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The listing, TOXIC PARENTS, OVERCOMING THEIR HURTFUL LEGACY AND RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE. has ended.

I highly recommend this book to all children of Alchoholic parents, and to those who were physically, mentally and emotionally abused as a child and teen and beyond!This book will help you release the ANGER, GUILT, RAGE and CONFUSION about how to go on living a beautiful, positive life.If you came from a home where behind closed doors had to remain a secret..you need this book.100% Trusted, Verified Seller.I welcome all positive comments and questions, negative comments will get you blocked as they serve no purpose except to boost your own ego.Brightest blessings, and here's to a new life of joy, happiness and freedom!
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Nice Auction. It's unbelievable how many of these they need to publish. Unfortunately the worst parents live in denial and would walk right by a book like this never in a million years acknowledging let alone accepting that it.was written for their children.
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 8:55:15 PM PDT by
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You know the sad thing about parental abuse is that it is epidemic now..and the abused child often finds themselves in a marriage that turns out to be just as abusive, if not more abusive than what they already went through, or the person becomes another abuser with their own children,.I feel VERY strong about helping to stop this in our society..or at least make people more aware that it happens right under our nose, your neighbors kids may be in a very abusive home and you would never know.Thanks for your input Millerbo, Brightest blessings!
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Nov 5th, 2011 at 2:19:15 AM PDT by
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this is the stuff this site should be for - sharing things people truly need. I dig it. Watching this auction closely, and hoping your generosity is rewarded with high points. :)
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Nov 7th, 2011 at 3:40:50 PM PST by
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What awesome comment, wish everybody could have that attitude, alas, maybe one day huh? Thanks so much!
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Nov 7th, 2011 at 8:11:02 PM PST by
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So true...but the ones that are injured often become the ones who heal the others so it must be necessary in the grand scheme of things. Believing that helps me on bad days....

Thank you for listing; I had never seen this book before. I'm curious, when was it published? I'll be among the watching. I would like to write you on Listia but I don't know how? If you do could you start a thread please and thank you.
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 4:57:58 PM PDT by
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Hey sweet lady! This was actually published in 1989..I didn't find this until a couple of years ago.I had been working to heal my soul for over 25 years when this gem came a long.You know, I think it would be easier to start a support group on Fb rather than a thread here on Listia, and that';s a great idea, abuse comes in many forms, not just in alchoholic homes.E-mail your address and we can chat about it, if anybody else is interested, please feel free to email me also!
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Nov 5th, 2011 at 2:15:22 AM PDT by
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This looks awesome, we all need to read this!
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 8:57:48 PM PDT by
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I so agree with you on that Pamela.Too many adults are suffering because they don't know how to deal with their feelings about their own abuse. It is so sad. Therapist can only do so much and sometimes the system gets overwhelmed with so many people that it doesn't have the staff to really help everyone in the community.
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Nov 5th, 2011 at 2:22:28 AM PDT by
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I own this book and its amazing - a good read for anyone with parental issues. I highly recommend it - happy bidding everyone!
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Nov 6th, 2011 at 7:12:37 AM PST by
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Hi Arachnea, thanks so much for coming onto my auction with your high, positive energy, Love it.
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Nov 7th, 2011 at 2:40:56 AM PST by
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Great auction! Fanned & watching!
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Nov 5th, 2011 at 9:52:19 AM PDT by
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Thank you so much! I fanned you back.
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Nov 6th, 2011 at 3:25:17 AM PST by
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Every one has thier secrets, but hurt from childhood is very hard to shake, I suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and manic depression. and anxiety, there is nothing worse than living in an environment where you grow up in fear and not trust the very people that you were born to, So I too believe this book would be your answer to helping you to "cope" with the ongoing crap you hold in and deal with I have loving conselling and my meds doctor and my happy pills to allow me to live,
though the book won't heal your wounds, you will get relief in the knowledge from it and will help you to help your self get through your coping so I really do recommend this book to you, and you can be free to just be your self.
