Kirstie Taylor
Relationship writer for hopeful romantics. Forbes featured writer. Published in Cosmo // IG: @WordsWithKirstie // https://www.kirstietaylor.com/newsletter

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8 questions to help you understand if you’re going down different paths.

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About three years ago, I took a break from dating after a particularly horrible breakup. During that time, I became obsessed with a show called Parenthood. It was recommended to me by a therapist friend who told me it’s a sweet and humble show.

After a tumultuous breakup, I needed a bit of humble in my somewhat unstable life.

The show follows a family headed by the grandparents, Zeke and Camille, trickling down to their four adult kids and then all of their children. …


Because nice guys don’t always finish last.

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A year and a half ago, I went on a date with a guy who I knew through a group of friends from college. He’d always been one of the nicest people I’d known. And as much as I’d like to say I was attracted to him because of his kindness, his height and cute smile are what got me.

But after our first date, he left for a six-week work trip to India. I wouldn’t fault you for assuming that our connection fizzled out; that we texted every now and then or when he got “signal.” …


The smallest shifts build-up to create the biggest changes.

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In life, you either grow or stay stuck. Three years ago, I was part of the latter. I despised going to my recruiting job every day. My relationship at the time felt like a vicious game of seeing who would hurt who next. I hadn’t yet realized that I was deeply depressed. I was stuck in a life that felt completely out of my control.

Fast-forward to today and, above all, I’m happy. I found a relationship that is filled with deep love, connection, and mutual admiration. I wake up to work that I love doing every day. And, for the most part, my mental health is pretty damn clean; if clean is a word you can use for finally enjoying life. …

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