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Marriage, kids, and the empty nest

When I was a young teen, many girls dreamed of the perfect prom and their wedding day, but I dreamed about having a family of my own. By the time I graduated from high school, I was entertaining other ideas too. I wanted … Continue reading

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She has a point…

I was on the phone with a friend, E, who is in the midst of a disintegrating marriage. We must have talked for two hours. The week before I spent about the same amount of time talking to another girlfriend about … Continue reading

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The wedding

I hadn’t been to a wedding in almost a decade. I’m at the stage in life where friends are getting divorced, not married. So many of the e-mails exchanged with my inner circle in the last five years have been … Continue reading

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The price of beauty

The setting: Friday of Labor Day weekend, in a car with my husband,  hundreds of miles from home, on our way to a family wedding. I turn to my husband, “We have KV’s present, right?” He says, “You didn’t grab it?” For a second, I think … Continue reading

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