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Consent

Recently, a friend confided in me that her “boyfriend” had been pressuring her to do sexual acts she wasn’t comfortable with. Now it might sound ridiculous to some, but she felt guilty about what had happened, and didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Still Single

I slowly walk back toward your seat and wrap my arms around your neck, letting my hands glide across your chest and arms. I hug you and let my head fall into the fluff that is your hair. I sniff … Continue reading

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Loving Communication

Communication is a very important and often overlooked skill. Not many people have it. I’ve been dealing with a lot lately: my dad’s bipolar, losing my home, family stress. Sometimes I just want someone to lean on. Unfortunately, the person … Continue reading

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Understanding

Trying to understand others, especially when they are cruel to you, is so very hard. I’m not good at it. I would rather write a list of all of their wrongs and recite it at the top of my lungs … Continue reading

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What Would You Say?

I confessed my feelings to you today and you seemed surprised. I wonder what you would say if you could see me in your bed right now. We’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve leaned on each other through … Continue reading

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Friends, Lovers, or Both?

When you meet someone for the first time, you often judge them and place them into a category: dateable or undateable. Either you are attracted to them or not, it’s really that simple. But is it? Do we sometimes judge … Continue reading

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Beach Date

When you hear the words “beach date”, you imagine a couple walking along the sand holding hands. But there was no hand-holding. Instead, I was clambering behind him on jagged rock trying not to fall. The thought of injury flashed … Continue reading

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