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Life

Coping, If You Will: Depression and Relationships

Q. I’m struggling to solve things with my boyfriend. He is an amazing person with whom I hope to spend my life. But lately I have been suffering from depression. It has negatively affected his life, since we live together, and we are trying now to work through it. Part of the source of this […]

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Life

The Psychology of Letting Go

TW: death, suicide Last July, my friend J was found in a park, dead by his own hand. And I lost it. I’m still not completely sure why: though he’d been a huge influence on me, he’d also been out of my life for several years. 

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Hey There Delilah, or How a Cranky Agnostic Copes With Grief Via a Christian DJ

This post will break your heart, but it’s an amazing piece of writing. -Hillary Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide.

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Life

Hey There Delilah, or How a Cranky Agnostic Copes With Grief Via a Christian DJ

Trigger warning: the following piece discusses a suicide. It also might not make sense.

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Humor

Songs for a Funeral

When my grandpa died a couple years ago, everyone came back to my hometown to cry a lot, drink too many fermented beverages and eat ham and Jell-o salad with carrots in it.

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Perspectives

When You’re a Lucky One: Surviving a Killer Earthquake

On February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand was struck by a destructive 6.3 earthquake that killed 181 people. Mr. Cesy and I were living in Christchurch at the time. This is my account of what it was like to try and deal with something so catastrophic. Mr. Cesy and I […]

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Perspectives

Song Sung Blue: Tidings of Comfort & Joy

I’ve been struggling extra hard with a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder this year. I think part of the struggle is related to my mistaken hopes that removing my family to a warmer, more southerly location would produce a milder form of the yearly blues, so to have them hit hard, yet again, feels like […]