• Courtney Dercqu on Tie The Knot

    6 Bridesmaid Tips That Will Keep You From Hating Your Life This Wedding Season

    6 Bridesmaid Tips That Will Keep You From Hating Your Life This Wedding Season

    While most people look forward to spring for the sundresses, iced coffees and open-toe sandals, there are some people, like me, freaking out because OH MY GOD IT’S ALMOST WEDDING SEASON! Giphy *let’s have a moment of silence for my wallet from now until October* Once you hit a certain age, the months from June through […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Tie The Knot

    Why My Divorce At 21 Taught Me All I Needed To Know About Love

    Why My Divorce At 21 Taught Me All I Needed To Know About Love

    I’ve been married before, and even though I’m just 26 years old, I learned a lot about life and love. See, the love you experience at 18 years old is unsteady. I loved my ex because of his attributes. He was the opposite of me, but what I later realized is that he wasn’t opposite in a […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Tie The Knot

    Women Should Not Be Ignored Once They Get Engaged And Here’s Why

    Women Should Not Be Ignored Once They Get Engaged And Here’s Why

    I’d like to think I’m of average attractiveness. I’m going work my dad’s terrible nose that he passed down to me — and my chipmunk cheeks — in the fiercest way possible. Slay girl, slay! Beyoncé ain’t got nothin’ on me. Giphy Every once in a blue moon, guys would crack a smile at me in […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Love Hurts

    4 Questions I Wish I Asked Myself Before I Caught Feelings For My BFF’s Ex

    4 Questions I Wish I Asked Myself Before I Caught Feelings For My BFF’s Ex

    Okay, I’m about to admit something that *no* girl ever should. I sort of dated my best friend’s ex. We were never really official but there were definitely sparks that flew between us. When we were together, it felt electric. I thought he was cute, and so did he. And so did my best friend’s […]
  • Courtney Dercqu in Money

    6 Unique Ways To Have Fun On A Budget When You’re Broke

    6 Unique Ways To Have Fun On A Budget When You’re Broke

    I consider myself to be a pretty fantastic gift-giver during the holidays. It’s partly due to my having selective hearing throughout the year… and the majority to do with my not giving a crap when it comes to spending. Oh, you want a brand new Xbox One that costs $300? No problem-o! The holidays are a time […]
  • Courtney Dercqu in Life

    5 Things A Retail Worker Wants You To Know Before You Shop

    5 Things A Retail Worker Wants You To Know Before You Shop

    When it came to working retail, there were lots of things I learned that helped me in every other type of job I’ve had since. For example, my toleration level for having conversations with idiots has skyrocketed. Just kidding. While retail may seem like an easy job, the honest truth is that I’ve worked harder […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Love Hurts

    I Discovered What I Wanted Out Of Life Only After My Marriage Ended

    I Discovered What I Wanted Out Of Life Only After My Marriage Ended

    A military relationship is different than an average relationship. Your identity is mainly mirrored through your husband’s. You give his last name to enter the base, his social when you want to make a doctor’s appointment and even though they may not seem like major problems, for me, I felt like I was losing all […]
  • Courtney Dercqu in Dating

    5 Controlling Habits You Should Never Put Up With In A Relationship

    5 Controlling Habits You Should Never Put Up With In A Relationship

    It’s my personal opinion that when you have a healthy relationship, you don’t bicker about the trivial stuff. Case in point: My friend’s ex used to freak out when she posted a picture of herself and one of her male friends on Instagram. Contrary to popular belief, no, we’re not in high school, and these […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Like An Adult

    5 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself To Find Out Who You Truly Are

    5 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself To Find Out Who You Truly Are

    We all have dreams, but not all of us can say we spent our lives actually fulfilling them. The majority of the people you went to high school with will end up settling for a decent paying job with good benefits mainly because they enjoy the security it brings their family, but also because they […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Love Hurts

    Why I’ll Never Tell My Daughter The Boys Teasing Her Really Just Like Her

    Why I’ll Never Tell My Daughter The Boys Teasing Her Really Just Like Her

    When I was in the third grade, this kid named Dennis knocked my books right out of my hand. While the rest of my classmates laughed and our teacher scolded Dennis for his childish behavior, I went into the bathroom and cried because I was an uber sensitive little girl who was tired of being bullied. […]
  • Courtney Dercqu in Dating

    6 Things Only A ‘Forever’ Person Will Do For You

    6 Things Only A ‘Forever’ Person Will Do For You

    When you’re with the right person, love is easy. People say that marriage is hard work and it is, but when the kind of person standing beside you wants to put in as much effort as you, that’s what makes a healthy, forever kind of relationship. If your significant other does any of the following, […]
  • Courtney Dercqu on Love Hurts

    7 Reasons You Should Never Regret Dating The Person Who Broke Your Heart

    7 Reasons You Should Never Regret Dating The Person Who Broke Your Heart

    Heartbreak happens. We date the wrong people, or we’re not ready, or they’re not ready, or the timing is wrong. We make mistakes. But with the end of every relationship comes the promise of something new — if you learn something in the process. To me, that’s the best thing about breaking up. Especially when you were […]