Why Communication Really is Key

Whenever my boyfriend and I hangout with a new couple that hasn’t been together very long, we get asked the same question: “What is the secret to having a long-lasting relationship?” In reality there are many different areas that both people in the relationship have to accept and work on for any couple to have a chance at working out, but I always say that the main thing is communication. Every time I hear that answer come out of my mouth, I immediately regret how cheesy it sounds. Despite the cliché response, it couldn’t be more true! I’ve found that effective communication skills can help you in any relationship. This includes romantic, professional, friendly, or family relationships. Many times one person may not have any clue how the other person feels, despite their “obvious” hints. What might be obvious to some, may leave others completely oblivious. Here are my tips at mastering effective communication. Continue reading

What to Do if You Like Someone and They Don’t Like You Back

I’m kind of excited to cover this week’s topic, because it’s a bit of a challenge for me to write about! One of my dedicated readers asked me if I could write a blog post on the subject of what to do when you like someone who doesn’t feel the same way about you. For privacy reasons, I can’t reveal who it is, but I appreciate the topic suggestion! If anyone else ever has a suggestion on a topic they want me to cover in future posts, please email me at haleydanielsblog@gmail.com. Continue reading

You’ve Been Together How Long?

In this day and age, it almost sounds insane to be young and in a serious relationship. Not only that, but to keep that relationship going for 5 and a half years and all the way through college? People look at you like your absolutely nuts, especially out here in southern California. In a strange way it’s kind of flattering that you can do something that a lot of people can’t in your generation, but most of the time it gets kind of annoying having to constantly explain that you’re happy being with this person. Continue reading

#Monogamy?

A millennial’s perspective on being in a relationship in the middle of the hook-up phenomenon.

Have you ever seen those cute little videos where 8-year-old Timmy is teaching his 70-year-old grandma how to use an iPhone? You know that sad, puzzled look on gram-gram’s face? That’s exactly what I look like when my friends try to explain Tinder to me. Continue reading