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You're familiar with my strengths and weaknesses, and you always encourage me to pursue them. You're honest with me. And you know the difference between the times when I need you to be straight forward with me and the times when I need a delicate reminder to get it together. You never hesitate to call me out when I need a little attitude adjustment, and you never let me get down on myself without a little word of encouragement. But that's only one of the ways you make me a better version of myself. When I'm feeling unconfident, you are quick to remind me of my strengths, and very quickly you pull me out of my pity parties. You offer me a safe place to come to when I'm struggling and don't know where to turn. You scold me, sure, if that's what I need-- I mean you are still a "mom"...
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Hello There, You constantly pester me asking ‘’ When are you getting married?’’ What I want to shot back with is ‘’ Excuse me, why do you even think it’s your business???’’. But I can’t say that. If I do, the image I’ve depicted in everybody’s mind is going to get tarnished. That nice, soft spoken, kind girl who wears her big smile 24/7, can’t be snappy at anybody even in the times she’s faking it! So I have to be nice and give you response that you’ll accept. How unfair life is? If I’m not nosy about your personal affairs, why can’t you leave me alone? Let me tell you, why am I not married yet. It’s because I haven’t met ( or met but for some reason we had to be aprt) that person, whom I want to spend the rest of my life with, whom I want to grow older with, who I can’t live without...
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You left him. You let him know that you were abandoning your family via text. You didn't even have the courage and respect to tell him face to face that you were leaving, that you had spent time planning your exit and had set yourself up in a new home and that you were bailing on him. Everyone in your circle knew, including your children, but you didn't have the respect to tell him, your partner, your husband. The one person who should have known first, before anyone else was brought into your plan of departure. He thought you were out walking the dog. But you were leaving him and the life that you built with him. And now, now that he is moving on and has found a woman who truly loves him and wants to build a life with him, you are upset. I understand the heartache first hand...
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I’m driving to work after dropping by daughter off at school, and I am sobbing uncontrollably. I am so overwhelmed, exhausted, sad, lonely and stressed. And I cannot think of a single person I can call. I can’t call anyone because I am a people-pleasing, type A over-achiever who has spent her life trying to appear perfect, strong, independent and therefore rarely lets anyone in. I am also rarely honest about how I really feel unless I am at a point of complete distress. I don’t want anyone to know that I am not coping, that I am not in control, that I am weak in any way. I’m already late, because I’m always running late. I live in the opposite direction of my daughters school, and I drive backwards to get her there, and then battle terrible traffic for an hour and a half to get to...
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Dear "parents", Yes. You read that correctly. I use the term parents loosely. I grew up watching all the other kids around me with at least one parent who cared. I got to watch the other kids parents get them on and off the bus, take them to dances and events, cheer them on at sporting events, always smiling and laughing. The whole nine. You guys were so caught up in yourselves that you didn't notice anything going on with me...good or bad. I don't remember you happily going to my soccer games, no one showed up for my academic awards ceremonies, I was by myself all 17 times I won an award or medal for soccer. No one noticed when I was starving myself or went missing. Nothing. Instead of taking care of the life you made, one of you found a new and improved family while the other...
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Dear President Trump, In this book the crucible ,it was about some young girls who were dancing in the woods and got caught for their sins. This book basically lead me to my topic which is DACA , if you have no clue what that is .Its a program that was brought in 2012 by president Obama as a stopgap that would shield from deportation people who were brought into the United States as a child. It last 2 years at a Time. This program does not provide a pathway to citizenship . But the main reason this book lead me to my topic is because in the book people are targeted just like people today in society are being targeted. I feel I can connect with my topic because I have family who were part of this program . I have two cousins who are/were part of it . They were on there way to a...
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From the moment I told you I was pregnant, I knew we were done. I knew you didn’t want this and left me pregnant and alone. I finished up high school without anyone knowing I was depressed or pregnant! Ever since MY child was born, I’d always push for you to be in his life. I moved different states to make it easy for you, I didn’t take child support or ask you for a dime for him. All I asked was your time. For you to get to know him. You only did that when you wanted to impress one of your MANY 3 week hookups. You played father of the year and made me look like a bad person. Your whole family knew what an ass you were but nothing was ever said. When you met you now wife, she claims she’s been in my son’s life since he was one, NEGATIVE. You blew our son off for her. A 17 year old girl,...
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Dear the one I love the most, Let me start off by saying that since you've been gone, I have learned a lot. Everyday I wake up and I feel myself becoming a better person, I have you to thank for that. Nothing will ever take the pain away though. I will live the rest of my life having a missing piece in my heart. That piece is in heaven right with you. I will have that piece back someday. I know you are waiting for me too. After your death I started looking at life so differently. Words Hurt. Some things people say really puzzle me. One inconsiderate comment I hear within the whispers in the classroom run through my head all day. After your suicide I learned to bit my tongue more than I ever thought was capable. It isn’t easy but I know that not everyone is mature enough to...
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In India we always see our mothers waking up early doing all the chores and listing to everything doing everything for dadis fufas and buas and if she ever said anything she was tagged as a bad bahu with bad values which she gained from her parental side. And all of this continues people think by modernizing clothes they have modernized their thinking also but that is not true. now i got married to a man with whom i was in love with. I thought this a perfect life which anyone can get but it was not because i was in a Indian society. My judgement was started with namaste that she only passes smile and does not say namaste. I thought this was my mistake and tried to rectified it my husband is controlled by my mother in law and sister in law. My sister in law's son stayed with us a n...
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Dear Parker, I am writing you because you are set to arrive shortly. We are yet to meet, but I want you to know that I already love you so much. Despite feeling uneasy about your arrival and not knowing exactly how my life will change, I still feel as if you are my single most greatest accomplishment in life. I am more than ready to finally get to meet you. I am not going to lie, I am ill-prepared for you but I promise I am a fast learner. I know you will change me for the better and I am thankful for that. There are so many “firsts” that we will experience together and I am so excited to be a father-son duo. The first time I hold you, I just know that you will light up my eyes. There will be your first crawl, your first steps, your first words, and that’s just the beginning for you...
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