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Jessica Ciencin Henriquez
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Jessica is a freelance writer and the author of the upcoming novel, Lies I've Told My Therapist. Speaker of multiple half languages, generous with bad advice, selfish with everything else, she lives and works in Manhattan.
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Entries by Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

6 Things Your Divorcing Friend Doesn't Need to Hear and the 1 Thing She Does

(14) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:26 PM

I am getting divorced. But what a great time to do it, I'm sharing my sorrows in fantastic company - Gwyneth Paltrow, Paula Patton, Hilary Duff. We are holding down our side of the statistic rather stylishly. Very few melancholy tweets. No alcoholism. Alright, fleeting alcoholism. No (documented) bouts of...

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A Mother's Lesson in Listening

(7) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 5:45 PM

My parents stayed together for us kids, but I chose not to. By the time my son celebrates his second birthday, his father and I will be divorced. Hourly, I battle between crowning that decision selfless or selfish.

The realities of sharing our son were initially devastating, with all...

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An Open Letter to THAT Woman in the Salon

(424) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:28 AM

Let's start here: How dare you? Yes, you, the basic 35-year-old with a case-less iPhone in one hand and your US Weekly in the other. When you walked into this salon in the middle of a Thursday and brayed, "Who do I have to scream at to get a pedicure...

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7 Frequent Flyers Far Worse Than Children

(16) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Expedia conducted a survey last week and with the help of the 1,000 American travelers polled; they've concluded that inattentive parents make the most annoying passengers. I have found myself seated near the accused throughout my life as a journalist and travel junkie. I'll admit a screaming child, throwing cheerios...

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10 Questions Strangers Need to Stop Asking Pregnant Women

(270) Comments | Posted September 14, 2013 | 3:46 PM

In a society where privacy is ever so quickly dwindling 140 characters at a time and the list of taboo topics are sparse now that twerking has been added to the dictionary, you will find throughout your pregnancy that nothing is off-limits. Suddenly your growing waistline is everyone's business. Not...

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5 raisons pour lesquelles une femme devrait avoir un ami homme

(7) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 10:14 AM

C'est vendredi soir et je prends place sur un siège douillet à côté d'Aaron, un petit brun magnifique et drôle que je connais depuis l'université. Nous partageons l'accoudoir et le pop-corn posé entre nous. Les spectateurs assis dans la rangée de derrière, témoins de nos blagues murmurées et de nos...

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5 Reasons Every Woman Should Have a Male Friend

(646) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 8:11 AM

It's Friday night and I settle into a plush seat next to Aaron, a gorgeous, funny brunette who I've known since college. We're sharing both the armrest and the popcorn between us. Anyone in the row behind us, witnessing our whispered inside jokes and laughter throughout the previews, could mistake...

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