Ask Cosmo Anything
From random little issues to major life dramas, we’ve got your back.
any help you need. But go for it! Slimming will be only one of the achievements in your future, and not the greatest one, either.
Q: My boyfriend of two years broke up with me six months ago, but he still texts every day to say things like “I really miss you” and “I feel like I’m going to regret ending our relationship”. I don’t understand. A:
He’s using you as an emotional booty call—he wants to be reassured that you’re still into him without having to commit to getting back together. What he says may be true to an extent, but this effed-up dynamic only benefits him by making it more difficult for you to date other guys, which means your ex doesn’t need to truly deal with the fact that your relationship is over. Whether he realises it or not, he’s acting selfish and playing games. He hasn’t found anyone else, and when he does, he’ll stop calling. Tell him that you need space and you don’t want to talk for a while. Then do what he doesn’t want you to do—move on, and don’t get caught in this cycle.
Q: I love the fit of a great pencil skirt. But I feel I’ve gotten stuck in a rut with my classic black and navy pieces. How can I mix things up? A:
You’re absolutely on track with your attraction to pencil skirts—they’re so flattering! You’ll find yourself with fashion gold if you change things up by picking up trendy patterns (think flora and fauna) or clashing prints (geometric meets graphic). It’s unbelievably easy to make the skirt the mainstay of your look by opting for interesting, fashion-friendly detailing. And when in doubt, always go for solid brights.