Women's Health

The Ghosts of Instagram Past

“I used to be so much happier,” I groaned to my mom. She was on speaker phone back home in Iowa as I was flicking through my past Instagram posts. One in particular, from four years ago, snagged my attention. It was a candid shot of me and my ex in front of a waterfall in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. We were younger and superfit; I was laughing as he surprised me with a kiss on the cheek. My current relationship troubles, work stress, and tiny New York City apartment felt even worse in comparison. “What

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