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As I was growing up in a home where I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, where the adults were addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, where chaos thrived, I lived in denial.  Even when I knew in my mind and in my heart that something was amiss, but wasn’t sure what;  that my life was unmanageable, but wasn’t sure why;  that one day I would be free but wasn’t sure when, I lived in denial.  Even when I had an unrelenting hope that one day, my life would be different, I wouldn’t ever again have to suffer these atrocities, and the hurt would suddenly disappear when I was gone, I lived in denial.

“Hope is the denial of reality.”

                      ~Margaret Weis

My denial was an unconscious process.   At first, I recognized inappropriate…

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5 replies

  1. Thinking of you. I love your thoughts and hope all is well…looking forward to other posts! Blessings! Diane

    • Thanks Diane,

      We have been busy buying a new house and finding new jobs… not in that order! We are moving near the beach to a slower paced life. We live in Northern VA now, and it’s just much too much! I am getting back to blogging. I have a lot to catch up on with your blog!

      Much Love,
      N

  2. Sweet you,

    I’ve an award for you, for the person who you are and the things you share with the world
    http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/peace-is-a-free-choice-so-is-this-award/

    Thank you for that..

    Namasté, Summer

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