When I read this obit my heart sank. This is/was my life. Look up Narcissistic Parent Disorder. I would never write that but I understand it. My whole life has been swallowed up in a nightmare from which there is no escape. But you move on, rely on your family and children. The hardest thing to explain to someone or to make others understand is that you had a mother who never did or has the capacity to love you.
Thank you. I'm so with you. Some people get loving happy moms and some people get this.
We live on and learn from parents the way NOT to treat your own kids.
September 11, 2013 at 11:29pm
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August 24, 2012 at 4:52pm
I live in Martinsburg. He was actually caught running around like he was on a military mission around the local middle and high school and doing it on the first day of school at the same time kids were coming in. I have also been told statements he made at his arrest are what prompted the terrorism charge. Our local prosecutor is a notorious plea bargainer so unlikely anything real serious will happen to him. Just over the 4th of July we had a shooting at our local park between two felons who should have both still been in prison but were let off easy. A little girl was shot. Even small town America is getting dangerous.
November 23, 2011 at 8:08pm
This is the most ridiculous string of comments I have ever seen on this site. The fat one, the blob, multiple references to eating. Everyone of you who wrote that crap should be ashamed. You don’t know what other people go through. Judging someone because of their size is unfair and immature. I am overweight and because of a horrific medical illness I got from having my last child, I am forced to eat under 1000 calories a day. EVERY DAY! How many of you could do that? I still don’t lose weight. But you will judge me and make fun and make these kinds of horrible comments. I don’t fly, i don’t do much of anything because of jerks like you. I guess reading this thread I should stay inside all the time.
If you burn more calories than you take in, YOU WILL lose weight.
September 5, 2011 at 1:56pm
I am a mother of a 20 year old who goes to college and likes to come home often to visit her little brother. I miss when she is not home. She is respectful and kind. 20 years ago I made a decision to bring her into this world. I believe that I should do all I can to encourage her to be independent and happy. But life throws us all curve balls. If nothing else I plan to be there for my children come what may. If your parents can’t give you a break in life who will. Family sticks together. 60 years ago in the country when a daughter married, her husband moved in with the family. They had children and went to work while the elderly parents watched the babies. Children were raised by family not daycare. But we have changed all the rules and want to complain why the outcome is different. I am 45 and never sat in a daycare or spent hours with strangers. I new my grandparents and they were a constant in my life not people who dropped by at Christmas after their carribean cruise. When I turned 18 I had spent all my life with my family day in and day out, I was ready to face a new world. Sometimes I wonder if our kids are still home wanting more time with us.
Excellent points that underscore my own comments. I grew up the same way. I know it's a "necessity" for many moms to work, but I think the psychological impact of being practically raised with strangers is coming back to bite us. Women are extremely defensive about this, but he fact is that many kids don't have the family attachments they should have, nor they have learned basic human emotions like compassion etc. and cannot seem to relate to people the same way we did. They are also on tons of meds because they can't cope. What does that tell you?