Both of my parents have/had master's degrees, my mom as the first generation in her family to go to college, my dad as the son of an attorney. My mom went to a very well respected journalism school and had a career as a reporter then columnist at a major newspaper then transitioned into freelance communications work… » 11/22/14 12:08am Yesterday 12:08am

Take your dog off your list of worries. You have plenty on your plate and she will be fine. I dogsit for all my friends and the dogs are always are so sad to see them go and an hour later TOPS we are snuggled up in front of the TV, having surrogate cuddles and fun. I am sure she will be fine.

Sorry about your friend.… » 11/21/14 11:28pm Friday 11:28pm

The flame was already dying, but when a recent BF started always referring to sex as "sexy time," as in "when we get home tonight, we need to have SEXY TIME!" it was like the flame had done the ice bucket challenge. Boner killed.

That same ex was also always strangely euphemistic about sex, which wasn't a turn-off, but… » 11/21/14 8:59pm Friday 8:59pm

Okay - I only bring this up because of time of year and his "idk why I get like this" text: did he ever mention anything that sounded like a history of depression, particularly seasonal depression? I have really bad seasonal affective disorder and before I figured that out and started going on my "winter happy pills"… » 11/16/14 4:36pm 11/16/14 4:36pm

I understand the lure of clinging to all the ways in which you, too, don't have it so good. I am more than familiar with the temptation to demonstrate your own oppression.

But it's time to grow up. Children make excuses. Children engage in competitions to one-up each other. You're not a child anymore. It's time to…

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Actually, the courts are for determining legal culpability and appropriate punishment. If you think our justice system is particularly skilled at getting to the truth of matters, you should discuss that idea with the family of Nicole Brown Simpson and/or the 300+ people who have been sent to prison but later found… » 11/15/14 1:29pm 11/15/14 1:29pm

I so feel you, but also feel for you. I get pretty bad seasonal affective symptoms, but don't seem to have the "normal" depression, so in the worst parts of January, I can cling to the mantra "it'll all be better in a few months." I'd be so much worse off if I didn't have that. » 11/11/14 10:57am 11/11/14 10:57am