What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

When addiction first crept into our household 11 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Retreating to clean white paper became my refuge. The blank pages stared back, non-judgmental and welcoming. On their unvarnished surface I poured out my anguish, fear, confusion and shame. It was the only place – until many years later – …

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Vacation

Vacation

The word connotes pleasure, relaxation, summertime ease.  It’s time away with family, friends, a spouse, a pet. In my family, vacation means Rehoboth.  The Delaware-beach resort, known for its family-friendly atmosphere, deep blue beach umbrellas, boardwalk fries and bumper cars, offers us all that a beach vacation can. But for years the word “vacation” spurred …

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Trust

Trust

A question I often am asked is, when did you start trusting your son, again? As often as this comes up, it always stops me cold.  The corollary is rarely asked:  how long did it take to lose that trust? Al-Anon literature says that “trust” is a choice.  Suffering from the wreckage of addiction in …

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