Dear Iman, My best friend recently got a boyfriend and has been spending an awful lot of time with him.
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How exactly are second-years who are only now beginning to get to campus supposed to find friends?
It’s important to remember that homesickness isn’t forever, though it may feel like it — sooner or later, you’ll be feeling better.
I like to remember three things when I’m facing my own impostor syndrome: I belong here, I can ask for help and everyone is in the same boat.
After a relationship, especially one that meant a lot, both parties go through a lot of tumultuous emotions and feel a need to go back to the status quo, but usually there’s something stopping them.
The unfortunate news is that this will likely lead to a conversation involving the three of you and the living arrangement
Alcohol can be fun when it’s utilized safely, but throwing a bit of peer pressure into the mix can make things turn sour very quickly.
‘Why don’t I remember this from class? I totally bombed this part on the midterm! My university career is being torn down by this single equation.’ These are all things that seem to run through our heads when we finally dive into our notes and see the veritable Everest of things we have to cover.
“Whether someone identifies as female, nonbinary, genderfluid, transgender or by another term is a very personal part of their life and should be treated with respect and tact, rather than assumption and confrontation.“
People ghost for all kinds of reasons, validity varying, but if you find the sour taste of ghosting is something you regret, here’s a few tips on resurrecting a spirit.
Being lonely can suck, and everyone feels lonely more often than they’d care to admit. Regardless of whether you’ve just become single, have never dated or are married with three kids, loneliness can creep in from any angle.
"Where jumping from high school to university gives you marginally more freedom, that seems more like crossing a puddle when compared to the chasm between university living and the world beyond."
I know how you might be feeling: Vancouver is huge, teeming with people and feels like it’s catered to all residents, besides you.
“You’ve got an entire life of summers to enjoy, so take these few years you’re in school and stretch them long.”
Finance is a dimension that influences so many of our daily interactions, a truth people who didn’t grow up affluent are more likely to be aware of.
The beginning of the semester is the make-or-break time for your academic drive. Your semester can start with a bang, where your professors come out of the gate with engaging and impact content. Or it can start with a slog, where you lament the restful weeks of December break.
If Ask Iman only does one thing, I want it to show you that you’re not alone.
Like you, I hated living in my city in Alberta, was moving onto campus soon and of course, felt guilty about leaving my family (and friends) at home.
Not being too close with your roommate may make you feel like you can’t help her at all, but it’s important to show and offer your support.