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 8:47:53 AM PDT by
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That's so true laure3d! we are like an onion, we heal one layer only to find a year or so later, there is another layer, this book cuts through the illusions and goes straight to what you need to hear most, so that you can heal. Thanks for the most positive comment!I felt led by spirit to share this book by the way.
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 3:30:27 PM PDT by
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Wow, it's sad that there are so many of us who could benefit from this book. I was an only child in a single parent home so I got ALLLLL of the abuse. Didn't matter if she was mad at me, her parents, her boss, or herself. It all went on me both mental and physical. I'm convinced she is bipolar. She still doesn't take any responsibility or admit any fault. When she first met some of my current friends I felt like she was actually on her best behavior. After she left they told me how horrified they were by the way she treated me during the visit. Even my mother in law has told her off before over it.

Normally I would say it's comforting to know I'm not alone but to be honest it just makes me sad that there are so many of us.
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Nov 8th, 2011 at 10:21:47 AM PST by
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But you are strong, and you don't have to live with that abuse any longer.Now is the time to heal...at least start to heal..sometimes it takes years.And NO you are not alone. I may start a support group on FB, for all of those needing to vent, and a safe place to go to let it all out.Peace girl.
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 12:43:14 AM PST by
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Hi Im a new fan! I agree with everything everyone is saying! I wanted to say Im totally up for a support group! I wanted to say that out in the open hoping others will also be willing too. I will message you also after I write this. Im watching this as well and if I dont win I am definitely interested in finding one to buy! Thanks for listing such a great auction! I to came from a very abusive up bringing. Im just now learning about it and the damage it has caused. I have kids now and Im breaking that chain. I think bipolar also runs in my family. I don't understand how some people can be! I really would like to learn more.
It also makes me sad to think there are so many of us, but at least there are more resources and ways to learn from it all. This is such a great auction! :)
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Nov 8th, 2011 at 7:00:11 PM PST by
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Thank you so much! yes I am going to start up a support group for people who grew up with toxic parents, I think we need one.Perhaps some of you would have some suggestions as to the wording, ect. I would like to bring in as many as needs to be there. Great idea!
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 12:45:59 AM PST by
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Great auction! Fanned & watching!
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Nov 3rd, 2011 at 11:54:42 AM PDT by
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Hi Lori! Bright blessings and thanks..fanned back.
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Nov 3rd, 2011 at 5:20:44 PM PDT by
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YEP>>>ME ((*.*)) My* *WHOLE*FAMILY*NEEDS IT** Hey>> Check Out My Auctions>>I'm---->>Playing **SANTA** Doing Free Ship and Adding another Gift for Every 500 Credits>>HO>HO>HO>>Chat U Soon>> ((*.*))
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Nov 3rd, 2011 at 6:58:29 PM PDT by
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hey lady! I will check your auctions out.I sure hope we do get a chance to have a cup of coffee and a nice long chat!(((Hugs)))
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Nov 4th, 2011 at 1:01:27 AM PDT by
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Fanned & watching
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 1:07:36 AM PST by
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Good day! Fanned ya back!
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 3:13:08 PM PST by
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Thanks and yep you're right. It's hard sometimes but I'm just relived it's over now. As terrible as it was I wouldn't change it, I CERTAINLY wouldn't want to live through it again either, but I wouldn't change it. It's a part of my history and if I didn't have such a difficult childhood then I might not be who I am today. I think it's helped make me more understanding and compassionate of the hidden reasons people act the way they do at times.

All that being said I do really miss not having that maternal and family connection. I know I'm missing something.

I like the idea of a group but I don't have a FB (I know most people do). If you decide to do one not on FB please let me know though.
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 7:15:50 AM PST by
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I sure will, in the mean time, you need to find out as much info and books on the subject as you can...it's a long road to recovery but you can do it.Looks like you have a very cute baby there, and that means you DO have a family girl! = )
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 3:17:54 PM PST by
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Oh I forgot to ask how many pages are in this book? Also who the author was? Thanks
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Nov 8th, 2011 at 7:05:00 PM PST by
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This book is by, Susan Forward Ph.D. and it is 308 pages long. Good luck!
