In Difficult Love: When Your Childhood Maps Who and How You Love

I grew up with food stamps, latchkeys, Lee jeans from an outlet, Campbell’s soup, three deadbeat dads, and a mother who wrote letters to a TV evangelist praying for a husband.

Feb 22, 2018
The Distance Test: A Comic by Liana Finck

“You have to go away first.” “Like this?” “No. Farther.”

Jan 11, 2018
Daddy Issues, or Not: When You Marry a Much Older Man

I know it’s not supposed to work this way. We damaged daughters should seek healing in therapy, not romantic relationships.

Jan 03, 2018
Why I’m Letting My Best Friend Haunt Me

“The symptoms of anxiety and the symptoms of a haunting are so similar.”

How to Look at an Argument: Goodbye

“I told you all these lies because I was afraid you would leave me.”

Dec 12, 2017
What the World Gets Wrong About My Quadriplegic Husband and Me

They imagine I’m his “caretaker,” a loaded word, veritably stuffed with presumption.

Dec 06, 2017
How to Look at an Argument: “I Love You, Anthony.”

Once upon a time, in a land much larger than this one . . .

Nov 28, 2017
How to Look at an Argument: Le Sigh

“How can I trust you if I don’t understand you?”

Nov 13, 2017
How to Look at an Argument: Regret

“What have I done to you?”

Oct 25, 2017
How to Look at an Argument: The Deal-Breaker

“It can’t work if I’m the only one willing to DEAL with things.”

Oct 10, 2017
How to Look at an Argument: The Metaphor

“What is this thing that stands between us?”

Sep 25, 2017
Fortunate Friends: A Leap Across the Wealth Gap and Into a New Home

A friend as your mortgage holder? It seemed like one of those things you should never, ever do.

Sep 25, 2017
Pals: The Married Man and Me

“Our friendship was so beautifully effortless because it was devoid of expectation.”

May 30, 2017
Becoming the Ghost

“If I saw her on campus, I altered my route and walked in a different direction.”

Sep 16, 2016
A Dear Friend

“My slow journey back to him is what defines this kind of quiet love.”

Jun 15, 2016
A More Perfect Love

“Isn’t there love that exists beyond ‘friendship’ and outside of ‘lover’?”