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The Surprising Joy of Cultivating Female Friendships in Middle Age

We don’t judge. We have no agenda. We’ve experienced enough to know how fragile this is.

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OnOn Wednesday night, we agree to meet at my house for a game of Scrabble. I set out a snack spread — gluten-free crackers, cotton candy grapes, raw veggies and dip, and an assortment of cheese. Two unopened…




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Jacqueline Dooley

Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. I love birds, mushrooms, trees, my amazing kid, & a very tiny poodle. Featured in Human Parts, GEN, Marker & OneZero.

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