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Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Why Teen Boys Have More Leisure Time Than Teen Girls

Related to this post from the other day: “How Do You Know When It’s Time to Break Up?”

Why Are So Many Grown Men Obsessed With AOC?

A few weeks ago a friend of mine, who’s a few years older and who has a new boyfriend after a long period of being single, called me in a panic. “I’m two weeks late,” she practically whispered into the phone. “I’ve taken five at-home pregnancy tests and a blood test at the doctor’s office and they were all negative.” She went on to tell me that her boyfriend had a vasectomy years ago. I calmly told her not to worry – that there was a reasonable explanation why a 47-year-old woman who’d been having sex with a man who’d had a vasectomy would have a late period, and it was NOT pregnancy. “It’s perimenopause,” I said, before forwarding her some articles on the topic. In case you, too, are new to the idea of permimenopause, this essay’s for you:
This Is What No One Tells Women About What Happens To Your Body In Your 40s

I thought this story was cute: A Couple That Got Married After 2 Weeks On How It Went Down

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Ange March 22, 2019, 7:09 pm

    I really loved the couple that got married after two weeks. Very self aware and funny but also just so romantic, they spoke so highly of each other.

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    Kate March 22, 2019, 7:14 pm

    I read that peri menopause article the other day. I have other issues with being in my 40s, don’t get me wrong, and I’m almost in my mid-40s now, but I have zero symptoms like she described and I wonder if it’s because I’m on the pill and it regulates me. I remember my mom (definitely not on the pill) being a freakin nightmare during my teen years and I remember once when I was in college and she was probably 45, she thought she was pregnant and was disappointed not to be. Anyway, I thank God I don’t feel like that. I’m not angry or in pain or bleeding or anything.

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