Why am I “depressing” or “negative” because I want to, as everyone does, talk about my experiences?
As that new normal settles in around you, every once in awhile an event occurs that puts you right back into the heart-wrenching first moments of your loss.
Inspired by the embarrassing diaries many of us maintained throughout our youth.
Step one: HANG UP THE PHONE.
My sister had a magnificent life -- charmed even. I always felt it was unfair for it to be remembered for its final moments.
I'm grateful for every stint. Especially the way-over-my-head, can-barely-stand-to-look-back-on-it ones.
There are some major advantages to dating after you make little people.
The thing about being the only single person in your group of friends is that your alone-ness is on constant display.
She was precocious, sassy, funny. Now, seven years later, she was calling me from jail.
Being friends with the women I'm attracted to is not a duty; it's a privilege. I don't hold them responsible for their own non-attraction to me, or privately begrudge them dates with others.
Why does everybody smile at me so much more?
I started to see a pattern in the men I dated and, ironically, their affection made me feel unloved.
I’ve been saying "This could be Max’s last year" for five years.