Category Archives: Toxic Relationships

Strangers In Our Families

A few nights ago I was talking with a dear friend whom also has suffered a tremendous amount of trauma. The word “damaged” was brought up again. We have known each other for years. Trauma, pain, and hardship is not … Continue reading

Posted in friendships, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, holiday season, Mental Health, Millennial generation, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Rape Story

Warning : This post may be a trigger for anyone who has been raped. Sperm Donor (SD) and I decided to move into a small apartment with his Great Aunt in the early spring of 1984. I was employed at a … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Family Secrets, PTSD, rape, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Violent attacks | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Handwritten Letters

Handwritten letters are a rare commodity, they indicate investment. Email is “permanent” in its own way. Our electronic messages are easy to keep and to search in huge volumes. But emails are not tangible and enduring in the same way … Continue reading

Posted in Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, happiness, Healing and Recovery, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, moving day, new adventures, new beginnings, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Get Ready

First of all, I am extremely humbled for all of you that have followed my blog for the past 11 months. All I have to share with you is myself. I am not a writer. I just have a story … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, beaten by mother, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, estranged fathers, Guest writer, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, identify problem children, Mental Health, narcissist, new beginnings, Open adoption, PTSD, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

But , But…. Mine Was Extreme Domestic Violence

This post is going to have so many grammatical errors you may not be able to follow. Today I went from super happy because Ronnie is on vacation for a week , to angry due to an email.  Ronnie is … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Mental Health, surprise callers, Toxic Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 45 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

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

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

A Little Of This And A Little Of That

The stitches in my right hand are really a nuisance. The stitches in my legs and knee are not really bothering me. I am able to walk around fairly well. I picked the ripe cherries from our cherry tree and … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friends, friendships, Healing and Recovery, healthy relationships, Life's Blessings and Joys, Toxic Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones……

We all know the saying…. Yesterday, I received verbal attacks from the woman that birthed me and my step-father’s son Marc Meier. He sent over 10 messages to my blog and his words were filled with hate and anger. He … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, mental illiness, PTSD, Toxic Relationships | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments