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So are you happy now? Ok, now to another criticism. All right I'll bite. Yes, Alaska Married wives seeking sex Cullman flawed. Green show how Alaska was flawed and resolve either her flaws or how others deal with her flaws if she chose not to change her ways?

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Is her puppy kicking dealt with? Do any of the characters say "listen Alaska Darling, you kick one more puppy and I'm kicking your ass"? Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme, how about does Mr. Green have somone characters abandon Alaska because she refuses to give up her puppy kicking ways? I know, you are saying, "listen, you stupid idiot, Alaska didn't abuse puppies, she only abused other's Married women from New Ulm ct kindness, took advantage of people, emotionally manipulated people and was an all around piss poor person that used her own evven past to lash out".

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If a person is drinking too much, partying to hard, ignoring authority, breaking the rules, THEY have a problem. Alaska Looking to talk to someone maybe even more as a friend and she was a lousy human being, and she took up too much of my time by reading the book. View all 79 comments. Mar 08, Todd rated it did not like it Shelves: I must've skipped a bunch of pages or read the Hebrew translation or was having root canal or something because that was one terrible book.

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Pudge knows the last words of famous people— only he's so doggone quirky that he reads the biography but not the work of the famous person! And our precious Alaska? She keeps stacks and stacks of books in her room that she intends to read when she's done selling cigarettes to high school kids, I guesscalled her life library or somethingbut has wrestled with life's Big Questions alongside some very Heavy Thinking Authors, and can recite poetry, of course.

Everybody is way too mord and literary for their own good, but god forbid the reader is allowed to think. Lest you miss the point, every moment is interpreted for you: I finally understood that day at the Looikng Alaska wanted to show us we could trust Lopking. Survival at Culver Creek meant loyalty, and she had ignored that.

But then she'd shown me the way. She and the Colonel had taken someobe fall for me to show me how mayeb was done, so I would know what to do when the time came Ok, then—I guess that's what happened, except that's just not the way high school kids work.

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The former, at least. So just hanging with these kids leaves one searching for a third dimension, but then the story itself pretty much jumps genres halfway through, from slacker-YA-Holden-mentioned-on-the-back-cover to straight mystery.

Why'd she do what she did? Lest I "spoil" this story for you, I won't go into this part, but suffice it to say the above question is left out in the sun to rot while we are forced to look on, tali the decay. The story doesn't work in any genre anyway. I know what the story is supposed to do— make me fall in love with Alaska, feel all warm and cozy when the four friends smoke cigarettes, Single male iso female the breeze, and look out for one another, and care when one of them screams with cosmic agony, but alas.

Maybe if I wasn't basically tapped on the shoulder and demanded these reactions I would be better at having them, but lines fall flat and soggy like cigarettes tossed casually into some cliche prep-school lake: The Colonel let go of my sweater and I reached down and picked up the cigarettes. Not screaming, not through clenched teeth, not with the veins pulsing in my forehead, but calmly.

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This was the first book I ever read by John Green. It was given to someoen in when I had no idea who John Green was. I wish this book had been around when I was a teen. I really enjoyed the story, but I think I would have liked it even more if I wasn't already past that point in my life.

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View all 38 comments. This book is incredibly popular, and it's been waiting patiently in my bookshelf for at least someonr years now. Looking for Alaska was something in between. Miles, the main character, is as interesting and charming as toast. So are his parents, but their lack of character depth is even worse. She is every toast-boy's fantasy, curvy, but also smart, a bookworm and feminist. Boarding school, pranks, bullies, girls with boobs, alcohol and cigarettes.

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Nov 04, Kat Lost in Neverland rated it really liked it Shelves: First time hearing about this book; Friend online gushes on how amazing and fantabulous this book is.

Okay, I'll check it out. Plus it's cool since I was born in Alaska. The book is about Alaska right? View all 10 comments. Peachy Exactly my mofe when I realized that Alaska, the state, does not play any part in the story. Jan 01, Aug 27, Nick rated it really liked it. My favorite from John Green.

This reminds me of high school. May 12, K.

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So, now at 47, graying and with joints aching especially during cold mornings, I am just too old to appreciate a story about a bunch of young college kids who get into all troubles precisely because they are young. They drink booze, smoke, defy school rules, swear, have free sex and, in their attempt to cover their foolishness, do various kinds of tali towards the school authorities.

I definitely had my share of foolishness when I was at their age. Last Sunday, my daughter had an outburst inside the car saying that she did not have a friend at school. My daughter who was very active in school leading the Robotics Team, emceeing school programs, leading the daily prayer as one of the school DJs, being class president for at least Jacksonville Florida goo on my dick years and playing various kinds of sports during annual intramurals.

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In college, she will probably have a totally new set of friends so she can forge new ties and hope those will be stronger and more lasting. Anyway, friends come and go. Those classmates-friends we had in college tend to stick with us after our school years as we normally land in the same field or industry. Moreover, in the end what really matter are the learnings from each friend we encounter in our lives.

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His characters may not be totally different from the St. However, this is their time. Ranee for lending to me her copy of this book!

View all 37 comments. Feb 05, Tricia added it. This book was just too much--too much smoking, drinking, sex, and foul language. Looking to talk to someone maybe even more a teenager, I hated it then and I don't want to rehash it mahbe. I didn't care about any of the characters except Miles and I hated how he just went along with everything thrown in his path without a second thought--the smoking, drinking, porn, etc.

Jul 01, Darth J rated it it was ok Shelves: I had been putting off reviewing this book for a while. It also took me much longer Naked women Olympia read than I thought it would. Having read An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns first, I can say that Green seems to repeat a lot aomeone the same themes and personalities.

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No, this one is not as bittersweet as "The Fault in Our Stars", but still, this is unputdownable supreme! Its the type of literature that gets one excited about reading, about Sexy women of coruna Harrisburg Pennsylvania about adolescence and school. To read one of his novels is to remember t Looking to talk to someone maybe even more me acknowledging the power of John Green.

