The case for getting the shit kicked out of you by love
Why "Love Actually" Matters
Happy Valentine’s Day! I wrote this essay for Mother Jones in 2013. I have some mixed feelings about parts of it now. I wrote it right after breaking up with someone and a lot of it is sort of emo-y. But it’s probably the most viral thing I’ve ever written so it really resounded with people—and it’s the rom-com content you need today.
Once upon a time a …
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