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Nov 9th, 2011 at 12:47:38 AM PST by
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Thanks and you're right I have a wonderful family now. I am very blessed with them. It's just the connection to my parents I'll never have. I guess it just wasn't meant to be in this lifetime though.
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Nov 10th, 2011 at 7:08:45 AM PST by
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You never know what may transpire in the future, never say never = )
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Nov 10th, 2011 at 9:30:38 PM PST by
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great auction I know so many people who could really use this book.
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Nov 10th, 2011 at 7:15:53 PM PST by
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That's for sure, thanks for checking out my auction, have a good one.
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Nov 10th, 2011 at 9:29:53 PM PST by
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I want in on this too. I will definitely bid, and I want the book, but I would feel bad taking it from someone who may need it more than I do. I too came from an alcoholic home, my mother has many issues even this late in life. She continues to hurt her children. I've read so many good books, and they're helping alot! So i will bid and if I'm meant to have it I'll win. If I lose....then that's good too because it went to someone else who needed it more. Then I'll buy a copy and share it on here when I'm done. wow! youve really created a stir! Thank you :)
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Nov 12th, 2011 at 7:52:20 AM PST by
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Well...somebody had to! = ) LOL, this is such an epidemic, it must be addressed, there are too many "walking through life wounded" out there.It has been a very long haul for myself, thought i would at least offer this and maybe save someones life.Blessings and thank you for checking it out, and if you don't win, I still highly recommend this book!
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Nov 13th, 2011 at 12:51:39 AM PST by
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Here is a link to a new group I started for this and Sandra, I hope you will be a moderator, anyone is welcome to join ... :)
Reclaiming Your life
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ReclaimingYOURLife/
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 12:08:43 PM PST by
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There you are! = )I love this and I am in on this group...spirit set this up you know?(((HUGS))). You are wonderful!
Nov 14th, 2011 at 10:05:00 PM PST by
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I'm not giving up on this book yet ... I still have more credits coming ...
so, don't count me out yet ... LOL Thanks again Sandraderry for this amazing auction! :)
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 8:05:52 PM PST by
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I really hope you win this book!I love your profile pic too..= )Brightest blessings MichiganGramma43!
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 9:59:34 PM PST by
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I would love anyone who has parents with alcohol problem attending AAA meeting beside counseling, group supporting and reading this book. You can be the role model as well as a true friend of a person who needs your advice. I am so touched by your Warm heart and the love of humanity.
Nov 12th, 2011 at 1:42:16 AM PST by
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I know that 95% of people that go into mental health counseling, have either been through some sort of traumatic childhood, how can you really have compassion for others unless you have been through a painful childhood, with alchohol, drugs, incest and other stuff yourself. Thank you for giving this auction 2 thumbs up! It really inspires me to do more for others. God bless you!
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Nov 13th, 2011 at 12:55:13 AM PST by
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This is a photo of me and my mother after the healing process, I thought was complete. But, I still have trouble with my thoughts of childhood. She was not the alcoholic, my farther was. She took it out on me and my siblings. I posted this picture to remind me she's a changed person now and I love her dearly. Their is hope and I'm healing still. I've read many self help books and try to staty positive but, never read a book like this, never thought about life they way some do. I always strive for new ways to help me get over the pain of my childhood and believe it or not looking at this pic everytime I log on makes me smile on our new realationship with each other. :) fanned and watching. Great thread...
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Nov 12th, 2011 at 5:01:23 PM PST by
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I am so happy that you and her are able to have a good relationship, although the healing process is still "a work in progress" this is beautiful! Fanned you back also.
