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When she was able to finally share her shame with her sponsor, a new sober life began
As a 43-year-old woman who grew up in a very dysfunctional and neglectful family, it amazes me that I am still here today.
Both my father and mother were alcoholics and addicted to drugs. From early in my childhood, there was violence in our home. I lived always under constant stress and anxiety, as I never knew what I would find when I returned home each day.
When I was 12 years old, my mother's fiancée, who happened to be a local police officer, tried to force his way into my bed to have sex with him. As a psychological response, I built a wall around myself. Yet, I didn't... Login to read more
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