As an 18 year old male it is no surprise that I have been thinking a lot about relationships lately. And the more I think about it, the more confused I get. The more confused I get the more feeling I get the feeling that it would be much easier to give up on the whole relationship thing–though some part of me still doesn’t want to quit. And that I guess is the crux of the matter. I will not deny that I want desperately, desire desperately to be in a relationship but I am not sure that I should be in a relationship. There are many reasons for that but some of them I’m not at liberty to share, so I’ll give two or three important ones here. One: I believe that a relationship would only work for me if I love the person. This is based off of both personal experience and moral code. Two: I don’t know if I have enough self-control and self-confidence to enter a relationship and be happy and stress free in it. Three: At this point, I’m pretty sure I value the love of friends over the love of a romantic partner. Which I suspect isn’t very conducive to a relationship. Ah well. I do believe that I will find love someday, that I will settle down, have a family…the question is when and that only time can answer….

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

One thought on “Relationships

  1. This is nice, but please proofread it and actually fix things. :DxoxoxoxoP.S. Plenty of people love their friends as much as their partner, and plenty would choose their friends over their partner. (Especially since there is strength in numbers. 🙂 ) I don't think that in any way lessens the relationship or the possibility of same.


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