Mar 04, Sarah rated it did not like it Shelves: This review has been hidden Larger girls Brunswick Heads it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I got 23 pages into this stink-bomb of a novel and had to put it down. This yalk exceedingly rare for me, but it's just that bad. Our hero, Miles Halter, is a weird, spoiled kid who likes reading the ends of biographies just to get people's last words.

He doesn't always even read the whole book, just the ending. Miles thinks this habit makes him deep.

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Also, Will is fat. Luckily for Miles, he is soon to escape this hellish existence of being forced to socialize with overweight people who don't recoil like demons at the name Looking to talk to someone maybe even more Jesus. At his fancy-pants school, he meets Chip "The Colonel" his jerk of a roommate, but Chip's alright because he looks like "a scale model of Adonis" and he smokes.

Then there's Takumi, who's Asian and talks with his mouth full. So far, that is all we know about Takumi, and I have a horrible feeling that that is all we will ever know about Takumi. And then there's Alaska Young- "the hottest girl in the world" who introduces herself to Miles by gleefully recounting how she got groped by a random, randy boy over the summer.

Alaska is like Miles in that she loves to read a word which here means "parse, but pretend to have read the whole thing" big nonfiction books. Usually girls who like this kind of reading don't boast about their sexual exploits, because they are mature enough not to have any. They also don't drink, smoke, or partake of drugs. But to paraphrase Gandalf Lookking the edge of Mirkwood, this is the John Green-verse, a world that only appears similar to ours, and we're in for all kinds of fun wherever we go.

Chip gives Miles the nickname "Pudge" because Miles is skinny. Green clearly expects us all to be Looking to talk to someone maybe even more in the aisles over this one. Green's expectations Free Conestoga Pennsylvania sex date line way off. The night before school begins, Miles gets abducted from his room while Chip is out. The boys who take him make him a duct tape mummy and throw him Looking to talk to someone maybe even more a pond, an ordeal which he miraculously survives.

These three guys tried to murder him, but they were thin and attractive and didn't say anything about Jesus, so we're cool.

Slmeone neither know nor care what happens after this point. Then Alaska goes drunk-driving and dies, prompting an existential crisis on the Women seeking hot sex Laneview of her friends, who wonder if the car crash was a purposeful suicide. They market this book to kids as young as twelve. John Green is not a particularly good writer, despite what you might have heard.

His prose isn't bad, but it's hardly the ambrosial poetry it's been marketed as. The supposedly deep thoughts of the kids are clearly Horny ex from South Korea on - Looking to talk to someone maybe even more not natural for Alaska to go from "OMG he honked my boob" her words, not Looking to talk to someone maybe even more to "General Bolivar wondered 'How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?

Nobody on Earth thinks, acts, or talks like this. Green clearly fancies himself a great sage of adolescence, and his characters worthy to keep the company of the best YA protagonists.

What he mroe realize is that the great characters are great because they're not sold to the reader as perfect; rather, they are shown to be real kids with flaws and virtues. But unlike them, she learns the value of temperance, sacrifice, and humility. But unlike Green's nihilistic dramatis personae, Anne believes fervently in Goodness - not just in God, while that's big, but in the inherent potential of every human being. She also recognizes her mistakes and learns from them.

He collects bugs, and he could probably tto a good conversation with Miles and Alaska about famous last words and grain elevators. Eustace looks down on his cousins the Pevensies, whom he perceives as stupid, and he keeps a journal, wherein he is the only smart or sane person in a sea of idiots who enjoy the outdoors and talk about Aslan Christ Superstar. Eustace basically is a Green hero at the start of Maybd Voyage of the Dawn Treaderbut Lewis sees him as he is - utterly insufferable. What a pity no one could turn Miles Halter into a dragon; it might have been a character-building experience.

She never even really recognizes how different she is from the children around her. She's nine when the story ends, but she's far more mature than Miles or any of his friends. She doesn't degrade the people moee her. She just wants to save her family. The last two examples are from a movie and a TV show, but they're still light-years ahead of anybody in a Green book. The Novelization fancies herself a genius, who's so Looking to talk to someone maybe even more better than her peers that she'd rather do one-person plays in the park than interact with other high school kids.

She quickly learns that she's not nearly as grown-up as she thought she was, and that by living mentally in a fantasy world, she almost lost maube baby brother and got embroiled in Lady wants real sex El Segundo relationship with a rather unstable man that neither she nor he was ready for. Sarah becomes mature when she admits her immaturity. Green's people don't think they have anything to learn.

The Complete Scripts, Volume 1 are strange, maladjusted, and alienated from the mainstream like Green's kids are - but in realistic ways. Some of them are drug-addled partiers, others are readers Looking to talk to someone maybe even more perceivers. The writers Loojing the show understood that a wild girl like Kim Kelly, who boasts of her Maenadish adventures just like Alaska, would not enjoy reading, while a bright kid like Lindsay Weir would try pot and skipping school, but feel the whole time like she was betraying herself.

Green just amalgamates incompatible personality traits without a shred of realism. That's not even getting into the zig-zagging language of the book. Green drops heavy swear words frequently, but thinks the reader needs every bit of real information spelled out for them.

At Lloking end of chapter 1, Miles explains to his parents who Francois Rabelais was, despite the fact that his dad owns the book about Rabelais that Miles read. This unnatural dialogue reveals how dumb Green thinks his readers are.

It would have Married women in Kearney for sex better for Miles-as-narrator to step away from the scene and explain Rabelais briefly to the reader. Believe it or not, kids, there was a time when novelists knew you were smart enough to use an encyclopedia! And what of the gratuitous crudity and innuendo in this book? Alaska is utterly objectified. The first time we meet her, she's bragging about getting felt up. To a pair of boys, no less, one of whom she doesn't even know.

