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Lovely Like Me stories

Online Dating that led to Rape: Lynne’s Story, (trigger warning)

Within a few months of becoming a single mom, I began realizing how difficult it would be for me to provide for my sonRead More »

Freedom = Forgiving: Courtney’s Story

We all have those moments…or you will…when we look back and say “Wow!”  I can’t believe that was me.  I didRead More »

I hated Father’s Day and Pretty Much Anyone With a Dad: Freedom’s story

I used to wake up every Father’s Day, nauseous. I’d spend the rest of the day dodging a panic attack anyRead More »

Danielle’s Story “My parents got a divorce when I was 23″

I thought my parents had a perfect marriage and idolized their relationship.  When they told me that their relationshipRead More »

Married at 18 to an abuser: Sheree’s Story

“At that moment he punched the car window, grabbed me through the broken glass and threw me against theRead More »

Mommy Issues… Melissa’s Story

As we grow up, we learn that fathers are the head of the family, the protectors, the over-protectors, and often timesRead More »

Hana’s Story: Life With Alcohol”

Manic laughter, slurred singing, shrill voices.  Breaking bottles, slammed doors, muffled sobs.  Screaming, cursing,Read More »

Ask Dr. C: A Year Without Fashion

I declared it with such confidence. “No new clothes. No new shoes. All year.” My bold statement was madeRead More »

A Sister’s Story of Adoption: I found out my brother was adopted…

Secrets…every family has them, or do they? I have begun to realize that in a healthy, thriving family thereRead More »

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