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    This Time I Won't Stand by and Let You Tear My Heart to Pieces

    It’s not your fault. I fall slowly, and yet, you found a way to show me that someone can be kind and caring when I hadn’t felt that in such a long time. I let myself begin to imagine that you were someone worth trusting. You have no idea how hard that is for me. […] More

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    A Thank You to the Guy Who Showed My Heart What Not to Settle For

    You blew into my life completely unexpectedly. Charming, devastatingly handsome, and into me. I couldn’t believe it. Flirtatious texts, stolen kisses, and thoughtful conversations seemed too good to be true. We even had a fight, with you apologizing to make sure this didn’t end before it began. But now, the illusion is starting to fade. I […] More

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    Is it Better to Give Up or Give In?

    Just a few months ago, I was so heartbroken I couldn’t imagine being with any other man than the one who abandoned me. With time and God’s grace, I have found a new life, far away from the painful memories I once held. I am whole again, or as whole as I possibly could be. […] More

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    A Thank You to the Year That Almost Broke Me

    This was it. This was the year that threatened to finally break me. The things I’ve gone through before were nothing compared to the storm I endured in 2016. There were moments when I was on my knees, drowning in pain so intense that I couldn’t breathe.  It was in those moments I prayed to […] More

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    The Truth Is, I'm a Better Person Without You

    Months ago, you turned my world inside out.   The future we planned together, the one I never even let myself dream about having before I met you, was gone.  To offer me something so enticing just to take it away was an immense cruelty, one I don’t think I can ever forgive you for.  […] More

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    5 Daring Things You Should Absolutely Do in Your 20s

    Your twenties are the time when you become who you were meant to be. You’ll make amazing friends, fall in love, start and restart careers, and maybe even find yourself. The next ten years will shape, mold, bend, and break you in ways you can only imagine, so here’s a little advice for making this […] More

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    To the Next Man Who Tries to Love Me

    You won’t know me, at first.   You won’t know why I pull away whenever your hand brushes mine. You won’t understand why I change that song every time it comes on the radio, or why I can’t stand the sight of peanut butter cookies. You won’t know why my face falls when you ask […] More

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    The Truth About Deciding When It's Time to Move On

    To say I was devastated by my breakup would be an understatement.  I loved him, but he claimed he didn’t love me, and the eventual truth that there was another girl did nothing to lessen the pain.  Not knowing what else to do, I turned to the wisdom of the all-knowing internet.   After two […] More

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    To My Ex, It Was Never My Job to Fix You

    I have a question for you and don’t worry, it’s a simple one. Why? Why did you break my heart? Why did you lie to me, manipulate me, and make me think it was my fault? How could you do that to me, to someone you claimed to love? Were you really so cruel the […] More

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    Forgiving You to Forget You

    Months have passed since you broke my heart. I did everything I was supposed to do; I filled the painful hours with conversation, close friends, and yes, copious amounts of wine.  I fought the grief that threatened to smother me daily, slowly emerging with my heart in tact.  I discovered hidden value in knowing that […] More

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