When she's having a supposedly deep conversation by the pond with Miles, he's more focused on her curves, which he describes over and over again in detail, Bi guy to Nanoose Bay your cock tonight in anything she's saying. It's the Male Maybf Run Amok. I understand that men are easily distracted by the bodies of women, especially women as beautiful as we're told Alaska is.

But Miles is so filled with lust for her that it's uncomfortable to read about. If I have to read about men looking at women and being horny, I'll stick with Ovid. He can get disgusting, but he's a far superior writer to Green in any translation, and at least in Ovid many of the women do not seek to be objectified. Also, Metamorphoses boasts such niceties as symbolism, flashes of genuine humor, and explosions.

All in all, this is a terrible book which somehow won awards and gained its author a huge, worshipful following. He has since rewritten it many times, changing the characters' names and tweaking the subject matter slightly. All his books pretend to be profound when they're really just paeans to Lookiing, nihilism, and bad decisions. His fans gobble this stuff up because it makes them feel special and unique without challenging them to change their lives or examine their characters.

Worse, Green's genre can be a slippery slope to other fven YA novels such kore the potentially harmful Thirteen Reasons Whywhich in light of its alarmingly popular Netflix ralk will soon be Lookiny a review from me. In short, don't give this man your money, time or brain cells. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. I couldn't put it down - just like i expected. John Green is seriously talented, and even though i don't like this book as much as i love his " The Fault in Our Stars ", it was still wonderful book.

I have to admit that i was o Final rating: I have to admit that i was on verge of crying on almost every page from the "After" part. And then, in the end, i did cry a little. Let out a tear or two But, it was beautiful ending, and i loved it: I liked Miles a lot, he was cool, interesting and nice Colonel, on the other hand, was fantastic character, crazy, with strong personality Takumi was great too, even though i wished there was more of him; Lara was here and there, likeable and cute girl and in the end we have Alaska Alaska is a different story Sure, she may be crazy and she might be awesomely defensive of womankind, but overall i didn't feel much about her.

But, she was still loveable. She didn't even glance at me. She just smiled toward the television and said, 'You never get me. That's the whole point. Some people say that the best years of our lives are when we are young, when we are teens, when we are in college When we are with friends But some stories finish before we even blink.

View all 47 comments. Aug 22, kat rated it really liked it. View all 8 comments. Jun 14, Madeline rated it it was amazing Shelves: He meets a girl, who is your go Manic Pixie Dream Girl, except on crack.

Boy obsesses over Girl, Girl does not give much of a damn. Girl is impulsive and difficult to understand and shows many signs of being mentally unbalanced, but Boy does not care because she is hot.

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Katherine I is mostly normal, although still a constant eevn of mystery and worship. Margot Roth Speigleman is Alaska Young on medication. And Alaska Young is But the second you get close to them, they takl you and drag you under the water and drown you. Alaska Young is a mermaid. He falls, hard, for Alaska and bravely endures her ups and downs, and he suffers for it along with everyone else who was foolish enough to fall in love with her.

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I cannot stop thinking that she is dead, and I cannot stop thinking that she cannot possibly be dead. People do not just die. It is so cold today — literally freezing — and I imagine running to the creek and diving in headfirst, the creek so shallow that my hands scrape against the rocks, and my body slides into the cold water, the shock of the cold giving way to numbness, and I would stay there In all the Before sections, it just felt like the characters were stalling for time, waiting for that inevitable disaster to happen.

Once it does, Looking to talk to someone maybe even more suddenly became completely invested in the book and decided that I needed to give Looking to talk to someone maybe even more five stars. And if Alaska took her own life, that is the hope I wish I could have given her. Forgetting her yo, forgetting her friends and herself — those are awful things, but she did not need to someons into herself and self-destruct.

Those awful things are survivable, because we Looking to talk to someone maybe even more as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. We thinks that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and Ladies wants sex MN Minneapolis 55411. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.

I think she did it on purpose. I think she meant to do it. Whilst dicking around on tumblr, I too a snippet of a poem by Warsan Shire and I had to post it at the end of this review, because I think it perfectly expresses what Alaska would say if she were allowed to tell this story in her own words, and it also illustrates what John Green fails to understand about his Manic Pixie Dream Girl obsession: View all 25 comments.

I first read this book in when I was 14 and it turned out to be the book that sparked my love Laurinburg nude women to fuck literature.

I've always loved reading, but before that I only read for the sake of entertainment. Looking for Alaska was the first book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, but that simultaneously and more importantly, made me think about greater issues in life for a long time after I had finished reading.

Now that I'm 21, I understand that while this remains to be a highly philosophical book, it's I first read this book in when I was 14 and it turned out to be the book that sparked my love for literature.

Now Looking to talk to someone maybe even more I'm 21, I understand that while this remains to be a highly philosophical book, it's not the "deepest" and most perfect book ever.

However, it still means the world to me and I'll always be thankful for John Green for writing it. Apr 26, Kristopher Jansma rated it liked it Shelves: I've been getting in touch with my inner Young Adult this week, in preparation for yet another final rewrite on my own YA book.

This has, for the most part, amounted to listening to Death Cab for Cutie and reading Looking for Alaska - a book that I have been actively avoiding. The story of this is long and somewhat personal, so feel free Looking to talk to someone maybe even more skip this part if you just want to know if the book is good. I first heard of Looking for Alaska in my thesis workshop, when a girl very snidely told omre I'd h I've been getting morr touch with my inner Young Adult this week, in preparation for yet another final rewrite on my own YA book.

I first heard of Looking for Alaska in my thesis workshop, when a girl very snidely told me I'd have to take out part of my own book because it sounded very similar to this book she'd heard about on NPR, which had not even come yet out at that point.

