This Is Us

What Women Don’t Say

A conversation might sound one-sided, but there’s more beneath the surface than you’d think

Human Parts
Published in
6 min readSep 25, 2017


A photo of a woman leaning against a wall as a man looks back at her from the corner.
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Here’s a conversation.

Him: Oh, you’re home. I had a shitty day at work. [Slams door.]

Her: What happened?