Posts Tagged: relationships
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A Satisfying End-of-Relationship Goods Exchange In Three Acts

Characters Maria, the hero Jen, the roommate Bob, the garbage can

ACT ONE

Maria To refresh: What tone are we striking?

Jen Cordial but chilly; needlessly professional; bemused but indifferent; vaguely antagonized; cheerful but disgusted.

Maria And if he asks how I am?

Jen Busy. You’ve been busy…going out, going to the gym. And you’ve been sexual, attending to all sorts of sex things and sex matters.

Maria What else? What about a glow?

Jen You have this glow about you, this lightness, like a very large—obese, even—weight has been lifted off of you.

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Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I End An Affair?

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Ask Baba Yaga: What If The Person I Love Doesn't Want To Marry Me?

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Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Be Happy For My Ex?

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Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Give Fewer Fucks?

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Only eighteen?!?!!?

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For The Love Of Love

All About Love saved me. I had just come out of a tumultuous relationship where I was still in love with my partner—but he wanted out. Overwhelmed by my feelings, I couldn’t let go so quickly. I felt unsure of how to sublimate my feelings, and I grew angry and frustrated I even cared for someone that had such little disregard for me.

The last conversation we had we sat in a full café, brimming with warm espresso. It was November. The winter prior we had met in a similar cafe; his glasses fogging over as he came into the heat from the cold. Now, unlike then, he was [...]

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A Thing Of A Thing That Is Just A Thing: Self-Care With Hannah Black

In Hannah Black’s video My Bodies, Black has assembled instances of the word “body” in pop music. As different close-ups of white men appear, a stream of “my body” in pop songs plays. We zoom in on the skin of these men, counting every pore as Ciara sings “Your body/is my party.” You can hear Beyonce, Rihanna, Whitney, Ciara, along with many others, utter “My body.” Black’s editing draws you into the video and the way the sounds and images and text are layered and spliced together, you’re hypnotized by the rhythm of so many bodies on top of bodies.

For weeks, Hannah and I had [...]

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Ask Baba Yaga: How Do Relationships Survive Mental Illness?

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"All of the glamour, none of the relationship."

Goals.