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I’ve shared my struggles in navigating when your kid is struggling with their sexuality, at the end of the day, this is my daughter’s story.

What To Do When Your Kid Is Struggling With Their Sexuality

I’ve shared my struggles in navigating when your kid is struggling with their sexuality, at the end of the day, this is my daughter’s story. Read...
Anonymous    |   10.26.18   |   SHARE
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Whether she “officially” suffers from anxiety or not isn’t my main concern. My concern is that she feels heard, seen, and understood.

Did My Child Inherit My Anxiety Disorder? ​

She insists I sign the form she brought home from school right now even though it’s not due for five more days. However, I am in the middle of Read...
Candy Mickels Mejia    |   10.11.18   |   SHARE
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My Parents Stole My Identity. I Won’t Let Them Steal My Future. 

I’ve built my life from ashes, and I’ve filled it with intentional kindness and trust. My parents stole yesterday. I won’t let them take tomorrow. Read...
Heather Sommerlad    |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm Read...
Rachel Sarah    |   06.5.18   |   SHARE
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Navigating The Delusions Of A Loved One

After my mother’s suicide in 2009, I was left with a gnawing sense of guilt. My mother had suffered from an undiagnosed delusional disorder. Read...
Gayle Brandeis    |   05.22.18   |   SHARE
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The Quiet Violence At The Heart Of Motherhood 

From the beginning, mothering and being mothered are both brutal. One day you’ll hurt your mom, I thought. And she’ll hurt you, somehow, without Read...
Kate Washington    |   05.14.18   |   SHARE
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Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together.

How Watching Dawson's Creek Brought Me Closer To My Dad

Every week, we'd gather in our family's small living room and watch Dawson's Creek together. And, thankfully, a tradition — and a bond — was formed. Read...
Melissa Blake    |   03.30.18   |   SHARE
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