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Girl Talk: I Had A Miscarriage

Love After Cancer
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Uterine Fibroids
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On Birth Control
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As I lay on the floor next to my boyfriend getting ready for to play another round of Dance Central on our Xbox, I thought to myself , Something is wrong with you. You are too happy.

Less than 72 hrs before, I had a miscarriage.

I lost the baby we were so excited to be bringing into this world at a little over seven weeks.

I knew I was pregnant even before I saw the telltale plus sign on my home pregnancy test. My normally predictable period had been two weeks late. I took the pregnancy test just to have something to show to him, to announce that we were expecting. He was out of town that weekend, and I thought I’d break the news to him in a creative way. I emailed him a picture of the pregnancy test with the subject line “Guess what?” He called me immediately, and after expressing some shock, he said he was genuinely happy about it, that I would be a great mother and he was proud I was having his child. Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: He Had Low Self-Esteem

Dating Dealbreaker
I wasn't Jewish enough. Read More »
Grooming Dealbreaker
He said she needed grooming. She thought it was a dealbreaker. Read More »
Dealbreaker!
He ordered the cheese plate ... for dessert. Read More »

“You must think he’s better looking than me,” Brian said, motioning to our waiter.

Brian started most conversations this way. I shifted my gaze and looked intently at my menu, pretending to study it, just to avoid continuing this conversation — a conversation I was no longer interested in having.

Brian was a guy I’d met leaving a party on a cold January night. He was cute and we exchanged numbers. We hung out a few days later, and thankfully he was just as appealing. Our conversations were entertaining. He got my offbeat sense of humor, and I admired his fierce loyalty to his family.

At the beginning of our fourth date, the first 20 minutes of which were spent sitting in his car, he began inundating me with questions. Keep reading »

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