‘Love Is___’ Challenging (Episodes 8 and 9 Recap)

I was 22, recently graduated with a full-time job, and way too young to be engaged when my fiance told me I “thought I was all that now that I had a lil’ master’s degree.” Wait, what? I actually didn’t think enough of myself at the time. In fact, I must’ve thought so little of […]

‘Love Is___’ Checking You (Episodes 6 and 7 Recap)

I’ll admit it: I’m a damn brat. I can get really upset when things don’t go my way — in a relationship, at work, wherever. So I feel Nuri to her core when in episode 6 of Love Is___, she becomes unreasonably upset at her girl Angela for not choosing her as a writing partner […]

‘Love Is___’ When Things Heat Up (Episode 5 Recap)

“You know what? You just make me so mad, but I love you,” a boyfriend once told me in the middle of a fight about trust. “Excuse me? What did you just say to me?” I questioned with an attitude. It was the first time he’d said it and how dare he say it like […]

‘Love Is___’ A User (Episode 4 Recap)

OK, I’m just going to say it: Being in love is being used while using somebody else. It’s getting what you need in a person while giving them what they desire. It’s reciprocal, but love is, in fact, a user. When I went back to grad school, it was all-encompassing, and I was stressed all […]

‘Love Is___’ The Cocoon Phase (Episodes 1-3 Recap)

When I was in high school, I would always fall asleep with my face pressed to a house phone talking to a boy I was over the moon about. We’d talk about everything, and because I was sneaking on the phone way past my curfew, I’d whisper, “Listen, if I just hang up, that meant […]