My Collection of Relationship Articles: Motherhood, Marriage, Friendship, Self. . .

Jessica Archuleta
Nov 25, 2019 · 4 min read
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I will be the first to tell you I’m not good with relationships. I do have many relationships though, long lasting ones even, and from them I have learned about myself and how to love and care for others — even if I don’t always do what I know to be best.

I’m a wife, mother to ten, member of a close-knit church community, daughter, friend. I find relationships complicated and hard to be in with others due to my own mental health issues, personality, and life experience. But, I know we are made to be in relationships with others. We are made for communion with each other. So even though they are hard, I do my best to work at them when possible, even though my best is often not good enough.

Since we don’t exist apart from others and are interconnected in ways we cannot comprehend, I will keep trying to be good at relationships. I’ve also learned my relationship with myself impacts the ones I have with others. If I want to learn to love others — and I do — I must learn to love myself. I’ve included articles here on mental health and self for that reason.

As always, thank you for your interest in my work! ❤

Note: All links in this collection and my other collections are ‘friends’ links’ for non-Medium members.

Motherhood and Parenting

Note: I have a 100-word series called, Windows Into Motherhood. They can be found here at Emphatically Me. This is one of them:

I have many poems about my family and children. Find those here:

Relationships — Marriage, Friendship, Self and Mental Health

I have more articles to add to this collection. I will keep working on it over time. :-)

Find my other writing collections at Emphatically Me. I appreciate your interest in my work! ❤

Emphatically Me

A collection of writings including stories on living life…

Emphatically Me

A collection of writings including stories on living life unapologetically, to the fullest, with intention & emphatically by Jessica Archuleta.

Jessica Archuleta

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Gratefully writing about food, culture, relationships, education, poetry +more| Happy wife & mama to 10|Hispanic woman| Deeply spiritual & religious💗POM Poet💗

Emphatically Me

A collection of writings including stories on living life unapologetically, to the fullest, with intention & emphatically by Jessica Archuleta.