Nov 13th, 2011 at 12:49:01 AM PST by
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Hi Sandra ... Wow! This is really overwhelming! But, in a good way! :) I wish I had the money to buy a hundred copies of this book and give them out. :) It was mostly my Step-Mother who was abusive and the fact she had been a Staff seargent in the Army, I think made it worse. Out of 4 kids, myself and my hal-brother got the abuse and I the most. her kids were perfect naturally ... anyway, what I resent the most about my childhood, is the fact that I continue re-creating the family dynamics, trying to get it right, without even knowing I am doing it! I don't know who is playing which part, however, I do know this is what is going on. And, I don't even know when I am doing it. I just want it to stop! I am 68 years old, even though I feel like I am in my 30's (hard to believ, huh, lol) and here I am, stll trying to escape or make sense out of my childhood! What a waste of life. :( I would love to have this book to see if it can help me change the last few years of my life "normal" and as you said (and so did God) joyful ones as God intended ... He said that we were created, that we might have joy! Thank you for posting this. I was just checking things out and I was drawn to check out the books on here and there it was! Thanks! :) Oh, and count me in on the support group and why don't you check out Yahoo groups ... easy to use and lots of tools, including chat. :)
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 9:38:48 AM PST by
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I think this group is going to be awesome!Thank you so much for getting it up and going, I have had some back issues and have been slow lately. You are a special lady and it is your God given RIGHT as HIS child to have joy, peace and all of the fruits of the spirit in your life, maybe we can make a huge difference, this is my prayer!God bless and you know, better late than never.
Nov 14th, 2011 at 10:11:04 PM PST by
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WOOOOOOOW >>But It's almost **S A D**And thanks for Group Info...I Believe *Listia* Is A **G O D** Send In More then One Way>> New Friends/A Lot Of Great Info.People Just Being **Real** Thank You All For Your Friendship>>And Fun Auctions To Boot....Thanks *sandraderry* For Sharing This Great Book>>Guess Not Having Enough Credits >>Means It Is For *Someone* Else...But I got A Web Site Out Of It...... ((*.*))
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 2:39:41 PM PST by
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Yes, and that's worth my putting this book up!God works in mysterious ways my friend.
Nov 14th, 2011 at 10:03:32 PM PST by
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Ok I just want to say that I went to the website MichiganGramma43 put up and joined. Thanks and I hope more people join as well! :)
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 4:20:43 PM PST by
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Well, I never knew she put up a site, can I have that link?Thanks!
Nov 14th, 2011 at 10:02:31 PM PST by
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Yes of course she put it on her comment on your first page.... called "reclaiming your life" http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ReclaimingYOURLife/ this is it, I copied it and pasted it and went there. I had to make an account but it was easy and then you are joined, I hope to see you there and anyone else who would like to join! Thanks so much! I wish this auction was longer to get more people to see it. :) Thanks again!
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Nov 14th, 2011 at 10:15:38 PM PST by
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A M E N>> S I S T A......And At Least People Are Looking For An Answer,instead of Just Pointing A Finger...And Saying Poor Pitiful Me...Maybe Whoever wins will read and re-post And so>on>And So >ON....BE** B L E S S E D** By Paying It Forward..Prayers For All Of You Bidding And Watching>>G O D>>Is GOOD ((*.*))
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Nov 15th, 2011 at 5:42:17 AM PST by
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I Posted the Link For Yahoo Group to Facebook.... S H A R I N G>> ((*.*))
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Nov 15th, 2011 at 7:38:11 AM PST by
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If I win this, I will read it and relist it so other people on here can benefit from it too.
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Nov 15th, 2011 at 10:14:57 AM PST by
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Anyone interested in helping to start a support group for children of Toxic parents, please email me or friend me on FB. Thanks!
Nov 9th, 2011 at 12:49:01 AM PST by
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Wow? awesome book and a healthy seller, fanned you and watching,,,
Thanks so much for sharing..and also willing to help others...You are a great lady..Keeps it up...I wish you well...
Nov 12th, 2011 at 1:22:44 AM PST by
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Awww how sweet are you? Thanks so much!
Nov 12th, 2011 at 1:27:08 AM PST by

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