Empathy

10+ Epic Photos That Can Awaken Empathy in All of Us

10+ Epic Photos That Can Awaken Empathy in All of Us
Curiosities
9 months ago

When trouble happens or when reality turns out to be less pleasant than we’d hoped, the best way to overcome it is to switch on your sense of humor to its fullest. It will help you to perceive the issue not as a catastrophe but as another way the Universe can strengthen your nerves.

I Refuse to Pay Bills at My Mother-in-Law’s Home

I Refuse to Pay Bills at My Mother-in-Law’s Home
Family & kids
19 hours ago

Today, we'll be exploring a heartfelt letter from a woman facing the challenges of family dynamics, chronic illness, and the importance of setting boundaries. Her story touches on the universal human experiences of vulnerability, resilience, and the need for support and understanding. As we navigate the complexities of her situation, we'll delve into the nuances of family relationships and the delicate balance between accepting help and maintaining one's autonomy and self-respect.

I Refuse to Babysit My 3 Stepchildren for Free

I Refuse to Babysit My 3 Stepchildren for Free

Navigating blended families isn’t always easy, and Carla is experiencing these challenges firsthand. She finds herself expected to care for her husband’s 3 kids for long hours each day while his ex-wife works extensively. Dissatisfied with this arrangement, Carla reached out to us for advice.

12 Stories About People Who Witnessed the Acts of True Kindness

12 Stories About People Who Witnessed the Acts of True Kindness
People
week ago

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the day, we stop paying attention to what is happening around us, and it seems as if everyone has become indifferent. But if you stop for a second and look around, you will notice that the world is full of good people. And if you suddenly think that everyone has become a bit cold-hearted, just read these 12 stories.

My Wife Refuses to Buy Stuff for My Kids From Previous Marriage, I’m Mad at Her

My Wife Refuses to Buy Stuff for My Kids From Previous Marriage, I’m Mad at Her
Relationships
2 weeks ago

Our reader, Frank, 38, is furious because of his wife’s behavior towards his kids from his previous marriage. The man thinks that his spouse is discriminating against his sons by not letting him spoil them, and at the same time, the woman spends a big deal of her earnings on her daughter, whom she also has from her previous relationship. Frank wrote us a letter and we could feel the whirlwind of emotions that took over him because of this dramatic situation in his peaceful family. He asked our readers for their opinions and advice and here’s his full story.

I Humiliated My MIL in Front of Everyone — She Deserved It

I Humiliated My MIL in Front of Everyone — She Deserved It
Family & kids
2 weeks ago

In mere moments, a joyful gathering can sour into discomfort. Paulina, a new mother, became enraged over her mother-in-law’s gift choice at her son’s birthday party. Her fury overwhelmed her, leading to an immediate response. Paulina reached out to us to recount her upsetting experience and seek advice.

I Made a Big Scene at The Restaurant Because of The Waiter’s Nasty Attitude

I Made a Big Scene at The Restaurant Because of The Waiter’s Nasty Attitude
People
2 weeks ago

Imagine a scenario where you’re celebrating a special occasion with a delightful dinner, but rude service throws a wrench into the evening. Amelia’s recent restaurant experience, detailed in her letter, sparks important questions. These questions touch on proper tipping etiquette, how restaurants handle customer complaints, and navigating conflict in a dining setting.

My Daughter Is Treated as Inferior in My Husband’s Home

My Daughter Is Treated as Inferior in My Husband’s Home
Family & kids
3 weeks ago

We all strive to treat our children equally, but in newly blended families, things can get complicated. This challenge hit home for Ellie when she and her teenage daughter Amy recently moved into her new husband's house, only to discover that the girl wouldn't have her own room. Ellie proposed that her husband's daughter give up her room, but things quickly took a turn for the worse.

I Choose Not to Make My Son Say "Sorry" and "Thank You" Because It Could Traumatize Him

I Choose Not to Make My Son Say "Sorry" and "Thank You" Because It Could Traumatize Him
Family & kids
month ago

When it comes to parenting, there are many different styles, each with its supporters. Some parents believe in being strict, while others are more relaxed and focus on being gentle and understanding. Emma, one of our readers, belongs to the second category. She wrote to Bright Side to share her unique parenting style and to seek advice, as she often faces criticism for her methods.

Our Dog Didn’t Run Away — My Husband’s Long-Term Dark Secret Exposed

Our Dog Didn’t Run Away — My Husband’s Long-Term Dark Secret Exposed
Relationships
month ago

Can a marriage truly survive when its very foundation is built on years of deception and lies? Trust is the cornerstone of any successful partnership, and when it is shattered, the consequences can be devastating, leaving us to question the authenticity of the bond we thought we shared. Imagine the gut-wrenching moment when you discover that the person you’ve shared your life with has been living a lie, keeping secrets that shake the very core of your relationship.

12 People Share Tragic Memories That Keep Haunting Them

12 People Share Tragic Memories That Keep Haunting Them
Curiosities
month ago

Memories, particularly those formed in our early years, can deeply influence our lives and our perspectives. While not all of them are pleasant and some we might wish to forget, they still hold value. They shape who we are, and discussing them can be therapeutic, much like the true stories we're sharing with you today.

