The Greatest Gift She Ever Gave Me

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Paul Cooper’s wife gave him the ability to trust women again. Here’s how.

Reusing Pain

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Author and survivor Cecil Murphey is reusing pain to help others.

Words Can Hurt: Recognizing Emotional Abuse

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Emotional abuse causes intense pain and leaves huge, invisible scars. Imagine if you could see them …

Thank You For All You’ve Given Us Robin Williams

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With the discussion of the recent passing of comedy great Robin Williams and what his death might mean, let us not forget what his life taught us.

How I Stayed Present With My Child Even When He Didn’t Want Me There

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Mark Stelzner shows us how to be present in our children’s lives, even at times when it feels like they don’t want us there.

Shame: Learning to Love After A Devastating Breakup

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Jordan Gray says that there’s no shame in getting over your emotional pain slowly.

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A summer cleaning project digs up a man’s painful, buried memories.

You Don’t Need a Spreadsheet to Sum Up Rejection

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No matter how you categorize it, rejection hurts and it’s deeply personal. But it can be handled with grace and aplomb.

How to Move From Pain to Healing

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Suffering is universal, but how we handle it is not. Thomas Fiffer opens the way to healing through a window in his heart.

First Rule of War: Don’t Target Civilians, Especially Women & Children

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War is insanity and brings about pain, death and misery. Peace equals life, prosperity and happiness. What do you chose?

The Ghosts of My Bullies

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The past can hurt: David Vienna opens up about his childhood experiences with hurtful bullies.

Reality Check: I Have to Teach My Kids That Cops Will Probably Treat Them Unfairly

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Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.

The Walking Wounded

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Shaky Shergill talks about the importance of learning how hurt he already was.

When Pain Masquerades as ‘Crazy’ In Relationships

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Even those closest to us can act in confusing and painful ways. Lisa Brookes Kift offers some insight on what might really be going on.

When Pain Crashes Your Party

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“Grieving does not work like a to-do list,” author Jonalyn Fincher explores the space we need to grieve and how we find our way there.

You Don’t Need to Feel Ashamed

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Survivors of sexual abuse can’t simply flip the shame button to the off position. If only it were that easy…