Love can hurt. We all know that. Whether the love has been a parent, a child, a lover, a friend, we've all walked into a situation with stars in our eyes and left with a black eye instead.
The 15 courageous people in this book share those stories. They remind us of what it feels like to hurt, but they also remind us of the strength those scars can foster. Being torn apart can be the one thing that makes us whole.
Stories by Megan Arnold, Bari Benjamin, Brent C Dill, Ellen E. Hyatt, Thomas Johnson, Judy Jones, Lisa L. Kirchner, Stevie Leigh, Will Link, Susan Martin, Michael Moran, Amanda Roskos, Deborah Ross, Jodi Teti, Richard Zielinski
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Table of ContentsLove Swings by Judy Jones A girl's persistent fantasies force her to face an awful truth Young, Young Ladies by Will Link If he's 34 and she's 21, does that matter? Yes. Welcome Back, Richard, to the Crown and Anchor by Deborah Ross An imaginary conversation causes a woman to rethink her choices Confessions of My Dying Father by Stevie Leigh Listening is hard, but it's worth the pain Dissolve by Amanda Roskos The hole in her heart was filled by the person she least expected What Happened with Jacob by Brent C Dill No one wants to call 911 and say the words "domestic dispute" Forty-Fifth Reunion by Susan Martin It's not the one she had anticipated Mercy by Michael Moran He knows she might kill him but he can't stay away The Invitation by Jodi Teti The tribulations of being 13 can linger for a lifetime But Would You Fight With Me Forever? by Lisa L. Kirchner The saving grace of arguments So What is Unconditional Love Anyway? by Bari Benjamin Being a mother is not all hearts and roses Patricia by Richard Zielinski A boy, a girl, and the death of innocence The Okayest Brother by Ellen E. Hyatt Why do three little words mean so much? 384 Days by Megan Arnold The anatomy of a crush Safe Duty Assignment by Thomas Johnson Love and loss in wartime Vietnam