Posts by Maura

Grief and Loss

By Christine Elizabeth   Grief. It’s a word that is difficult to say or discuss even though it only has five simple letters. Grief is far from simple, and often we wish we could simplify it. If I could just do this one thing, I won’t feel this negative emotion anymore. The fact is grief…

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To the Woman without a date on Valentine’s Day

By Maura Preszler   If Valentine’s Day is an enjoyable day for you, I’m happy for you.   If Valentine’s Day is a hard day for you, I’m so sorry for your pain. I know this can be a difficult and triggering day for many people and if you are feeling sad and lonely today…

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Standing in our Pain

The question is “Can you stand erect in your pain, your loneliness, your fears, and your experience of being rejected?” The danger is that you will be swept off your feet by these feelings. They will be here for a long time, and they will go on tempting you to be drowned in them. But…

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My Best Friend Broke Up With Me

By Christine Elizabeth   Last year I had a break-up with my best friend, and it was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve faced in my life. I’ve experienced sicknesses, deaths, and more but this pain was so unexpected and ripped me up inside emotionally. This best friend had been such a rock and…

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To the Boy I Thought I Loved

By Erin McNew I remember how it felt. To have you always on my mind. To think about the two of us in the context of forever. To desire being held in your arms. To do everything I could to make the two of us work as one. To make your happiness a priority over…

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Love Deeply

  Do not hesitate to love and to love deeply. You might be afraid of the pain that deep love can cause. When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken. But that should not hold you back from loving deeply. The pain that comes from deep love…

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Never Unlovable

By Christine Elizabeth   Often as a child I would fall down and scrape a knee or an elbow or just have a really bad bruise. I was incredibly playful and sometimes too aggressive for my own good. I still remember the day I was going so fast on my bike that I couldn’t stop…

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What I Didn’t Know When I Stopped Having Sex

By Tori Vissat   I want to make him happy.  I enjoy it too. I love him. I’m just having fun. My friends will think I’m weird if I stop.   I have said each of these and more. For years, I believed that the only thing I could offer a guy was my body.…

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Setbacks Are Part of the Process

When suddenly you seem to lose all you thought you had gained, do not despair. Your healing is not a straight line. You must expect setbacks and regressions. Don’t say to yourself, All is lost. I have to start all over again. This is not true. What you have gained, you have gained.   Sometimes…

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To The Girl Without a Date

By Arden Whitehurst You are seen. You may feel invisible. You may feel at times that you don’t exist. You may wonder if you have an invisibility cloak that hides you from the view of all guys. But, you are seen. You may not have guys clamoring for your attention, but you are still seen.…

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