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  • Thank you. I almost told a close friend the other day but the shame continues. My daughter helps me as much as she can and…
    haitchb on My whole life
  • Hello haitchb, I'm sorry to hear about your mum and dads alcoholism and how that affected your childhood, and how it continues to impact your…
    listener on My whole life
  • Hi blue, Thanks for taking the time to share what's on your mind. I can relate to so much of what you shared, particularly feeling…
    listener on My mum is a “functional” alcoholic and has been for many years
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    liam on Feeling left behind in life
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