"He told me I could ask anyone about this situation, and everyone would agree with her."
"I got a phone call from my mother asking me why I felt the need to aggravate my father and why I had to 'talk back.'"
"I can officially say I’ve gotten the ick. This man sucks.”
"I understood that not talking about the pain I was feeling would protect them. So we all learned to pretend."
Going back to work after a baby can be a difficult decision.
"I’ve raised both of my daughters not to be ashamed of themselves, and I feel that having my daughter shave would make her feel that way."
"I am somewhat ashamed to be doing this but I don't want to have this debt I should not have."
"I grieve the loss of who I was: someone who felt secure in the knowledge that I had never knowingly caused anyone grief."
"After three weeks visiting my dad, I was scheduled to fly home. 'I don’t want you to go,' he told me."