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This Is Us

Culture taught me to pursue love, then sex, then marriage — but that formula has never worked for me

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This Is Us

He was more than just a fun distraction, but was it worth the leap?

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Sunset with two champagne glasses.
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Past Is Prologue

Love is strange

Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, September 11, 2020. Photo: Sela Shiloni


This Is Us

My own feelings paled in comparison to the men in my life

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Photo dated to 7/15/2020 of a window with slightly light pink sky.
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Navigating yes, no, and the sticky spots in between

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Humans 101

It’s become pop-psych shorthand for our entire personalities

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Humans 101

Why you want to predict and control the outcome — and how to stop

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Multiple exposure photo of a couple hanging out in a hotel room.
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This Is Us

But according to the men I know, the feeling’s not universal

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Double exposure of a couple standing on staircase against railing.
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This Is Us

Apps, adult braces, and a strong commitment to my own independence

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Creative picture with zoom technique of illuminated hearts creating tunnel effect with light trails.
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Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. — Mae West

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This Is Us

Learning about attachment styles has helped me contextualize my previously baffling dating patterns

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