How do gay men own any utensils?
Why did I think it would be easier? I just lost a decade’s worth of maturity even writing that sentence. Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash Is it ever not awkward to have your parents meet your significant other? I’m 25. I’m an adult now. Two and a half decades of life. Shouldn’t it be … Continue reading Introducing Your Significant Other to Your Parents as an Adult is Awkward as Heck
Well, probably haunted. Definitely full of history. Photo by Florian van Duyn on Unsplash My significant other has a family reunion once a year. The family reunion, as I learned on the way there, is always held in the same house. Never mind that no one lives in this house anymore — every inch of that ground is … Continue reading I Visited a Haunted House Yesterday
When I remember it, I just feel pride.
Is it okay if the answer is never?
Motherhood: A Story of Perserverance
The power of reclaiming objects. A long time ago, in a fit of pride, I bought my significant other a watch. It wasn’t exactly a designer watch, a small step up from the plastic watches children run around with in their childhood. I gave it to my boyfriend as a gift late one evening. Surprisingly, … Continue reading When is it Okay to Take Back a Gift?
And missing someone who’s standing here. A surprise love note put in a workday lunch. There’s a version of my ex that lives in a picture. It’s a typical picture, the type anyone would have. A candid shot, snapped by a friend in the warm light of a late evening. I think he’s just told a … Continue reading Loving a Memory
How to deal when your breakup was only a month ago. My ex-boyfriend asked me out on Valentine’s in 2015. We broke up on January 19th this year. Photo by Gades Photography on Unsplash Photo by Gades Photography on Unsplash I spent most of the day on Valentine’s wondering if I was supposed to be upset. There are plenty of people out … Continue reading A Ghost Valentine’s
Or, rather, can I? Photo by Christian Stahl on Unsplash Today it’ll be one week since my boyfriend of four years and I broke up. Thankfully, it was extremely amicable, as neither of us can afford somewhere else to live. Even if we could, it would take time to arrange or set up. So today marks … Continue reading Can You Cohabitate with Your Ex?