Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

#love-emotion, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #summer-season, #youth

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Modern Love Podcast: Was It Me or Our Astrology?

After heartbreak landed Amisha Patel on her parents’ couch, she began to wonder whether her love life was predetermined.

#astrology, #dating-and-relationships, #india, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Two Days Later, He Moved Into My Loft’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Oh, Dewey, Where Would You Put Me?

A librarian who identifies as queer wrestles with our tendency to classify both books and people.

#dating-and-relationships, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #libraries-and-librarians, #love-emotion

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Modern Love Podcast: Catfished and Trapped in a Romance Scam

They fell for his selfies, tattoos and fluffy dog. But it wasn’t really him on the other side.

#catfish, #computers-and-the-internet, #dating-and-relationships, #frauds-and-swindling, #impostors-criminal, #love-emotion, #online-dating, #podcasts

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Was Right. Love Can Never Be Compared.’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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She Put Her Unspent Love in a Cardboard Box

And for more than two decades, her daughter has been taking it out.

#gifts, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Modern Love Podcast: Meet Cute at Zero Years Old

These two stories will make you audibly gasp.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Sex Is Our Antidote to Loss’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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His Comfort Is Not My Responsibility

A young woman with a prosthetic leg hopes to make the world a more empathetic place. If only she didn’t have to do it on first dates.

#amputation, #cancer, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

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Modern Love Podcast: She Left Me There

Kacey Vu Shap spent 25 years trying to forget the Vietnamese orphanage of his childhood. Why did he go back?

#adoptions, #ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam, #love-emotion, #orphans-and-orphanages, #vietnam

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Nothing My Husband Did Helped’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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The Bear Chased Us. Then We Chased the Bear.

When I was young and new in town, my next-door neighbor became my friend and protector.

#bears, #children-and-childhood, #love-emotion, #race-and-ethnicity

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Modern Love Podcast: ‘Why Do People Get Married?’

Watching his grandmother enter her third marriage, Jake Maynard wondered if marriage was about care, convention — or something else entirely.

#dating-and-relationships, #grandparents, #love-emotion, #marriages, #podcasts, #single-persons

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Two Blue Dots on One Blue Planet’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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The Modern Love Podcast is Back for a New Season: Subscribe

Tune in May 12 for a new season of stories from the complicated love lives of real people.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion

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Doing ‘The Washing Machine’ With My 84-Year-Old Mother

How a ridiculous dance — several, actually — kept us connected through Covid.

#children-and-childhood, #love-emotion, #mothers-day, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Every Morning We Got Up and Did It Again’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger

The process of acceptance and letting go builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #pets, #psychology-and-psychologists

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He Delivered for Me

How my UPS man went from annoyance to emotional lifeline.

#dating-and-relationships, #delivery-services, #love-emotion, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-parcel-service-inc

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Why Can’t You Find Someone?’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #manhattan-nyc, #modern-love-times-column, #single-persons, #south-africa

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Using Radical Acceptance to Minimize Suffering

Five ways to become more accepting of pain.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #love-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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My Boyfriend Has Two Girlfriends. Should I Be His Third?

My mind could rationalize polyamory, but my heart rebelled.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships

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True Love? On TV, There’s an App for That

Dystopian streaming shows like “Made for Love” and “The One” imagine what happens when Big Tech creeps into finding soul mates and fixing marriages.

#amc-tv-network, #black-mirror-tv-program, #dating-and-relationships, #hbo-max, #love-emotion, #made-for-love-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #online-dating, #soulmates-tv-program, #television, #the-one-tv-program

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘My First Spring Without Her’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#colombia, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #mangoes, #manhattan-nyc, #modern-love-times-column, #pakistan, #venezuela

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Modern Love: I Tried to Filter Him Out

As a Pakistani Muslim, I knew that falling for a Hindu Indian would break me. And it did.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #muslims-and-islam, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘You’ll Understand Someday’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Seeing Hate, 28 Asian and Asian-American Photographers Focus on Love

In a special project by the Culture desk, artists respond to a climate of fear and racism with images and reflections from the heart.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #photography

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My Ridiculous Dating System Totally Works!

There’s just one catch.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #reality-television

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Relieved About a Friend’s Failure’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Why Is Jesus Still Wounded After His Resurrection?

“The risen but scarred body of Christ is the ultimate signifier of divine empathy.”

#art, #christians-and-christianity, #crosses-and-crucifixes, #depression-mental, #empathy, #fujimura-makoto, #jesus-christ, #love-emotion, #religion-and-belief

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My Choice Isn’t Marriage or Loneliness

I thought I had a classic fear of commitment, but it’s more complicated than that.

#black-people, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want Her to Stay Long’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Love Letter: Divorce Rates Are Down, for Now.

And: Another almost relationship.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Modern Love: Expecting Long Distance Relationships to End

I kept telling myself not to believe in him. And yet, believe I did.

#dancing, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #your-feed-selfcare

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Mommy, Why Don’t You Have a Boyfriend?’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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The Dress Promised Me Something the Doctors Couldn’t

My obsessive online shopping wasn’t really about the clothes.

#fashion-and-apparel, #love-emotion, #luxury-goods-and-services

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Mami Sent Me to Check You Out’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Why I Took a Vow of Celibacy

In my life, sex and love have been twisted up with childhood trauma. Time for a break.

#children-and-childhood, #dating-and-relationships, #foster-care, #love-emotion

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Had to Take Your Picture’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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Modern Love: My Parents’ Divorce and That Two-House, Duffel-Bag Life

When my parents divorced, I lost the link that held our family together. And then I found it.

#divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Are Not Ready for Real Life’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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There Is No Vaccine for Grief

But there are ways to prepare to face it.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion

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I Met My Husband on the Maternity Ward

He needed someone to cuddle him.

#babies-and-infants, #jamaica-west-indies, #love-emotion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Romance Blossoms for Seniors During Quarantine

For some in assisted living residences, the lockdown has made finding a romantic companion as simple as walking down the hall.

#elderly, #love-emotion, #nursing-homes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Remove My Wedding Ring’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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I Fell in Love in the Pandemic. It Was Not Romantic at All.

At first, it was mutual frustration vented through chaotic late-night texts. But it didn’t stay that way.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #new-york-city

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Modern Love: I Wanted to Love Her, Not Save Her

The first time we spoke, she was so weak she had collapsed. Why did that not alarm me?

#anorexia-nervosa, #eating-disorders, #kissing, #love-emotion, #railroads

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘What Will You Miss if You Leave Him?’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #modern-love-times-column

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