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A Different Version of You & Chameleon Sky

LJ Chaplin
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Just something I want to share. Writing poetry is my passion, and I feel this would be an amazing opportunity to share my work here. The poem itself was inspired by my partner. He had hit a wall in hi...

The Last Rose

Rebecca Kroll
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On their very first date in September 1958, He arrived promptly after seven. He was so nervous, spoke no words, Handed her a red rose so sweet, With a little note scribbled in pen. As she read the not...

Me, My Lover & Anxiety

LJ Chaplin
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It is an odd feeling to be in love and feel like the luckiest man on Earth, only for it to be closely watched by the hungry eyes of your own anxiety. It is there constantly, poking and prodding at you...

Why Are Women So Full of Sh*t & Only into Using Men?

Susan McCord
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Dating is a nightmare in the Millennium and it needs to change!

My Own Private IDAHO

Gareth Johnson
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It was on May 17 in 1990 that the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases. For that reason, May 17 was chosen by the founders of the Internati...

Running Away is Okay — As Long As We Come Back

Rachel Thompson
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Remember that 80s song 'and I ran, I ran so far away,' from A Flock of Seagulls? If you lived through the 80s, you couldn’t get away from it. I loved that song, even when I couldn’t stand it anymore. ...

Misleading Sex and Relationship Advice Memes

Liz LaPoint
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“Sexual compatibility is a learned behavior in marriage, not something you can ‘test’ for.” I wish that this meme was true. There are several reasons it’s not. Where should I start? To see how absurd ...

Subtle Signs that You're Talking to a Toxic Person

Mackenzie Kennedy
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Toxic people have a way of draining the life out of others, making them miserable, and just being terrible influences. If you're around too many toxic people, the chances of you becoming depressed, mi...

Which Stage of Survival Are You: Victim, Survivor, Thriver?

Rachel Thompson
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At what point does a sexual abuse survivor (or any trauma survivor) go from victim to survivor, from survivor to thriver? In our society, the term victim has a negative connotation (don’t be a victim!...

Is Marrying for Love a Modern Concept?

Anthony Gramuglia
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Marrying is, for many, that step in a romantic relationship where things get serious. It is a time honored tradition, one of holy (or legal) union between two people who love each other very, very muc...

Things that Do Change After Marriage (and Don't)

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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When people get married, they are absolutely terrified to see how things could change. Men worried that the women married to them will become someone they don't recognize. Women worry that the men the...

Same-Sex Couples In History

Anthony Gramuglia
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People act as though same-sex couples are somehow a new development in history, but anyone with even an ounce of historical perspective realizes that the LGBTQA+ community has been around since the da...

To Cut or Not to Cut

Sky Vettel
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With summer just around the corner, shopping for a new bikini, getting your workouts in and sunny climes are on your mind. There's also though that one extra nagging feeling... you know the one. It's ...

Some People Love a Lie

Yvonne Glasgow
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You don’t know what love is I can honestly tell you this People that love do not purposely cause pain They are there for others when it starts to rain When those dark clouds roll in When they fall fro...

Unhelpful Advice for the Socially Anxious

Lynne Douglas
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Making friends has always been rather difficult for me. I was badly bullied in my first year of school, I became extremely isolated from my peers in high school, and though I finally made close friend...

The "Opposite" Sex?

Liz LaPoint
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As I sit at my desk, sipping on a soy chai tea latte and preparing to write, I find myself thinking about all the people who believe the term feminism should be replaced with a word that's less divisi...