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Warning: Parent has untreated mental illness

Warning-parent

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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