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How to Cope When the World Breaks Your Heart

How to Cope When the World Breaks Your Heart

I don’t think I’m alone in admitting that lately, I’ve found myself more and more in the type of gut-wrenching, heart-bleeding agony that leaves you on the couch in the fetal position pleading, “The world is fucked! What can we even do about it? It all feels so hopeless and overwhelming!” I was just starting to get my mind around what happened in Orlando when the internet broadcasted videos of two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, getting shot point blank. Then Dallas happened. Then Nice. Then Baton Rouge. And just when you can’t imagine it getting worse, a shallow celebrity feud rises to the surface to dominate headlines and celebrate inescapable, petty shade. Call me crazy, but I have a hard time feeling fun and flirty when there is so much bloodshed in the news. This isn’t Game of Thrones. I’m not thirsty for a threesome after innocents have been smoten. My sex drive has been vacillating between craving meaningless, anonymous sex (which in turn is reduced to…

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