As a COA, I grew up in an environment where every day was uncertain.
It started when mum started to find beer bottles and wine hidden all around the house.
I didn’t tell anyone about the bottle, just kept it to myself as with everything else.
Don’t let something like this hold you back, it is their problem not yours.
It was horrible. When she used to get up in the morning she acted as if nothing was wrong.
I suffer from the shame, I suffer thinking it’s something I have done.
“Don’t trust, don’t talk, don’t feel,” these are the rules of a dysfunctional family.
I wanted people to understand, to know what I was going through.