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July 20, 2014
Especially this month, when I am free to do as I please and ruminate on past relationships, does Waldman's prose sting me.

In particular, the truth about power disbalances between people:

Using an unromantic example, when it comes to my parents and I, they are by far more demanding and emotional, but I am more detached. Though I generally exhibit better behavior, a greater cool-headedness, is it not moreso due to the power imbalance than to my personality? Am I just better behaved? Or is it because I have never had to worry about fighting for their unconditional support?