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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

A Friend Isn’t Always Forever and That’s OK

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Some friendships just weren’t meant to last, but that doesn’t mean we should see them as a “waste of time.”

Upon Hearing that My Grandfather Would Like to See More Tears

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Brian Baumgart goes to a darkly reflective and emotionally honest place in this poem.

10 Things Kids Need When Parents Divorce

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While you are moving through your emotional pain, you also need to remember that your children did nothing to cause your divorce and therefore should be shielded from your “animosity” towards one another.

We Faced Our Son’s Addiction Without Losing Ourselves – Or Each Other

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We stopped letting our son’s addiction control us and learned how to find our inner peace.

You Don’t Miss the Person. You Miss the Idea of That Person.

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Do you really miss the person? If you’re not remembering them accurately, you might be wasting time on someone who doesn’t really deserve you.

4 Difficulties of Being Alone in a Partnered World

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What is it about being alone that is so difficult?

How to Share What Hurts

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To claim your story and live an honest life, you have to share your pain.

The Truth About Real Love You Only Learn When You ‘Almost Love’ Someone

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Sometimes, people weren’t meant to be in our lives forever. It’s a hard truth to accept, but we have to, in order to survive.

Beauty in the Broken: A Lesson in Personal Loss

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Erin Kelly reflects on the day her freedom was taken away due to a recent flood in her hometown.

You Can’t Fool Yourself: Acting Like You Don’t Care Isn’t Letting Go

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It can be difficult to let go of certain things or to let go of certain individuals in your life. Our minds are funny that way.

Why We Run #22: To Cast Away My Sorrows

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Sandy Roffey runs to feel whole again after her loss.

The Abandoned Table: Changing Places After a Death in the Family

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After the loss, where do you sit? How do you fill the empty space?

#65: Wm Paul Young, ‘The Shack’ Author: “We Need to Talk Honestly about Loss”

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“In a culture as sick as its secrets, loss brings us together again.”

I’ve Become That Guy Who Thinks Jazz Sounds Better On Vinyl And All It Took Was Losing Everything

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Joe Peacock lost it all. It was good friends and good music that brought him back.

How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving

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A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.