Curious creature, pursuer of passion, unbeliever in limiting or lengthy bios. Email me at hollybradshaw.writer@gmail.com.

Watching my son go from a healthy teen to a medical mystery in a few short weeks has left me feeling helpless and desperate

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The day after Halloween, my 15-year-old son complained of his left forearm hurting. It was noticeable to him, but not too bothersome. I assumed he slept on it funny or maybe had pulled something without realizing it.

A few days later, the pain started getting worse. It spread to his…

Does one good turn deserve another?

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My husband and I are currently going through intensive rounds of couple’s therapy after I caught him in a destructive emotional affair.

I’ve finally gotten comfortable with calling it that. I wasn’t sure what to call it at first, because we weren’t in your typical monogamous situation. We had been…

Relationship counseling is painful yet necessary — like a root canal.

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My husband and I are in a very strange place right now. After being separated for over a month, he’s moved back in, and we’re currently deep into couple’s therapy.

I’ve written about his emotional affair, and how what he said about me to the woman he loved wounded me…

My first experience with a woman was incredible — until our friendship fell apart

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When we first met, we clicked right away.

We were in a play together, and we bonded instantly. We were like twins. So much in common, the same sense of humor. It wasn’t long before we were hanging out a ton, even outside of rehearsal.

I grew close with several…

Silencing your readers’ voices on Medium when they disagree means you can dish out criticism, but you can’t take it (or learn from it)

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I’ve been blocked by two writers since I joined Medium about three years ago.

In both cases, the writers were outspoken and had strong (some would say cruel/judgmental) opinions, and they didn’t like that I disagreed with their stances.

Before I get deep into my gripe, I want to be…

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