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Always Something There to Remind Me
There’s something appalling—nearly unforgivable—about the things we forget, like, 98-ish percent of our known existence. We forget that we breathe.…
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The Thing Divorced Parents Fear Most
When people experience divorce, several life changes happen at once, often compounding an already-excruciating time for those involved. First, your partner…
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It Doesn’t Jive Because We’d Just Assume Do Things the Wrong Way
Donkey wrote: “Matt has a post about leaving his crying wife in the hospital after giving birth/having a C-section. Lisa…
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She Feels Like Your Mom and Doesn’t Want to Bang You
Your mom probably doesn’t want to have sex with you. I work hard at not judging. Glass houses and whatnot.…
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The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done
Between acting like my wife should hurry up and get over the unexpected death of her father because it was…
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In the Trailer Park with Elise and a Deaf Man
I lived in an Iowa trailer park. Mom always called it a “mobile home,” and fondly remembers it as being…
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A Failed Marriage, a Beautiful Son, and Tomorrow
“Fine. I’ll just stay with mom all the time and you won’t see me anymore!” he said about seven years…
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Staying Together For the Kids is a Good Enough Reason For Me
It was like I couldn’t catch my breath. I was afraid. I’d never felt anything like this before. I stood…
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Happy Birthday, Mom
Dear Mom, It must have been hard. Raising me. You were so young. Just 21, right? Just a kid? A…
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Remember to Remember
I was just paging through an old photo album my mom gave me during my Thanksgiving visit. I was little…
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