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Loneliness

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Still Trying to Belong

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Denver's story:

There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.

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Blended Family

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Caring for the Wounded

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Caramel's story:

“You know mom, blood is thicker than water.” The words were biting, hard to receive. The undertone of my son's comment was clear: "you should have prioritized me above your new husband."

Academic Failure

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I Flunked Out of My Dream

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Darlene's story:

I was cut adrift from a lifelong dream, the sure anchor that had carried me through long years of study.

Dating the Wrong Guy

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It Felt So Right

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Julie's story:

I felt truly pretty for the first time in my life. Sunshine covered my world. Being with him made me feel great. But then things changed.

Anxiety

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My Mind is a Scary Place

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Hazelle's story:

In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.

Burnout

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Debbie's story:

I know that taking care of myself – body, mind, soul and spirit - needs to be my first priority. I’m still on a journey to find balance in life.

Alcohol Addiction

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My Life, Wasted

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Aaron's story:

Alcohol never forced itself into my hand. It never pushed its way down my throat. And it never asked to be abused by me. Those choices were all mine.

Bullying

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Living In Fear

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Claire's story:

I learned the language of silence. Keep your head down. Don’t say a word. Try to be invisible. Maybe if they forget you’re here it will stop. It didn’t stop.

Anorexia

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Just a Few More Pounds...

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Karen's story:

I began to equate love with being thin. Still, on the outside, I worked hard to make it look like I had it all together.

Domestic Violence

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Living With The Enemy

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Caroline's story:

He used to lock me outside our house with no shoes or coat, rage at me for an hour or more, and make me doubt my sanity. When he hit me, it was the last straw.

Emotional Abandonment

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Nothing Left To Give

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Elma's story:

I needed him to listen and show that he cared about how I felt – to look me in the eyes and be present so I’d know he had my back. But this wasn't something he knew how to do.

Fear of Death

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The End

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Dennis's story:

At 63, I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, caused by a rare case of pneumonia that I never knew I had. My lungs were completely black. The situation was dire.

Broken Family

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Don’t Make Me Take Your Place, Dad

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Rand's story:

How can a boy expect to fill Dad’s shoes when he leaves?

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