Hillery Stone came to her latest dentist with intolerable pain. After years of unsuccessful dental surgery and a recent divorce, she couldn’t pinpoint where the pain was coming from. She thought it might be a tooth in the back of her mouth — but that tooth had been removed years ago.
“Like my marriage, the tooth was gone, but there was a tender place still aching,” Ms. Stone writes in this week’s Modern Love essay.
Seeing her suffering, Ms. Stone’s dentist makes an unexpected confession and gives her a clear, unofficial prescription.
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Source: NY Times