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Jude

I can't even imagine going through the childhood that you did honey. :-(

As for the family of this poor little girl, I hope that her parents are reinforcing the fact that it was NOT her siblings' fault that this happened to her.

Vicky Rowe

I lost my sister when I was 8, a horrible tragedy and have a pretty twisted family also, I totally relate to everything you've said. I'm in the UK so this story hasn't been reported here but from what you've said the style of reporting is that of the gutter press and you're right, those kids will blame themselves for her death the poor mites, the press whilst having a duty to report 'news' do not need to focus on detail like that which is so damaging.

Anyway, big hugs to you and thank you for writing such a fab blog.

TFLS

At least the blame seems to have disappeared from the press accounts. I'm sure it will all come up again if they ever catch the monster who did this heinous thing.

Stunned

TFLS. I don't wish to add more pain but I have to say this.

Your parents and siblings are _horrible_ excuses for human beings.

That you grew up surrounded by mental pathologicals and got out alive and still managed to keep your essential humanity is wonderful. You have my highest praise.

I can't offer much but here is a good resource site for survivors
of psychopaths. They don't blame you for being a victim and offer a good launch point.

http://friedgreentomatoes.org/index.php

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Wow, this really knocked the wind out of me.
Exceptional writing.

TFLS

Thank you. My memories have reached the sepia-tinged point, thank god (for the most part, anyway). Not to say I escaped unscathed. Ghosts still haunt the farthest reaches of my mind - and I've discovered old nightmares never, ever really get put out to pasture.

Elizabeth Soto

Hi Maura,

It has been a long time since I have come here, and it is so good to come back to see you still writing.

I remember I met you when you were telling a very sad story.

Hugs to you.

Jude

How are you doing honey? I think of you often and check in here a lot. Sending love and hugs...

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