It was sitting beside the curb outside my apartment. A white iPhone 4S in surprisingly good condition. I scooped it up from the ground to get a closer look. It probably belonged to a high school girl, judging by the horrendously glittering purple case. I admired the phone anyway — tacky though the case was, it had protected its charge fairly well. No hairline cracks, no dings, no dents… nothing.
As it happens, not much writing gets done. They go for walks, watch movies, gossip over dinner. Nina, the narrator, has recently escaped a toxic marriage. Filtered through her inner life, the story is also about making art, gender and sexual identity, self harm, and abuse. The pleasure of reading this story comes from lurking in this highly specific world inhabited by people who at first seem peculiar and by the end are intimately familiar. With her candid prose, Gerard creates a textured verisimilitude—at turns pleasurable, at turns painful—where the confessional and theoretical are blurred. A comparison of sexual exploits ends up being an admission about the separation of mind and body—how sex traps and pleasure betrays. How did Sarah Gerard sneak so much stuff in? Lit Wife filled the car from Brooklyn to Maine with the worst bacterial farts you can imagine. Like hot, greasy pizza.
Do You Want to Be Her or Do You Want to Fuck Her?
Good luck to both of you on working this out, and if you decide that interfaith marriage is something you can handle and your gentlemen turn out to be the right men for you, then welcome to the club. If I'm focused on something like reading a textbook, or working on some problem then I might still think of him vaguely but I'm not going to whip out my phone or go and see himI'm busy. It's typical to not hear from him for weeks. Now if your faith is not so strong to begin with, this perhaps is no big deal. Early in our relationship, I gave some thought to the question of whether I would ever be willing to marry a non-Mormon.
Finding a person with whom your wavelength matches, and around whom you feel you can just be yourself, talk about anything, and not be worried about being judged, is not as easy as the romantic movies and TV soaps make it out to be. In my experience, life-long member, many Mormons have difficulty thinking outside the box, and putting forth effort to inclue and love. Communicate and get those answers, OP. Don't put them through that either. During those years, I think we had about 5 dinner dates. Tough to say what will impact your girl most - but there's your best LDS.