Today we’re introducing feature I’ve been dying to try: Friday open threads. The APW community is full of truly awesome women, and we thought it would be fun to end the week with a freewheeling discussion. What’s going on with you? Planning questions you want advice on? Marriage stuff you want to talk about? News stories you want to discuss? Movies you liked? How was your week? (And seriously, what a crazy, f*cked up week it’s been.) It’s all fair game. Think of it as Happy Hour (BYOB).
**Note: It’s strange to be introducing this as Boston is on lockdown, and we’re all glued to the news. But if you guys are anything like me, you may need a place to be around good people, and feel less alone. I’ve been spending time on Twitter, just to feel in good company. So, feel free to use this space to do whatever you need: talk news, talk weddings, or just share cat pictures. We all respond differently. (APW staffer Lucy recommends Emergency Puppy.)**
** Highlights of APW this week **
Crazy amazing British wedding with bangs and tattoos and hats, from the woman who sends me all of Caitlin Moran’s columns from behind the firewall (APW readers = The Best).
Dispatches from the front lines of America’s unspoken class divisions (and how this effects our relationships).
Part I of Maddie’s interview with me on early Motherhood, and a kick-ass comment thread.
Rachel’s powerful story of growing up mostly without a father in her life, and trying to puzzle out men, as she gets married.
Liz’s crazy smart advice on how to feel loved in your relationship, which made me see the light.
And now, your open thread. Jump on it!