Such a fantastic read, Charlie! Your words are the sweet honey of authenticity. I’ve experienced some of the things you mention here — religious pressures in particular — and almost tied the knot a few years ago myself. Not doing so was one of the most growth-inducing and powerful things I’ve ever done — a sort of reclamation of “myself.” The good news is, I believe that reclamation can happen at any age and stage in life. Thanks again for this. Cheers!

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