There’s freedom in speaking up and working through this.
Experience of abuse
As much as I tried to protect my son with every fibre of my being, I couldn’t fully protect him.
Addiction doesn’t just affect the addict. Addiction is a family illness.
We lived in it together, and I felt that no one else would ever understand.
My mum suffered from postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses, and my dad was an alcoholic.
No-one spoke about it, and we had to keep it a secret. It was like a shame on the family.
I wanted to share how the term “Merry Christmas” can feel, as the kid of an alcoholic.
My head works in overdrive to put together pieces of a missing puzzle.
Let me ask you this: Do you think a heroin addict can be a good parent?
The domestic violence happened at home, behind closed doors.