By Alecia Simmonds, from Womankind #6: Mona Lisa. How many of us have been to a function hosted by friends, and found ourselves looking through French doors to a landscaped garden where people relax over delicious wine and food. Meandering conversation, almost inevitably, at some stage turns to rising real estate prices, trips that guests have returned from or are planning, investments, renovations and even children’s successes. And how many of us at that moment suffer the uncomfortable s...
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