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Archive for the ‘Seeking happiness not happily ever after’

Speak For Yourself, Revisited

The other day I posted a really great comment thread and used it as the jumping off point for a post about being comfortable/happy being alone but still wanting a romantic partner.  If you haven’t read it yet, you should. There was a second theme in that thread (“toxic friendships and letting other people’s negative […]

Speak For Yourself

This is a post that started in the comment thread a couple of posts ago.  I asked the readers/commenters if it was OK for me to move the conversation here. And here we are: anny says: your birthday day sounded lovely! looking forward to your dating updates! just got back online myself… big sigh…online dating […]

Still Single, for Now

The other day I was talking to my dad (actually, I went to visit him and so speaking with him in person…) and he said that after I left he’d call all of my aunt’s and tell them that I was doing well. The normal stuff. I don’t know why, but suddenly I felt defensive. […]

One Week Turns Into Two…

It’s was almost two weeks ago when Mr. Midwest and I said our (rather odd) goodbyes. I was happy-ish with the way things ended. And also tired. Of trying. I tried hard. I thought. To do all of the things to “make it work”. Whatever the fuck that means. Like I’ve done so many times […]

A Chat with Dad

My dad isn’t a chatty guy, in general. And he’s one of those people who hates to talk on the phone.  I can recall many times when I’d be on the phone with my mom and she’d call out to him (usually from one part of the house to the other, loudly, as I come […]