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"I sleep so much better with you."
Think about it. Who doesn't have problems with sleep? We can't get to sleep. Or we get to sleep but wake up due to worries or noise. We cuddle body pillows or take pills or run sound machines or cover the windows with dark drapes or slap a mask over our eyes. Then—crap!—we sleep too much. When you mention that he helps you sleep better, you're really saying something along the lines of: You know that big, ugly problem that the rest of the world has? I don't have it. Because of you. Nobody else relaxes me like you. Nobody else can make me dream.

Leigh Newman is the Deputy Editor of and author of Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home.

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