Vera Taylor

December 31, 2018 10:00 PM MST
I recently went through a pretty significant breakup. Significant because over the course of the relationship, there were several times when I believed this was it—this was the guy, and I was done looking. I am not going to get into the details of our breakup, but I will say it ended mutually and kindly and with plenty of sadness on both of our parts.
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December 28, 2018 10:29 PM MST
I’m just going to say it: Married people should wear wedding rings. Hear me out.
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July 12, 2018 02:12 PM MDT
A little while ago I went on a date with a new guy. He was very nice and polite, active in Church, good-looking, and seemed to have a stable job.
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Fun
November 18, 2016 12:16 PM MST
I love Thanksgiving. What could be better than giving thanks and eating good food with our families? I was talking to someone the other day about why Thanksgiving is great. We both agreed that we like how simple and low-key the holiday is. Of course, I have never actually hosted thanksgiving dinner myself…
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September 12, 2013 04:00 AM MDT
To start, a disclaimer: I like the outdoors. I do. I am not agoraphobic or anything. I like to take walks and look at the ocean, and I think trees are beautiful. But faced with the choice of an afternoon of rock climbing or seeing an exhibit at a museum, I choose the museum. I love to travel, but I prefer hotels (even motels) to sleeping in a tent. I can enjoy camping, but I don’t own “gear” and only go when I have a friend who plans and coordinates the trip.
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June 21, 2012 04:04 AM MDT
You know what is really easy? Being single. Yes, there are some things you have to deal with as a single person: loneliness, independence, no children, lack of physical affection, the whole eternal salvation question . . . but these issues aside, I have mastered the art of being single. It is not hard.
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March 08, 2012 05:04 AM MST
I have a good job and recently got a promotion at work. Shortly after the promotion was public I ran into an old friend--a guy who I was in a singles ward with several years ago. He is around my age (mid-30’s), single, educated, has a decent job, and is an overall nice and quality guy. We caught up on each other’s lives and I mentioned my promotion. Instead of saying “congratulations” or “that’s awesome” the first words out if his mouth were: “Be careful.”
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January 19, 2012 05:03 AM MST
There have been several times in my life where I’ve been set up over email. Always it is because the guy lived in another state (or country). I call this email dating. Email dating (in my experience) is never a good idea. Let me explain.
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October 27, 2011 04:03 AM MDT
I am horrible at breaking up with people. (I mean really, really bad at it.) One thing I know about myself is that I am a people pleaser—I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. I would much rather be the offended one, the broken-hearted one, the one to take the blame, the one who feels rejected, the one who says sorry first (even if it wasn’t my fault). Sure, I don’t want to feel any of those things. But I would rather it be me than be the person responsible for making anyone else feel that way.
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July 21, 2011 04:06 AM MDT
My life the past, oh, 15 years has felt a little like one (really long) chick flick. Or more specifically, the first 15 minutes of a chick flick. You know the part of the movie I am talking about—the set up. The opening scenes where we learn about the main character and are subjected to some awkward and perhaps painful (but funny) experiences so we feel sorry for her/like her/relate to her better.
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