Cristina Fahrbach-Connors

Girl Talk: I Got Dumped By Two Shrinks

The first psychiatrist (“shrink”) I ever saw helped me through a rough time by prescribing me an anti-depressant. I figured I’d be on it short term until I was in a better place. That shrink took my health insurance. I didn’t realize how lucky I was.  Little did I know that once I relocated and…
By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / December 28, 2011

Dealbreaker: The Guy With Remedial Grooming Skills

My fairly new boyfriend Todd was a nice-enough looking guy with some questionable grooming habits. I tried to tell myself that these minor, easily fixable flaws shouldn’t influence how I felt about him. But instead of gazing into Todd’s eyes, I found myself staring at his nose hair, fixated. Brownish-grey tufts looking like steel wool…
By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / November 29, 2011

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it in me to try again.  But I couldn’t ignore how my health was deteriorating. My right knee constantly hurt and buckled, making walking difficult. I…
By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / November 16, 2011

First Time For Everything: Deflowering A 30-Year-Old Virgin

I'd never slept with a virgin. On our second date, Jim and I escaped from a hot and overcrowded bar and sat on a bench outside. Fueled by a few pints of Guinness and the urge to confess, Jim admitted to being a 30-year-old virgin. He’d never even had a girlfriend. After a long moment…
By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / November 8, 2011