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A Case of the Overly Empathetic

Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.

A mystery unlike any that Dateline ever handled

A suspect who flew under the radar for years

Without ending up on someone's radar

Either by accident or by design

Hard to say and no one is willing to divulge that secret

At least not on camera or on the record, for that matter

Sherlock Holmes never investigated a case like this one

A person who seemed put together on the outside

Hair perfectly coiffed in the latest style trend

That the stylist touted as the "it" look of 2019

When the truth was murkier than fiction

Beneath the tailored suits and dress pants

Was person striving to win the approval of everyone

Wanted to be accepted and loved by a select few

Could care less what the unwashed masses wanted

Preferred for them to go pound sand than worry about your business

Anxious to cure all that ails my other half

Hug and kiss away his daily stressors or work pressures

Know that's not always going to be possible

But a little comfort goes a long way in this day and age

Hard when differing schedules have plagued us from the beginning

Felt bad that he had to go through his day-to-day business alone

Embraced our time together as treasured moments

Until the next date, or visit, whichever is preferable

Eagerly planning our next low key evening for us

To sit back, relax and enjoy the company

Now, that's an evening worth partaking in.

Sometimes a hug is all you need.

Sometimes a hug is all you need.