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Laughter is to Pain as Aciclovir is to Herpes Simplex Virus: It Doesn’tKill It, But Keeps It at Bay

I just keep re-watching the same shows that I know won’t break my heart. It’s absolutely a protective move, and it’s total weak sauce. I’m watching Rori graduate from college for the 14th time (“Gilmore Girls,” 4eva, no you’re a nerd, no one likes you, be quiet) and missing out on beautiful, insightful, triumphant new …

What Love Looks Like

I’ve been devouring the 2nd season of the Amazon Prime original series, ‘Catastrophe.’ It’s an absolute revelation. I’ve never heard dialogue more accurate to how real relationships actually sound…or, at least, my relationship. These characters in the central relationship, they, too, express their adoration with brutal honesty, sarcasm, and kind of mean teasing. It’s my …