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  • A Life Turned Right-side Up

    Connie Blackned|Updated Oct 4, 2021

    My life and family were upside down. My parents loved each other but alcohol drove them apart. Drink turned my dad into a monster, hitting and speaking terribly to my mom. My father became so abusive, one night he almost killed her by throwing her down a flight of stairs. Mom sought help but finally left him, separating when I was seven. Alcohol finally destroyed their marriage. I was thirteen and going through a lot of stress; my emotions were turned upside down. I had...

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