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Shot up meth as a 16-year-old mother. Now I’m sober.

Ashley

I was sixteen when I got pregnant, at the end of my ninth grade year. I met Cory who ended up being my daughter’s father. I quit hanging out with all my friends on the cheer leading team, and started hanging out with his frie...

This woman loved me. Why does Mom hate me?

Vicky

My parents & grandparents came from a Jewish background. My great grandparents were active in the synagogue. I didn’t even know what was Jewish. My mother kept it a secret. In my home there were very many closed doors. Most o...

My head wound required surgery.

Ealum

In the third grade I didn’t know how to spell tadpole. For every letter I missed my dad would whip me across my back with a leather belt until I would bleed.

I kept dreaming about visiting Dad in prison.

Ealum

As the dreams continued I began to focus on the issue of forgiveness concerning my dad.

He was 60. I was 14.

Cheryl

"I started to understand that was the void I was trying to fill is that I didn’t have Him in my life."

Followed my comedian dad toward death by drugs.

Dominick

The times I would overdose, and go to the emergency room the doctors would say, “Do you have a death wish?”

Screamed at my abusive stepfather's grave.

Lori

From the very beginning my real dad told me he loved me, but left. He may have loved me, but I don’t know. Then a step dad came in, and said he loved me and my mom, but would also tell me to not tell. It started with fondling...

Being the intellectual disguised my hurt.

Nikki

My name is Dr. Nikki Velasco. I am an Assistant Professor of Research Methods and Statistics. I was raised by a single mom, not from the United States, who has been married many times and has some sad patterns when it comes t...

Verbally Abused.

Joanna

I haven’t dated that much, but with my first boyfriend, I just didn’t really hold that much of standards for myself. So I allowed myself to be verbally abused. I allowed him to talk down to me.

Should I be with a man or a woman?

Dana

God loves you and he cares about you; and he wants the best for you. You find freedom in his love through surrendering to him.