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Everyone I Love Will Die (Or Already Has)

In the summer of 2013 I met the man who would later become my husband. I was young, unattached, and I lived life freely as a single girl working a stellar job – meeting professional athletes across the country and traveling every week. I was determined not to “settle” on someone and had the idea in mind that not settling meant never dating someone who already had children. No baggage, please.

The man I met that summer, Ryan, did have a child. A tiny baby, that came along with a mother who had a not-so-tiny personality. Nothing against babies, I've...