What Rejection Taught Me

“I think you’re cool and all, but I don’t get any romantic vibes between us.” I used to average about three of those conversations a year. Sometimes, I was the rejector and, in others, the rejected. Whichever side you’re on in the conversation, rejection can be a bitch, but through it all, I’ve come to […]

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Divorce: One-Year Later

“I found a place. I’m moving out.” “Okay.” “Are we done?” “Yes, I think so.” Silence. It was Christmas day. After nearly seven years of marriage, we could not find a way to work together. We were both defeated with nothing left in the tank to even discuss the issues we had to solve, let […]

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One Day, Love Got Lazy

One day, love got lazy. It went from being four page, handwritten, ink-stained declarations of love, to text message courtships, and DM slides. One day love became obsessed with materialism and superficial cravings; relationships started to be defined by our preoccupation with money, looks, and status. One day love became possessive, and instead of holding […]

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Glad It Happened, But Happy It’s Over

Like battle weary veterans, she and I would exchange love stories. Bruised and scarred by love’s many encounters, we would tell tales of how we endured in times of disappointment and heartache. These were often intriguing conversations that would sometimes spiral into bizarre but profound observations and epiphanies. Because you see, for every kiss, there […]

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