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I Don’t Know What to Say When You Say I’m Pretty

What’s the proper response to a compliment?

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I have a confession. I’m not the best at receiving compliments. In fact, I was once terrible at doing so. I would deflect and find a way to inform the compliment-giver why they had no business complimenting me. Compliment my dress. This old thing? It wasn’t even my first choice and it was available in a

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Bernie’s Daughter

Bernie’s Daughter

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Writer, mother, and daughter. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, but I hear growing up is overrated.