Band of Gold & Propaganda: Pigeonholed Into The Nuclear Family

Almost every person I know eventually wants to get married and have kids. Little girls imagine their wedding day, name their not-yet-conceived children decades in advance, and imagine their future with golden bands and the pitter-patter of little feet. But is this what we really want – to breed and sign a doctrine indicating a…

How to Pick Up the Pieces of Your Broken Heart

Spring-cleaning doesn’t stop at the dustpan and mop. The New Year’s feeling of resolution and starting over with a clean slate is enhanced with sunshine and chirping birds. This mentality seems to run through to all aspects of our lives including relationships leaving some to only feel the seasonal rain and stinging bees when the…

When to say, “I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend”

After a three-day passive aggressive fight with a Gentleman Caller (GC), I realize how important it is to say, “I don’t want to be your friend.” Over the years, I’ve lost many friends. Switching towns and schools every couple of years as a kid ruins the ability to have lifelong friends. Being shipped off to grandparents…