by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster
(Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)
Did you know that I post weekly video readings from my e-book On My Own Terms, A Memoir here on www.child-abuse-effects.com? If not, you have some catching up to do!
This week's reading from chapter titled Good-byes is now ready to view on this site at My Child Abuse Story.
Allow me to offer a little setup before you actually go to the video...
My mother was maliciously abusive; many of you who have read my various articles and numerous comments on this site already know that. But did you know she was a product of her own abusive childhood and her own environment?
In this week's reading, I describe what it was like for my mother (and me) the day she was about to leave all her friends behind to move her five young children (I was 9 years old, the eldest) 1500 miles away to another province in order to reunite the family with my father, who had moved months earlier in order to build a better life for us. Yes, my mother was emotionally abusive and even bordered on neglectful on that day, but I feel compassion for what she must have gone through....
Don't worry if you've missed previous readings. They are all available for viewing at the link above; just click on the thumbnail image of the excerpt you would like to watch and listen to when you get there.
Whether or not you have purchased my e-book, don't miss any of these readings. It won't cost you anything but a few minutes of your time...okay, maybe a few more than just a few. Besides, you might find that watching them is immensely helpful. You'll learn:
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