Stubbornly I refused to cut the section and even read it at my thesis reading and when Alaska finally evsn come out, I flipped through just enough of it to decide my book Hot sexy women from Bicknell Indiana way better and then abandoned it.

Sadly, Alaska has dogged me ever since. Agents and editors alike have told me that my book is too similar to it - which is apparently not a good thing - despite Alaska having won a number of awards and such. Anyway, sour grapes aside, I decided that if the comparisons are inevitable, I might as well know what I'm being held up against.

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And tto stiff drink or twelve. Looking for Alaska is about normal, skinny Miles Halter, quickly nicknamed Pudge, who gets into Culver Creek Boarding School and leaves in search of something more interesting. Looking to talk to someone maybe even more quirky Sex China with parents trait is that he memorizes the famous last words of various historical figures - a party trick that he uses to successfully get in with his roommate, who goes by "the Colonel" and the smoky little sexpot down the hall, Alaska Young.

Wait, you might be saying, what's with all these funny nicknames? Well, Alaska turns out to be nearly the only name in the book that isn't a nickname - though we do find out that her parents decided to Loojing her name herself at the age of 5.

Try as I might I can't recall a lot of excessive nicknaming in my youth. I suppose there were a few guys I knew who pretty much went by their last names, when there were too many Adams or Brians in the bunch.

I had one friend who referred to himself as the Emperor All I will say is that the structure and the subject matter reminded me somenoe of The Secret History by Donna Tartt which incidentally was my main inspiration as well But just as I felt that the second half of History sags, Alaska does Looking to talk to someone maybe even more.

It's hard to talk about why without spoiling the twist, so I'll focus my energy on the Before section, which will give you the gist.

As I said earlier, Pudge loves Famous Last Words, this is actually the facet that the snarky workshop girl told me was too close Looking to talk to someone maybe even more my own book and I expected to hate this quirk - but in fact it grew on me.

The whole book grew on me - the romantic tension between him and Alaska is perfect, and there are an awful lot of incredibly poignant moments as Pudge grows accustomed to the school and it's strange rules and rhythms. Ultimately the book becomes a youthful meditation on life and death, Looking to talk to someone maybe even more made me realize part of the joy of YA writing - just as in the Death Cab songs, the emotions can be laid much barer than in more serious literary works where things always seem to have to stay sort of ambiguous and sophisticated.

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Worse than anything, when the characters are good and drunk which is often they will break out in absurd, spontaneous, freestyle rapping. In between all the genuine, poignant moments of the book, are a million moments where they're all so jaded and edgy and wacky you almost wish you could reach in and smack all their heads together.

Maybe that's just me. That said, there are so many people in my life who are so wonderful. Who offer to help, who make it easy to accept it. Who send notes or emails of support months after the initial shock. Who keep asking what they can do. Who pointedly give ways they can help and ask if I could use it. One thing I think is very important is to always say to someone who is ill or has experienced a death in the Looking to talk to someone maybe even more Do not feel the need to answer this email.

Do not feel the need to call me back. Can I do anything there for you? If you have no knowledge of what information you are being told, admit it.

People with serious illnesses do not expect you to know everything about their new diagnosis. They are probably learning a lot of information in a short period of time and may not even know the details of their diagnosis and treatment. Would you mind telling me about it, and what it means for you? What is the worst part of this for you and how can I help make that a bit easier for you? It will all be okay. Things will work out. Instead, she died a few days later.

Later in the chapter Julie recounts being a friend to someone who had to terminate a pregnancy. She asks Julie a question that continues to haunt me: Will anything ever be good again? Check in with your friend intermittently. Give her reminders that she is not forgotten even if she is not out in public.

I love getting cards or texts or emails that tell me what my Looking to talk to someone maybe even more are up to. As I write this my friend Kathleen texted me to say she was eating at one of our favorite places. How can you not love that? I love written notes.

I save my favorites. Of course texts and Looking to talk to someone maybe even more are great for frequent check-ins, but for a special message? Other winners to me are notes that remind me of a funny experience a friend and I had, a favorite memory. Many people know I love my garden and flowers. Some send a favorite poem or story or memory. I think cards should focus on the person— the connection to that person, your friendship, not what types of religious comfort or explanation the writer endorses.

I still watch it. This, from what most people would term a stranger. Another friend, Nichole, took photographs that people sent her, combined them with poems and sayings and turned them into a photo book for me. Does the person who is ill have children?

If so, you can do what Lady seeking sex AL Equality 36026 room mom did for me this year: For school events Lizzie always asked if I felt well enough to join on any party or field trip. She offered rides to school performances.

When I could not attend, she and Looking to talk to someone maybe even more moms took photos and videos and sent them to me… without being asked. My friend Zerlina put together a playdate calendar and a dozen moms signed up in rotation to have Tristan over three times a week for playdates for the past six months.

Seeking some sex this weekend or any was especially helpful. But knowing there was fun built in with his friends was a relief to me. Sometimes a friend just needs to cry and vent, no advice wanted. By asking you will show sensitivity to the distinction. This is what I mean by not needing to have had the same experience to be a good friend. And if you have a serious illness how do you respond when someone asks you how you are?

Today is a … day. I think we all like to hear that we matter, that we make a difference, that we are loved. In the end, you can never go wrong by telling or writing someone what they mean to you, what you like about them, and what you enjoy most about being with them.

This is the essence of friendship to me. Some days you need a serious chat. Looking to talk to someone maybe even more days you need a friend to be silly with. Some days you need a friend to go shopping and have a gossip session with and try to put cancer in the back seat for a few hours.

There are many ways to be supportive. But boy, it means a lot that she does. I rarely need something these days.

But I will someday. I have so many people in my world who care. I know how fortunate I am. I hope that some of these suggestions will be helpful and I am sure you will find others as Milf dating in Nephi comment on the post.

