aging parents
A new study says sons can barely be bothered to give their elderly parents time and attention when they need it most.
you are the advice columnist
I want to talk to him even though he seems hell-bent on shutting everyone out.
anorexia
eating disorders
Disturbing as it is, I do envy her ability to force herself to run at midnight after a long day and reject the homemade macaroni and cheese.
ihtm contest
I think about my brother all the time, question how I could have acted differently, what I could have done. Was I too selfish?
suicide
While normal families call each other because they love one another, my phone calls are to ensure my brother is still alive, to make sure he hasn't taken the pills or put the gun in his mouth.
drug addiction
How do you deal with the drug addict that the drugs have left behind?
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Jul 16, 2012 at 10:30am | 57 comments

relationships
As I’ve gotten older, it’s become more and more important to me that I act as a feminist bulwark against the mountain of steroid-laced crap that the media loves to shove down boys’ throats.
bad girls
Being the "easier child" means feeling inordinate amounts of guilt for the normal mistakes and hiccups of growing up.
birth order
I can't help but think of Scarlett O'Hara's sister Suellen, without the whole husband-stealing part. “AND I’LL BE AN OLD MAIDDDDD!”