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"You look tired."

Those were the words a well-meaning relative said to me minutes after I walked down the aisle and married my husband in front of our family and friends. Not "You look radiant" or "I'm blinded by your ecstatic joy" or "Truly, you are a vision in white," but "You look tired."

The author looking fucking radiant on her wedding day.
The author looking fucking radiant on her wedding day.
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