Samantha Virginia

Bio

Selfie-taking, coffee drinking, unapologetically flawed and honest. I work hard, I play harder and Jennifer Lawrence is my spirit animal.

5 Ways My Past Relationships Are Currently Ruining My New One

By Samantha Virginia
The terms baggage, and damage, exist for a reason: because we can't just leave old relationships unscarred. You might not even realize how damaged you are until you find someone new to get intimate with. Intimate in a way where you choose to put…

Why It's So Easy To Fight With Our Partners, But Not With Our Friends

By Samantha Virginia
I've heard "I'm a lover, not a fighter" said time and time again, but what I never understood was how you can be one and not the other. I only fight for the things I love, so I am both, and I assume everyone else would be, too. I am in the third…

3 Steps To Gaining Closure When Your Ex Still Believes You’re 'The One'

By Samantha Virginia
Closure is bringing an end to something: a conversation, a business meeting or, unfortunately, sometimes a romantic relationship. The real question is, how do you get closure when your partner (or ex-partner) won't allow you to make peace with your…

8 Things Being The Only Girl In My Family Taught Me About Men

By Samantha Virginia
I am the third of four children. But I'm the only girl. My mother didn't think she could have children. Then, she had four kids in five years. Needless to say, our house was always chaotic. Being the only girl wasn't always easy, but it has worked…

5 Tips For Any Woman Who Wants To Experiment With Her Sexuality

By Samantha Virginia
A long time ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I was just a lanky girl with braces who was supremely shy in any social setting. Anyone who knows me now probably wouldn't even be able to imagine this former version of myself. You see, I am now…

Why You're The One Who Finishes Last When You Blow Off The Nice Guy

By Samantha Virginia
So, there was this guy you kind of liked. He was sweet, affectionate, decent-looking and made you feel like the center of the universe. Chances are, you are not still dating this guy. This is the guy you humor, entertain and drop like a bad…

How My Mother's Selflessness Taught Me The True Meaning Of Sacrifice

By Samantha Virginia
I love my mother more than you probably love yours. But, I didn’t always love her so much. Well, you can go ahead and gasp. When I was a child, I was the epitome of a daddy’s girl. On most days, I couldn’t be bothered to seek out my mom's affection…

8 Reasons I'm Thankful My Daddy Issues Shaped My Life

By Samantha Virginia
You must be asking yourself, "Is this girl crazy?" Well, I assure you I am not. I am the product of years of struggle and lessons learned. I was born into the most clichéd American Dream you can imagine. My father was a doctor, my mother was a…

Why Addicts Will Never Change Until They Realize They Have A Problem

By Samantha Virginia
When people think of drug addicts, they often envision Hollywood clichés of people who are somehow minor versions of what addicts truly are. But the truth is, addicts are all around you. We are your friends, your siblings, your colleagues, your…

The Long Goodbye: Why I Don't Believe In The 5 Stages Of Grief

By Samantha Virginia
In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross dissected grief into a broken-down, numerical process. When you lose something or someone who meant a great deal to you, it is claimed you go through these five stages of grief. The thing nobody…

10 Reasons Why Being 'Intimidating' Is My Best Feature

By Samantha Virginia
It seems like the older you get, the more you're reminded everyone is getting married and having babies except for you. You think to yourself, “What's wrong with me? Why am I alone? Should I start adopting cats for my inevitable spinster…