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'All that matters is what you and your partner want.'
Fall in love. Get married. Have kids. It may be hard to believe, but not all people want to follow this formula for life! Some people are happy being single, while others are polyamorous. Some people are okay with cohabiting, while others
'We don't follow the saying na 'huwag matulog nang magkagalit!''
If there's one thing everyone in a relationship can agree on, it's that it sucks to fight with your S.O. Whether it's about something small like what to order for dinner or something major that
From everyday budget concerns to wedding prep expenses and job-related issues.
It doesn't matter if you're single, dating, married, with or without kids-money problems happen. For couples in their 20s and 30s, the challenges can be anything from everyday budget concerns to wedding prep expenses, and even job-
Make sure you continue to get the proper care you need.
It's been a few months since I started going to therapy. I honestly should've started earlier but there were a lot of factors that delayed me from seeing a psychiatrist-one of them being the heavy expenses. I
'I allow myself to relax more. I take the time to be grateful.'
I never thought I'd be the kind of person who used self-improvement apps. I always assumed I'd be able to navigate life's hurdles without having to resort to external help of that sort, because somehow the universe always
And no, it's not so I can boast about it.
Ever since I got a full-time job right after college, I've always kept quiet about how much I made. Aside from myself, only my mom knew exactly how much I was making. The post-graduation wave of friends and
'Security doesn’t come in a day. You feel it overtime.'
Security can mean different things to different people, especially in a relationship. For many, it's the security of exclusivity-knowing you're the only one they're dating. For others, it's emotional security-that beautiful feeling of finding a safe
Patricia and Donn started dating in 2016.
When in a long-term relationship, it's natural to arrive at a point where you discuss your future together. Do we want to get married? Are we on the same page about starting a family? And in terms of aligning your
I wanted to do the job to the best of my abilities but without compromising myself.
It's been a while since I had a steady income. When I decided to pursue my graduate studies in 2019, I left my full-time job and started freelancing. As any freelancer would know, projects could come sporadically or all at
'Being with him was the most free I had ever felt.'
It's hard enough to navigate the usual hurdles of hetero dating. Imagine what it's like for our LGBTQIA+ friends, who have to grapple with identity confusion, widespread discrimination, alienation from friends and family, and a host of other issues besides
John had greeted me for my birthday for the first time in two years.
Fights with friends are inevitable. Sometimes, it's just a simple misunderstanding that you can let slide. But other times, it becomes a much bigger deal than you expected. And soon enough, you'll find yourself in the middle of an unspoken
By the time I was 29, I was juggling five extra writing jobs in total.
My relationship with money used to be hot and cold. My past attitude towards my finances is something many twentysomethings can relate to: I loved buying things for myself as a "reward" for my hard work, and I enjoyed the luxuries my
I returned to Manila feeling like my head and heart had been straightened out.
It was March 2, and my dad was preparing for a much-awaited flight to Cebu, after a month of having stayed in my Manila apartment for work errands. He had come from a 12-month contract abroad as a seafarer and
Having a mini me with so many needs definitely tests my patience.
With or without the pandemic, being a mom is equal parts difficult, scary, and fulfilling. Nurturing a life inside you for nine months and giving birth are mere teasers. What comes after is so much more exciting-but also trying.You could
Video calls with them make me feel like we’re all together in our kitchen.
Our family is big, but I've always been super clingy with my mom. I wanted to be around her all the time, and she was also the type to tell me to come and watch her cook. Whenever she was
'Having a family with you was the best thing that ever happened to me.'
If you ask us, we'll never get tired of reading love letters-whether it's a long post online or someone handing us a super kilig handwritten letter (we can dream!). Yes, we're cheesy like that, but
There are so, so many choices out there.
Perhaps the only good thing about quarantine is having more time on our hands to do things we like. Of course, that's only true if your job doesn't require you to work longer hours or if you don&#
Is it worth it?
I can't remember the last time I went to bed and immediately fell asleep. My day-to-day schedule pre-pandemic used to include driving for hours to get to work when I was in Manila. When I was attending graduate
I wasn't alone in feeling this sudden urge to make bread.
I've always liked baking-I found cooking tedious, from the chopping and preparing ingredients for the mise en place to standing over a stove waiting for things to simmer and brew. I wasn't very patient if I had
These Pinays share how they spend their lunch breaks at home.
Now that we've been in quarantine for a little over a year, how have you been? Have you developed new work habits that have changed your life-for better or for worse? Many of us have shifted to a work-