This is Love Hurts. Ashley Glicken is a writer and comedian living in Queens. Ashley noticed a problematic trend in pop culture of using a disabled sibling as a way of making a main character seem more sympathetic. She sits down with me to talk about the other side of that dynamic: what it was like growing up disabled and the effect it had on her relationship with her siblings.

Ashley contributes to Clickhole and writes for The Executives. You can follow her on twitter @petiteilanit.

Our theme song is EmoTown by Mikki Hommel. Show art by Caroline Mallon. Follow Love Hurts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts!

This is Love Hurts. Matt and Maryann Alspaugh are writers and performers living in Austin. Matt and Maryann may be married today, but they each experienced very different types of heartbreak on the path to meeting each other. They each found themselves acting so differently than they had in previous relationships and felt that each of them found the other at the right time.

Our theme song is EmoTown by Mikki Hommel. Show art by Caroline Mallon. Follow Love Hurts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts!

This is Love Hurts. Mikki Hommel is a singer and songwriter living in New York City. Mikki grew up wanting to find love, but wasn’t successful finding it from middle school all the way through college. She came to New York and found herself in a dating scene she didn’t like at all, but still held onto that hope she’d find someone to love.

Mikki’s so cool she even does the theme song for this show. The special outro for the episode is the famous Douche, also by Mikki. Show art by Caroline Mallon. Follow Love Hurts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts!

This is Love Hurts. Leyna O’Neill is a podcaster and marketing creative living in Portland, Oregon. The year Leyna graduated high school and started college she lost five people close to her. She had to learn how to face death head on, even though no one in her family was talking about it, while experiencing the exciting positive changes in her life happening at the same time.

Leyna hosts a podcast called The Creekend where she and her two co-hosts recap episodes of Dawson’s Creek. Learn more about the Northeastern outdoor club here.

Our theme song is EmoTown by Mikki Hommel. Show art by Caroline Mallon. Follow Love Hurts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts!