Category: Relationships

I didn’t realize the ways living far away from my extended family would impact my life so much until I was standing at my grandmother’s funeral. I’d been watching...

Last week, my husband held me against the minivan in the middle of downtown, in broad daylight, and kissed me like it was the end of the world. For...

Scary Mommy and Vladimir Vladimirov/Getty When you’re the person who overthinks, everything becomes more complex. You analyze every little detail — every text, every glance, every change in demeanor....

I am pretty sure I am turning into my mother. I definitely inherited her love of giant hideous pajamas. We share the inability to keep a car clean for...

For the past few years, my relationship with my mother has been nonexistent. As long as I can remember, something has been off with her. As a child, I...

Remember those days when you saw him across the room and your body ached. Chances are his body did, too. Think back…. it was a wonderful time of your...

Last week, after years of carrying it around as a secret, I came out publicly as gay. Coming out is almost never as simple as it should be, but,...

I really love talking about emotions. Mine. Yours. In general. It comes naturally to me to discuss my difficult feelings. I love a deep conversation more than almost anything...

I met my husband in the fall of 1996. We were young. Very young. (He was 11 and I — six months his senior — had recently turned 12.) And we...

A relative had a terrible shock recently: he opened the newspaper to see the obituary of one of his childhood best friends. They lived close to one another, went...