Relationships

Why Comparing Your Relationship is Ruining It

Do you ever get that feeling that people are doing better than you at everything? Even when it comes to your relationship? Well this is perfectly normal, to compare yourself, your partner and everything about you both to the world around you. You might feel like this makes you a bad partner, because everything you’ve

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Here’s How I Got Out Of a Toxic Relationship

Our anonymous relationship writer Hayley T writes about her experiences of a toxic relationship, how she got out and where to go from there.  Whilst most of you would probably argue that 2020 was defined by lockdowns and COVID-19, my 2020 was defined by something entirely different. Indeed, whilst COVID-19 might have claimed many relationships,

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What Do I Do If Coming Out Doesn’t Go Well?

You’ve managed to pluck up the courage and found a way to tell your parents the truth. You’ve just come out, and you are gutted as it hasn’t gone well. What do you do now?  Here are 5 tips on how to cope. It’s not your fault Maybe you’ve read lots of coming out stories

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7 Reasons Why Talking Will Make You Feel Better

Talking. Who has the time? The annoying thing is though, it is often pretty much the best thing you can do when you are going through something. However, it can be a bit difficult to tell if you should, right? We all can feel guilty about talking about our shit when everyone else seems to

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What is Revenge Porn? 5 Things You Should Know from the Experts

What is Revenge porn? Sounds scary doesn’t it? Here, Carmel Glassbrook from the Revenge Porn Helpline breaks down the top 5 things you need to know about revenge porn from her experience working with the organisation: 1. It’s not always about “revenge” and it’s not really porn. So, the story goes; “Boy meets girl. Girl sends

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How To Deal With Racist Parents

We know we should never have to write about this kind of thing. Instead of teaching people ‘how to deal with it’ we should be teaching people ‘how not to be racist’. Telling someone how to deal with racism, implies that the problem lies with the person on the receiving end, not the perpetrator. Unfortunately

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My Parents Didn’t React Well To Me Coming Out

What Are The Reasons and How Should You React? Coming out is an incredibly scary idea for many, but it is even scarier when you have to tell your parents. The fear of impending doom that you might be rejected by your parents is crippling and leads to many people not coming out for years.

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4 Ways to Support a Friend Who has Come Out

When a friend comes out to you, it can be difficult for both of you. Knowing how to react so as not to hurt their feelings can be a difficult task, and so can knowing how to support them going forward with their journey. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand how

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9 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to Your Parents

Coming out to your parents as lesbian, gay or bisexual naturally brings up a lot of questions. How will they react? Will it change anything? Can I say it without getting upset? How should I say it? When is the best time? Telling your parents is much bigger than them simply knowing your orientation. It

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What To Say To Someone Who Is Being Bullied

Do you see someone else being bullied? Or maybe it’s a friend of yours being picked on? We know sometimes its really hard to know what to do, the best way to go about fixing it or how to comfort them after it has happened. In our research, we found that almost half of us

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