Love and Fiction, part 2: Staying In Character

How a fictional mindset helped me cope with a difficult moment.

In my previous post on love and fiction, I talked about the role fiction and fantasy play in my relationships. Here's one anecdote I want to share about what that can look like.

Last week my long-distance girlfriend visited me in person for the first time. Like all such visits there was a very fraught last day, when we were still together but had to pack…

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