Chapter 9: My Brother, An Abusive Man

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This passage is from Chapter 9. “My mother died in June of 1993 after years of battling breast cancer that metastasized to her bones. During her life she suffered from many other illnesses that caused her to be in a state of almost constant pain. Despite her ailments my mother was the rock, the anchor, […]

Chapter 9: My Brother, An Abusive Man

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I continue Chapter 9, My Brother, An Abusive Man, with these additional observations, “When my brother would start one of his tirades with my mother, it was always a slow burn of hurtful comments and criticisms rather than an explosion of emotional and irrational accusations as was the case when my father and mother would […]

Chapter 9: My Brother, An Abusive Man

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This passage is from Chapter 9. “My relationship with my father went through many phases and was far different than my brother’s relationship with him. Even though my father never tormented me directly, as I grew older, I took his abuse of my mother as a personal affront that I could not ignore or forget. […]