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Becoming Independent

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Caught cheating on a test

Here is the story of a young woman who got a second chance and learned to value the authority in her life.

Believing in myself even when my parents didn’t

Here is Tawni’s story about focusing on the future to get through a difficult time.

Learning to love yourself

This is the story of a young man who, through self-education and faith, found the courage to accept his sexuality.

Surviving a difficult family and becoming stronger

This is the story of a young woman who recovered from an abusive and controlling home life.

Instant noodles and orange juice

Here's a young man's story about overcoming a difficult season of life.

When my life turned into a bad movie

This is the story of a young woman who, through hard work and determination, found a way to stand up for her dreams.

Breaking away from my family’s problems to make my own path

Here’s a young woman’s story about breaking free from her family and creating a new pattern for her life.

Coming together for strength

Here is the story of how a young woman learned to cope with her family's financial difficulties.

Learning to deal when my dad left

This is the story of a young woman who was abandoned and deceived by her father but found hope through changed thinking.

Making Dean’s list against all odds

This is Maggie's story of overcoming an unsupportive family by working hard in school and developing confidence in herself.

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