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“Sometimes life is just what it is, and the best you can hope for is ice cream.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“I don’t think she let herself go Charlie, I think she just let’s herself be. I can’t expect Frances to do all that she's done in the last twenty years including simply gaining twenty years and not look different from the twenty-five year old I feel in love with.
If she’s comfortable carrying extra weight, fair enough, if it bothers her enough she’ll change it.
I don’t get it when guys are like ‘oh my wife isn’t like she used to be’. Why would she be? Don’t you expect to change as you get older? I mean I’ll look at the twenty-three year old as happily as the next guy. They’re pretty and their bodies are gorgeous, but what the f*** would we talk about, juice cleanses and youtube?”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“She’d read somewhere that hurricanes had winds so powerful that a piece of straw could pierce an oak, thrown so hard it became deadly beyond its weight. She was the straw, pushed by forces she only barely understood.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“You had to STAY married in the brief pauses between BEING married and those pauses so often had to be rescheduled.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“I don’t think she let herself go, Charlie. I think she just lets herself be.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“Mind you, these were professional children, the offspring of creative people and deep thinkers, who’d marveled over them as babies, encouraged them to express themselves as toddlers, and wished they’d been more consistent and mean to them now that they were old enough to sass back.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“People did weird shit, usually for boring reasons, and Frances tried not to judge people without knowing all the facts.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“Sometimes she was critical for no real reason she could discern, and didn’t like it in herself. If it had been conscious she could stop herself from doing it, but it seemed to come from nowhere. She’d heard somewhere that a sad portion of your thoughts are just society’s opinions, disguised as inner monologue.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“It was one of the paradoxes of parenting that the children you wished you had were actually the versions of your own children that other parents saw.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“You grew up in a family, you left that family and then, life permitting, you built your own family using much of the same material.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“And Anne, so used to being sad that she didn’t even see beyond the end of each day, said yes.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“Frances barely had room in her head for her own feelings plus a running grocery list. She felt like the Mad Hatter: No room! No room!”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“a liminal period”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“Look, I don’t care how shitty you feel, you get married with a commitment to not cheat, and you keep it. Sleep around after the divorce, not before.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“She herself, like every woman she knew, only recognized her own youthful perfection in retrospect, with deep regret not for losing it but for not seeing it at the time.”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses
“Does the day have a Y in it?”
Abbi Waxman, Other People's Houses