Passion Based

My parents divorced the summer after I graduated high school. While this didn’t happen during my early childhood, it altered my life more than I could imagine. In my head, my parents had the perfect relationship and marriage. They fought but they always found a resolution. From what I saw growing up, I thought I wanted that relationship. After my parents divorce, I didn’t believe in love or being truly happy with another person. My relationships up until now remind of my parents’. The guys were controlling, manipulative, and occasionally abusive. I’m elated beyond words to say that that is no longer the case!

I have been in my current relationship for a little over a year and a half, and he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. With current world events as well as my grandma entering dementia, the best thing I have done for my mental health is focus on my relationship. I haven’t gone to work since March 13 (with the exception of a few days that we had to clean the school). We live together in a small house so I know there have been days where I was difficult to be around because of my stress, but he still shows his best and I want to make sure I always show my best.

Our first picture from our first date in December (to McDonald’s)!

I want to learn from science and history and others what they do that works and see how it could help me (and us) as well as share a little peak into our lives and maybe share some things we do. I am beyond blessed to be in love with my best friend and hope to be forever. My next few posts will be about my relationships and how I am trying to better it through research and others experiences.

A wedding we attended for one of high school friends last September.

Kyle and I met around September of 2018 through close mutual friend of ours. I knew I liked him right away. It took him until Halloween to pick up on. Y hints and flirt back. On November 25 of the same year, he asked me to “Bri” his girlfriend. We have now been together for a little over a year and a half. We moved in together in November as well as hot our first cat Luna, and we recently got Oz.

For the past year and a half, Kyle has been my reason, motivation, biggest supporter, protector, and so much more. I hope to find more ways to strengthen our relationship and show him how much he means to me and has impacted my life.

8 thoughts on “Passion Based

  1. We often put off caring for ourselves even when we know it is vital. I am interested to learn more about your research and I hope you find it beneficial.


  2. I love that our topics are so completely different. The older I get, the more I understand how my parents relationship shaped how I approach relationships. I’m intrigued to see where your research leads and I’m excited to read more about your journey.


    1. I have definitely seen in my early relationships how I tended to go for the guys who reminded me of my dad. When I say more behind his walls my senior year, I realize why I had to change everything I was prioritizing.


  3. Relationships are common misconception, thanks to fairy tales and romance movies. You always have to follow your gut on what is right when it comes to relationships. Along with the usual give and take that goes along with it. But it seems like your really happy and you’ll make it for the long haul. 🙂


  4. This is so sweet! We are social creatures, our relationships are everything to us. Isolation and loneliness time and again prove themselves to be damning to our human nature. I love that this is your project, and am stoked to follow along. Can’t wait to read more!


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