Teen Mom Sharing Story To Help Others Overcome Challenges

Tomasa Villaronga looks radiant in her green dress and flowing graduation gown, her hair in perfect curls, her smile quick and wide, her parents and 10-year-old son beaming at her.

TOMASA VILLARONGA recently earned her master’s degree in professional counseling. But since getting pregnant her sophomore year of high school, Villaronga has struggled at times with despair, drinking, loneliness, abusive relationships, medical scares — with a darkness she sometimes felt trapped in, despite the promise she’d made to her unborn son: “I will become the mother you deserve.”

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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