Many of our recent Neshamas posts have been about feeling disconnected to religion and frum life. In an emotionally searing post called The Stage, a man looks back in sadness at a life that he feels was insincere and planned out for him. Now, he is considering leaving his wife and children to pursue what he considers a more authentic lifestyle.
In From Behind The Showcase, a woman who used to be frum, comes across a group of her former acquaintances who try to bring her back to religion. Instead of joining them, she walks away feeling judged and uncomfortable.