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Why Liking Your Partner Is More Important Than Loving Them

It’s okay to revisit your 15-year-old self for a while

Emily Kingsley
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readMay 13, 2020

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A closeup photo of two women with red lipstick with their faces touching.
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Can you remember middle school? It started out with toys and games and ended with boobs and wispy little beards and mustaches. And at some point, the conversation changed from your friends asking “Do you want to play tag?” to “Who…

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Emily Kingsley
Human Parts

Always polishing the flip side of the coin. Live updates from the middle class. e.kingsleywhalen@gmail.com. She/her.