Real stories about dating and relationships in New York City. Truth is more interesting than fiction.

Living with the Consequences

So I was having dinner with family, and friends of the family. ‘Tis the season. The night was going well enough. I’ve finally learned to hold my tongue and not take offense when people say offensive things. Just better to get along. A friend of the family asked if she could share a problem with […]

You Don’t Have To Sleep With Him

It was maybe 15 years ago. More or less.  Whatever. It was a big, festive family occasion. A party that drew family members from 3 boroughs and the burbs. Most everyone was on their best behavior. People were getting along, or sitting far from the relatives they just couldn’t deal with. At some point I […]

Tastes like…

Some foods taste like my childhood (don’t worry, I’m not about to get all Proustian on you). I will forever be envious of people who grew up in ‘normal’ homes. With moms who cooked and families who ate dinner together. That was sooo not my experience. We ate a lot of fast food. And tv […]

Just Have a Baby

I’ve got a couple of stories for you, today. Well, a couple of snippets that work together. There’s this woman I know, a friend of a friend I haven’t seen in ages, who’s pregnant. I’m so happy for her, especially since the last time we saw each other she was telling me that she was […]

Making the Extra Effort

I grew up with a whole bunch of aunts and uncles who weren’t actual blood relatives. The aunts were all my mom’s childhood friends, and they stayed close throughout their whole lives. I’ve never had a group of friends like that. Never for any long period of time. And, for the most part, this isn’t […]