family

Family unites us; but it's also a challenge. All about fighting to stay together, and loving every moment of it.

Jai Storm2 years ago
Where Do I Go
I don't want to hate you. I don't want to pull away because it's the only way I know how to save myself from you. But I have also reached the point in my life where if I take much more, I will break. ...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
How To Tell Your Kids You Are Getting Divorced
Divorce is complicated and can be incredibly difficult to understand for anyone, but particularly young children. They don't know anything about the emotional difficulties you can face in a marriage; ...
Kirstie Proffitt2 years ago
Loving More Than One
Polyamory as a word itself has two meanings: Poly meaning many and amor meaning love so polyamory means to have many loves. Yet polyamory is more than just a word. It is a lifestyle.
Ashely Moore2 years ago
Why Do Black Women Consent to be Side-Chicks?
You know them. You may even hate them. Better yet, you probably are one or used to be one. Side-chicks, mistresses, and the other woman have become rather relevant in our black communities. There is n...
Low self-esteem/Low confidence
It all started when I was a child. I was taken away from my family when I was three years old. I ended up in about 5 different foster homes before I was put in a home that would become my forever home...
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Teya Heck2 years ago
For The Love Of A Daughter Chapter 1
Present Day- Now This morning my room felt freezing. What is different? I can see my breath, I can hear my heart beating loud, my head in its own world. The white walls seem to turn colors. My furnitu...
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Lashell Greene2 years ago
Life In An Abyss
Her life was an abyss. Dark, empty and cold. It all started when she was just a little girl. Her mom's dead body lay in front of her with blood everywhere. She was covered in her mom's blood but littl...
Alisha Felder2 years ago
Segregation of the Mind
As the bottle of whiskey I'd swiped from my mother’s stash got lower I could feel myself going numb. The fear of where I was going slowly slipped away and there was room for nothing more than the anti...
Because Their Expectations Are Not What You Need to Focus On
I can't say that I understand what women go through, but as a dude who dates dudes, I can say that I understand the expectation that guys have had for me: to be smooth all over, have my hair and outfi...
Lara Alice2 years ago
Age Differences
The next morning I didn’t wake up to go to school. I don’t know why. I just didn’t. Stella, our maid, came into my room to call me more than once, and asked me if I was ill or something. She took my t...
Darrian Broom2 years ago
The Church Must Learn From Its Past
There are gay people in our congregations. Who love God and who are deeply loved by Him. They worship the Father in all sincerity and truth and are at peace with themselves. Too often from the pulpits...
Chris K.2 years ago
Future Love
Dear Future Love, I'm new to this whole thing, but I don't know what else to do, I have a few things I need to talk about. And one of those things is you. You don't know who you are, and that's okay, ...
Abellona T2 years ago
Being Married to Someone on the Autism Spectrum
My husband was recently diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At first, I was immensely relieved by his diagnosis – we both were. For all the major miscommunications and resultant disagr...
Noel McLeod2 years ago
Never Good Enough
All my life, starting so early in my childhood, have I always been made to feel as if I'm not good enough. For anything, from not being good enough at being a child, not good enough to be friends with...
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John Ames2 years ago
Sexism in the 21st Century.
The wonders of the modern age are numerous; we have been able to land on the moon, cure or treat a whole host of diseases and create pocket computers. Yet we still cling to the stupid belief that wome...
Leslie Perry2 years ago
(Not) Daddy's Girl
This will not be pretty. There will be mounds of pain, some my fault but mostly not. It doesn't end in happiness. In fact, I don't think it even really ends at all. Memories from early childhood are v...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 10
When the rainy weather passed, days of sun and heat took their place as May turned into June. Finding a few hours to rest between rehearsals and the performance in the evening, Adèle was lounging and ...
Rachel Lesch2 years ago
Retribution: Chapter 8
On Thursday evening, Mimi d’Aubrey went to visit her sister Catharine Mathieu. "Hello Mimi," Catharine said as the maid brought her into the pristine white kitchen. "It must be so quiet here with the ...