It’s Important to Know When To Change Your Walk & When to Change the Path

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“I wonder sometimes if seeing behind the curtain makes you respect me or my writing less,” I say to a friend. “You get to see what it actually looks like in practice. You get to see how I apply — or don’t — what I put out there into the wider world. How it sometimes matches exactly and other times might have to look a little different.  » Read more

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Cupiosexual: When You’re Asexual, But You Still Want a Sexual Relationship

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Hello Page,

I’ve been really enjoying your series of posts on underrepresented identities (asexual, aromantic, demisexual, semi-demi, etc.). It’s been really interesting and eye opening for me. 

There was one line that really threw me for a loop though in your piece about aromantic polyamorous people: “Finally,  » Read more

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When Someone Blows Your Entire “Conflict Budget”

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In today’s essay I’m going to talk about something that will make a lot of sense to recovering people pleasers. It will likely make very little sense to people who don’t have those issues. But perhaps it will still be of utility to those who don’t struggle with people pleasing — but have loved people who do and will get some insight into what goes on in the minds of people they love.  » Read more

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