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What success really looks like for the fairer sex

Dearbhail McDonald ponders our definition of success as she faces going to her 20-year school reunion

Published 07/06/2015 | 02:30

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SCHOOL CHUMS: Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino in ‘Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion

For weeks now I've been casually Googling the words "school", "reunion" and "fears".

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The amount of sites and links offering advice on how to "survive" your school reunion is staggering: there are endless articles on how to manage the "emotional storm" and triggers - from euphoria to trauma - you may experience if one is looming.

Psycho-babbling peddlers aside, there is nothing like a school reunion (my 20-year reunion falls this weekend) to unleash, at best, an exercise of healthy self-appraisal and gratitude or, at worst, a kamikaze act of crippling self-flagellation.

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