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

guns

shooting

  

What remains is our

pain

panic

depression

secrets

inertia

fear

trauma

numbness

flash backs

anxiety

nightmares

grief

anger

vulnerability

anorexia

cutting

suicide

 

I won’t let you win. I will fight for them like I fought for me. You will not win.  

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27


 

About Lisette d. Johnson

Murder-Suicide Survivor, Mom, Writer, Speaker, Serial Volunteer in the Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault Arena, Entrepreneur, &amp Friend. I survived, my kids survived, and I am here to tell the story.
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1 Response to Picking Up The Pieces

  1. Malinda says:

    You and your family are every in my prayers, but please let me know if I can be of any more tangible help. I am here for you and N & G. And I will fight too – if you need me or if you can somehow let me. I know it is not ever easy to let someone inside the loneliness and isolation, having lived it a bit myself.

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