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In love in denial

Many conversations on the topic of  love with those who denounce it as if they've resisted its pull and beaten it down or are somehow above it but it's a form of denial because they do not want to admit that love has in fact beaten them left them battered and bruised with such severe… Continue reading In love in denial

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The Middle: Secrets, disappointments & rhetorical questions

If this is your first read, you can go back and start with  The Last Time, continue with The First Time, and read a post-script in the After "The Last time." _____________________________________________________________________________________ I was at my Mom's early last week, and while she went in the kitchen, I stayed in the hallway and tried to take the… Continue reading The Middle: Secrets, disappointments & rhetorical questions

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After “The last time”: Cookie crumbs and lies

When I originally wrote the three-part story that is now published here as The Last time and The First time, I had also written The Middle. But as I read what I wrote, I realized that it didn't do justice to the real dysfunction that went on. It reads more like sex gone wrong, than… Continue reading After “The last time”: Cookie crumbs and lies

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The First time: Love and lust in a three part story

This story begins at the end with The Last time: Love and lust in a three part story. ____________________________________________________________________________ The Sliding Door tells the story of a woman—played by Gwyneth Paltrow—whose life goes two very different ways based on what transpires at one moment in time: Whether she caught or missed a commuter train.  Most of… Continue reading The First time: Love and lust in a three part story

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The last time: Love and lust in a three part story

This story, which I tell in three parts, took place in a span of about 10 years. As I began to feel compelled to share it a couple of years back, I did it anonymously because it was very difficult for me to share something so intimate with the world. But broken hearts come with… Continue reading The last time: Love and lust in a three part story