Courtney Aileen

Single mom, healthcare professional, volunteer legal assistant/prison rights & reform advocate, nature lover, future civil rights attorney, freelance writer/blogger, jack of some trades, master of none.

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Why It's So Hard to Move on from an Almost-Relationship
2 years ago
You bounced back and forth like the morning light glinting from the crystals on my window that winter, sunbeams gently taunting me with promises of melting them all away. Not yet, they teased. Hold ou...
10 Things Real Love Can Teach You After Escaping An Abusive Relationship
2 years ago
One of the most difficult things about living through an emotionally and/or physically abusive relationship is that you are given a new full-time job: restructuring years of learned behavior, and rebu...
Why I Stayed, and Why I Walked Away
2 years ago
Just inches of your face, the stubble on your cheek in the driver's side mirror of a car I didn't recognize. That was all it took for me to know it was you. At one point in my life, my eyes might had ...