The emotional toll of online dating

Every relationship takes emotional energy but also has its rewards. With family and friend relationships it’s usually an easy sail. You know what to expect and you rarely have to part ways, until one of you dies. Online dating, however, is the most energy and time-sucking experience I have ever had. One gets to experience […]

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Losing my grandmother

My dad and I made sure we went into the hospital room together. My family had decided we should go in pairs all the time, where we spent most of the day holding onto my abuelita who raised me and my other three siblings, myself since the age of two. My grandmother had been in […]

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Was I ever really married?

After an evening out with friends sharing laughs, inner demons, and philosophical chat I  came back home to find a letter from some Diocese letting me know that my ex-husband is getting married in the Catholic Church. It was no surprise, he had already told me, – thank God for text- yet, this letter made […]

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We are the connections we make

We may stop and wonder at certain instances throughout our lives who we are, especially in times of confusion, identity crisis, or change. I’ve come to realize we are defined by the connections we make along our journeys and are the sum total of those we love. This is why loss hurts so deeply because […]

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On forgiveness: Why and how we should forgive

I used to want to hate my way out of hurt. I thought that if I hated someone enough, I could erase them from my life. Of course, that backfired. The thought of them only kept the anger sizzling inside me longer. I finally realized that I would never be able to delete the person […]

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The Art of Closure

Closure is a term that implies finality. It marks the ending of an important part of your life; a relationship, a job, a stage, or an addiction. It may be a very painful to move on and come to terms with the closing of a chapter in life. Reaching closure is hard because you need […]

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Not being social is actually a good thing

The good thing about not being too social is that when you are it’s genuine. Those select few you choose are those with whom you feel completely at ease with, and whose company you really appreciate. Those special moments with your chosen few are precious. So, there are benefits to not being too social even if some […]

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