Merylee Sevilla

Bio

BA Psych/Law from Carleton University. Passionate about enlightenment, foodporn, travel and cleaver thinking. Check me out Insta @drml33 or my works at www.livetravellaugh.wordpress.com OR www.ltlphotos.wordpress.com

How Refusing To Jump Into A Relationship Made Me A Better Spouse In The Long Run

By Merylee Sevilla
As I turned 30 and entered this new chapter of my life – getting engaged and starting to plan for the future — I look back at where I am now and realize I am a better spouse because I had spent some time alone and single. Who knew being single for…

7 Signs Your Short-Term Fling Is Actually A Long-Term Relationship

By Merylee Sevilla
Ever find yourself in limbo with that person you've been seeing? Maybe it's been a few weeks or months and you haven't had that serious talk about what you are, but you've noticed you've been spending a lot more time together. Here are seven signs…

The 3 Warning Signs That Hint You're What's Wrong With Your Relationship

By Merylee Sevilla
Relationships aren't always about the happy moments. Unfortunately, you sometimes find yourself in a situation where your relationship is put to the test. At times, when you look at the struggling relationship, you wonder if you are the…

10 Simple Things Your GF Does That'll Make You Realize She's The One

By Merylee Sevilla
Sometimes hard to tell whether or not the girl you are with is wife material... and other times, it's so obvious. Here are 10 things to help you in your quest to discover whether or not she's the one. You deserve love, and you'll get it. 1. She…

5 Signs You Need To Completely Cut Ties With Your Toxic Family

By Merylee Sevilla
I broke up with my parents and most of family when I came out as gay. Growing up, I spent years and years unknowingly sacrificing my happiness and my mental and emotional health in the name of family. I believed I had to do anything and everything…

How To Have The Best New Year's Eve Ever If You're In A New Relationship

By Merylee Sevilla
If there's anything I've learned since being in a relationship, it's that everything that seemed to be a drag when I was single is no longer painfully annoying. Actually, it's quite enjoyable. New Year's Eve is a holiday when, if you're single, only…

What You Should Know About Dating Someone With Depression

By Merylee Sevilla
I remember when I first realized I was depressed and went on my anti-depressants, I instantly thought if anyone ever found out I was depressed, I would be judged by my friends. I was convinced I would lose all my friends if they knew, that they'd…

5 Signs Your Lover Is A Broken Soul, And How To Be Sensitive To Them

By Merylee Sevilla
When my girlfriend and I got together, I quickly knew she was my one and only. I had shared with her my deepest secrets and fears. In a way, I guess that's how you know they're the one: When you can tell them the worst possible thing and yet they…

What It's Like To Date Someone Who's Been Married Once Before

By Merylee Sevilla
I'm a generally confident and secure person. I'd like to think many of my friends would say I'm positive and all-around good person. And when it comes to the relationships in my life, whether it be romantic or just friendly, I'm dedicated and will…

This Is How You Can Figure Out If You're Ready To Pop The Question

By Merylee Sevilla
There are two types of people in this world: the ones who instantly know how they vision their big days to be and those who shudder at even the thought of marriage. I use to be the latter. Even when I was in a serious relationship, marriage seemed…

9 Things You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Ask For Early On In Your Relationship

By Merylee Sevilla
It's amazing how finding yourself in a new relationship can make you wonder if you can or can't do something. After how many dates are you allowed to tell the person you miss him or her? At what point do you hint you want to be committed? Things…

How To Figure Out If You're Completely Ready To Settle Down

By Merylee Sevilla
I never saw myself as the settling type. Maybe it was because I valued my freedom a little too much, or maybe it was because I couldn't picture people wanting to spend the rest of their lives with me. I am not the easiest person to be with. I'm a…

7 Things Guys Should Know About Dating A Girl Who Had Her Heart Broken

By Merylee Sevilla
“We should love, not fall in love, because everything that falls, gets broken.” —Taylor Swift I never realized how broken I was until I found myself back in the field trying to get over a breakup. It wasn't until I found someone I liked that I…

4 Ways Being The 'Clingy' One In Your Relationship Will Work In Your Favor

By Merylee Sevilla
You're in a relationship, and it doesn't matter whether it's a month or a year old. You message throughout the day, get jealous the moment you see your girlfriend or boyfriend talking to someone else and constantly try to get his or her…

It's Never Casual: Why Hookups Are More Complicated Than Relationships

By Merylee Sevilla
There once was a time when I used to think it was only guys who could do the casual sex and hookups. Well, it turns out I was wrong. When my friends both gay and straight would talk about their conquests, their one-night stands and their booty…

Why The Camino De Santiago Is The Best Getaway For Getting Over An Ex

By Merylee Sevilla
Breakups are part of the joys of life and growing up. A breakup is life's way of telling us the person we're with isn't the one we're supposed to be with. It just isn't going to work out. Regardless, they aren't fun, and they can consume every…

Why Your Office Sanity Is Completely Dependent On Your Work Wife

By Merylee Sevilla
It is a known fact that we spend the majority of our time at work. That’s approximately over 90,000 hours. In layman's terms, that means we see more of our colleagues than we do of our significant others. In my case, there was a time I worked with…

What 6 Types Of Club Wear Say About How You Will End Your Night

By Merylee Sevilla
Friday night club scenes are like going to a fashion show. You just never know what anyone is going to wear. However, through all my club promoting, I have come to the conclusion that what someone wears to the bar actually dictates what kind of…

4 Ways Writing On The Internet Taught Me The Value Of Criticism

By Merylee Sevilla
I remember the day I received the email saying I had been accepted as a contributing writer for Elite Daily. I was ecstatic, honored and ready to write. I remember calling my girlfriend and sharing the great news with her. She was and still is the…

Freaky Friday: 13 Facts You Never Knew About Friday The 13th

By Merylee Sevilla
Today is Friday the 13th. For many, it's one of best horror movie franchises out there, starring the man in the hockey mask, better known as Jason. For others, it's a superstitious day of bad luck. But did you know Friday the 13th has actually…