Birthday Blues

I spent my 18th birthday surrounded by friends. One of them was dead. It was his funeral. I made my first “guy friends” Sophomore year of high school. We ate lunch together most days. They were friendly and snarky, and our friendship was different from every other experience I’d had with guys, which generally consisted […]

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The Five Stages of Divorce on Facebook

The Five Stages of Divorce on Facebook* Stage One: Change relationship status to “It’s Complicated.” Unfriend your spouse. Post status updates about packing, moving, and counting down to your court-date. Friends post “Thinking of you” and “Hang in there” on your Timeline. Stage Two: Change relationship status to “Single.” Change your last name. Start posting […]

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