Elena N.
Elena has been working as the Bright Side writer since 2021. She has an MSc in Social Psychology and dedicates her free time to online activism. As a social psychologist, she likes to dive into personal stories where people share their relationship problems.

My Neighbours Asked to Watch Their Kids During an Emergency; I Refused

My Neighbours Asked to Watch Their Kids During an Emergency; I Refused
People
3 days ago

Relationships with neighbors can be tough, often marked by a delicate balance between friendliness and privacy. Misunderstandings over boundaries or noise can escalate, creating tensions that are hard to diffuse. One of the users on Reddit shared a story when she got an unexpected knock on the door from her neighbor in the middle of the night.

I Buy My Parents Things That Cannot Be Shared, as My Brother Resides With Us

I Buy My Parents Things That Cannot Be Shared, as My Brother Resides With Us

Navigating the complexities of sibling relationships as we grow up can be challenging, often marked by a blend of rivalry and misunderstanding. As we evolve and develop our own identities, the differences in our values, life choices, and paths can further strain these bonds, making it difficult to maintain the same closeness we once had. One of the Redditors shared a story of the conflict with their brother over providing for their parents.

Zoo Offers You To Name a Cockroach After Your Ex and Then Feed It To Animals On Valentine’s Day

Zoo Offers You To Name a Cockroach After Your Ex and Then Feed It To Animals On Valentine’s Day
Curiosities
2 weeks ago

When searching for ways to move on from an ex, we’re inundated with countless suggestions: processing our feelings, discussing them with friends and family, analyzing the relationship’s failures, and staying active. Everyone deals with heartbreak in their unique way and on their schedule. The San Antonio Zoo introduced an unusual method to aid in our recovery from a breakup — transforming our exes into crunchy treats.

I Excluded My Daughter and Grandson From Christmas at Home After She Refused to Do Me a Favor

I Excluded My Daughter and Grandson From Christmas at Home After She Refused to Do Me a Favor
Family & kids
4 weeks ago

Psychologists have disclosed that, on average, children tend to stop believing in Santa around the age of 7 or 8. To minimize potential negative emotions when the truth is revealed, parents may find it beneficial to be aware of this typical timeframe. Today’s heroine decided to prolong this “deadline” and even excluded some of her relatives from her Christmas celebration so they wouldn’t reveal the truth about Santa to her kids.