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‘Just 5 years old he prayed, ‘Please God, send me an Earth Dad.’ Turns out, he didn’t need to be ‘found.’ He was right there all along.’: Woman finds love close to home after husband’s suicide

“There was a shift in the world, bringing us together at the same place, at the same time. And in the matter of one afternoon, our hearts opened to feel something we’d never considered before. A man I had known for years, and yet, I was truly just seeing for the very first time.”

‘I said, ‘I’m going through an ongoing divorce,’ thinking he’d run. Instead he said, ‘Life is full of the unexpected. I’m here as long as you want me.’: Woman finds love, passion for music after toxic marriage

“I got an Instagram message from a woman saying my husband and her had been texting for weeks. ‘I thought it was best to let you know.’ When I told him he needed to stay with a friend that night, he didn’t hesitate. He packed a bag and didn’t turn back. When I got home from work, I collapsed. I called and called but he wouldn’t answer.”

Teen posing in doorway

Dear Newfound College Parents, Do Not Rescue Your Children

“Roughly 8 out of 10 of us will get a phone call from a super miserable college kid. Like, flat out miserable. They will be friendless, homesick, overwhelmed, unsure of their every decision and certain things will never get better. Sit with them, coach them, pray for them, but make them stay on that train. It will be one of the hardest things you have ever done.”

‘After six long months grieving the end of my 8-year relationship, I walked into a hotel bar. ‘Can I sit with you while I wait for a friend?’: Woman shares ‘whirlwind’ love story

“I walked in, independent and confident, scanning the tables, wondering who would be interesting to talk with. As my rational mind kicked in, I said to myself, ‘What are you doing here? Who goes to a bar alone?’ About to walk out, I noticed a table with three people. One small choice would change the course of my existence.”

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