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Second Chance at Love

Second Chance at Love

From breaking up after 3 years to divorcing after 50; we're here to tell you that you can love again.

  • Elaine Grey
    Published 2 years ago
    Can I Keep You

    Can I Keep You

    After years of constantly being hurt and let down, one typically gives up. Our hearts were not meant to be broken like they so often feel, and in turn, most people turn cold and distance themselves from everyone around them. I did that myself.
  • Gracie Jay
    Published 2 years ago
    A Hopeful Romantic's Romeo

    A Hopeful Romantic's Romeo

    It had been four years since I had seen him last and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Since then, he had been married and divorced and also had a son from the marriage. I, on the other hand, had still been single with no children.
  • Josey Brown
    Published 2 years ago
    It Will Get Better

    It Will Get Better

    I’m sure you’ve read plenty of stories about how a breakup is not the end of the world and many people have told you, “It’ll get better and you’ll move on.” And that all seems pretty irrelevant when you’re crying into your pillow late at night missing him. But I’m here to tell you that it does get better, but it’s going to get worse before it does.
  • Scarlett White
    Published 2 years ago
    Is It True Love or Comfort and Familiarity?

    Is It True Love or Comfort and Familiarity?

    For the past four years I had convinced myself that the man I was dating was “the one” and that my love for him was boundless and true. Meeting when I was merely 19 and being my first real relationship, he was all I had known progressing into young-adulthood. But four years into our story, when he dumped me and moved away, I was sure my life was over and I would never feel anything again... I was extremely wrong, and it didn’t take me long to figure it out.
  • Jason Rhode
    Published 2 years ago
    Beginning Life...Again...From Two Feet Below

    Beginning Life...Again...From Two Feet Below

    So, I married the first time young. I was just 20. The thing is, she was an able-bodied person, like most of the few people in my world with the exception of a few crips that included my older brother, who died in '00. I'll get to that later.
  • Felicity Dyess
    Published 2 years ago
    August 20

    August 20

    I've loved and I've lost. I think everyone can say that! It's so true though. Just a year ago I thought I wanted to be with someone forever. I knew it was because I was scared to let go with the fear of being alone, but when I did let go I felt like the whole world was off my shoulders. I felt the sudden need to feel happier, to look happier, smile more, even go out. That relationship changed me. It changed me for the better. I spent time finding myself just like everyone does after a brutal breakup. I guess it wasn't that brutal, but it felt like it. The endless name-calling, the blaming, the going to meet up for dinner to talk it out, but he brings his cousin and makes it awkward. It was horrible! I wanted to cry so hard, but I was done crying. I felt miserable but was also happy at the same time.
  • Jessica Briggs
    Published 2 years ago
    Mature Love

    Mature Love

    Have you ever loved someone so much that even after decades of not seeing them, you care about them just as much as you did when you were with them? I unfortunately know that kind of pain. To come across a love that deep is such a beautiful thing, but it’s a painful memory that you can’t scrape away. When we were together, the universe was determined to keep us apart. I now know why. I would have never traveled 2,500 miles and met my husband. My two beautiful girls wouldn’t exist, and my husband would still be living the toxic life he was in.
  • Yvonne Glasgow
    Published 2 years ago
    Why I'm Confident About My Second Marriage

    Why I'm Confident About My Second Marriage

    Everyone has a different opinion on marriage, and everyone has their own opinion on marrying again after you’ve been divorced. In fact, there are some people that are flat out against people moving on when a marriage fails. Me, I believe that every person has the right to have the relationship that makes them happy, whether they stay “dating” or get married. I also don’t care if people want to stay single. That’s their prerogative. It’s none of my business.
  • Rubee R
    Published 2 years ago
    Life-changing Decisions

    Life-changing Decisions

    Life works in mysterious ways, I say to myself, as I’m looking out my window. I’m on a plane to another state, in another part of the country. I never expected to just up and leave my home of Los Angeles, my birth place. I never expected to move in with the love of my life, my boyfriend of five years, whom I’ve known since eighth grade. It’s weird to think that when I was a young girl, I didn’t ever think I was going to be in a relationship with anyone, let alone for this long. I always thought I was going to be a writer, or in the entertainment industry, living alone with my cats and my books. Well, apparently the universe had different plans, because in eighth grade when I first saw my BF, my whole world stopped. Literally. And I had no idea what the hell was going on! My heart stopped beating at a mile a minute, mouth was dryer than the palm desert, and I felt...a warm, deep feeling. I was definitely confused, but I could sense that we were found to be in each other’s life some way or another. We’ve been through a lot together, from a heartbreaking betrayal in freshman year, to not talking to each other for months, to rekindling our friendships, to me having my first GF, which ended badly. I lost a good friend in the process. High school was already rough as it is with homework, friends, my depression, and family life. I almost gave up on him, and I couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. Was I not pretty enough, good enough? Did his family not like me? He was my first serious boyfriend, and I was a very shy and self-conscious young lady. Finally, at the beginning of our junior year, he realized the girl he was with at the time wasn’t for him...it was me. So, in February of 2012, two days after my birthday, we were back together. And it’s been like that since.