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Dealing with Others’ Transitions While You Stand Still

An unsettling feeling washed over me the other day when I got the news that an ex of mine had recently gotten married (another one is still a newlywed). The feeling wasn’t really about them, they’re nice guys who deserve happiness in their lives; the feeling was an unsettling feeling about my life.  I felt …

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The language of marriage

During the holidays, I was shopping with a friend I hadn’t seen in maybe two years. We had scheduled a weekend to hang out and catch up on what had happened in our lives since we’d last seen each other. She’s married and I’m single, which really doesn’t have any bearing on our friendship, just the way we talk …

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