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The Partnered Pen

Small Talk and Hobby Lives: When to Seek Solace and When to Get Real

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

I recently read something by a person who decided to “break up” with a friend who had become too consumed with what he viewed as petty and not important problems, despite having “real issues” in his life.

I found this to be an odd shift because most people don’t want to hear about mental health issues or about substance abuse in our family’s or…

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