My Daughter-in-Law Threw Away My Late Wife’s Keepsake — I Decided to Teach Her a Lesson

My Daughter-in-Law Threw Away My Late Wife’s Keepsake — I Decided to Teach Her a Lesson
Family & kids
month ago

Managing relationships with in-laws can pose difficulties as diverse generational viewpoints and mindsets intersect, sometimes leading to conflicts. Each family member contributes unique values, beliefs, and life experiences, which may result in clashes affecting familial dynamics. Recently, a senior gentleman found himself entangled in a poignant conflict with his daughter-in-law, prompting him to pen a letter to Bright Side seeking guidance.

My Husband Unconsciously Called Me Another Woman’s Name — I Was Utterly Shocked to Discover Who It Was

My Husband Unconsciously Called Me Another Woman’s Name — I Was Utterly Shocked to Discover Who It Was
Relationships
month ago

Keeping secrets within a relationship can lead to long-lasting harm, often causing a significant breach of trust. However, with patience and open communication, it’s possible to find resolution and even strengthen the bond between partners. Recently, a wife faced a shocking discovery about her husband. Unsure of how to proceed, she reached out to Bright Side, penning a letter seeking advice and support.

Princess Catherine Reveals New Photo and Health Update Leaving Everyone Wondering the Same Thing

Princess Catherine Reveals New Photo and Health Update Leaving Everyone Wondering the Same Thing
People
month ago

Princess Catherine’s latest reveal of a new photo and health update has sparked widespread curiosity, leaving everyone emotional and pondering the same question. The unveiled photo captures a moment of grace and elegance, while the health update provides insights into her ongoing journey. This dual disclosure not only showcases her strength but also invites empathy and support from the public.

I Told My Friend She Married a Useless Man, and Now She Hates Me

I Told My Friend She Married a Useless Man, and Now She Hates Me
People
month ago

We all have to navigate our own life and be responsible for our choices, right? Yet, as human beings, we naturally feel the urge to lend a hand to friends who are truly in need. But what do you do when a friend, the one you constantly support, begins to unload all their problems on you, time and time again, with no end in sight? That’s precisely the dilemma faced by this Reddit user. She turned to the vast online community for guidance, wondering if she’s handling the situation with her friend the right way.

My Only Son Excluded Me From His Wedding Because of His Fiancée’s Dark Scheme

My Only Son Excluded Me From His Wedding Because of His Fiancée’s Dark Scheme
Family & kids
month ago

Navigating family dynamics becomes especially challenging when third parties are involved, particularly during significant life events. The introduction of new family members, such as a future daughter-in-law, can stir up emotions and lead to conflicts that test the strength of familial bonds. Recently, a woman sought advice from Bright Side after her son shocked her by uninviting her from his wedding due to an unexpected disagreement.

I Sold My Husband’s Signed Hockey Jersey for $1.99 After He Threw Away My Childhood Teddy Bear

I Sold My Husband’s Signed Hockey Jersey for $1.99 After He Threw Away My Childhood Teddy Bear
Relationships
month ago

When passion and pettiness collide within the sacred bonds of marriage, the fallout can be catastrophic, threatening to reduce even the most loving union to ashes. Laura's impassioned letter detailing her escalating cycle of retaliation against her husband Brian serves as a sobering cautionary tale. It highlights how deeply-rooted emotions, if left unchecked, can spiral into actions with devastating, potentially irreversible consequences.

My Husband Proposed With His Ex-Fiancée’s Ring

My Husband Proposed With His Ex-Fiancée’s Ring
Relationships
month ago

The engagement ring is one of the most profound symbols of love and commitment. It represents the bond between two souls who have pledged to spend their lives together through the best and worst of times. Unfortunately, for our reader, the ring that was meant to be a cherished emblem of her and her husband’s love has become tainted by a web of lies and deceit.

I Refused to Mask My Wife’s Daughter as a Family Friend

I Refused to Mask My Wife’s Daughter as a Family Friend
Family & kids
month ago

Life’s journey often leads us to unexpected crossroads where difficult decisions must be made. Thomas, a member of our community, recently found himself grappling with such a dilemma and has reached out to BrightSiders for guidance. His story underscores the universal truth that challenges are an inherent part of the human experience, and seeking advice and support from others can provide clarity and solace in navigating through the hard choices.

My Twin and I Are Utterly Shocked by Our DNA Test Results

My Twin and I Are Utterly Shocked by Our DNA Test Results
Family & kids
month ago

Family bonds represent the most precious aspect of our lives, built upon the pillars of unconditional love and unwavering trust. However, when trust is shattered, the foundation of these bonds crumbles, sometimes beyond repair. This painful reality became all too clear to Louis, a Bright Side reader, whose world was shattered recently by an unexpected revelation.

I Discovered My Wife’s Secret Google Photo Gallery and Feel Utterly Disgusted

I Discovered My Wife’s Secret Google Photo Gallery and Feel Utterly Disgusted
Relationships
month ago

When trust fractures within a marriage, it unleashes a wave of emotional and psychological turmoil, including feelings of anguish, doubt, and profound confusion. Recently, a married man experienced a jolting revelation when he stumbled upon his wife's hidden Google account by chance. Delving into its contents, he unearthed something beyond his wildest imagination. Overwhelmed with shock and uncertainty, he sought assistance and guidance from Bright Side.