When pondering whether or not to stay with your actual spouse until you’re dead (as you promised you would a long-ass time ago, remember?) the first th…
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You’ve spent your whole life tying your key to a kite string and waiting for a storm. Think of all the time you’ve wasted. This bolt moves upward. I’ve…
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Daybreak by Maxfield Parrish (1922) Dear Molly, I am writing to you on a Sunday morning from the comfort of my queen bed in a master bedroom I rent in …
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I’ve spent my whole life asking the same question: Where do I put this? The Hallucinogenic Toreador by Salvador Dali Where do I put this feeling? Where…
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This post is for the person who has written to me 16 times in the past three months. I understand narrowing down your whole life to a single point of l…
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Dear Molly, I am so grateful for your advice throughout the years. I feel so fortunate to have had access to your salty wisdom throughout my 20s. Your …
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Shame creeps back in. Who are you trying to fool? It asks. What is this delusion you’re nurturing? Don’t you know how ridiculous this looks from the ou…
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What do you want from this day? To find out, think like an artist, but move like a predator. What’s good to eat? What are you in the mood for? Swagger …
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1. Han Solo Primitive swagger + negging + zero foreplay. Lots of preverbal “conversations” that drop off a cliff into an abyss of confusion and insecur…
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Dear Molly, I am writing to you in the hope that you can help me to not alienate friends or send them into a tailspin of existential dread. I have arri…
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When friends and acquaintances and people I’ve just met find out my daughter is in middle school, they get anxious and ask me how she’s doing. I tell t…
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Oh, little freakazoid. You’ve been hiding again, haven’t you? Why don’t you see that you have to show yourself in order to feel your power? You know ho…
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