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My Sister Died And I Can't Remember the Sound of Her Voice

Six months after my older sister, Emma, passed away, I woke up one morning to realize that I could no longer hear her voice in my head. I scrolled through my phone, desperate to find a video or an old voicemail, but there were none. I was left feeling guilty...

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I Watched My Ex Marry Another Woman

Last month, I flew from New Jersey to San Francisco to attend the wedding of my ex-boyfriend, Jack*. I wasn’t someone’s plus one; I was a proper guest. And that made some people uncomfortable and judgmental. I got ready in a tiny hotel room with some of my girlfriends who...

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What It's Like To Date A Closet Alcoholic

My therapist once said: “If you have family members who are alcoholics, you have no choice but to stand by them. But dating an alcoholic is completely different: You choose to be in a relationship with an alcoholic, and that is one choice I would never recommend.”

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A Female Uber Driver Tells All

Women Uber drivers are like aliens or ghosts. Sure you may hear about them, but you rarely see them for yourself.