Archive for October 2014

Moving to Crazy-Town: Part Two

Trigger warning: childhood sexual abuse. This is the second of three parts written by guest poster Beth Fehlbaum. Part 3 will be published tomorrow at noon. Previous post: “Mama June” Could Be My Mother The eighteen months we lived on six acres outside Terrell, Texas, isolated from neighbors and family, were so traumatizing for me... Read more »

“Mama June” Could Be My Mother: Part One

Trigger warning: childhood sexual abuse. This is the first of three parts written by guest poster Beth Fehlbaum. Parts 2 and 3 will be published the next two days at noon.   I’ve never seen a full episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.” I could not pick the various family members out of a line-up.... Read more »

Having a baby shower without my mother

I had a baby shower a couple weeks ago back in my hometown, thrown by my MIL. My therapist asked if I missed my mom at the shower. Honestly? I didn’t. I know that sounds crass, but I didn’t. I don’t miss the toxic family relationships, the  emotional coercion to capitulate and help my dad’s... Read more »
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