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Memoir: Scared of the Truth While Actively Seeking It

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

By: Marilyn L. Davis

“Recovery unfolds in three stages. The central task of the first stage is the establishment of safety. The central task of the second stage is remembrance and mourning. The central focus of the third stage is reconnection with ordinary life.”  ― Judith Lewis HermanTrauma and Recovery

I write quite a bit about memoir and recovery because I believe that when we write about our past lives, we give ourselves an opportunity to live a better tomorrow. I know you probably think that’s pretty cliché. I realize it does sound like I should have a dreamlike image and caption it with this as a meme.

Hear me out.

When people have grown up in traumatic situations, including molestation, incest, divorce, foster families, and addiction, there’s a lot of emotional baggage that is brought into their adult lives. Even if there were no traumas and a…

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