The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Find me a find. Catch me a catch.

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I was single for quite some time after my partner of eleven years told me, in 2001, that he simply wanted to be alone. Though it was twenty-one years ago, I remember his exact words: “I want to have my life myself.”

Shocked, I first suggested couples counseling. That lasted a few sessions, after which he said, “I…

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Jay Davidson

Jay Davidson

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Retired teacher (San Francisco, 1969–2003); Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Mauritania, 2003–2005); public speaker, artist, writer, world citizen, traveler