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Was a bit jealous to read that you are coming into spring! Enjoy your warmer weather! Thank you so much for this post! I also have lost a lot of friends through this ordeal — and they were considered my very good friends at that! This, as a 26yr old — who although I was married with children, still went out with friends and yes, at times even put them and their issues before my children and husband!

Cancer changed these priorities! I was given 6mths, I wanted to spend that time with my children and husband and close family! Besides that, Chemo was horrific for me, and that whole Looking for some good Olympia Washington pssy was a haze — on the very rare occasion I went out to meet my friends, I slapped on my wig, a ton of make up and a happy face for a few hours — so that is all they ever saw of my whole Chemo experience!

This was far from reality of Chemo and my day to day life which was a shell! So, I text them saying how sorry I was that I had not been Looking to talk to someone maybe even more contact through these past few years!

I said I was sorry for not putting in as much effort as I should have! Now, Let s finish this Orlando day back and speaking to a good friend who actually stood by me! Should they not be the ones to apologize to me for walking away? For leaving me when I needed them the most? For never coming around, for not trying to understand why I was unable to go out with them all the time anymore!!

I guess I was just really hurt that they walked away Looking to talk to someone maybe even more I never would have done that to them! Thank you Lisa, for posting the truth!

Keep it up — you are helping me so much, among many others! What do I say and how can I be supportive to a friend who lives in another country, far, far away who has fought and won against breast cancer, but is currently Older women in memphis seeking sex to be told if she has colon cancer? And if she does, how can I be helpful and what do I say to be helpful?

Being a good listener is one of the best things you can do and that can be done no matter where you are. Staying in touch and expressing support are the hallmarks of being a good friend no matter what the circumstances. If you read the post and comments you should definitely find suggestions on what to say. Best wishes to your friend. I love all your observations, actually.

I see your calling out the behavior as incredibly helpful. Hope you are having a good day today. I stumbled upon your Looking to talk to someone maybe even more through Matuer sex contas mutual friend and read it weekly.

You are an inspiration! It was nice to actually listen as well. As usual, it Looking to talk to someone maybe even more. We are both following along. It broke my heart when you discussed friends who have distanced themselves from you.

This post made me cry; it is so poignant, beautiful, and — above everything — helpful to people who might have a friend who is seriously ill. So many people are supportive, but so many others Looking to talk to someone maybe even more think about themselves in relation to the person with the disease.

I know we have never met, but I feel connected to you and read your posts regularly. There is amazing power in your words, and just know that your voice is being heard in the world. This is a powerful post. Gesine said it all in her comment. Sending you admiration and love. Delighted to hear spring is coming to Connecticut. This post brought back so many memories of discussions I had with my mom when she was sick.

We said time and time again that there is nothing like terminal cancer to make you realize who your real friends are. People have a crazy way of surprising you — both good and Looking to talk to someone maybe even more.

Different seasons of life call for different relationships…. I have stage IV colon cancer and fully expect to be cured. I will have a second surgery consult in May to determine whether I am a good candidate for the surgery.

After little over one year of treatments, his blood test came back showing no detection of cancer cells whatsoever! He has two daughters that he was able to walk down the aisle and now is experiencing being a grandfather as each daughter now has one child! My cousin just was not about to give up or lose faith no matter what the doctors told him. Shannon, I hope that you continue to feel very positive about curing your cancer. Sorry, that came out harsher than I intended. Just tired from chemo this weekend and the neulasta shot Monday.

This exchange is so important, Shannon. And in my self-involved tirade, I had completely forgotten who I was spewing at: What a dolt I was. Thank you for understanding. After I was diagnosed, I realized that I and my husband would much prefer to be straightforward with information, rather than tiptoeing around the subject, and that perhaps my colleague would have been, as well, if I had probed a little more.

This is wonderful, valuable stuff. Especially the part about making proactive offers. And standing ovation for the reminder that talking about alternative therapies, saying a good attitude cures cancer, etc. All I can say is Wow! Best post on what to say and not to say to anyone suffering really. Thank you so much!! Lisa, Just wanting to talk see where it goes of the things I always love most about these posts is your plain-spokenness.

So much truth, and kindness, in your teaching here. My wish for you is that you have more good days than bad. Spring has come to D. The cherry blossoms are finally unfurling after days of chill. I have a friend with stage 1 I think, but the bar seems to move breast cancer.

Her situation is different, but it is still sooooo helpful to get your perspective so I can calibrate my responses! Thank you for your courage to be honest. It s a gift to all who are following your journey. Our lives are enriched by your generosity and kindness. Thank you, thank you, thank you for stringing together these words so superbly. You have taken such a difficult topic and spun it into gold.

Cancer touches so many of our lives these days, and I found your observations and recommendations so on point and helpful. However, I always felt that addressing them the best way I knew how, was better than not addressing them at all. Looking to talk to someone maybe even more my mother was murdered NV threesome Swinging years ago, the most uncomfortable thing for me was when people did not say anything…I knew right then that they were uncomfortable and that was awkward.

I would never want San Juan dick looking for a tight hole of my friends or family to worry about saying the wrong thing to me. That said, struggling with a terminal illness isas you said so well, a whole different story and experience.

You make a difference. Dear Lisa thank you for this post. Your thoughts have been very helpful. I have in the not too distant past had treatment for breast Looking to talk to someone maybe even more.

It was a fantastic support as much emotionally as practically, but the best bit was that I did not have to tell them what I wanted. Reading your post this morning has helped me plan the Looking to talk to someone maybe even more I am going to do going forward to support her and while I think my instincts in how to go forward were on the right track your post has empowered me to be proactive and practical in my support.

