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when rejected, will a man quit or try harder?

January 22, 2014

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Just wanted to jot this down and make some sense of it while it’s top of mind. I was directed to a Psychology Today article about research performed, where the resulting conclusion was this: “Bright girls believe that their abilities…
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why your doctor can’t be handsome

January 16, 2014

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I have a stash of blood test forms, handed to me by doctors, upon which I’ve just never quite followed through. Tests for testosterone levels and metabolic workups. I’ve stashed them to the side, knowing that I’d follow through come…
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last minute moms

September 23, 2013

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My mother wasn’t ever a big planner. When it came to clothes, she always made sure we were set, stockpiling our drawers, outfitting us with dress shoes and a proper dress coat each and every year. But overall, she is…
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do you love in details or broad strokes?

April 29, 2013

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My mother bought the home in which I was raised because she liked the wallpaper in the bathroom. They’re too small to be deal-breakers, and they’d never make any cockamamie list you could ever dream up in a diary, but…
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christmas in connecticut

December 15, 2012

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Trimmed the tree with my beans & niece from Danbury, CT today – making memories… When spaces are missing, we try to fill them with answers, even when they’re the wrong ones, even when there aren’t any. We begin by…
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why haters really hate

August 29, 2012

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Sometimes the hostility and contempt towards me isn’t mired in jealousy. It’s often anchored in rejection. A scorned acquaintance who believed we were friends, a guy I’d rejected, the current spouse of one of my exes, a friend of the…
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climbing the ladder of crazy

June 13, 2012

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Once upon a time ago, I had a stalker. I had to go to the police. He was flooding my inbox and then found my unlisted phone number and began to call me at home, tell me he knew where…
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her hometown might be chicago, but she’s all florida

January 30, 2012

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The Bachelor, Ben Flajnik, sent Chicago girl Elyse Myers packing tonight. It happens. I have (almost) nothing to say about it other than these two things: 1) “What did I do wrong” is “the wrong.” Going there, blaming ourselves for…
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