“Once we were inside, my period lost its shit. “What should we get? I know! 13 Going on 30 on DVD! A tube top! A pack of Magic: The Gathering cards! Glitter!! TWENTY TUBES OF GLITTER!!!” We headed to the arts-and-crafts aisle, and I tried to be reasonable by picking up a package of black pens. My period made me throw them back, not even nicely, onto the hook. “Wouldn’t you like some wedding-themed stickers and scrapbooking paper, just in case?” it asked. I glared. “Haha JK! Come on. That was a good one. It’s funny because you’re literally never getting married.” I clutched three packs of glitter-encrusted, hand-cutout wedding-themed stickers, and started to cry. “Ohhh, clean-up on aisle 12, right?! Waterworks!” My period laughed. But then, apparently, it had a change of heart. “Come on, let’s go get ice cream.”—
In other words, you are not as indispensable as you think you are. No one is. Not in relationships where self-identity is valued, anyway. So what does that make you? Replaceable. And humans, as Beyoncé proved for ten straight weeks, want nothing more than to feel irreplaceable. And we don’t just want to hear that we’re important, we want to know that we’re the most important. We want proof. We want it written. Not on paper, but on stone! With blood, dammit. We’re selfish like that.
Mark Sisson examines the ten most common seafoods consumed by Americans. As of 2009, they were: shrimp, canned tuna, salmon, pollock, tilapia, catfish, crab, cod, clams, and pangasius. Which are worth eating? Which should be avoided?
The fights that never seem to go anywhere or get resolved. One minute you’re laughing together and the next you’re threatening to break up. Once these fights become recurring, you know the relationship is living on borrowed time.