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  • The Price of Love

    In 2001, Jennifer Lopez made it known that her love don’t cost a thing. In 2012, I came to the harsh realization that others’ love does cost a thing. More specifically, $35 per month on Match.com. Keep spinning those lies, J. Lo. When you start paying for love—or someone to simply help you carry in the groceries—you take a good, hard look at yourself. “Is this what 26 looks like,” you ask. ...
  • Pick Out The Problem Child

    Sometimes it’s best to scoop up a significant other right after they’ve ended a horrible relationship.  But what about all the baggage and emotional scars, you ask? Yes, but what about the seriously low bar this ex has set for you, I say. A month in, you start asking if these jeans make you look fat, forget to return texts and “accidentally” spill all of his secrets during a boozy girls’ brunch....
  • No More Mr. Bad Guy

    Breaking up, as they say, is hard to do. No one ever says the right thing. Someone is always crying. And the dumper, despite the very best of intentions, is automatically the bad guy.  Now imagine if you took the subjective element out of it. Instead of spouting out lines that are meant to comfort but that always feel like crap to hear (“It’s not you, it’s me,” “You deserve so much better”, “I...
  • An American Abroad

    It’s a miracle I wasn’t hit by a car in England. When I studied there spring semester of my junior year in college, I spent the first three weeks looking the wrong way before crossing the street. I’m sorry, but the right side is the right side. I couldn’t tell just how much weight I was gaining, because British scales are in stones, not pounds. (Spoiler alert: 13 pounds.) I learned it’s...

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