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January 1988

Reality Is the Honeymoon

I have always lived with alcoholism, my own and that of those closest to me. At an early age I learned to use alcohol as a panacea to numb my feelings. I left home at twenty to marry a young man as self-centered as I was, and instead of focusing on our own immaturity, we proceeded to bring four children into the world. Our home became a battleground, and through the years, each child joined the ranks of combatants.


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