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Cool Aunt

I loved this Cool Aunt Life Tips article.

I especially loved "Being strong is sometimes the easy way out."
I had a fantastic boyfriend in my 20s. He was sweet but strong, responsible yet funny, and, most importantly, he didn’t mind that I don’t have an indoor voice. When he wanted to take the next step in our relationship, I did the mature thing and broke up with him. I rationalized that he was too needy, too emotional, too in love with me, when I was the one who’d fallen hard. I hid behind false indifference, because I wasn’t able to tell him what a fearsome thing it was for me to be loved unconditionally. In other words, I was doing it wrong. Owning (and announcing) your feelings is one of the most courageous of human acts. It’s painful and liberating, humbling and empowering in equal measure. It lets love in and is the only way to experience a relationship of any real depth. And, if it goes horribly wrong, there’s definitely a Nora Ephron character who can relate.
So true.

In this world of dating where we all have this magical vision of what love should be like and it's so easy to find someone new.  (Hello, online dating world.)  What if what's in front of you is actually it?

I think I can be a cool aunt ;)
Regardless, I'm excited to hang out with my family, including my nephew & niece, the rest of the week!

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