Monthly Archives: April 2013

Breaking The Bonds of Shame

One night at dinner when I was five my mother giddily recounted to the whole family how I had hurt myself falling out of bed the night before and cried out, “he thought I would feel sorry for him!” she … Continue reading

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My Mother Claimed She Wasn’t A “Mean Drunk”

My parents confronted me shortly before I moved out; the encounter was setup to ‘put me back into my place’ and deny that I had been hurt by anyone anywhere as a child.  Because I had told her weeks earlier … Continue reading

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