Wow, well done! And thank you for being an Organ Donor, another "why is the DMV the source for this?" area. Organ Donation is kinda my thing, lately, as I'm helping a friend find a kidney donor.
Please make your family and SO aware of your wishes. Their consent is needed as well, and I've learned there are circumstances where they can successfully override you, even if it's on the document, as your preference is.
"If you must write on Medium, write better..."
Write better, what?
I've read that people, when first confronted with automatic windshield wipers, thought someone hidden was controlling the motion. When a friend told me her family had a game that was played on their television, my reaction was similar.
@hockeymom "I can't have it in my brain" delighted me, as did the rest of your post's content.
@wee_ramekin I feel certain that the "women wanting it less than men" is based on the fact that women aren't publicizing their male mate's lack of intimacy.
I missed this one when it was published. But, Internet means never having to say Too Late. LW1 seems to assume that his side fuck is a blow-up doll who'll never get tired of being #2, or up the ante by, say, getting pregnant. I saw it happen to a married guy and the wife refused to divorce. Nice life, kids strewn like a charm bracelet between multiple women. Incidentally, highly against his professed religion. I'm sure his friends are proud to know a man who demonstrates such sterling character.
Dude, you are older than you've been. And yet, not old. Why do so many people do that now... Meanwhile, you sound a little Aspie. Have you ever checked that out? It's liberating, to find you're one of the Tribe. Explains many many things, especially about relationships-and failed relationships.
Ah, Heather. While I'd like to have tender memories of Salon, it being Where My Eyes Met Your Writng, it is a carbuncle of mediocrity, a Mean Girl eying the tawdry domain that is the Huffington Post, coveting it for her own. Glad you are here cuz baby, my pageviews ain't just given to anybody.
Excellent article. Clearly the ground has been established for the follow-up: "Interesting Local Brews Consumed During a Road Trip."
I had to read LW1 twice; the first time I was too busy seeing myself. On second read, I had the (new) thought: the LW's don't have to "do" anything. They don't have to accept invitations they don't want to honor. There's no crime in saying, "We really can't afford the nights out we've been having lately. How about a picnic in the (wheelchair-accessible) park?" If Green Card turns down the invite, LW1's are free to call the other friends, whom they find more congenial. The FB post and pics can say, "We missed you, Green Cards!" Miss Green Card's ammo is thus taken away. Hope Mr. Green Card sees the light, but I've seen too many of these rescuers where the next person their neuroses pick is just as anti-social as the previous. Ultimately, LW's will have to learn the life Mr Green Card wants to have, does not include making time for them.