Relationships

How To Deal With Racist Parents

We know we should never have to write about this kind of thing. Instead of teaching people ‘how to deal with it’ we should be teaching people ‘how not to be racist’. Telling someone how to deal with racism, implies that the problem lies with the person on the receiving end, not the perpetrator. Unfortunately

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My Parents Didn’t React Well To Me Coming Out

What Are The Reasons and How Should You React? Coming out is an incredibly scary idea for many, but it is even scarier when you have to tell your parents. The fear of impending doom that you might be rejected by your parents is crippling and leads to many people not coming out for years.

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4 Ways to Support a Friend Who has Come Out

When a friend comes out to you, it can be difficult for both of you. Knowing how to react so as not to hurt their feelings can be a difficult task, and so can knowing how to support them going forward with their journey. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand how

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9 Tips for Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to Your Parents

Coming out to your parents as lesbian, gay or bisexual naturally brings up a lot of questions. How will they react? Will it change anything? Can I say it without getting upset? How should I say it? When is the best time? Telling your parents is much bigger than them simply knowing your orientation. It

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What To Say To Someone Who Is Being Bullied

Do you see someone else being bullied? Or maybe it’s a friend of yours being picked on? We know sometimes its really hard to know what to do, the best way to go about fixing it or how to comfort them after it has happened. In our research, we found that almost half of us

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What to do when a friend betrays your trust

Friendship can be complicated, and sometimes, those close friends that we invest in can do things that hurt us. Whether they do it directly or indirectly, whether they mean to upset you or not, it is always difficult to know how to deal with this kind of situation. That’s why we’ve got a quick guide

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Virtual Valentine’s This Year? We’ve Got You Covered for Ideas

This Valentine’s Day is probably going to be a bit weird for everyone, especially if you are separated from your partner because of coronavirus. Doing Valentine’s Day on Zoom probably doesn’t feel like the most romantic thing, especially when you spend all day on it for work and school, but it is more important than

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5 Ways to Make New Friends

Do you find it hard to make friends? Maybe you just moved to a new place and haven’t met anyone yet. Maybe you have friends, but want to make some new ones or the ones you do have are kind of crap? Meeting new people is difficult at the best of times but that pressure doubles

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What I Wish I Knew About Rejection When I Was Younger

Rejection is inevitable in life. Whether it is splitting up with your partner, failing an exam, being left out by mates, not getting into the college or university you wanted, being dropped from a sports team, being let go at work, failing your driving test and being bullied can leave us all feeling rejected and

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Banter or Bullying?

We all engage in a bit of friendly ‘banter’ with our mates from time to time but do you know when to stop? Banter can be described as playful teasing between friends, usually an equal and generally funny exchange. Whether it’s at school, at home between siblings or in the locker room, there will always

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