The RD Reader Week 2: Love, Loss and Therapy

Dig in to this week’s great story picks from the Reader’s Digest archives: Commuting for love in the age of recession, a family’s worst nightmare of a child gone missing and a unique approach to accident recovery.

The RD Reader Week 2: Love, Loss and Therapy

Quickie news updates, cheat sheets and Tweets dominate modern life, but sometimes you just want to stop, put your feet up and read something substantial. That’s why we’ve dug into the Reader’s Digest archives to bring you the RD Reader, a weekly collection of some of our finest longer stories from across the globe. Sit back and immerse yourself in these captivating tales.

This week’s picks:

For Richer or Poorer: Commuting for Love in the Age of Recession

After the Great Recession cost them their jobs, many parents faced a heart-breaking reality: To feed their kids, they might need to leave them behind. The heart-warming story of how two loving families learned to cope with their long, long-distance commutes.

The Missing Birthday Boy

It was supposed to be a fun family getaway. A weekend out of town to help celebrate little Demetrius’s birthday. They turned away for only a few seconds, and suddenly, he was gone.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Bike Again

How a cyclist trained his brain with systemic desensitaization to not fear biking after a terrible accident, and got himself back in the saddle again.