Birds: a story of first love, lessons learned and longing

I grew up in the mountains in the south of Portugal in a time where…

Distance Made Us Grow as a Couple

It seems common-sense to think physical distance will make people feel further apart from each…

Communication is everything: lessons from 3 different LDRs

I’ve been in three long-distance relationships, so I’ll be the first to admit that long-distance…

It isn’t easy for us LGBTQ+ Africans to come out. So why did I react so poorly when an old friend came out too?

‘Did I tell you that I’m bisexual?’ A text I received from an old high…

Are we chasing happiness in all the wrong places?

A hard lesson from neuropsychology and the pandemic into improving how we feel and how…

Love At First Page: loving books helped our love survive

The moment he mentioned loving books on our first date, I knew we were going…

The Freedom of a Borderless Friendship

Distance is a familiar word to me. Surprisingly, it can go together with friendship. That’s…

Ring of Fear: a coming out journey

Coming out of the closet can be difficult. Some of us even repress a lot…

Emotional intimacy in a time of physical distancing

2021, the year that sorely lacked in human connection, was brightened by innovative technologies meant…

Dear Toxic Crush: an open letter to the boyfriends I never had.

I used to enjoy romanticizing those around me. All it took was a single glimpse,…