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That quarantine dog just hits different.

Perdita the Pup — groomed and photographed by The Friendly Paws, used with permission.


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#2 — You bear others’ disappointment with equanimity.

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Just be yourself.

When you meet the right person, it will work out.”


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Sometimes the little things give you the most insight.


#1 — You Forgot They Existed.

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  • You’re ready to see other people. Incorrect. You could be “ready,” or think you’re ready, and then spend the next few months dating people, only to recognize that you’re thinking about your ex the whole time. …


It required some honest self-reflection.

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MaryBeth Gronek

Syndicated Writer from Chicago. I write about personal growth and relationships. ❤

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