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* StalkerWithoutACrush: After her ex-lover attempts to gaslight her by claiming he has a different height and eye color and saying that he is not left handed, the narrator hires a private detective to bring her official records which confirm that he had been lying.
* WidowWoman: Although she was no longer married to her husband by the time he dies, the narrator was still in love with him and is almost catatonic with grief. For all intents and purposes, she mourns him as if nothing had changed in their marital status.

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* StalkerWithoutACrush: After her ex-lover attempts to gaslight her by claiming he has a different height and eye color and saying that he is not left handed, the narrator hires a private detective to bring her official records which confirm that he had been lying. \n* WidowWoman: Although she was no longer married to her husband by the time he dies, the narrator was still in love with him and is almost catatonic with grief. For all intents and purposes, she mourns him as if nothing had changed in their marital status.


* CuteKitten: The narrator and her lover get two kittens which they name [[TastesLikeDiabetes Love and Peace]].

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* CuteKitten: The narrator and her lover get two kittens which they name [[TastesLikeDiabetes Love and Peace]].Peace.


* YourCheatingHeart: Both of the narrator's romantic interests cheat on her. Her husband slept with her best friend and her lover kissed another girl during a ski trip. They both gave the same justification - they saw the narrator as emasculating, and wanted to reinforce their belief in their own masculinity. She doesn't accept their explanation or apologies.


* GreenEyes: The narrator's lover has them, and they prove to be an important plot point.


* CuteKittens: The narrator and her lover get two kittens which they name [[TastesLikeDiabetes Love and Peace]].

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* CuteKittens: CuteKitten: The narrator and her lover get two kittens which they name [[TastesLikeDiabetes Love and Peace]].

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* BestFriend: Ruth the gentle and considerate Pisces neighbor comes fairly close to being this for the narrator.


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* CuteKittens: The narrator and her lover get two kittens which they name [[TastesLikeDiabetes Love and Peace]].


* BerserkButton: Understandably, she can't stand being blamed for her partner's infidelities.



* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that in reality, her relationship with her ex-lover either did not rekindle at all, and she died alone.

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* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that in reality, her romantic relationship with her ex-lover either did not rekindle at all, and she died alone.


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* ManipulativeBastard: The Leo lover comes across as this, although the narrator alternates between being oblivious or [[EasilyForgiven very forgiving]]. He is quick to accuse the narrator for his own dishonesty and often throws the blame on her when he is caught making a mistake. He cheats on the narrator and then claims he did it because she was threatening his masculinity. When the visits the narrator to break up with her, he mocks her for (correctly) stating personal information such as height and eye color and tries to gaslight her by claiming that she is wrong. This messes with the narrator's mind to such an extent that she hires a private investigator just to make sure that she was right.

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* MsRedInk: The narrator, much like in real life, is not very good with money. In real life, she squandered the fortune she'd amassed through her best-selling books and was left penniless by the time she died.


* ArtisticLicense: Especially towards the end of this semi-autobiography, as the narrator never rekindled her relationship with her lover.



* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that her relationship with her ex-lover either did not rekindle at all or did not last, and she died alone.

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* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that in reality, her relationship with her ex-lover either did not rekindle at all or did not last, all, and she died alone.


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* NaiveEverygirl: The narrator describes herself as this.


* FirePurifies: The narrator burns the stuffed toys she received from an ex-lover as a purifying ritual.
* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that her Leo lover did not return to her, and she died alone.

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* FirePurifies: The narrator burns the stuffed toys letters she received from an ex-lover as a purifying ritual.
* ForegoneConclusion: For those readers familiar with Linda Goodman's life, the ending of the book can be very sad, as they know that her Leo lover relationship with her ex-lover either did not return to her, rekindle at all or did not last, and she died alone.

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* FirePurifies: The narrator burns the stuffed toys she received from an ex-lover as a purifying ritual.


* YourCheatingHeart: Both of the narrator's romantic interests cheat on her. Her husband slept with her best friend and her lover kissed another girl during a ski trip. They both gave the same justification - they saw the narrator as emasculating, and wanted to reinforce their belief in their own masculinity. She doesn't accept their explanation or apologies.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Both of the narrator's romantic interests cheat on her. Her husband slept with her best friend and her lover kissed another girl during a ski trip. They both gave the same justification - they saw the narrator as emasculating, and wanted to reinforce their belief in their own masculinity. She doesn't accept their explanation or apologies.apologies.
* WidowWoman: Although she was no longer married to her husband by the time he dies, the narrator was still in love with him and is almost catatonic with grief. For all intents and purposes, she mourns him as if nothing had changed in their marital status.


* DeathOfAChild: The narrator has three children with her first husband - none of them survive infancy.

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* DeathOfAChild: The narrator has three children with her first husband - none of them survive infancy. She also loses two of her friends during her childhood.


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* KidsAreCruel: The neighborhood boys used to blackmail the narrator into handing over her pocket money, otherwise they would burn ants. She was so distressed by the suffering of the insects that she would always give in, and sometimes the boys would burn the ants anyway. She recalls that to be one of the most traumatizing memories of her childhood.

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* ItWasAGift: The narrator receives several sentimental gifts from her lover, including a Raggedy Ann doll, an antique porcelain doll and a green stuffed rabbit. She smashes the porcelain doll in a fit of anger, and carves up the stuffed toys when her ex-lover leaves her.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: The narrator adores nature and cares about every single creature, even an ant. This is quickly noticed by the neighborhood boys, who blackmail her into handing over her money by threatening to set ants on fire.

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