Olivia Klayman

I drink coffee the color of my soul: black. Instagram: @OliviaKlayman

Living Fearlessly: Why It Is Always Better To Love Than To Be Loved

By Olivia Klayman
Have you ever gone through the motions of a relationship with someone you had no intention of sharing a future with? I have, and it f*cking sucks for both parties involved. Sometimes I feel like I’m destined to end up with someone toxic for me. I…

7 Thoughts You Have When Your Friend Gets Back Together With Her Ex

By Olivia Klayman
While I may treat my friends as equals, at times, I subconsciously think of them as my children. They are not children in the sense they are naive and incompetent. Rather, I constantly feel a maternal instinct to protect them. Nothing riles me up…

12 Ways To Deal With A Coupled-Up Friend Putting You On The Back Burner

By Olivia Klayman
So, you and your friend have been close for quite a while now. Perhaps she may even be your “best friend.” Congratulations. I’ve witnessed firsthand how the “best friend” dynamic can shift indefinitely after one friend gets a boyfriend. It’s sad. As…

Drinking With Strangers: Why Everyone Should Try Going To The Bar Alone

By Olivia Klayman
I would argue I’m more comfortable being alone more than your average person. While I consider myself outgoing, I feel I'm truly an introvert. I love spending time with people, but I feel refreshed after spending time in isolation. Now and then, I…

When Forever Doesn't Last: 7 Reasons Nothing Scares Me Like Marriage

By Olivia Klayman
I’m old enough now that half my friends are engaged and the other half don’t know what happened last night. Quite honestly, it’s f*cking weird. Some people already know who they want to spend the rest of their lives with. Meanwhile, I’m over here…

Gone Too Soon: What It's Like To Lose A Family Member To Depression

By Olivia Klayman
Growing up, I loved Dr. Seuss. There was something about the way he wrote that appealed to everyone, child or adult. More than anything else, the morals of his stories were both valuable and universal. One of my favorites always was, “Those who mind…

Seasonal Existentialism: 8 Thoughts You Have As The Holidays Approach

By Olivia Klayman
The holiday season: For some, it's the best time of year. For others, it's the worst. Holidays are great because you have an excuse to have the Hallmark channel on 24/7, wear oversized sweaters and unapologetically indulge in your favorite seasonal…

How Leaving My Hometown Was Key To Gaining Self-Awareness

By Olivia Klayman
As children, we grow up reading stories that help us feel safe during times of uncertainty and change. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” for example, taught us change can be both beautiful and rewarding. Much like growing up, change can be…

5 Reasons Digging Into Your Partner's Past Will Save You From Heartache

By Olivia Klayman
In the world we live in, it’s considered taboo to ask the person you’re dating about his or her ex. In most cases, the end of a relationship is a very negative experience. When you bring it up, it seems as if it’s done in “poor taste” because he or…

How College Hook-Up Culture Sets You Up For Years Of Romantic Confusion

By Olivia Klayman
College is the one time in your life when you're able to take advantage of opportunities you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. At a party school, specifically, you can meet so many different types of people and try so many different things, without…

Shaky Foundation: The Complicated Relationship Girls Have With Makeup

By Olivia Klayman
Growing up, makeup seemed like a rite of passage. Every established woman (and occasional man) had blushed cheeks, black eyelashes and that devastating, “damn, girl” lipstick. In fact, one of my fondest memories from my childhood was parading around…

Don't Mistake These 3 Signs For Your Ex Still Giving A F*ck

By Olivia Klayman
Your hair is matted. There’s dried ice cream at the corner of your mouth. You smell like death. You watch classic romance movies and drink wine by the bottle. You have 18 missed calls, and the future seems dark. You and bae broke up again. Despite…

It Doesn't Get Better: Why You Need To Dump The Guy Who Won't Commit

By Olivia Klayman
On many occasions, violence is used to explain love. “Love is a battlefield” is a good example. “All's fair in love and war” is another. But in war, someone always loses. My first serious boyfriend and I weren't the best fit, but we were in love.…