things up. Your best friend’s new husband/wife that you may or may not be fond of. Sure they’ve broken up several times. There may have been a moment of panic before your friend walked down the aisle too. But your friend loves their significant other, and by default, so should you. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean you have to spend your hard earned cash on them, or does it? The deciding factor: Is there a chance the new husband/wife will be getting you a …

Romance On A Budget.

For anyone who’s ever been in a relationship in their early 20s, you probably know this struggle. It seems like every other couple is doing dinner and a movie every week while you and your significant other Netflix and chill. I just started my first full time job about six months ago while my boyfriend graduated from Stanford this past June. With both of us saving up for the finer things in life, we’re learning to navigate how to keep our relationship going while maintaining a few zeros in our accounts. Here’s how we’ve done it so far: Be Honest. Initially when my boyfriend graduated, after being long distance for a few months, our instinct was to catch up on missed dinners at places we wanted to try. Which is what we did. However, after about a month, we both realized our excursions were getting a costly. So we were honest with each other. Although honesty should be a staple in relationships, it’s important to let your significant other know what you can and can’t do. Everyone will benefit …