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From The New York Times Modern Love is back for a new season. For the next 10 weeks, The Times will be releasing 10 new episodes exploring the complicated love lives of real people through conversation and storytelling.
In the season premiere, “I Promised God It Was the Last Time,” host Anna Martin introduces us to Sara Glass, who wrote an essay about her first love with a girl from high school.
Growing up in an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community, Sara Glass was used to following strict rules — including what to wear, when to get married and whom to love. But after two marriages to men, and years of working as a psychologist who strove to create a safe space for her clients, Sara was done hiding that she was gay. Today, Sara shares her experience of leaving the Hasidic community and finally embracing her true self.