Disclaimer: I’m an Extremely Jealous Person with Huge Trust Issues

My boyfriend works with a girl he used to fuck.

I’ve been in a relationship with a wonderful guy for the past year. The only problem is that he works with a girl he used to fuck. It wasn’t just sex—they would go on dates and even went on vacation together. He kept this little “detail” to himself for six full months before giving himself […]

I Hate Sitting Here Feeling Like My Marriage Was a Lie

I made the mistake of looking at his messages on Instagram. He exchanged private images with hundreds of women and gay men all over the world.

My husband recently passed away. He was a wonderful person, and we had 12 great years together. He was also very, very organized. His death was an accident, but everything was in order. He even left a note in a sealed envelope for his lawyer to present to me. It was one last love letter, […]

Our Friendship Is Killing Me

With him, I hold it together. Away from him, I cry all the time.

I was dumped in August by a guy I was seeing for 10 months. He told me he wants to work on himself and “needs to be selfish” right now. Since then, we have spoken every day, shared numerous dinners, and gone on hikes. Our friendship is killing me. With him, I hold it together. […]

We’ve Recently Both Come Out to Each Other as Bi

She tried to tell me a long time ago whereas I came to the realization only recently.

Married guy here. I’m 33, the wife is 31. Our fifth anniversary is next month but we’ve been together for almost eight years. We’ve recently both come out to each other as bi. She tried to tell me a long time ago whereas I came to the realization only recently. We’re both interested in new sexual encounters […]

Finally, I Told Him I Did It, I Had an Affair, It Was Great, Etc.

It wasn’t true but it seemed like that’s what he wanted to hear.

I’ve been married for 30 years to the same man. I have dealt with his tantrums, his screaming, and his fits. He’s always had anger management issues. He strangled me once a few months after our son was born and never did it again. I would have left otherwise. He’s had relationships with other women […]

Scene and Heard: Signs of the Apocalypse

You don’t have to look far to find a sign of the apocalypse these days.

February, 2020 You don’t have to look far to find a sign of the apocalypse these days. There’s the daily news chronicling the spread of coronavirus—to new countries, continents, and people. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave us all 11 years to avoid irreversible damage to the planet and ourselves last year. […]

Washington City Paper Awarded Journalism Project and Membership Grants from Facebook

Forward-thinking, community-first strategy is rewarded with in-depth project and financial support.

Washington City Paper, D.C.’s weekly newspaper of 39 years, is the recipient of two grants from the Facebook Journalism Project that will support its work on D.C.’s maternal health crisis as well as the further development of City Paper’s recently launched reader membership program. “Facebook’s investments in our impactful local journalism and our burgeoning community-supported business […]

Scene and Heard: High-Wire

January, 2020 His friends are behind him as he goes hand over hand. Hand over hand, inching his way out over 395. His feet remain attached to the outer ledge of the 9th Street Expressway as he shuffles sideways, headed for the center of the bridge. The boy grips the metal bars that make up […]

Scene and Heard: Uphill

Not everyone makes it. Some leave their bikes at the bottom.

January, 2020 Two bikes sit chained to a bike rack at the base of the hill. They serve as a warning to all who dare attempt to summit this peak: Not everyone makes it. Some leave their bikes at the bottom. This is the type of hill where people on sidewalks yell out encouragement to […]

Scene and Heard: Running

Not an enthusiastic run, but a run nonetheless.

November, 2019 The dog is not an athlete. It sits low to the ground, with short, stubby legs. It’s healthily plump. It could be any of us after a week of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. It’s a good dog, in short. Today, it is out for a run. Not an enthusiastic run, but a […]


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