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I Was a Trophy Wife

That life looked pretty good until I realized what I was giving up

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ItIt was a joke. The kind of joke that’s actually true, but you laugh about it in the hopes of deflecting that truth. A thing you bring up first, before anyone else can. “Haha, she’s my trophy wife! Aren’t we funny!”

I was in my early twenties when we met; he was already over 40, 17 years older…




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Shannon Page

Shannon Page

Writer, editor, thinker of things, living on Orcas Island, Washington state.

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