No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

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Mrs. Lopez Learns the Truth

Mariana Lopez was on her way home after having dinner with her friend, Rena when she spotted her son-in-law, Paul. He didn't see her. He looked good. Married life must finally be agreeing with him. They hadn't seen him for ages. The family had been very disappointed when they didn't spend Christmas with them. Angie …

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Father Kiesler’s Family

"It was such a treat seeing Jürgen, especially since we haven't seen him since last year April when he visited us for Easter." Mrs. Kiesler said to her husband as they relaxed in the living-room after dinner. "Yes, it was." "He looked thin, though," she remarked. "I wonder if he's working too hard." "I thought …

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Matt Gets Full Custody

"Gina gave you full custody of Cam?" Melania was shocked to hear that. "Yes. She called me on Wednesday and asked to meet in the concourse close to where I work. I had no idea why she wanted to see me but was shocked when she told me that she was going to give me …

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Gina Attends a Wedding

Gina stared at herself in the mirror. How miserable she looked. She was tempted not to go to her cousin, Natalie's wedding. The last thing she wanted was to see her father. Ever since he found out about her trying to keep Matt and Cam apart, he had made her life miserable by threatening to …

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Divorce, Child Custody & Family Day

"So, she just agreed to divorce you?" Melania asked. "Yes," Matt replied. They were in her living-room. "Just like that?" "Yes." "Wow. I can't believe it." "I still can't believe it myself." "I wonder what made her change her mind?" "I've been wondering the same thing too. When I asked her, she almost bit my …

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Matt’s News

Melania sat in her living-room, feeling depressed. It was two days before Christmas Eve. Matt had called her last week and told her about Gina's ultimatum. "Unless I stop seeing you, I can't see Cam," he said. Melania was appalled. "How could she do such a horrible and selfish thing like keeping Cam and you …

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Having Words

"What were you thinking, Tadeas?" "Mother, did you just drop by so that you could scold me for having dinner with Velma at Claridge's? "What happened with Briony?" "I stopped seeing her. It doesn't make sense to continue seeing her when I want to be with Velma." "Velma. Isn't she your supervisor?" "Yes." "Isn't there …

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Gina’s Ultimatum

"Why didn't you tell me?" Gina demanded. "Why did I have to hear about it from Cam?" "What are you talking about?" Matt demanded. "I had to find out that Kira is pregnant from our son. Why didn't you tell the last time we saw each other?" Matt's expression darkened. "Why exactly did you ask …

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More Single Women Adopt in India

“God knew that it doesn’t matter how your children get to your family. It just matters that they got there.” — Kira Mortenson According to government data, more single women are coming forward to adopt children in India as social mores change. The number of such adoptions are climbing.   Adoption by single women is …

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