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A Step Forward

Sometimes it’s the little things that move us forward. Something amazing happened the other day. Well, perhaps amazing isn’t the correct word, perhaps it was just more ‘unexpected but welcome’. 464 more words


#1031: "Mom is pressuring me to have relationship with abusive dad because he's my dad."

Dear Captain and Co.,

Please help me sort out this mess. I don’t know how to handle this at all.
My mom keeps on pressuring me to have a relationship with my dad, who is a Darth Vader Boyfriend to his girlfriend. 1,881 more words

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When Time Heals

2009 – the year the defining family event occurred. It’s been 8 years. Eight years since life as I knew it changed forever, 8 years I lived without family, 8 years of pain, and suffering, and confusion, and unanswered questions. 566 more words

You are SO Worth IT!

Consider every day in life a blank page, a fresh start, a new beginning. You are in control of your life and you are the only one responsible for writing about the events that are about to unfold. 725 more words


Facing Demons

Tomorrow I get on a long flight back to my home state to visit a couple members of my family for a few days. If you had asked me even just a year ago if I would ever do this, I would have said you were insane. 401 more words


It is a fact that I have the makings of a great life, the perfect ingredients to whip up a whole lot of happiness.  I have the most amazing husband ever and the cutest, more adorable one-year-old.  453 more words


When the Past Comes Back to Haunt...

It’s amazing how life can come back at you in circles sometimes, ready to haunt.  I guess I can’t expect any less when my family is involved. 777 more words