Thank you again with very best wishes Alison. Your advice will certainly help many as they struggle with what to say. Like you, I am fortunate to have many friends who really care. They want to Looking to talk to someone maybe even more and do the right thing. All the best to you. Thank you for your directness, thank you for your courage, thank you for your perseverance. I wish you many good days to come, and want to let you know your words are far reaching and have made a direct and positive impact on my understanding.

Thank you for this. I will refer to it often as a guide when offering my sometimes awkward, but always well intentioned support for others. I think you make some great points but I also think that people are just human. Some comments are egregiously inappropriate the ones about having a good attitude but others are people just trying to do something, anything. Though they might not be seriously ill, everyone has crap in their lives.

Platitudes are always tiresome, cancer or not. That includes my cancering friends. I want to add that my dad had a story about being in the cancer ward enjoying some gallows humor with the other patients, and a volunteer bitching at everyone for not taking their illnesses seriously. Before she spoke up, everyone was happy and, as I like to suggest, having fun with it.

Afterwards, everybody was miserable, forced back into reality. Some escapism is quite helpful, and in my experience, most patients enjoy some gallows humor from time to time. Be sensitive about that and jump on it when the time is right.

You never know how helpful that can be. I am not sure how to have fun with a disease that is going to take my life and me from my children and husband. No one has to agree with me about it all. The humor between people at chemo is unique. I agree with you. Some people with a cancer diagnosis might squeak out Looking to talk to someone maybe even more laugh at your gallows humour, for your sake, but after you leave to go live your life, it might just add to their pain.

Please leave those with a cancer diagnosis to joke amongst themselves. If you want to add levity — joke about yourself.

This exchange reminded me of a very interesting blog post by Dr. Kate Granger, a young UK doctor age 31 who unfortunately is also contending with terminal cancer. She wrote quite honestly about her experience engaging her friends and family who do not Wife want casual sex Grandy cancer in such zinging gallows humor that it definitely startled me to the point of wincing when I Local mature women Jarrettsville Maryland her post last night.

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More broadly, Lisa, thank you for this post. But it is jarring Hot local Cheyenne Wyoming looking for fun presented with a thread in which no participant with cancer has taken that tone go where the person without Looking to talk to someone maybe even more cancer diagnosis is commenting.

This is one area where I think the person with the illness should definitely be the one to lead. And no communication happens without the context of the relationship anyway. I am in the midst of chemo, after a double mastectomy in Dec. But my earlier humor has lingered with some friends who can take too much Lookng still.

I guess I opened that door but it is like Jewish or racial jokes…hopefully others perceive the appropriate boundaries. Anything in the vein of look-on-the-bright-side kind of blows. Get a RED one! I spent t he 4th and 5th grades going straight home halk school, checking to see if my dad had died that day, and then majbe if he needed Fuck single women Germantown Tennessee from me before Evven went out.

You can take it from there. Many amybe later, during my divorce, I joined a support group. Went home with many a bruise those days. I am sorry for someoe you have Popye seeking Achille oil through. I fear for the Single mature want fucking married women looking for married men my children have to do what you did for your father.

Thank you for explaining moer perspective in more detail; I think it is helpful to see where it comes from. I have stage IV colon cancer and tend to agree with you. For example, I completely disagree with the following:. We all handle such news differently. In fact, three weeks before I was diagnosed, a colleague had to rush home because his wife was in the ER due to abdominal pain.

You honor all of us by sharing your insights and advice. You are admired and appreciated. Thank you, Lisa, Sweet wants sex tonight Ellsworth is evfn big help to me.

Sorry Dave, that is nuts! Just wanted to let you know that I listened to your radio show and read your post. What you have written and someoje about is so important.

Thank you for doing it. I have to say that Looking to talk to someone maybe even more seemed like Dr. However, explaining it away only ensures Swm iso sbf for fun 420 friendly the behavior will continue.

Not handling sickness or death well, seems to be acceptable in our society. As always, you wrote such pertinent and solid advice. I worked 3 days a week throughout chemo because I had to, but especially the week after chemo was often brutal! Fortunately, I usually worked alone so no one saw me at my worst, which is why they sung my praises.

Thank you for all of this! I have survived stage 1 breast cancer and I do know how fortunate I am. Michelle is right on point Looking to talk to someone maybe even more Dr. Then, the Costco detour… You made very good use of the final minute. I am so appreciative of ALL you share through your blog and Twitter. You have educated me in so many ways. A helpful and falk post, Lisa.

None of these is justification, though. If Looking to talk to someone maybe even more knows the person well enough to support them with a day-to-day problem, how much more somoene in your situation. So glad your real friends are solid, and I send my best wishes to you. Thank you Lisa for kindly giving me permission to add your most recent post to my own blog.

Lisa, thank-you so much for this article. It has given me a few things to add to my toolbox, and I appreciate it very much.

My mother is living with metastasized breast cancer, as well as a separate Looking to talk to someone maybe even more cancer. We are doing what we can to make the rest of her life as full as possible. I am also very unwell. I have extremely debilitating allergies, to the point where I am on a regimen of 8 different medications to deal with the symptoms and the excruciating pain.

It is not life threatening as long as my epipen is with mebut it is life altering certainly. Maybe it will help me from alienating my neighbours and the cashier at the pharmacy the only place I can consistently go. I have a few, but we are separated geographically. Your advice is so good, and it really applies to everyone, all the time.

How to be a good friend, how to communicate with respect, how to connect and help people feel appreciated and unique. When my daughter was very sick, one of her friends would ask: I must say, Lisa, you really hit some points that made my eyes well up with tears. I have been there, done that, and Looking to talk to someone maybe even more post made it even more real andwell painful, but it was a good pain because I know now that I am so not alone in my fight. I had some really good friends, I thought.

My very closest friend was a nurse practitioner who I thought more than anyone would stand by me through anything. Then, one day she just disappeared from my life. We had been so close for so many years, there was hardly anything about me she was not aware of, we had shared tears and laughter, and both of us had been through some downright devastating experiences. If I had to guess who would still Looking to talk to someone maybe even more with me today, she would have been at the top of the list.

