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When his department chair told him to stop running up the phone bill, and his girlfriend told him to move out, he got sick.

I grew up in a town known for hunting, fishing, bars, strip joints—even a house of ill repute, until it burned to the ground when, according to town gossip, a prostitute tried to make a grilled sandwich on a steam iron.

It was like the setting for “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” only not suspenseful.

An acquaintance convinced her friend, a man, and me, a woman, that we should meet.

He swept me off my feet, complicated baggage and all.

Debra Monroe is the author of six books, including the memoir, "My Unsentimental Education," which, in the words of Rosellen Brown, “raises a dozen potent question about what has changed for a generation of women not so much disillusioned but unillusioned about what it means to ‘live like a man.’” Her essays have been published in the New York Times, The American Scholar, Guernica, The Morning News, and more.

he first man I ever fell in love with was eight years older than me.

My friend was in medical school when her longtime fiancé called off the wedding.