Living with a Crazy Maker (Part 1 of 2)

I should not have been abused. You are a manipulative, shallow, impulsive, jealous, deceitful, angry, heartless, violent narcissist. I trusted you, and you abused my trust.  I didn’t realize I was stepping down into a dark and cruel nightmare, driven by your deception, contempt, and power addiction. If I would have known, I wouldn’t have…

Once You Get a Taste of Freedom

July 4th weekend is here, this year an extended time for celebrating our nation’s independence in the United States. There will be parades and carnivals and ball games and hot dogs and barbecues and fireworks everywhere (“except in my love life,” sighed someone out there. I heard that. Me too!). As a nation, we got…