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You never know how strong you are until it’s the only choice you have

-Cayla Mills

When you're cheated on by someone you love, it feels like your 
entire world comes crashing down, like everything you once knew was all a lie. When you are recovering from betrayal trauma, It makes you question your worth and your 
value, and leaves you wondering how you'll ever move forward and find happiness and peace again.

The key is to stay as present as possible and just allow yourself to feel this pain. The first step to staying in the moment is to first process the past so that it no longer keeps haunting, taunting, and harassing you. Make time to process the wounds of the past so that you can become more grounded in the present and let go. 

Trauma keeps you trapped in the past and creates stumbling blocks and anxiety about your future.
Make time to process the wounds of the past so you may be free of it in the present.
The Love Story provides both an online journal and an online community of Journal-Artists designed to hold space for you to process the overwhelming flood of suppressed emotions and situations that lead to where you are right now. The beginning of treating mental challenges is creative expression. Explore how our journaling program will help you process that pain inside the genre of “Journal-Artism,” a writing modality that fuses journaling and journalism with the personal journey. Reveal, deal, feel, and heal. 

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” — 1 Corinthians 13:12, KJV

Expressive Writing is one of the most effective ways of transforming trauma into creative drama, to safely deal with shadows in the containment of narrative storytelling when journaling our truth inside fiction, and to validate our experiences while validating other people’s experiences.

There are three parts to the Mirror Darkly:

Part I: “now I know in part”—Deep listening for kindred resonances to become activated in the subconscious


Part II: “but then shall I know”—Journal 15 minutes distraction free


Part III: “even as also I am known” — Share & Resonate-edit

Releasing the Pain

Healing a broken heart and being cheated on starts by ridding yourself of everything you have been bottling up, and allowing yourself to release this anger and hurt with the help of 750+ Journal Entries filtered by Shadow Keywords, designed to activate your subconscious. Enter Here.

Journal Entries on Self-Acceptance
Transforming the pain

No one is immune to Betrayal no matter how good of a person you are or how pure you love. Learning to accept that being cheated on and betrayed has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with the other person can set you free. We have Over 100+ Artist Interviews from people around the country who have been betrayed in one way or another and used this pain to find passion. Begin Here.

Journal Entries on Self-Love
Welcoming in the Healing

Healing can begin when you have accepted and released the pain you have been bottling up. When you journal you are able to help yourself express and rid yourself of the negativity you are holding onto. In doing this you are able to help yourself and help others. Journal entries are shared among us, told in fiction, based on a true story. Download Your Free Love Story Digital Diary Here.

Journal Entries on Boundaries
"Say the Things to the Ones..."
Allow yourself to feel, allow yourself to hurt, allow yourself to weep, because it is part of being human. There is no shame in feeling betrayed and broken, and it is okay not to be okay. When you are a compassionate person, it is normal to feel the weight of the world’s suffering. Allow yourself the space to grieve and know it is okay to feel and process your own pain. You don’t have to suffer in silence alone. Don’t let the unspoken words that you hold inside eat you alive. Don’t be ashamed to share your deepest and most personal thoughts. Don’t let suffering control your life. Start speaking up inside our community at
  • Peer to peer
  • Journaling in fiction
  • Sharing trauma in fiction
  • Judgement-free zone
  • For us by us, community others working through trauma
Testimonials about Journaling in Act One

“You have the ability to just be like, ‘you know, this is my truth and if anybody doesn’t like it that’s fine because as far as they are concerned, everything that I’m saying is not real.’ It’s really helpful to know that people aren’t gonna to know what’s real, what’s not real, with what you write. You can release things and nobody will be the wiser about it.”

Chelsea Wolfe

“I want to go back and explore. Why did it happen when it happened. …Women often suppress their emotions…we think, ‘if I just swallowed that back, it’ll go away,’ and it’s like ‘Nope! Still here.’ and so I think I’m starting to really figure, I can’t swallow that back. I need to let things out.”

Dorothy England

“The point of journaling is to really just look inside and be like, ‘okay, what is this? Why am I feeling it? And what do I do with it?’ And that’s sort of what you have to ask yourself when you are journaling.”

Kali Paszkiewicz
Increase Emotional Intelligence

Increase Emotional Intelligence: Becoming self-aware gives you the power to break toxic habits, make positive changes, and mature. When you are able to understand and manage your emotions, you will be able to successfully let go of what is no longer serving your higher good.

Gain Self-Respect

Gain self-respect: Self-respect is earned through watching yourself set healthy boundaries, knowing what you like and don’t like, becoming confident in who you are through self-acceptance. When you respect yourself you will no longer beg for love from someone who broke up with you. You will respect yourself enough to gracefully let them go if they do not see how special you are.

Gain Self-Confidence

Grow Self-Confidence: Owning your shadow and learning how to integrate it will effectively increase your self-confidence and boost self-esteem through knowing and accepting oneself. The key to recovering from betrayal trauma is to realize that another person betraying you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with their own brokenness.

May the book set you free.
01.We believe in creativity
Shadow work is best done in shadow land—in the realm of fiction.
02.We believe in catharsis
Find your silver lining in the flow of journaling. Suppressed expression is depression: May the publishing process become your spiritual and emotional release.
03.We believe in choice
In the flow of documenting your journey, you will discover your dual passions, pursuits, and purposes. In the self-awareness of your own duality, you will also become lucid in the power of choice.
04.We believe in community
Surround yourself with a community of supportive Journal-Artists who are also writing, one journal-entry at a time, artist-inspired.
The Love Story Program
In Honor of Eve's Fall

The Love Story is designed to help you transform pain into purpose through the power of expressive writing in a Journal-Artist community.

In the process of journaling, you will become self-aware of your dual passions, pursuits, and purposes in life. You will become disciplined, inspired, and encouraged to choose the path of your true passion, pursuit, and purpose in life by exercising your free will.

You will transform your Pain into a Three-Act Tragedy, told in Fiction, Based on a True Story. In the process of writing, you will experience the catharsis needed to move forward in life.  You will stop living in the past and worrying about the future. Instead, you will begin living in the present and hoping for the future.

As a Journal-Artist, you will fuse the discipline of journaling with the craft of journalism to discover, experience, and inform your personal journey.

Meet The Journal-Artists

We explore truth in fiction, while illuminating our shadows.

We fortify our faith through the sword of the spirit in the written word.

We are the Journal-Artist Producers—sharply spoken and broken open.