It’s no secret that relationships can be tough to figure out. Whether you like to seek wisdom in endless Buzzfeed articles, long chats with a trusted friend, or some sign from the universe, it never hurts to hear from some people who might actually know what they are talking about.
Maybe you are lost and lonely, or maybe you are looking to bulk up your relationship advice arsenal. Luckily, some wise faculty and staff have lent their knowledge on the matter. What started off as a humorous, light-hearted article turned into a heartfelt tribute to life and love. I guess that’s what you get when you ask a bunch of highly intelligent faculty and staff to share some casual advice.
Healthy relationships include others. One mark of an unhealthy relationship is drawing lines, closing off, and keeping others out. Healthy ones draw in, embrace, and intentionally include those of differing ethnic and economic backgrounds, those who are marginalized and those who provide a variety of worldviews and perspectives. — Ruth Huston
My biggest piece of advice when it comes to relationships is believing your significant other ‘completes’ you. While I think it is very important for your significant other to be your best friend, make you better, challenge, and encourage you, it is equally important that that person does not become your everything.— Ross Baker
Ross Baker with his daughter Addie.
Relationships are gifts for the flourishing of the whole community and not possessions to be hoarded. — Ben Wayman