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Don’t let your past dictate who you are, but let it be a lesson that strengthens the person you’ll become. ~daystar.com

WHY I created this newsletter:

To raise awareness about codependency and offer information and support, all based on my personal experiences and research.


Weekly content is free and written for busy readers, like you. These short-form educational articles can be read in five minutes.

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  • My pen name is Ms. Writer. I plan to share intimate details of my life and those of others; therefore, I (and they) will remain anonymous. 

  • I enjoy writing, reading, traveling, and (amateur) photography with an iPhone.

  • I'm involved with TNR, protecting the environment, and preserving American Democracy. 

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  • Dislikes: Diets, hair in the sink, and small print.

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Essays and informative articles on codependency and self realization. Also, thoughts on culture, current events, and growing older.


Female, Writer, Older, Wiser.