Category: Family Secrets

Sacrificial Lamb

June 7, 2016 Leave a Comment
It started when I was very young, and it has dragged through today. So confusing. My sister was my hero. I looked up to her, admired her, loved her dearly. And yet I was pitted against her, at great expense. When I was six, my mom pulled me aside and essentially admonished me for doing well in school and for being artistic, indicating that my intelligence...


The End of Hope. The End of Trying.

May 22, 2016 Leave a Comment
The End of Hope, the End of Trying This past fall and winter, the neighbor to the east of me behaved in ways that traumatized me and put my life in danger. About six weeks ago, he did it again, although a much milder – yet still potent – version of the same behavior. I realized that, despite having moved six times in the past six years, and despite being...


Early Memories

October 19, 2013 Leave a Comment
My earliest memory is from when I was three years old, walking home with my family from the synagogue in Chomedey. There were some roses on the sidewalk, and I stopped to smell them. The scent was divine, and the roses were beautiful. I felt so happy, with the sunshine warming my face, and the sense of Sabbath peace. I looked up at my dad, who was gazing...


Disrupting Child Abuse

June 30, 2013 1 comment
Today my mom and I stopped at Denny’s to get out of the outrageous 107 degree heat. As my mom enjoyed an ice cream sundae (and as I enjoyed my mom enjoying it), I heard a man yelling aggressively, “Sit! Down!” I looked in front of me and saw an angry-looking man yelling at a toddler who could not have been older than two, tops. This idiot kept barking...


Biur Hames

March 20, 2013 Leave a Comment
It was my senior year of college. I was up to my eyeballs in my senior thesis (yes I went to a college that required a thesis) and other coursework. Despite feeling completely overwhelmed, I flew back home from New York to California, not only for Pesah itself, but for the night before Pesah, when the family would comb through the house with a beeswax candle,...


Protected: Insane Relationship with My Mother

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Protected: My Violent So-Called Family

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Protected: Abuse in the Guise of Care

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Protected: Gradations of Violence

July 3, 2011 Enter your password to view comments.
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Protected: Exasperated

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