By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe
It's like the editors of the Modern Love column read our complaint from last week (that they've been too consistently depressing and/or about spousal death), and responded with a lovely, funny essay about love in its earlier stages.
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You know all those (annoying, but that's just my opinion) TV shows and movies coming out about the malaise of post-grad life in New York city, and the romantic entanglements that occur in this precarious life stage? This essay, by author Liz Moore, is like a good, self-deprecating version of that. And even though what happens to the author of this essay has not happened to me in real life (ha!), it does a pretty good job of encapsulating the sometimes dismissive feelings that people in their early 20s have about their current relationships. Like, you can't possibly imagine that your current crush will outlast your current apartment.
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It's so good, and so sweet. Go read it, and start your Monday morning off on a happy note.