As James Baldwin said: “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
Sharing your story is an important part of healing (it's called "emotional disclosure" in psychology), whether you share with a friend, journal or therapist. It's also important to hear these stories because it can make you feel less alone.
Here's this week's stories roundup:
Amy describes the difficulty of knowing what to do with old love letters (whereverwriter.com)
23 women on things they learned after their breakups (thoughtcatalog.com)