Monthly Archives: September 2013

“I Just Want You To Be Happy!” And Other Manipulative Lies of My Abusive Mother

When I was a teenager, my mother exclaimed to me many times “I just want you to be happy!”  Yet she didn’t want that enough to treat me with kindness, respect my boundaries and provide me with a good start … Continue reading

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Pets In An Abusive Family System: Facing Down My Parents Legacy

When I was 19, my mother continuously fed my brother’s dog Una very unhealthy table scraps despite his asking her not to.  Una would sometimes throw up afterwards, but she wouldn’t really apologize, just be sorry that she was caught … Continue reading

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The Intertwining of Worth And Shame In Abusive Parenting

One morning my mother’s car was in the shop, and so she wasn’t able to pick up a coworker to carpool for once, it had to be the other way around.  I had much bigger things on my mind and … Continue reading

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