Valentine’s Day Alternatives to Gifts

Malcolm and I don't usually celebrate Valentine's Day. For us, it's more of an excuse to eat chocolate (though I don't need an excuse, and neither do you!) and go for a mid-week date. Every now and then we'll give each other cards, but it hardly ever gets more serious than that. We tend to …

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I Used to NOT Be a Hugger: Why That’s Changed

Growing up, I was uncomfortable with hugging. It felt too personal and vulnerable. And I felt very pressured into awkward embraces with adults. As a young adult, that feeling carried over into my relationships with friends, coworkers, and family. Physical touch was jarring and weird which widened the gap between myself and everyone else. I …

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