Came to say the same thing. This resonated deeply.
Maybe he doesn't really want to be with a woman?
Beautiful story, I teared up at the end.
Polly columns are the best part of the Awl — which says A LOT — and I'm always excited to read them and bawl.
I cry from recognizing over and over how more alike we are than different.
Cryface from the bottom of paragraph 6 all the way down.
What a special kind of relief this post was.
Polly, you just explained SO MUCH to me.
beautifully written review.
You just have to actually do your work. Boom.
Off to google Emma. She sounds interesting!
Tears reading this. Thank you LW. Heather, please do this as long as you possibly can!