Posts tagged "loneliness"

Holidays & The Broken Family: When Thanksgiving Is Goodbye

Holidays & The Broken Family: When Thanksgiving Is Goodbye
The holiday: Thanksgiving. The year: 2002, three months after I had started dating the guy who would become my husband. I had taken the Amtrak train from NYC to DC for what I’d hoped would be a peaceful day with my mother, brother, and his family. But, as always, I was apprehensive. For our entire relationship, things rarely... Read more »

My Lifelong Food Fight

My Lifelong Food Fight
As a little girl, I was obsessed with the notion that people could transform their bodies. I’m pretty sure it all started when I watched the film The Incredible Shrinking Woman back in 1981. In it, Lily Tomlin plays your typical suburban mom who, after being exposed to a funky chemical in perfume, shrinks down to the point where... Read more »

Team Bullied: Dear Daughter, I was Bullied

Team Bullied: Dear Daughter, I was Bullied
I’m publishing this piece to support the efforts of Carrie Goldman, author of the book Bullied and creator of Team Bullied, an online community where people can share their experiences and get support. Click here to participate. Dear Daughter, I was Bullied Dear Daughter, I’d like to tell you about an experience that changed my... Read more »
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