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Resilience Is Not an Inner Strength

Here’s why our efforts to hack this quality will never work

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WWhen I first got divorced, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to make ends meet. I had sole custody of my kids, no child support, and attorney fees five times the piddly amount in my new separate bank account. I was drowning in stress, and it showed. When I showered, a small mammal’s worth of hair clogged…




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Courtney Christine

Courtney Christine

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads & alliteration. Believer that you’re doing your best, given what’s happened to you. FB @courtneycwrites

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