• 6 years… Cassandra, I should be the one saying well done to you, that the both of you remained strong even in the most difficult of times. I’m sorry you and your husband both had to go through such an obstacle, and I hope everything is alright now.

    My partner and I spoke to each other pretty much all the time since we had gotten together, until…[Read more]

  • This is more a vent post, so it’ll sound a bit muddled.

    I’ve been in a serious long distance relationship for the past couple months. I have an amazing partner, who always goes out of their way to make sure I know they’re thinking of me… until the past one and a half weeks or so. They’ve been having finals, so I sent them my support every…[Read more]

  • People are unpredictable, heavenlywineroses. Perhaps, you were the only one who offered her a shoulder when she was all alone, so she took advantage of that–and now that she has the attention of someone else (her ex, maybe?) she doesn’t need it anymore. I’m sorry if it sounds harsh, but some humans are insensitive like that. As the ladies above…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic Optimism or naïvety? in the forum Health & Diet 3 years ago

    I understand. About the saying, I don’t find it “self-shaming” at all, never even thought of it that way. If anything, it only reminds me of the blessings all around me and how I’m only hurting myself by putting up a wall. There is another saying, “If the bitterness of life takes away the sweetness of your tongue, you have lost.” I like to pair…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic Optimism or naïvety? in the forum Health & Diet 3 years ago

    Cassandra, thanks for the reply. That’s such an interesting perspective and I understand you completely. I myself, have cut off a lot of social media because of how toxic it is. I don’t even touch Instagram, barely graze over Twitter.

    I admit I might be slightly cynical, I sometimes can’t help doubt people’s intentions. I know not everyone is out…[Read more]

  • I love to write–if anything, it’s a passion. I remember my 8th Grade English teacher practically begging me to take part in the story-writing competition, and I did. I won. My story was even referred to in the examiner’s report when I did my IGCSE’s. I also wrote poetry up until 15. I think that’s part of the reason I’m studying Mass…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat started the topic Optimism or naïvety? in the forum Health & Diet 3 years ago

    I’ve been working on being more positive and looking on the bright side of things. The thing is, my brother thinks I’m too “naïve” and that I should be more of a “realist.” I tell him that just because something seems impossible, or say… “too good to be true,” doesn’t mean it can’t happen. Does anyone else think this way?

    Thinking about how I…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic How to stay motivated? in the forum Health & Diet 3 years ago

    Loved reading all of your replies and I’m so glad it’s working well for you ladies. Thank you for the tips.

    I have cut out snacks completely–the only snack I sneak is the occasional biscuit with my afternoon tea. I’ve been trying to incorporate more fruit in my diet. My portions have always been small so I don’t have a problem with that. I’ve…[Read more]

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  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic How to stay motivated? in the forum Health & Diet 3 years ago

    Hey, Cassandra and KitKat. Thank you both so much for replying.

    Your kind words have truly made me feel better–I just need to reflect on them more to help them etch in my mind. The relatives who abused me, I cut them off completely, even my mom and brother cut them off. Speaking of my wonderful mother, she says the exact same thing KitKat did.…[Read more]

  • Throughout my teen years, I was never “fat.” I did have some extra meat on my bones, but that’s just because I have an hourglass figure so it was more curvaceous. I look at my pictures from when I was 15-16 and I had a gorgeous body–I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that.

    I was never addicted to junk food. I got an ulcer when I was…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic U2 Feedback in the forum General Chat 3 years ago

    Someone once said, “Social media has made us far too comfortable with being rude without getting punched in the face for it,” which pretty much sums it all up!

  • [quote quote=202582]Wow you are so ignorant and so full of hate. I feel so sorry for you and your small mind and soul. Please do yourself a favor and travel, read, talk to people and live outside of your fragile bubble. Your comments represent everything that is wrong in this world. You seem like a very shortsighted person. I mean you reaaaallyyyy…[Read more]

  • Hi, KitKatKitty.

    I’m sorry you have to deal with anxiety; you’re so strong for keeping on pushing despite what it can do to us. I’ve been trying to live “normally” too. Today, it’s not that bad. For months, I’ve been training myself to altogether ignore anxiety and its impacts, and pretend I don’t even have it.

    As you said, somedays it can come…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat replied to the topic Hello! in the forum Introductions 3 years, 1 month ago

    Thank you all for the warm welcome. ♡

  • Thank you so much for your kind words. I slept eleven hours last night… So, I’ve been feeling a little less like trash today, though the hormones are still coming on strong. I love being a woman (and no, I’m not being sarcastic.)  Hope you’ve been taking care as well.

  • Hi, all.

    Last night, I returned home after a LONG 17-hour journey (travelled West to East–and I’ve read jetlag is worse in this situation.)

    All the previous times I have travelled, my jetlag consisted of an increase in appetite and insomnia. This time however, I am feeling upset and annoyed by everything. My mood swings are unreal. I’m not sure…[Read more]

  • ruhaniyat started the topic Hello! in the forum Introductions 3 years, 1 month ago

    Hey, everyone. New member here (FINALLY.)

    I’m 20 years old and a Mass Communications student, concentrating in Journalism. I hope this community can serve as a safe place where I’m able to help fellow ladies and receive advice as well.

    Fun fact: My username is a word from my mother tongue, Urdu, that means ‘spirituality.’ I like to consider…[Read more]

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