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Writer living in Brooklyn.
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Why is it, do you think, that when most things in our lives are going well, we obsess over all of the imperfections in other areas?

I certainly don’t know, because that was me a few years ago: living in New York City with a brand new tech job and a reliable, good-enough live-in relationship. Back then, you could still smooch your friends’ faces, stumble out of sticky venues, and fly 3,000 miles to see Mom and Dad just because. Things were going, more or less, great.

But life, if you’re me, is about solving problems. So naturally I looked…

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