GIRLNEXTDOORITIS

What is Girlnextdooritis ? A condition prevalent in women whereby men only seek friendship, not romantic involvement. “I suffer from girlnextdooritis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it.” – Taylor Swift Although it isn’t harmful to physical health, … Continue reading

WHAT #SexAndTheCity TAUGHT ME

This is the second post in the SATC series. Read the first one – 10 Poignant Questions Raised by Carrie Bradshaw in #SexAndTheCity here.

1. Best friends = Soul-mates

When Charlotte York observed, “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” it opened up a whole new world of thought. Partners may come and go but your friends stay with you through thick and thin, so it is only natural that we accord the coveted “Soulmate” status to them !

Soulmates

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2. You DON’T have to succumb under societal pressure with respect to marriage/ children

Society never ceases trying to make everyone adhere to what they think is “right”. The right age to get married, the right time to have kids, the right number of kids and so on and so forth. But it is high time we do only what’s right for us. Case in point – Miranda had a baby (and raised him) with Steve but didn’t marry him until she was certain he was “the one” and that’s what she wanted to do. She didn’t let the fear of “what people might say/ think” affect her life-changing decision.

Friends

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3. Marriages are hard work

After the big fat wedding, with the princessy dress and the enchanting venue comes the hard part. Every (Yes ! each and every single one) marriage has issues / problems that the couple has to work through. Even Carrie and Mr.Big’s marriage hit a rough patch.

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4. WALK-IN CLOSETS = WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF

If you love designer labels, shoes and a dose of retail therapy every now and then, you should definitely work hard and save enough to get yourself a walk-in closet.

Manolo Blahnik

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5. It’s alright to frankly discuss sex

With people you are close to ofcourse ! Your friends and even your partner. It should not be considered shameful or wrong. Having said that, this does NOT mean that lewd/ obscene comments should be encouraged. Healthy and meaningful discussions about sex help inform, educate and ward against STDs and unwanted pregnancy.

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6. Every relationship has problems

Everyone has issues. Trust issues, Communication issues, Over-Spending, Possessiveness, Jealousy, Anger-management issues etc. Since each one of us is flawed, so are our relationships !

Hard

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DIGITAL LOVE

Photo Credit: Lukasz Porwol (@porwolluke) via Compfight cc They said love was in covert glances across the room ; In chocolates and flowers in full bloom Blushing pink cheeks and trepidation, Long walks, stolen kisses and unbridled passion. Poets extolled … Continue reading

UGLY

 Photo Credit: Jocey K via Compfight cc Ayanna’s class is putting on a play – ‘The Ugly Duckling’. The teacher is in the process of assigning roles and she starts with Ayanna. “You have the lead role Ayanna, you play … Continue reading

DOUBTS

doubts

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Will you walk with me,

Just stroll without any destination in mind ?

Will you listen to my woes

And kiss my tears away ?

Will you befriend my family

And celebrate with them ?

Will you bring me flowers ;

Laugh at my jokes ?

 

Can I hope for respect,

for my feelings and my persoanl space ?

Can I confide in you ;

Offer advice and counsel ?

 

Can I have faith in you ;

Or do expectations inevitably lead to disappointment ?