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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.

Your heart will heal

Here’s Allison’s story about reaching out after a hurtful breakup.

The day I was born again

This is Kennedy’s story about starting over.

Everyone has secrets

Here is Mikayla’s story of the difficulties she faced coming out to her family and how she learned to love herself.


Here is Samantha’s story about gaining the courage to ask for help.

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.

Fear of rejection because of race

This is a young woman's story of finding the strength to confront her parents' prejudices and pursue an interracial relationship.

The sky is the limit

This is the story of a young woman who found healing from depression, family struggles and suicidal thoughts.

It will pass

This is Jess's story of learning to deal with difficult family dynamics.

Dad or father

This story is about how having someone you love can help heal earlier pain.

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