Category Archives: Dysfunctional Family Relationships

A Picture Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words

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Live Well * Love Much * Laugh Often

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Ronnie and I lost a very dear friend recently. A few days ago we visited our friends who put together a slide show for the memorial service. The service will be held this … Continue reading

Posted in Death, death of a loved one, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Trucks And A Mask

Frustration is the feeling for this Friday the 13th of September. I woke to the sounds of dump trucks heading to the top of our hill. Dump trucks, log trucks, water trucks have taken over our peaceful neighborhood for almost … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, friends, friendships, leaving the past behind, Mental Health, moving day, new beginnings, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Moving Day

Ok, so you have heard this before. Since 2004 Ronnie and I have tried to get the heck out of Dodge. Now we have a date and a plan. In so many ways Oregon has been a blessing but at … Continue reading

Posted in drug addiction, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, happiness, hope, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, new adventures, PTSD, sunshine, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Relentlessly Brainwashed

Therapy has been very productive lately. I am connecting with my new therapist Carol and she is very well versed with PTSD patients. My therapy sessions are weekly, and I feel Carol now has a good sense of who I … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, Growing up in midwest, Healing and Recovery, identify problem children, Mental Health, mental illiness, PTSD, teachers, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Wow 5 Years Already

Does not seem possible that he has been gone that long. I feel his spirit sitting in his chair at the desk he crafted….. RIP BIG DUCK.. My favorite picture of Kevin below

Posted in Depression, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, Family Secrets, Mental Health, NBA, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

To Forgive is to Set a Prisoner Free

Sometimes a cold slap in the face from a loving friend is exactly the healing balm a soul needs. It’s not unlike pouring alcohol on a lethal wound: you know that painful sting will save you in the end. I … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, mental illiness, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Summer Update At The Duckworth’s

I have not blogged in weeks. I am just getting back in the saddle for real this time. Our backyard is looking much better. I love the lights the canopy and the pagoda. Many thanks to Rick and Jeremy for … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, family bliss, friendships, gift of love, happiness, Healing and Recovery, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new adventures, PTSD, surprise callers, therapy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Finally I Am Going To Talk Cake

I hate cake, not just any cake, but birthday cake. Maybe I should clarify… I hate birthday cake for my birthday. Baking and making a cake is a labor of love. When my children were young, at least a week … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Birthdays, Child Abuse, daughters, Depression, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, gift of love, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments

It’s Just A Funk !!

Sooooo… I have not checked my blog for 6 days.. That’s a first since I started my blog back in October. In fact it’s also been several day’s since I even checked my email account. I have been in a … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, Depression, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Healing and Recovery, PTSD, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments