. But when I parent my inner child - that little collection of her memories that I carry - I finally understand at how society, my family, and my beloved late husband had all molded into their version of who they wanted me to be.
She’s right there, asking me “But what If I do have sex with someone else and I end up feeling awful about it? What if I get my heart broken or my ego bruised? What if it makes me so emotional that it scares them off ‘cause now I’m crying and I can’t explain why? What if they feel used because this all turns out to prove that I’m not polyamorous and I can’t do it?”
In which I learn to reframe a particularly rude and infuriating question that gets asked at every family function.
I can't fucking wait to see where this decade takes me.
Is marriage your destination, or just a potential stop on your great journey?
Being a woman has nothing to do with my anatomy or my hobbies or my sexuality or my talents.
We all suffer, in varying degrees and for different reasons - but we all suffer.
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