Tag Archives: verbal abuse

The Cruel Message From A Racist

Last Sunday I was getting ready for bed after a long day of un-packing and organizing. Kira (my kitty) always gets a few treats at bedtime. I reached over to grab her treat bag on my nightstand when my cell … Continue reading

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The Narcissist Strikes Back

It didn’t take long for the narcissist to strike and he did so through his sister-in-law Krista. Miss Krista confronted me in an email about that I was not telling the truth in my post about the artwork and the … Continue reading

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The Artwork And The Narcissist

The artwork on my blog header has generated many questions since I started blogging seven months ago. I receive emails weekly from readers: “where did you find the layout”,”what website did you copy the artwork from”, “what provoked you to use … Continue reading

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“What Did I Do To Deserve This?”

Despite all the abuse from my Mother, I am still thankful I was raised in Illinois. A very close friend of mine in Oregon was raised in Wisconsin. When my friend and I get together we laugh about growing up … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Ali

Twenty-five years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, who I fell in love with at first sight — and immediately handed over to her adoptive parents. Her name is Alison, but to me, she has always been Ali or … Continue reading

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The House Fire I Survived and Why It Forever Ruined Christmas for Me

The holiday season has always been difficult for me, even as a child, and especially since the Christmas of 1976, when I was 15 years old. But after having children of my own, I always made sure they had a very … Continue reading

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