Q:Hey there, wizened people with relatively normal lives, I’ve got a conundrum for you. I recently, after a years-long struggle, decided I could not continue a relationship with my mother. The decision was obvious and absolutely necessary, but in no way easy. It remains a painful aspect of my life, and while I’m working hard on blooming (and I am blooming!), life’s kinda tough in the family section lately. It doesn’t make it easier that my father disowned me a few months ago. (Very separate relationships—if we could all not... read more
We never stop growing up. But periods of transition like marriage and new jobs and cross-country moves can thrust us into maturity before we ever know what hit us. In September, we'll honor the new school year with an homage to the art of getting older.