The Girl Next to Me

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A reminiscent pain struck Chris Wiewiora when and where he least expected it.

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Tarkio Balloon

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What’s it like to lose your two-month-old brother? Torben Bernhard wants to show you.

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You Bette Believe It: Heartbreak in a Macho World

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In a man’s man’s world, who says there’s no room for Bette Midler?

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I’m Over Getting Over It

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Trying to move on from his ex, Jamie Reidy finds himself constantly running up Turkey Hill.

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Love in the Age of the Internet: Drake’s ‘Take Care’ and the Modern Break-Up Album

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Aditya Mahalingham-Dhingra thinks Drake is the voice of the modern, millennial relationship.

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

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Carlo Alcos finds that only in hindsight is the truth plainly obvious.

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First Love and Other Obsessions

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Gary Percesepe is in love with love, and that might be a problem.

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Beyond the Deep Purple: Heart Bruises, Love, and Will

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It’s better to find love than to fall into it, writes Jamie Utt.

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Can Heartbreak Break a Man?

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Nicole Johnson argues that societal tropes of masculine strength and perseverance obscure the fact that emotional damage can destroy a man.

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Don’t Fight the Sadness

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It’s hard to see it at the time, Atalwin Pilon writes, but heartbreak eventually brings its own gifts.

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Parenting Can Break Your Heart

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And you should let it, writes Lome Aseron.

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Flying Weather

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After a love affair that fizzled and popped like a bubble, Steven Axelrod wonders what went wrong.

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Memories, Real or Imagined, Haunt Us the Same

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Sometimes all you need in order to move on is to distinguish the real from the intangible.

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The Deep End of the Pool

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Jackie Summers recalls how twice he dove into the deep end, and how both times he found himself clawing for the surface.

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Years Apart in the Same Canoe—and Sleeping Bag

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“I wanted to be able to keep up with her, but I simply couldn’t. I tried to pretend that I was ready, willing, and able—but really I was just a scared little boy in a man’s body, a very long way from home.”

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Nuclear Winter of the Heart’s Despair

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What happens when the good chemistry of romantic love turns to toxic waste?

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