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June 23: edited my post on Gaslighting to insert a link to a very good video by psychologist, Ross Rosenberg, explaining how gaslighting starts in childhood, and how to heal from parents who gaslight.

June 6: PBS's Frontline takes on the issue of human sex trafficking of abducted teenage girls in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Click HERE for that.

May 17: Turpin parents get 25 years to life for abusing their children. Final words from children and parents at sentencing. Click HERE for that.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The lighter side of alcohol; a Thanksgiving joke

I found this via Facebook via "Irish Laughter" through THIS LINK.

On a more serious note, being from a dysfunctional alcoholic family where there is incredible tension (or people not talking to each other), can be a dark time. Here are some things to do if you are alone on Thanksgiving or just don't want to deal with your crazy family:

1. Have Thanksgiving or a potluck with friends who are also alone
2. Work at your local soup kitchen
3. Volunteer to hold some babies who were abandoned at your local hospital from addict/alcoholic mothers
4. Have a list of folks who you can talk to on the phone if you live in a place that is far away from any friends or family
5. Find fellow Alanon members who are also alone and organize a Thanksgiving together

These are just some ideas. There are others you may think of too.

I draw to speak out. Silence is never golden when it comes to being the victim or recipient of abuse or the unprovoked rage of an alcoholic.  

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