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Understanding the Complex, Occasionally Scandalous Act of Falling in Love With Someone You’re Grieving With

The concept of family members becoming romantically involved after grieving over the same loss happens more often than you might think. “It’s very biblical,” says grief counselor Amy Olshever. “That used to be what people did.” She’s right — in the Old Testament, one passage out of Deuteronomy reads as...

Etiquette Is a BS Code Written by Wealthy Aristocrats, so Keep Your Elbows on the Table, Fellow Peasants

I am, herein, seeking justice for my five-year-old self, who underwent military-grade table etiquette boot camp under the supervision of my loving but sometimes despotic father, a man who insisted that family dinners were a prime opportunity to teach his kids about class. I was young, impressionable and...