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IT HAPPENED TO ME: A 26-Year-Old Man Proposed to Me When I Was 16

In tattered jeans and a Bible study T-shirt, I arrived home to a beautiful three-story house nestled in a gated community of the no-man’s-land of Pasco County, Florida. I had just spent two months in Bethlehem, where I sweated out my summer days shoveling gravel to pave a parking lot for a … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Mother Didn't Tell Me She Was Dying of Cancer

I walked into my mother’s hospital room expecting to find her at least cognizant, if not her usual buzzing self. She’d undergone surgery a few months earlier for broken ribs and vertebrae and had dealt with a touch of bronchitis, but both issues were resolved without incident as far as I knew. … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Both of My Parents Abused Me, But I Forgave Only My Mother

Trigger warning: Rape; physical, mental, sexual abuse; suicide attempts; food deprivationI was somewhere between 2 and 3 when my father began raping me. I don’t remember exactly when because my brain has tried to let me forget as much as possible ever since. It has mostly … Continue reading Source link