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Family Relationships

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.

How my dad’s drinking problem almost destroyed my family

This is the story of how good friends helped a young woman deal with her father's drinking problem.

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.

The road to becoming me

Here’s Sidney’s story of how she stood up for her sexual identity after facing resistance from her family.

Learning from my alcoholic dad

Here is a young person's story of dealing and distancing herself from her alcoholic father.

My brother

This is Amilia's story about her brother who faced rejection after coming out to his parents but resolved to still live a happy, productive life.

Learning the importance of safe sex

This is a young woman's story of how she faced an unplanned pregnancy and the lessons she learned about sexual health.

Telling my parents that I’m sexually active

Here’s Sierra’s story about sharing difficult news with her parents.

From Victoria to Alex: my transgender life

Here’s Alex’s story about being a transgender teen.

Surviving a difficult family and becoming stronger

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

16 and Pregnant

This is Crystal's story of finding the family support she needed to face the challenges of an unexpected pregnancy.

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