“Eliminate the word “just” from your vocabulary—as in “Just checking on this!” You’ll immediately feel more confident.”
In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October
Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.
I know the “give up your coffee habit, become a millionaire” storyline is trite, but: Do I need to give this up?
1) what do we owe our friends and family in exchange for an unprompted, generous expression of goodwill; and 2) how important are engagement rings to a proposal, anyway?
Lionel Shriver writes for the Guardian about how the years she spent getting rejected were, in retrospect, really happy. It’s an interesting meditation on what happiness IS really, anyway, and a good reminder to enjoy the PROCESS, the challenges you’re facing, the various purposes you have in your life right now, instead of focusing on specific achievements. After all, an achievement is exciting for a day or so, and then what?