This week Neshamas tried to find hope in situations that often felt hopeless.
In Frum Outside, Void Inside, a young woman struggles with her secret disconnect from the Chabad community. She worries that, because she feels so different from others, she will never find a husband who understands her.
In Damaged Neshama, a writer worries that their Neshama is being harmed when they allow themselves to give in to their animalistic tendencies.
And, in Suicide Of A Different Kind, a Neshama describes a lifetime of verbal abuse and neglect that was difficult to categorize, but hugely destructive nonetheless. She urges those considering having children to make sure that they can provide a safe, loving household to avoid having their children grow up with the trauma she experienced.
Find these and many other stories from our anonymous writers on Neshamas.