The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the 74% of Americans in one survey who said they planned on hitting the reset button on Jan. 1 and resolving to improve. Those New Year’s resolutions most commonly focus on eating healthier, exercising, losing weight and being a better person.
Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider: the venue, food, drink, music, date, time, guest lists, weather and much more. On average, it takes a couple 13 to 18 months to plan a wedding, but it can be much longer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can happen in any given time frame. Like a worldwide pandemic.
It is natural to want to give advice, but make sure the power is in their hands. Give advice when it is asked for. Giving advice is okay, but the way it is framed is crucial. Don’t make it seem as if you are giving them orders. Instead, offer suggestions for what they could do next.
If Hallmark, Netflix and Mariah Carey have taught us anything, it’s that the holiday season is definitively romantic.
Hookup culture is an offshoot of the free love movement of the 60s. It celebrates sexual expression, sexual liberation and, of course, sex itself. In many places, especially on college campuses, hookup culture is the norm–it’s something all students encounter. But most half-heartedly engage in it, without finding it very fulfilling.
Drake explained it best in his song, “Doing It Wrong,” that “we live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, ‘cause we’re scared to see each other with somebody else.”