My Therapist Says

My Therapist Says All Relationships Are Impossible

It’s okay to lose a friendship

Naveen Kumar
Elemental
Published in
4 min readOct 14, 2020

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Illustration: Kate Dehler

This summer I reached an impasse with a close friend, who is white, over the Black Lives Matter movement. In the decade we’ve known each other, I had always felt comfortable talking to him about my own experience of otherness as an Indian American. But when I pointed to his…

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Naveen Kumar
Elemental

Naveen Kumar is a culture writer and editor whose recent work appears on them.us, The Daily Beast, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times.