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No Woman Is An Island

As we navigate yet another sharp turn in the road without a positive male role model in their lives, without the benefit of connection of the extended family in grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins that I flourished in, … Continue reading

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An Anchor In The Storm

Most assume only a woman is victimized by an abuser. Perhaps a more astute reader would assume the children are abused by virtue of their mother being abused. This post is from the unique perspective of intimate partner homicide survivor’s … Continue reading

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The Center

There is a certain way the light is changed from summer. Lower. The sky is clear and blue and crisp. The air cooler, absent humidity, the nights chilly. All the windows and doors are open. The tape begins. As I … Continue reading

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Picking Up The Pieces

It’s not the tragedies that kill us.¬† It’s the messes.¬†Dorothy Parker How do you implode a family? You control intimidate berate humiliate blame neglect threaten ¬† With drinking cheating jealousy names isolation games poking pinching pushing pulling blocking hitting choking … Continue reading

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