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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

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

Why Having Sex Makes You Feel Better The Next Day, According to Science

What it’s like being 30 today vs. 40 years ago

What It’s Like to Be Married to a Very Attractive Man

This is cheerful: United States Named the ‘Most Dangerous’ Developed Country for Women to Give Birth

My Husband Dumped Me and Took My Business, and I Don’t Know How to Move On

Can Gen X Women Love Their Bodies?

9 Guys on the Reasons They Stuck It Out in a Bad Relationship

There’s a special election coming up in suburban Ohio (that I signed up to do my first phone banking for!), and some Republican women are planning to break from the party and vote Democrat because they are so dissatisfied with Trump. (If Dems manage to flip the house, it’s going to be because a lot of white suburban women came to their damn senses and young millennials bothered to vote.)

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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    Copa July 27, 2018, 2:29 pm

    Vaguely related to the article about the life of 30-year-olds: I made my last student loan payment EVER yesterday! My debt was lower than the average for law school graduates, but good lord, it was so much money to repay. In any case, this article was interesting to me. Lately, I’ve been trying to read up on things like average salaries, amount in savings, debts, etc. of college-educated people my age to try to gauge how I’m doing. Stats like these make me feel like I’m doing pretty well!

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  • carolann July 27, 2018, 2:51 pm

    In regards to the Cosmo article…no offense, but the oldest guy was 30? Would have been more interesting to see at least one older guy who had a bit more relationship / life experience.

    And wtf? How did the woman dumped by her husband allow him to take away her business and her means to support herself?????
    Oh HELL no!

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  • Teri Anne July 27, 2018, 7:03 pm

    Thank you for posting the Cut article about the woman, whose husband left her and cheated her out of her business while she was recovering from postpartum depression. She was looking for work, continuing to care for her son, seeing a doctor for her depression, and trying to do exercise and other calming activities. She felt like a failure because while she was doing everything “right” to move on with her life, nothing seemed to help. I can relate to her situation, because within a year my husband died, I had to go to court for a relative who stole a lot of stuff, and I lost my job. Like this poor women, I got a lot of positivity lectures from friends and family and felt like a failure for not moving on fast enough. Polly did a real service with her nuanced response that recovering from trauma and grief is messy, and there is nothing wrong with the woman’s emotions. If that LW ever reads Dear Wendy, I would tell her that a year and a half is not very long after her severe loss and betrayal, and that she will feel better eventually. Grieving and trauma recovery does happen but not as quickly as one would like, as I know very well.

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