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Love.

I have been writing about boys for so long. Men, boys, the guys I dated, used, loved. The boys I used in high school in an attempt to feel whole. And the more of them that I used in college. The boys I let use me in an attempt to find love. And then the few that I have loved. Since then I have learned how many girls follow that same path. How many of us search for love and worth and fulfillment in strange boys’ beds. How many of us fall head over heels in love with blonde, muscle-y artist boys in suburban summers only to have our hearts broken when they realize they do not love us the way even they thought. When they disappear back into themselves – their addictions or obsessions or adolescent confusion. I have learned how normal this is, I suppose. That none of that was meant to last. My muscle-y blond high school boyfriend was never meant to be the love of my life. But that doesn’t mean I was not meant to love him. They have each had their role to play. From Matt I learned what it …

reading "Half a Heart: Sharing Custody of My Son"

I recently subscribed to LENNY, an e-newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, two of the women behind one of my absolute favourite TV shows, GIRLS. If you're not familiar with it, I strongly urge you to get acquainted. The below piece appeared in the most recent Lenny Letter. It's about shared custody after a divorce, and it seriously tugged at ALL my heart strings. Luckily Harper is still pretty young, so she doesn't ask the hard questions about why Mama and Dada don't live together (yet), and it's only a night at a time that I don't get to see her... Which is not yet too heart-wrenching. But still, the loss of the dream of a family that is whole and unbroken, that is not "exploded" as the author put it, is something that takes a while to come to terms with. Anyway, it's a beautiful read, and it definitely has made me look up the authors book(s) on Amazon...

PS - the first Amazon review of the author's first book, Drunk Mom, is by Lena D…