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  1. I have a story this month that’s a little bit harder to get off my chest than my usual “What the actual frick am I doing in my relationship, ugh God I am a mess,” meltdowns. Those are surprisingly easy because I am very much at peace with the reality that I am, in fact, a mess. This …

  2. From the playgrounds to junior high, the same jealous behaviors find their way into the workplace or social-media-sphere, even though we like to think we’re better than that, or that we’ve outgrown the name-calling and back-stabbing. The undermining. Truth is, our mature selves are bitter as ever. But only if we let them be. I got …

  3. My original pitch for this piece centered around the idea of a husband and wife going through the each other’s closet to simplify what they had while highlighting outfits that could be “shopped” and brought back into their daily routines. You know, to save money. Two beautiful kids cost an arm and a leg these days. …

  4. Tina and I *hated* each other. In the very classic, “I’ve never talked to her in my LIFE but we have both been to third base with the same guy” way. I was absolutely terrified of her. She was older than me; I was afraid of and intimidated by any girl older than me. No, it makes total sense: …

  5. What other people say about you is none of your business. I wish that was my advice, but really, I got it from a friend in college who got it from a Jesuit priest who probably got it from the Pope, who, if I had to guess where this game of telephone is going, got it …

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  7. There came a day when opportunity knocked at our door and said, “Hey! Wanna quit your day jobs?” Like any typical millennial on a quest to find meaningful work, my then-boyfriend and I said “HELL. YES!” without hesitation. At the time, my boyfriend and I had been dating for two-ish years and we thought going into …

  8. “She’s my girl crush.” We’ve all said it, we maybe all have one, whether it’s spoken or not. Urban Dictionary defines a girl crush as feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl. A nonsexual attraction, usually based on veneration at some level. That’s all well and good – …

  9. Planning my wedding with Joe wasn’t exactly typical by popular culture’s standards. I tried on one dress by myself and said “maybe” before plunking down my credit card. We let the florist do whatever she wanted with the color scheme. We picked a venue we trusted with food we loved. We relaxed and went out to …

  10. My paternal grandparents have always been a beacon of unconditional support and love in my life — a source of equilibrium in a tumultuous journey to adulthood. They’ve contributed a great deal to my growth while also nurturing a commitment to one another. Theirs is what seems like an old love, reserved for days long since …

  11. It all started with a book on my new husband’s bedside table. I’m tempted to say that this occurrence was a subtle start to the path that led us to connect with a sex coach, but reflecting on it now, I realize I must have been a frustratingly obtuse 25-year-old partner to Fred. The book was The Sex-Starved …

  12. I know. Your interest in whether someone else is an introvert or extrovert lies somewhere between you caring about the dream they had last night and who they drafted to their fantasy football league. Here’s the thing: you don’t pay all the “introvert”/“extrovert”/“ambivert”/“ohmygodhowmany’-verts’arethere” labels much mind until you’re in a relationship where the discrepancies between you and your partner’s two different …

  13. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Joe, Kate’s husband.  A few things I’d like to get out there before going any further… No, I didn’t anticipate a stranger ever coming up to me and confessing her love for my wife, and the kitchen we make our toast in each morning, but I’ve …