Megan Cary

“The place where you made your stand doesn't matter. Only that you were there, and on your feet.”

Recent Articles

8 Signs Your Relationship Is Too Much Work To Handle

We've all heard our friends tell us, “You can't force it,” and we've heard our moms say, “You don't have to work hard for love. It should be easy.” We accept these as truths. But sometimes, it's not so easy. It's not black and white. It's hard to te…
By Megan Cary

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Care What Anyone Thinks And Date A Younger Guy

I'm 24 years old and recently started dating a 19-year-old. I never thought I would date a younger guy. My younger sister has had guy friends with crushes on me and I always dismissed them. Stigma and my own ageist assumptions held me back. Now, I'm …
By Megan Cary

Every Type Of Friend You Need In Your Girl Crew To Make It Through Anything

During times of crisis and heartbreak, we all need a solid group of friends to help us pick up the pieces and remind us of our worth. And more often than not, each friend in your group will probably play a certain role in your healing process. They e…
By Megan Cary

7 Tricks To Getting Over 'The One That Got Away' That Actually Work

The one that got away is a beautiful archetype in our romantic, dating -- not dating -- culture. Sometimes, we're consumed by the chase. Other times, we're comforted by the backup. Sometimes both. The one that got away can be an ex, a friend and/or a…
By Megan Cary

8 Reasons Your Long-Distance BFF Is Actually The Closest Friend You Have

Two months ago, I moved across the country. I spent the summer saying goodbye and making memories with my best friends. When I left, I learned just how much I love them. Long distance friendships are hard, but I've never felt so attached to my bestie…
By Megan Cary

The 10 Emotional Stages Of Moving Away From Home For The First Time

I recently moved across the country for school. I completed my undergrad two years ago at a different school, where I lived four hours away from my parents and hometown. However, a four-hour drive doesn't compare to the daunting seven-hour flight. Mo…
By Megan Cary

7 Very Real Times Your 'Party Friend' Is Actually Your Best Friend

Everyone should have a single party friend -- whether you're looking for a partner-in-crime or someone to bring you out of your comfort zone, there is no better sidekick than the party girl. When you're in a relationship, your party friend will alway…
By Megan Cary

6 Reasons Choosing Bridesmaids Is Just As Important As Finding Your Partner

As adults, we don't often stop to tell our friends how much we love them. Aside from the obligatory Christmas card and Instagram collage on their birthdays, we don't usually declare our love for each other. We've moved past the friendship days of kin…
By Megan Cary

7 Things All Girls Who Aren't Close To Their Mothers Know To Be True

Women who aren't close with their mothers are a special breed. They learn to do things without a strong feminine influence and thus develop divergently to girls who had strong connections with their maternal figures. I'm not referencing women who don…
By Megan Cary

3 Is Never A Crowd: The Pros And Cons Of Having 2 Best Friends

Having a close group of three friends can be challenging. I know a lot of women who prefer having one best friend because they enjoy the simplicity of a duo. There are challenges to trios. An extra person makes for a much more dynamic and complex fri…
By Megan Cary

6 Times Growing Up With An Older Brother Made My Life Easier

There are lots of great things about growing up with an older brother. Some reasons are clichéd (like older brothers have hot, older friends), and some are more sentimental. Having an older brother is a unique and unforgettable experience. As a young…
By Megan Cary

In Defense Of The Fake Orgasm: 5 Reasons To Falsify Your Climax

Lately, there's been a lot of hate toward women faking orgasms, but I’m here to defend them. Faking an orgasm doesn’t make you any less of a feminist or a woman. There are many scenarios where fake orgasms are completely acceptable. Here are just a f…
By Megan Cary

Love Shouldn't Hurt: 10 Telling Signs You're In An Abusive Relationship

As October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we would like to debunk some common misconceptions about abuse. To start, abuse can be physical, but there are many other types as well. Second, not all victims are women, and not all abusers …
By Megan Cary

6 Things Your Mom Will Never Understand About Gen-Y Dating Habits

Today’s dating culture is more complex than ever. With the ability to meet potential partners online and in person at out-of-state colleges, our pool of friends has become bigger than that of our parents, who were mostly limited to their hometowns. W…
By Megan Cary

How Watching YouTube Videos Reduced My Anxiety And Cured My Insomnia

My overactive mind used to keep me up at night, worrying, stressing and thinking for hours, until exhaustion would finally take over. I would go to bed early and fall asleep late. I’ve struggled with sleeping my whole life. I worried about what I wou…
By Megan Cary

What I Learned From Watching My Sister Grieve The Love Of Her Life

When my sister was 15 years old, she fell in love for the first time. His name was Travis. They dated for almost a year and then broke up, in the same way all 10th grade relationships end. Since then, my sister has dated other people, but she never g…
By Megan Cary