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I Was Wrong About You, 2014

You climb into bed with her, and this is easy because lounging around together is what you’ve always done best. Sometimes there is silence, but more often than not there is laughter; you’ve always been good at laughing together too. While lying beside her, you’re aware something is not as it should be, but then

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Paper Can Handle the Truth

I must have written I’m afraid thirty times in a row. The ink giving way to emotion, letters becoming large and lose, traveling down the page. With each phrase scrawled in my journal, I felt a little bit of relief. It wasn’t that there was no one in my life I could confide in—quite the contrary.

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Because These Are Sacred Scars

“If he knows you are leaving him, if he knows time has run out, there are two likely outcomes.  He will either try to get you pregnant or he will physically harm you,” my psychologist said in a quiet, serious tone. I nodded in agreement, tears on my cheeks. I could keep my decision a

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