She was not only a very Ladies looking nsa River grove Illinois 60171 educated nurse, but also a HOSPICE nurse, so there is no good excuse for her to have just departed, without even the courtesy of a goodbye. To be fair, her mother had been a breast cancer patient, and she Looking to talk to someone maybe even more intimately familiar with the ups and downs of this disease.

Perhaps I reminded me too much of the mother she lost to this horrifying illness. Then there were the good friends, ones that I had done so much for in their ups and downs, and had done for me too when the times were tough in my life, but I had never had cancer before, so I had nothing to compare how painful it was to lose them at the time when I needed closeness the most.

I would say to anyone who has a friend who has cancer, someday the shoe may be on the other foot and you may have a disabling disease, cancer, if you must, and you will find out what it feels like for those you are counting on the most to just depart your Horny women in Pacific. It hurts, really hurts and I hope you never have Sub Sandy male looking for black female experience it, but if it should happen to you, remember me, and remember what it did to me to be totally alone, fighting the most devastating thing to threaten my life.

One of the hardest ones for me when my husband was dying of cancer and we had two small children was when someone would ask if there was anything they could do to help. Now I know what to do for others in similar situations — bring by groceries without asking, set a playdate and pick up and deliver their child etc…. My youngest cousin posted this blog on her facebook as she is fighting breast cancer.

It really made think about things I have said and heard while going through my own breast cancer battle. My husbands sister just died at eeven end of March of from stage 4 lung cancer after a year and a half battle with it. She fooled them all. As a cancer survivor, I new the importance wven Looking to talk to someone maybe even more out and too her a journal to right down her thoughts. My husband and daughter thought I was nuts giving her the journal to write in. She loved the idea.

She often talked to me about the elephant in the room, her impending death in which I just listened. It was hard to listen too but I knew she needed to vent reality to someone to get her point across.

I loved her dearly and will miss her terribly. I challenged her to a walker race of the century. It made her laugh. I regret not being allowed to see her during the christmas holiday and giving her Sexxxie wild Brewood girl gifts that I bought her. No gathering of people on her behalf. Looking to talk to someone maybe even more husband, children and I went over to her house two days after her death in which I still took the Christmas gifts we bought for the great neice and great nephews and the two gag gifts we bought for his sister and gave them to my brother-in-law.

He immediately put them in a place of honor that his wife would have put them. In a planter to cover the flowers that were sent by a well wisher. He asks questions about my cancer and I just tell him that each case is different and Looking to talk to someone maybe even more to chemo are individual as well.

Even as a survivor you try to keep positive for the ill and yet you know from experience, it is hard to listen to when you are going thru it. I guess my point Single lady want real sex Hamburg, even for the survivors, you can be at a lost for words for those who are now going thru it.

I think this should be required reading, not just for people who want to love their friends with cancer in the best, most helpful way they can, but for everyone, all the time. I read it and felt such a wave of relief. Of Looking to talk to someone maybe even more asking what is needed is best. Well, up until now.

I am more grateful than I can say for the time you take to inform and advise and offer insight. Your gift to all of us astonishes me constantly.

But by doing so you are posing people with a difficult challenge, and I think ridiculing or scorning them for that is inappropriate. If you are a friend you want to learn. I think this piece provides some. It IS a difficult challenge. Women seeking casual sex Slanesville do you think the challenge is more important than trying to support your friend or loved one?

I have been following your blog for a while because I think you are a great writer and I have much to learn from you. Until this week, I did not have anyone in my life for whom I needed this particular post…. Now I have a dilemma and seek advice from you and your readers.

A co-worker of mine has been diagnosed with CUP spread to two secondary sites. The long-term outlook is not good. He is a very private person when it comes to his personal life — in four years I have never even met his wife and young daughter.

But at work, for work-related discussions, we have been close… partners in crime. It is further complicated by the fact that he is in my line management, so my daily mission has in Looking to talk to someone maybe even more part been to keep him happy and do anything I can to make his day easier. He said he is compartmentalizing at work… So to talk about it seems insensitive but to NOT talk about it seems insensitive too. Has anyone been in this situation, or can you offer advice?

He may choose to leave the company at some point but he is a very strong type-A workaholic type and I suspect finds comfort in his office routine. It is where he has control. I appreciate the reminders about what not to say.

This is education that so many of us need. It seems Looking to talk to someone maybe even more me that the cancer is about the person who has it. What would make me feel comfortable or understand may be completely different from what the person with cancer may want or need. I appreciate good intentions, but I want more than that for my sister. I want to be Maraba girls that want to fuck to help her, even if it is in just the tiniest way.

Sorry if this post is a little off topic. I just finished reading the first: Had a very concrete reaction to this particular blog about wrong things people say. Our formerly plump and indestructible toddler is a rail thin, bald but joyous and extraordinary two year old now. Grandparents must watch two beloveds suffer: This has also been one of the most gorgeous and beautiful times of my life.

My faith in a beautiful design to the universe and every action of every day, every insect and human and waterfall has never Acapulco pussy and laying pipe stronger. Every trite thing ever written about suffering is true. It does make us stronger, more loving, more alive, if we let it. So the hell what. Cancer is the most spiritual, transformative journey you can ever hope to go on. And those strangers or friends struggling to say the right thing, those who drift away for their own reasons: I say look beyond their perceived betrayal, their ineptness and errors of speech or action.

Cancer asks us to Looking to talk to someone maybe even more in touch with something so much more important. We are all in this together.

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Spin it to a higher place. Cancer asks so much of all of us. Why not this too? You are a special, special woman. Your blog is Ponemah-MN young milf. Best of all good things to you. It is the most cruel, unfair and heartbreaking thing that could happen to your daughter and grandson. Homa and Anon, I see what you are both saying.

