moving truck

march 2027
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Isaac Gavigan (27 years), Lauren (25 years)

narrated by: Lauren

We’ve been living in this crappy rental in Eastborough since we got married three years ago. We’ve mostly survived on white bread with various cheap spreads, and my Dad’s generosity, though he doesn’t tell Mom.

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waiting game

march 2026
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Elise Schehl (29 years), Peter (27 years)

narrated by: Peter

Mom had been helping Elise find a house for us, sometimes Elise found it less than helpful but she endured. They found a great house in Lincoln Park last spring, but it had been gutted for renovations, and was only affordable because it had no kitchen or bathroom plumbing. Mom did the research to help us get our finances in order, and even helped us with the down payment so that we could make it happen.

We were able to move in last summer, but only after receiving a monetary gift from my parents. Elise did not enjoy humbling herself, but she wanted the house more than her pride. She really only wanted to move once, so she bit her tongue.

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last one left

january 2024
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Meg Schehl (25 years)

Her sister had called, it wasn’t necessarily alarming to have her on the other end, but it wasn’t the norm.

“How does it feel to be the last Schehl left to get married?” Lauren was giddy, giggling like she was on Isaac’s lap and he was nuzzling her neck. It wasn’t logical, they still had their youngest sister Lizzie back home who was very far from matrimony, and her twin brother Peter was only engaged. But Meg understood what Lauren meant, how did it feel to have your younger sister married before you.

It didn’t feel good.

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brick wall

november 2023
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Colin Traver (28 years), Logan (6 years), Mallory (3 years)

narrated by: Colin

I have been able to avoid having the kids at my apartment since the split, but Erin put a knife in that with one of her manipulating ways where she comes out the victim. Slayground Games is coming out with a new game for the holiday season and has a launch party. Something we would have gotten a sitter for if we were still in a relationship. That is a perk that I do miss, having a toddler with a dirty diaper is not.

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what am i waiting for

october 2023
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Peter Schehl (24 years), Elise Landry (26 years)

narrated by: Peter

Mom and Dad came by my place last fall, they were really adamant that I slow things down with Elise. I’ve been with Elise since I was pretty much eighteen, in that we started flirting then and she called things off with Isaiah Gavigan. Technically, which my parents always are much to my frustration, we officially started when I was twenty.

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