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3 Things To Do Without Your Significant Other

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As a military wife, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my husband won’t always be home. A few days ago he left, and he won’t be back for three weeks! Sometimes it’s hard to suddenly change the routine that you’re used to with someone. As much as I love my husband and want him home all the time, I’ve learned that I can’t rely on him to function. It’s been a great reminder of who I am, and the inner strength that has grown in me. For those of you who find yourself alone, or your loved one is away quite often, I wanted to share with you a few things for you to do while you have this special time to yourself!

1. Treat Yourself

Yes, technically you should be working out all the time anyway, but that doesn’t always happen. With your loved one away, this will probably leave you with some extra free time! You don’t have to hit the gym, there are plenty of workouts you can do at home. Working out creates endorphins which will make you happier and relaxing from beauty treatments works just as well!

Girl Working Out on Her Abs Inside

Photo © Method Fitness

2. Opportunity

Now is the time to do anything and everything they didn’t want to do or is easier to do alone! I went to see the Twilight movie that my husband wouldn’t be caught dead at, I have a massage set, and I’m redecorating our apartment! It feels great to be a little independent sometimes!

Decorating the House

Photo © Design Collector

3. Friends

We’ve all experienced the “relationship bubble,” you date someone, and soon that person seems to be your only friend because you spend every moment together! Whether you’re married, or dating, this is something that should be avoided. Every woman needs her girls, and every man needs his boys. With your loved one away, use this time to catch up with friends and spend some quality time with them! When you’re having fun, time seems to always fly by so before you know it, your partner will be back!

Two pretty girl friends in bedroom reading and laughing

Photo © Luis_Versa

It’s so easy to be gloomy when your significant other is away, but instead of being down, embrace the time you’re given! Don’t sit on the couch and watch the clock! Work on yourself, do the things you’ve been meaning to do, and see your friends!

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5 Skills Every College Girl Should Have

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Women are increasingly becoming more independent and self-sufficient (yay us!). We are taking matters into our own hands and making it known that we are self-starters, making things happen for ourselves and not depending on anyone else to do it for us.

But I’ve noticed that this independence thing is lacking in the 20-something year old women. Perhaps it’s the cool thing to do, or the way to get a guy – pretend you don’t know something so you look cute and need “rescuing.” We’ve all done that before, right? However, independency in women is so attractive, so why don’t we start embracing it?

Here are some things every woman should know to do:

1. Fix A Car

Okay, maybe not the whole car, but at least learn how to check your oil and refill coolant and window cleaner. When your car is acting funny, it won’t be intimidating to look under the hood for any clues as to what’s going on. It’s greasy under there, but you’ll live. Bonus points if you can change a tire.

2. Put Furniture Together

 Love shopping at Target? Now you can feel free to buy a dresser or side table without the inconvenience of who you’ll call to put it together for you.

Woman Building Furniture Independently

Photo © j2davis2005

3. TV / Internet Hook-Up

Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to call your dad to hook it up for you? Face it, you’re going to move more than once in the next few years – at least you’ll have TV the first night in your new place.

4. Just Say No

Have you ever said yes to something because you were afraid of how people would react if you said no? Remember, being nice does not mean saying yes to everything. There are times when you can and should say no. Learn how to do it and be firm.

5. Basic Tools

Screwdrivers, hammers, drills, etc. It’s kind of liberating when you realize you know how to fix that loose table leg, replace the door locks, or even fix your garbage disposal.

Woman holding screw gun outside independently

Photo © ckelby

Although I’ve only listed five things here, there are more ways out there to express your independence. What would you add to the list?

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