I’m Getting Married, Mom. Please Cry.

We primped and polished ourselves all afternoon in the fanciest hotel suite I had ever been in, paid for with the money my mother made selling her business, the business she had spent my entire adolescence building — almost in secret, it felt, since she never missed a single minor or major milestone in my […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Be Grateful We Have Different Last Names’

What’s in a Name? When I was a newlywed nearly 30 years ago, my mother-in-law would introduce me as “Debby, Dave’s wife; she didn’t take his name.” It was true, but it rankled me because she was otherwise very gracious and accepting. So I made light of it. “You should be grateful we have different […]

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Our Kinder, Gentler, Nobody-Moves-Out Divorce

Of course, there are romantic costs on both sides. This is dating when your ex-husband shares a two-family home with you: A man comes over, leans in for a first kiss, and hears your son pit-patting in the apartment above. He tries to ignore it, but he can’t help but think, “The father of her […]

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Love Bombing: What It Is and Signs to Look For In a Partner

Imagine you’re at a restaurant one night, and after dinner you decide to order not one but two slices of cheesecake for dessert. Many would say that’s unhealthy — or at least indulgent — but everyone deserves a treat once in a while. Right? If you keep ordering two slices of cake for dessert every […]

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‘The Nutcracker’ and the Sex Tape

I was working backstage at a production of “The Nutcracker” that was being performed at the Tacoma, Wash., school where my daughter attends kindergarten. Since the company was using the school’s theater, they extended an invitation to the kindergarten ballet class to play Mother Ginger’s children. What an opportunity; I was stoked. But now that […]

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A Love Language Spoken With Hands

On a gloomy January day, my phone lit up: Will had texted me a video. Something coalesced in my stomach. I knew what the video had captured, but I didn’t quite believe it. In the solitude of my bedroom, I hunched over my phone and pressed play. In the video, Will stepped back from the […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Your Husband Will Probably Leave You Now’

Never Mind the Naysayers “My mother says your husband will probably leave you now,” my friend said, two weeks after I told her I’d tested H.I.V. positive. “Your mother doesn’t know him, or me, or even what real love looks like, apparently,” I replied. My husband and I had skipped the traditional marriage vows, but […]

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Was She Just Another Nicely Packaged Pain Delivery System?

“Sara, who would you say has been the love of your life?” “Why,” she said with a slight drawl, “I guess I would have to say my cat, Bo.” She scrunched up her eyes, this time to stifle a laugh. I wanted to say, “Try me!” But I didn’t dare. Inwardly, I churned. Outwardly, I […]

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The Curious Tale of Mr. Kale

I met Mr. Kale on the checkout line at Whole Foods in TriBeCa more than two years ago. It was in the cards — sort of. A few hours earlier, my friend, Stephanie, had told me on the phone that she was now a practicing Wiccan — a modern witch who dabbled in “white magic,” […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘At the Halloween Party, Anxious to Go Home’

‘A Very Happy Devil’ A shy, uncomfortable Devil fidgeted at the Halloween party, anxious to go home. Newly out at 38, Devil believed a monkish life would be her future. Suddenly, a beautiful blond dressed in black jumped into view. “Who am I?” she asked, black gloves framing her face. (The only lesbian in the […]

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make Mr. Right

Sitting in bed after his five-year planning exercise, I asked him what traumas he was working through. Despite being the daughter of a social worker, or perhaps because of it, I still haven’t learned how to gently ask that question, or rather I still haven’t learned how to not ask it. “I’m actually doing really […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Has Time to Feel All Day?’

Our Fragile Bonds Having nearly lost my marriage, I appreciate its comforts now: the quotidian rituals, the seamless care of our children, our shared warmth under the covers. But we both have unexplored pain. After all, with children, jobs, bills, laundry and yard work, who has time to feel all day? I sometimes worry that […]

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