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Oct 24

On August 26 I was heading home. The cop car that arrived at my house passed by me.... that's the only funny part. When I got home the officers wanted to do a welfare check on my roommate, me and him
Apr 7

My dad was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. I remember him calling me on my birthday to tell me. We weren't super close but finding out your parent is terminally ill still crushes you. The average lifespan
Feb 3

Many people growing up don’t expect to lose anyone close to them especially a parent or guardian at a young age. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer when I was seven years old. I understood that she was s
Jan 16

My name is Aimee and i would like to share my story about my son Fletcher. So at the age of 21 i was working as a Nanny for a lovely family in London, everything was going amazing. After a few days o
Oct 22

9 years ago this month my life changed in a way I never saw coming....back then. July 25th I got the call that broke me. It was my dad’s 53rd birthday. I was going to stop by his place on my way home
Feb 18

Words are something when placed together properly, can bring joy, hurt, knowledge, and power. As a writer, I find joy in written word, and love to express myself as often as I can. When I first saw th
Jan 30

When I was 21 years old, the worst thing in my life happened. The night before my boyfriends 22nd bday, he was killed by a drunk driver. We’d been together for 3.5 years & lived together. I’d recently
Jan 13

I’ve been through hell for the past 5 years... my husband killed him self leaving behind our 2 daughters who are now 8 and 6. I have a child with my previous fiance of 5 years. She’s almost 4. I feel
Jul 7

September 2008 (18 y/o)- I fell in love with a girl & started my first “same sex relationship“ & I finally felt happy & like MYSELF. my Mom found out (the girls mom found out & came busting in my home
Feb 3

My story is a sad one. I live everyday with a piece of my heart missing. Everyday is a struggle. I have gone through something in my life that has forever changed me as a person. Something that no par
Jan 17

"My dad died 2 months ago. He had cancer, and it was expected, but still unbelievable at times. And I just had a baby in July. He lived far away and so I would send pics of her to him via text. Now ev
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