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There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.
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“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."
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I was cut adrift from a lifelong dream, the sure anchor that had carried me through long years of study.
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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.
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In my imagination, I’ve been diagnosed, incarcerated, fired, divorced, and buried. My mind is a scary place to be sometimes.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Often, all it takes for hope to be rekindled is finding someone who cares enough to truly listen.
Christmas is not alway merry and bright. How can you get through the season when you're dying inside?
Is your view of the holidays with relatives an unrealistic one? Commercials and songs can portray a fantasy no family can meet.
I will never forget the Christmas party where I witnessed a family being torn apart.
It’s not so much what are you having for dinner as what is your family doing for dinner?
Deadlines, essays, tests, keeping up with friends and family — it can get pretty overwhelming in college. Try these tips to keep your head above the water.
You'd be surprised at what really goes on in the mind of your man. This wisdom was discovered by interviewing more than a thousand men. It turns out that sex isn't the only thing on their minds.
Do you live under the same roof but feel a million miles away from the person you married? Is there little or no emotional support between you? There is hope. To move forward, you’ll need to understand what factors have eroded your intimacy and what you can do as a couple to rebuild your lost intimacy.
If you are together as a couple for any length of time, you will have conflict. It’s all about two personalities with their experiences, emotional baggage, perceptions, and feelings learning to coexist. But, unless you learn how to argue fairly, conflicts can make or break your relationship.
I thought I was emotionally self-aware — that is, until my wife and I went to marriage counselling. I went in there expecting the session to help fix my wife and her feelings, but it turned into a discussion about why I had isolated myself from my own emotions.