When the fear of staying is greater than the fear of leaving

When the fear of staying is greater than the fear of leaving

You told me that I wasn’t good enough. No one would love me and that I’m lucky that I have you. I would be dead without you and even my mother agreed. You were thirty-three, I was seventeen. I was nieave, I was vulnerable, I was mentally unwell. I was only recently discharged from the [...]

11 year old has the last say as he leaves school due to bullying

11 year old has the last say as he leaves school due to bullying

A young boy who had been hurt both physically and emotionally on school property and during school hours. YouTube videos circling the internet threatening to harm him at school, changes of behaviour, sudden onset of anxiety attacks alongside the schools constant dismissal and lack of care. With a lengthy time of dealing with bullying and [...]

To the mother at the store who stared as my toddler was crying on the ground.

To the mother at the store who stared as my toddler was crying on the ground.

All I needed was milk.. okay I lied, I was actually here to do my grocery shopping but I only left with milk. You see, I have a 10 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. My son was easy and still is easy. At my daughters aged my son listened, in-fact, he [...]

How a stranger, a mother, and a young boy moved the world on Christmas Day.

How a stranger, a mother, and a young boy moved the world on Christmas Day.

El Marie, a mother of three from Indiana is doing the best she can to raise her children. As a single mother El Marie adopted Gabriel as an infant. Although two of her children are older and this article is about her youngest, I have no doubt that all three of her children are respectful [...]

The spoon theory

The spoon theory

If you are struggling mentally or physically, if someone you love is struggling, if you have a chronic illness, mental illness, a disability or you would like to better understand what self care means.... The best thing you will have done today is read this analogy My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. [...]

How to love a woman who has been to hell and back

How to love a woman who has been to hell and back

The woman who has been to hell and back is not easy to love. Many have tried. Most have failed. The weak need not attempt, for it will take more strength than you even know you possess; more patience, more resilience, more tenacity, more resolve. It requires a relentless love, one that is determined and [...]

How a mother of two found a hilarious way to remind her partner to help around the house

How a mother of two found a hilarious way to remind her partner to help around the house

Bent But Not Breaking came across a post on social media that had us in fits of laughter. We couldn't resist the chance to reach out to her to find out the story behind these viral notes that she left for her partner to find. unfortunately, in a social media world full of haters, Ofelia has [...]