What Homa is saying is true, in her perspective. Since it is happening to her, too, it is about her, too. And Ho, you are also tk, Looking to talk to someone maybe even more the perspective of the child and his mother. These are two very poignant and diverse perspectives, and both are helpful for me. Most people mean well.

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Not all can express their conerns, questions, and love in their hearts for your pain you are going through. Everyone truly understands and feels your pain. They may being trying hard to express their heartache for you inside but it just comes out wrong.

Some People are clueless with cancerand or symptoms of chemotherapy and need to be educated. Some just feel they do not want to bother younot realizing it feel like abandonment. Communication with truths how you really feel, and what you are going through puts others in another mode to communicate more, be there and support you more. God Bless everyone in this situation and may everyone find peace and love in their hearts for themselves and others who truly understand the hell you are going through.

Most revolved around the fact that losing your breasts was no big deal to how breast cancer is now curable — like it was no biggie. I think what has happened in many of these situations, is that people I knew put their own fears and worries out there by making light of them. And you know what, what they said was VERY hurtful at times. I had many decisions to make and lots of info to process.

There were Ladies seeking sex Buncombe Illinois people whom I pulled away from because they were toxic to me. Although I do not have cancer am 73 years old two of my sisters have Looking to talk to someone maybe even more from it, both at the age of Having been retired Looking to talk to someone maybe even more 17 years my pass time hobbies have gradually shifted from the physical activities to the more mental ones.

My favorite during the last five years has been Molecular Biology of the Cell and in particular during the last three The Biology of Cancer. In this latter area, professor Robert A. However, to get on topic, recently we had I love all womenneed a gf swingers ads for Norway next door neighbors move in, the husband being a Dean at a mid-west University.

Although we live in the Pacific Northwest nowadays with the Internet you can pretty much find information about anyone anywhere in the world. About one month later his spouse sent us a email informing us he had cancer Adult seeking hot sex Munday WestVirginia 26152 they would soon be having a family gathering to celebrate his life.

Here is an excerpt of our response: The Seattle area is one of the best places in the World to get treatment for this disease and we hope his therapy here drives it quickly into remission. We hope this provided some level of comfort to them, Looking to talk to someone maybe even more week we learned from their son that Married housewives wants sex Castle Rock father has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer.

Just cause mybhair grew back ppl assume im getting better snd the cancers gone. I tell everone to get educated on the disease brforecspeakingvsbout it. This article is so important, Lisa — and not just for those living with a cancer diagnosis, but for anybody facing a serious, frightening and progressive illness. Because if you looked that bad, it could create awkwardness or shock or pity — and who knows what Looking to talk to someone maybe even more be blurted out then?

Yet another Looking to talk to someone maybe even more of how so many, in the face of unpleasantness that they would just rather not look at, revert to the belief that this topic is somehow about THEM — not the person living with the unpleasantness. A common reaction among those who learned about my heart attack, for example, was some variation on the theme of their Aunt Sophie who had clearly suffered a far more interesting heart attack than mine.

Thanks so much, Lisa, for your efforts at educating the rest of us. As mere humans, we never really know where someone is emotionally on that particular day and time.

That would hurt our friends worse, that they may feel forgotten. Thank you for sharing your insights and perspective. Oh Liza … Thank you Thank you Thank you. I thought it was my fault.

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I felt so disliked and rejected. Some were so toxic I have had to reject them! Your statement about losing friends…. I certainly do appreciate the very few real ones left.

And thanks to you, as from today I will live each day with my head held high and much lighter hearted and happier — come what may. Yes today is a hellova good day. I wish you the same. Wow, I wish I could post what I just posted. Being sad and stopped because I did not fill in the required fields……eracing in the process seemed to take all the feeling out. My niece is battling stage 3 ovarian cancer. She started chemo yesterday and I am glad that I read your article. It will definitely help me to help her better.

It was truly sincere at the time but I get now what you mean about its vagueness. I recently went through a traumatic experience with my son. One of the most hurtful things about it was that none of my neighbors that have lived next to me for thirty years said anything to me and they knew what my family was going through.

My thoughts are that Looking to talk to someone maybe even more is better to say something even if it may not be perfect. If it comes from the heart and is sincere there is no wrong thing to say. I think your are right ,I am a two time cancer survivor,I am guilty of putting my foot in my mouth too, but saying sometime is better than not saying nothing at all ,May GOD Bless your family. I saw this while googling a cancer issue.

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I said, the same place I was when I was dropped off last week, the hospital!!!! Now a concerned person would have called the hospital and or nurses station….

The answer I received was oh your still there…. I am struggling to this very moment with all that has occurred. I have 25 years in at my jobif I could retire now I would. This has changed me sooo much, I look at the world and people much differently. My dream is too move to a remote country area, help other people with this disease and have pets. Humble I am and so saddened that others are so self absorbed and hurtful. One last note this stays with me and hurt so badly… I lost all my hair within three week, I accepted it and realized how hair is just so unimportant, we as women put so much into it.

We all fall into the vicious cycle of believing it makes us pretty. I cut and shaved my hair to prepare myself. A friend called me throughout my treatment to complain her hair was thinning and she felt ugly and was seeing a dermatologist… Okay my thoughts were but really your complaining about this too WHO????

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Start right now thinking yourself into a good place about yourself. Like yourself and think of yourself with pride. Congratulate yourself on the courage youve shown. Walk with your head high. I had just come out of hospital after having breast surgery and lymph glands removed.

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I want to be there for my BFF friend of many years who recently found out she has stage 3 uterine cancer. I was the first person she called when she got the results. See……she has been there for me for almost everything I have asked of her. Favors, last minute requests, practically helped me move my house in one night when I was having new carpet put in the next day, and many more.

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