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  • LEIA: Break-ups and Being Single

    “You’ll be fine, seriously. You will be fine.” So we say to each other in the aftermath of a relationship. Why don’t we treat the start of relationships like the end of a relationship? Recently our house has been like…

    / March 16, 2017
  • LEIA #13: The Bitterest Pill

    As I get older, my relationships and the ones around me become increasingly more serious. Being single can be hard but relationships have so much more scope for disaster. Singledom might result in the occasional night of feeling alone, or the

    Growing Up, Love
    / September 27, 2016
  • LEIA #12: Where Friendships End

    The term “friendship break-up” has gained popularity in recent years. I often read articles and think what an ordeal to have somebody you cherished and shared so much with slowly morph into a stranger. How gruesome it must be to…

    Growing Up
    / August 28, 2016
  • LEIA #11: New Relationships

    Sometimes it starts inconspicuously enough; a sudden interest in a new band or a brief case of Mentionitis. You’ll wonder why they’ve stopped the weekly pub outings and yet, are suddenly, suspiciously more broke than usual. Then a friend will…

    / July 20, 2016
  • LEIA #10: The Person We Should Seek

    Settle for somebody who will bring you flowers: not just for birthdays and anniversaries, but also, just because. Somebody who will move all your spiders. Somebody who lends you books with the page corners folded down and scribbled notes in…

    / July 3, 2016