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Jan, 2016

Relationships: Siblings

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The first thing you must know about me is that I have never had a “normal” relationship with my siblings. There are three of us: 21, 18, and 15. I am the 18 year old, the dreaded middle child. Our childhood relationship eerily resembled that of Full House… Three girls with large personalities that rarely fought and always ended on a happy note. That all changed when my older sister turned 13.

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Dec, 2015

Don’t let sex screw you

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Sex and high school go hand in hand. You’re either thinking about it, having it, not having it, or talking about it. It really can, well for lack of a better word, screw you… pun intended. At this age, with your hormones raging out of control and realizing that the boys in your class have never looked so good, it’s really hard to think about anything else. I’m not saying that all teens are crazy horn-balls- despite what my parents believe. There just seems to be an unspoken (or even […]

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Apr, 2015

Played

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From the moment that we are born, our parents, teachers, babysitters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, all encouraged us to play games. “There’s nothin’ better than a good ol’ game of Chutes and Ladders to cure a rainy day,” Pops would always say, slouched in his brown leather recliner while nursing a steaming cup of peppermint tea. “Why don’t you girls run along and play with your Barbies while mommy and I have a grown up talk,” Bubbie would often persuade as she stooped over the stove preparing Passover dinner.

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Feb, 2015

Dear Julia: I woke up next to him, I am not on birth control!

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Dear Julia, “Dan had a pretty wild party last night. His parents were out of town so his older brother bought us a keg. I am not a drinker but ended up playing a few rounds of beer pong and the last thing I remember is hanging out by the bonfire with Joe. We’ve been kind of dating, nothing official…we hang out a lot and talk every night. My plan was to stay at a friends house, but I woke up in bed with Joe…and I’m not on birth control!  […]

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