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May 26, 2019

Things at home were very different now. My dad and brother Ken had moved out, which helped to relieve the explosive and unpredictable stress in the house. But the chaos wasn’t over yet. My sister Leslie was angry, and she didn’t want to live with us, she wanted to move...

May 19, 2019

My mom had always promised herself that she would never get a divorce. “Til death do us part” was serious business to her. My dad had told her he wanted a divorce, but he couldn’t get her to agree or sign the papers. No matter how drunk, unruly or mean he got, she refu...

May 12, 2019

I don’t really know what happened with my parents when they got a divorce. I only know what I’ve been told after the fact by my mom, which I’m sure could be a bit one-sided. However, there was evidence to confirm what she told me, so I’m pretty confident that most of i...

May 5, 2019

My older brother Ken dropped out of high school and was married to a lovely girl at the age of 19. After 2 years of marriage, they got a divorce. He never had any kids. I had always been relieved about that.

He continued to live on a shoestring budget, getting high, pla...

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