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Dear Shelby, I needed to share the song with you that will forever scar my memory of Chad. I had just fallen in love with this song by Harry Styles, Sign of the Times, and was playing it on repeat all week. It's a thing I do when I want to record a memory in my mind forever. I put it on repeat and fill the room with a fragrance. You've gotta listen to it for weeks and like 10 times a day, and then you will never forget that moment. You will never forget that feeling or that person. So...

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Hi Shelby, I'm not sure if Scott and I ever told you or Chad about how we met but I wanted to tell you Our Story. The true one. Usually when people hear how long we've been married they think we are High School sweethearts. Well I was 17 but Scott was 24 and we turned an entire town upside down with our secrets, lies and betrayals. It's not the kind of love story you can tell people. In fact we can barely bring ourselves to read our love letters because of the damage that it did, but we both...

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Dear Shelby, This letter is long overdue but I didn't really see how deeply I was wounded until you began talking about Chad's suicide. I'm so proud of you for having the strength to share your stories. I didn't realize I never told anyone mine until after Chad died. I shut down during the summer of 2017. Several other things were happening in my life here in Los Angeles that left me in a trance for a few months. I even came back to Ohio and drove around our neighborhood to look at our house, and there yours was. The...

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