Will reads a lot. In various places. He looks serious (even worried) when he reads. Me: Is the book OK? Will: It’s hilarious. Me: But you look so serious. Will: I’m laughing on the inside. Sam: I hate it when people laugh out loud when they read. Will: Me too, that’s why I hide it. Sam: They’re showing off about reading a funny book. Will: About finding it funny. AB: (from kitchen table) I think you’re allowed to laugh if something amuses you. Sam: Not a book. AB: I think one’s allowed an involuntary snort … or two. MK: One.
     ― Nina Stibbe,
  
    
      Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life

Will reads a lot. In various places. He looks serious (even worried) when he...

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Will reads a lot. In various places. He looks serious (even worried) when he reads. Me: Is the...
.. Italian journalists (like members of the Italian parliament) are among the best paid in the world. ... By law, all journalists get not only the extra 13th month bonus in December, but a 14th month paycheck in June. When you start out, you nevertheless get 26 vacation days a year...plus five days of personal leave. After five years, your annual vacation days increase to 39 plus five days, and after 15 years to 35 days (plus five). Abs if you work for a lifetime, which means 35 years of social security contributions to INPG, you’ll end up with a pension that is pretty close to your final year’s salary.
     ― Sari Gilbert,
  
    
      My Home Sweet Rome: Living (and Loving) in the Eternal City

.. Italian journalists (like members of the Italian parliament) are among the best paid...

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.. Italian journalists (like members of the Italian parliament) are among the best paid in the world. ......
Psychopaths are social predators who are born without a conscience and without the ability to feel love, compassion, fear or remorse. Psychopaths experience the lack of these abilities and emotions as indication that they are superior, and they consider us nothing more than prey to be hunted to fulfill their own needs. The psychopath considers life a game to be played and "won" at the expense of others. Inflicting harm, whether it be psychological, spiritual, physical or financial, is entertainment to them. Self-gratification is the only thing that motivates them and all that they live for. Psychopaths play their game primarily to fulfill their insatiable desires for power and control.
     ― A.B. Admin,
  
    
      Psychopaths and Love

Psychopaths are social predators who are born without a conscience and without the ability to...

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Psychopaths are social predators who are born without a conscience and without the ability to feel love, compassion, fear...
I hear footsteps, which is my first indicator that something is off—Dr. Zhang is feather-boned, and her light steps would barely register through the thick metal of her door. Still, I’m staring at where her eyes should be when the door jerks open. Instead of her kind, slightly wrinkled face, I’m met with a bronze wall of rippling abdominal muscles. Washboard isn’t a good descriptor because these abs are so chiseled they seem like they could hurt you, like you could lose a finger to a freak sit-up related accident if you reached out to stroke them at the wrong moment. This is an imminent threat because, clearly, their owner must spontaneously break into abdominal exercises without warning all the time to maintain this physique.
     ― Alyssa Cole,
  
    
      The A.I. Who Loved Me

I hear footsteps, which is my first indicator that something is off—Dr. Zhang is...

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I hear footsteps, which is my first indicator that something is off—Dr. Zhang is feather-boned, and her light...
Part Two -- Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath   artist unknown   Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha
     ― A.B. Admin,
  
    
      Psychopaths and Love

Part Two — Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath  ...

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Part Two -- Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath   artist unknown   Three...
Part Two -- Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath   artist unknown   Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha
     ― A.B. Admin,
  
    
      Psychopaths and Love

Part Two — Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath  ...

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Part Two -- Red Flags   Chapter Five: Red Flags of a Psychopath   artist unknown   Three...
Physical attraction? Not a real thing. If, at thirty-six years old, I’m sitting over here talking about chiseled abs and perfect teeth, then I am undeserving of genuine romantic love.
     ― Samantha Irby,
  
    
      We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Physical attraction? Not a real thing. If, at thirty-six years old, I’m sitting over...

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Physical attraction? Not a real thing. If, at thirty-six years old, I’m sitting over here talking about chiseled...
Our emotional needs include: The need to be acknowledged. The need to be accepted. The need to be listened to. The need to be understood. The need to be loved. The need to be appreciated. The need to be respected. The need to be valued. The need to feel worthy. The need to be trusted. The need to feel capable and competent. The need to feel clear (not confused). The need to be supported. The need to be safe, both physically and emotionally.
     ― A.B. Admin,
  
    
      Boundaries: Loving Again After a Pathological Relationship

Our emotional needs include: The need to be acknowledged. The need to be accepted....

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Our emotional needs include: The need to be acknowledged. The need to be accepted. The need to be...
it’s not always that easy, because manipulators count on strong emotions – such as guilt, fear, love, and shame – to prevent us from thinking clearly and seeing what they’re up to. That’s exactly how they get away with it. They often create these emotions for that reason.
     ― A.B. Admin,
  
    
      30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics: How Manipulators Take Control In Personal Relationships

it’s not always that easy, because manipulators count on strong emotions – such as...

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it’s not always that easy, because manipulators count on strong emotions – such as guilt, fear, love, and...
If you’re lucky enough to find the woman you’re meant to be with, don’t talk. Just give her a smoldering look with that furrowed brow, flash her a shot of your abs every time she looks at you—maybe even smile—if you can figure out how to do it without looking like you’re in pain. But don’t talk, because every time you do, her opinion of you is going to drop like a rock.
     ― Paige Tyler,
  
    
      To Love a Wolf

If you’re lucky enough to find the woman you’re meant to be with, don’t...

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If you’re lucky enough to find the woman you’re meant to be with, don’t talk. Just give her...