People | Mates
My Friend Died of Cancer, but Lives in Moss

I’d been walking alone in the Maine woods six months after she died when someone rushed up behind me.

Jun 13, 2018
People | Mates
“I was worried that no one would see me; that they would only see a Wife”: On a John Singer Sargent Painting and Marrying Young

I see two people who are entwined, but never completely, and not at the expense of their separate selves.

Jun 12, 2018
People | Mates
Why I Want an Arranged Marriage

Certainly we can’t force people to marry people they don’t want to. But to me, the idea of inviting my parents into the selection process is not such a radical idea.

Jun 4, 2018
People | Mates
What I Miss: A List

“I miss your record player, and the sense of home you carried with you, although you’d never really been at home anywhere.”

Apr 23, 2018
Nonfiction | Mates
No one is going to call the wedding police

It’s your day – have it your way.

Apr 18, 2018
People | Mates
How to Travel Through Time with Your Kindred Spirit (and Also Make a Feminist Webseries)

How much importance is seemly to place on our work and friends? How big a feeling are we allowed to feel for things that are not global calamities, or men?

Apr 3, 2018
People | Mates
In Difficult Love: When Your Childhood Maps Who and How You Love

I grew up with food stamps, latchkeys, Lee jeans from an outlet, Campbell’s soup, three deadbeat dads, and a mother who wrote letters to a TV evangelist praying for a husband.

Feb 22, 2018
People | Mates
The Distance Test: A Comic by Liana Finck

“You have to go away first.” “Like this?” “No. Farther.”

Jan 11, 2018
People | Mates
Daddy Issues, or Not: When You Marry a Much Older Man

I know it’s not supposed to work this way. We damaged daughters should seek healing in therapy, not romantic relationships.

Jan 3, 2018
People | Mates
Why I’m Letting My Best Friend Haunt Me

“The symptoms of anxiety and the symptoms of a haunting are so similar.”

Dec 14, 2017