Amy Horton

Bio

I adore the outdoors, spending time with those I love, good books, films and conversation. I am all about adventures, and I love love love to write! Check out my Insta: amelie118 Twitter: @AmyHorton18 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmyHorton118

Just Because I Act Tough, That Doesn't Mean I Don't Want To Find Love

By Amy Horton
I've always been a bit sarcastic and dry. It's hard for me to open up and admit I'm a closet hopeless romantic. I'm definitely cool with being single... but at the same time, if my soulmate came around, it's not like I'd tell him to go away. This…

I Don't Hate Men, But I'm Still Waiting For One Who Doesn't Suck

By Amy Horton
I would love to be optimistic about guys: I really would. I have lots of guys in my life I care about, and I don't think men are horrible. However, I DO think most of them are really dumb about women almost all the time. It's hard to reconcile my…

10 Things To Remember When You're Single AF And Struggling With It

By Amy Horton
It gets tough when you've been single for a long stretch of time. You begin to feel as if you'll never find love again. The longer you go on, the worse it gets. But don't let the sadness take over and rule you. When you're really down in the dumps,…

Inside The Mind Of Someone Who Fights Trichotillomania Every Day

By Amy Horton
I'm pulling and I can't stop. I know what I'm doing. I'm acutely aware. I know what I'm doing and I know I'll hate myself later and it feels good and it helps quiet my mind and I can't fucking stop. Trichotillomania is endlessly maddening because I…

12 Things That Need To Happen Before Making A Relationship Official

By Amy Horton
I'm done jumping into dating headfirst. I always ignore the warning signs because I like someone and it causes me a ton of trouble later. Next time I get involved, I'm determined to be smarter. Here are 12 things I want to happen before I make my…

10 Thoughts You Have When You Feel Like 'The Invisible Girl' In Your Posse

By Amy Horton
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, your friends get more attention than you do? You're not any less pretty or interesting, but it's like don't even exist. You start to feel like something's really wrong with you, and you don't understand…

10 Ways A New Relationship Inevitably Changes You

By Amy Horton
You can insist all you want that you're going to be exactly the same once you're dating again -- Sunday brunch with the girls? Of course! Clubbing on Friday night? Why not? But you know that's all a lie. Any time you add a major new element to your…

15 First Date Fails You Should Never Let Slide

By Amy Horton
First dates are the worst: They're awkward, uncomfortable and unnatural. If you're lucky, the two of you will have some organic chemistry. But if not, you'll be scheming about how to get out of there within the first half hour. Either way, here are…

10 Reasons Masturbating Is Better Than Sex

By Amy Horton
Are you one of these people who don't masturbate? Please say no. Masturbating is the best. Some would say it's even better than sex! It's definitely nothing to feel ashamed about. Here are ten reasons why taking care of your own needs is awesome: 1.…

What I Want People To Know About My Lifelong Struggle With Trichotillomania

By Amy Horton
It's difficult to try to explain to a person ignorant of trichotillomania why your $10 mascara is your favorite, most prized possession. She doesn't understand, but with good reason. To her, adorning her lashes is a natural, everyday ritual. It's…

You'll Know You're An Adult When You Realize Fights Don't End Relationships

By Amy Horton
I'm 32, and I just had one of the only first real adult fights of my life. I don't mean I haven't had any arguments as an adult. Trust me, there have been many, mostly with whoever my boyfriend was at the time. I mean, this may very well have been…

My Mother Made Me Hate My Body, But I've Finally Found Self-Love

By Amy Horton
To be clear, I don't have a relationship with my mother. Not anymore. We haven't spoken in many years; in fact, exactly half of my time on this earth now has been sans mom. What's funny -- despite all those years of space -- is how much that…

The 5 Things That Needed To Happen Before I Got Over My Ex

By Amy Horton
Everything happened so fast. It was late at night, and we’d both been drinking. I felt completely blindsided by the information he revealed and his reasons for the breakup. Granted, it hadn’t been going that well lately. I was acting out and taking…

10 Ways You May Be Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Own Healing Post-Breakup

By Amy Horton
Everyone goes through breakups. They're a common human experience, and most people have been through many. Yet, we tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. Here are some common mistakes you can hopefully avoid in the future: 1. Keeping…

5 Ways To Keep Your BF From Becoming Your World In A New Relationship

By Amy Horton
We all know the feeling. It’s so easy to find a strong sense of self when you're single, focused and have the ability to delegate time however you like. Then, you meet a new guy, get involved and all your independence goes out the window. You might…

5 Reasons We All Love To Hate The End Of Daylight Saving Time

By Amy Horton
I don’t know about you, but “fall back,” the day Daylight Saving Time ends, is my least favorite day of the year. I already can’t wait for “spring forward.” Here are a few reasons why: 1. It’s dark all the time. This simply blows, especially if you…

Love Is A Gamble: Why I Chose To Pursue A Relationship With An Addict

By Amy Horton
I knew from the beginning that Robert* was an addict. He never did hard drugs, but his alcoholism was severe, to say the least. The fact that he was a bartender as well did not help matters. He drank at work every night, often an entire fifth of…

What It's Like Growing Up With A Mother Who's Constantly Against You

By Amy Horton
I stopped speaking to my mother when I was 16 years old. To be fair, we were never really close, but we spent our years in complete turmoil. I've long suspected my mother to be the victim of several mental disorders, including depression and…

Team Schumer: 4 Reasons I'd Rather Be A Comedian Than A Kardashian

By Amy Horton
This weekend, during Amy Schumer's stint at hosting SNL, the "Trainwreck" actress poked fun at the Kardashians, saying they: Take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion. Amy stressed the importance of having role models of all shapes…

10 Ways To Kick-Start The Daunting Journey Toward Self-Love

By Amy Horton
If you’re like most people in this world, you're waiting for that special thing to come along in your life that you think will grant happiness. It could be the perfect job, the perfect partner, the perfect house, the perfect family, etc., but they…