Blogs

When a Pet Needs to Leave

November 07, 2017

The master list of losses counts 400 potential losses that can push us into grief. I don’t have room for stories about all of them. But the site lacked a…

Losing a Child

October 24, 2017

Introduction by Melody Beattie I’ve known Corinne Edwards for many years from my work as a writer and her work as a television host, a writer, and now a coach…

Facing Potentially Terminal Illness

October 10, 2017

By T. Johnson “Stop it!” I scream, as he grabs my shirt collar and slams me into my bedroom wall so hard I see stars. It’s the summer of 1984 and…

Codependent Forevermore

September 26, 2017

By Stephanie Darnell I will love him more than I should, Give him more benefit of the doubt Than he deserves. I will accept half-truths As if they were whole, Believing…

Dealing with Addicted Children

September 12, 2017

By Bruce K. I’m awakened out of a deep sleep. I hear yelling. I look at the clock. It’s four in the morning. What now, I think, getting dressed. As…

What Comes Around Comes Around

August 29, 2017

By Marie S. The date was November 4, 2001. I was sixteen years old going on sixty. My eyes had seen more physical, emotional, and sexual abuse than I wanted…

Herpes is Forever

August 15, 2017

By S. Levin I hate Herpes. The name reminds me of something dirty and grimy. Herpes reminds me of crabs, spiders, and locusts. I don’t like anything about it. It’s…

Living With an Ill Spouse

August 01, 2017

By Linda Howard What would it feel like if after 40 years of living with your husband, you woke up and realized the person laying next to you in bed…

Dealing With the Death of a Loved One

July 18, 2017

By Tabitha Montgomery I’ve had to live with more death than anyone should, but Life doesn’t care about should. These losses brought years of grief and growing pains. Later they…