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How is it only Wednesday? Below we have some questions answered from our Sunday Scaries Q and A to get you through. Followed by a cocktail, of course.
Q. How can I prepare myself for a long distance relationship?
Navigating the murky waters of a long distance relationship is NOT easy. Or for the fainthearted. It’s going to be, at times, tough, or painful, and hard. You will go through bouts of really missing the person and being unable to do more than send a text message, hoping they’re in a close enough time zone that they’ll read it and feel the emotions at the same time as you do. But, if you love each other, and you’re willing to make the sacrifice, it could be a beautiful journey through which you grow together and become stronger in the process. The only preparation you can have is getting all your communication services in order, schedule daily phone calls, set out boundaries for each other, and communicate. Communication will be your number one ally.
Q. How to handle a competitive co-worker?
We covered this quite thoroughly in our book, but the biggest advice would be to use that competition in a positive way to fuel your own ambition and drive. You can’t change another person, nor can you change their mentality, so you should use all you have at your disposal and pursue your dreams just as fiercely. But unlike your competitive co-worker, you should never lose sight of what, and who, is important.
Q. I have extreme anxiety as my bf will be traveling out of the country for work. Will he cheat? Not sure..
This is similar to the long distance question, as the only thing you can do here is communicate and set boundaries, and trust that your partner respects them. You’ll drive yourself crazy wondering and imagining all the different scenarios, but you have to ask yourself: do you trust him? Do you trust that he values and respects you enough to never betray you? If the answer is yes, then this might be a more internal insecurity that you can and will combat, whether with a therapist, or your friends, or some personal work. It takes time and we all go through bouts of insecurity, but all it takes is a little bit of work. But, if you feel that the answer to those questions was no, then maybe you need to reevaluate the relationship, and what it means to you.
Q. Was dating someone for 3 weeks, and everything seemed great, but then he dumped me?
This is really tricky because around the 3 to 4 week mark is when you decided whether you’re going to pursue someone in a more long term way, or move on. Perhaps they were getting to know you and realized that you’d be better off not dating. There could be so many different scenarios of why they changed their mind, but all you can do is move onwards and upwards, and not look back. If you really feel the unanswered question burning through you, it wouldn’t hurt to ask and communicate how you feel, and then process it and continue living your best life!
“One Drink” Wednesday: Tropical Aperol Cocktail
If you close your eyes when sipping, this cocktail will make you feel like you’re in Europe.
2 oz white rum
1 oz Aperol
1 oz pineapple juice
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 oz agave syrup
Lime wedge for garnish
Fill half of your cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour in the rum, Aperol, pineapple juice, lime juice and agave syrup.
Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.