After a Breakup, Take Chances

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I started the new relationship all wrong.

When my partner of 14 years abruptly left, everyone recommended time. Books, my therapist, friends. Almost everyone I talked to about what had happened — and what might come next — insisted that I avoid any impulsive decisions. I’d just suffered a horrible loss. A death, even if that was only true in the abstract sense.



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Riley Black

Distant cousin of T. rex. Author of Skeleton Keys, My Beloved Brontosaurus, and more. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Laelaps.