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Stacey Goldstein

Articles by Stacey Goldstein:

  • Committed Boyfriend World, to Match.com Land, to Single and Happy
    17 May 2016

    Somehow, I became the girl who almost always had a boyfriend. They weren’t always the greatest boyfriends, and I wasn’t always happy with the one I had at the time, […]

  • Another Antidepressant Journey
    17 May 2016

    Today I have spent a lot of time on the phone with both a nurse and my psychiatrist. Our big topic of the day? How to get me off Celexa. […]

  • Health Insurance: The Eternal Battle
    17 May 2016

    Health insurance is a subject that weighs on me and keeps me up at night. Every once in a while my insurance situation is sorted out and the worry briefly […]

  • Back to Match.com?
    17 May 2016

    Currently, I am interested in two men. Neither is viable as my new boyfriend. Dating in my 30s is different than dating in my 20s. I am able to more […]

  • Match.com — Again
    17 May 2016

    I gave in. I signed up for Match.com again. Awesome new men were not appearing in my life without any effort on my part, so I decided to try online […]

  • Three Men, One Month: The Match.com Journey Continues
    17 May 2016

    I have now been on roughly a month’s worth of Match.com dates. None of them was completely awful, but some were definitely better than others. Date One: The Liquid Hater […]

  • An Unlikely Reminder of Personal Growth
    17 May 2016

    I think it really sucks you jumped to such a conclusion before taking anything I would have to say into consideration and also feeling the need to tell me of […]

  • Quitting Therapy
    17 May 2016

    Yesterday I quit therapy. This was a big decision; one I thought long and hard about. Psychotherapy has always been helpful, but I simply didn’t want to go anymore. My […]

  • When Everyone Else Is Married with Children
    17 May 2016

    It started in my mid-twenties. At first it was a slow trickle, then the downpour exploded. Almost all of my friends started getting married. I was a bridesmaid so many […]

  • White Privilege, Heterosexual Privilege, and Liberal Guilt
    17 May 2016

    First there was white privilege. White privilege isn’t something I thought about until I was confronted with a bulletin board full of it. I was at a Unitarian church I […]

  • Unhealthy Self-Talk: Yelling at Myself
    17 May 2016

    I felt like the magazine was yelling at me. As I read the borrowed copy of “Runner’s World,” article after article made me feel like I was not running enough. […]

  • I’m an Only Child. So What?
    17 May 2016

    I do not have any brothers or sisters. Yes, I am an only child. So what? It is okay with me that I don’t have brothers or sisters, so why […]

  • Applying for State-Assisted Health Insurance, Part 1
    17 May 2016

    In early December, my employer kicked me off of their group health insurance plan. While it was a terrible plan with high co-pays and many uncovered services, it was better […]

  • Facebook: Enough Already!
    17 May 2016

    I have now heard it said by a few different people: Facebook is over. The social networking tool that the world fell in love with has become so thoroughly embraced […]

  • TCBY: A Minor Breakup
    17 May 2016

    Last night I got TCBY’d: A man I had been dating asked me to return my shirts. Yes, TCBY’d is not a real word or term. It’s something my friends […]

  • Budget Living and Beliefs
    17 May 2016

    “Am I selling out if I don’t buy the $14 deodorant?” This is a question I was asked last week by a good friend. The obvious answer to this question […]

  • Thinking About Using Match.com?
    17 May 2016

    It can be a big decision to start online dating. Some people still see it as a service for losers who can’t meet people in real life. In reality, it’s […]

  • eHarmony.com: One Girl’s Point of View
    17 May 2016

    I spent a little more than two months in a dating ban. This was partially self-imposed, partially imposed by my good friend Susan. Before the ban, I had spent the […]

  • My Profile is on Match.com: What Do I Do Now?
    17 May 2016

    Once you have completed all the steps toward getting your profile on match.com, what happens next? The first month or so on Match is definitely the most interesting because everyone […]

  • The Corporate Masquerade
    17 May 2016

    It seemed as if I had finally made it. I had a management job at a growing company. This included my own office, a very nice desk, travel, a corporate […]

  • Breakups: Emotion Vs. Logic
    17 May 2016

    Why is it so difficult to get over a relationship that wasn’t right for you? Logically, it shouldn’t be a problem if you know the relationship was not fulfilling. For […]

  • Keeping My Sanity after Two Layoffs
    17 May 2016

    As someone who has been laid off twice in the last year, I fancy myself a bit of an authority on this situation. Now that I have been through this […]

  • My World of HPV
    17 May 2016

    The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is everywhere. It is the planet’s most common sexually transmitted infection. You don’t need to have intercourse to get it and it can be transmitted by […]

  • The Subway Run-In
    17 May 2016

    Sometimes when you go through a rough phase in your life, something happens to show you that the phase has ended and you’ve moved on. I’ve just had this experience […]

  • Serial Therapy Quitter
    17 May 2016

    When I was a kid, my mom would sometimes go to see a therapist. This was back when there was an actual building for health care that was simply called […]

  • Social Networking Websites: What’s the Point?
    17 May 2016

    My local newspaper recently ran a story about how Facebook.com can ruin people’s romantic relationships. The argument was that the site makes it too easy to get back in touch […]

  • My First Trip to the Psychiatrist
    17 May 2016

    It seems that life is made up of a lot of different “firsts.” The first time you leave home, the first time you have sex, the first full-time job you […]

  • Going Broke as Slowly as Possible
    17 May 2016

    There is no question, living within a tight budget is as much fun as a visit to the gynecologist. Possibly even less fun, because a visit to the gynecologist is […]

  • Applying for State-Assisted Health Insurance, Part 2
    17 May 2016

    1/7/10 My first complete week without health insurance. As I still had hope I would be on Commonwealth Choice for February, I started researching when the last day of the […]