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I Think Home Should Be a Place of Refuge For Everyone In It

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    So Important

    This is a touchy subject for me. I grew up in a household with my mother, stepfather, and younger brother. In our house, no one's opinion mattered except for my step-father's. Everyone had to bow and cower to his rule, and if we didn't, there was hell to pay. After he and my...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Going Home to Hell

    home is supposed to be a place of refuge but growing up in my home was not like that. It was like a war zone..if it wasnt my mum and dad fighting over who he was knocking off that week it was my sisters fighting over a hairbrush!. Divide and rule was the rules of my dads game...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    I Haven't Had a Full Refuge In Years.........

      I use to have a bedroom where I was allowed to close the door, & be truly alone. Since we moved down here, momma doesn't like it. She says she doesn't like the idea of me not being able to hear her call me. I can agree to a point but it makes having "private"...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 7, 2009

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    I dunno. I gotta say it, when people tell me I'm interesting, it's flattering for certain. But I don't agree because how? How am I interesting? Sure, on the Internet I might seem...
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    I don't know if I should. I've made very good friends and barely getting to know some at the moment. I'll think it over for some time.
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