Set Up for Failure but Expected To Succeed

It doesn't make sense and something needs to change

Photo by Sander Sammy on Unsplash

After talking to two struggling friends yesterday afternoon, I felt heavy, maybe even angry.

One of them is in a toxic relationship. She’s 7 months pregnant, working two jobs, and raising her 12-year-old son nearly by herself. It seemed like every solution we thought of comes down…



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Carly Newberg

Carly Newberg


I wrote/published a memoir when I was 23. Now, I freelance. Master of many. Mental health warrior. Life lessons, advice, poetry— it’s all here. Honest and raw.