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Family Postcards

It took a long time for her to realize that she belonged in the picture too

When I was drinking, I polished myself up on holidays to go home and participate in the perfect family postcard, but always felt I was the imposter. I knew how to play the postcard game, because the family who raised me from the time I was 6 months old, and their children and grandchildren were all "normal." I tried desperately to measure up and never knew that I didn't need to. They just loved me no matter what, but it took a lot of years of sobriety to see that.

I was pretty successful at the end of my drinking and since I was alone, I had money to do with as I pleased. On... Login to read more
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