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Warning: Parent has untreated mental illness


We should have had a sign like this on our front door when I was growing up–although this was not a hidden problem.  My father lashed out angrily every day–at home and at work.  So maybe a sign wouldn’t have made any difference.  What disturbs me is the failure of the adults on the scene–relatives, friends and even neighbors–to act to protect me and the rest of the family.  “Denial” may be a good explanation, but it’s not a good excuse.

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  1. I stayed over at your house during jr. high school after a blizzard, and I was terrified. I can’t even imagine what it was like to go through that every day. I’m glad you grew up to be you, and that you persevered !!!

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