Collateral damage — learning to live without regret: a story in seven parts

See also Part I Part II: Before the storm By Daisy . . . The massive earthquake in my soul took place in the summer of 2003. I had just graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree, and I was ready to take on the whole world! My husband, whom I will refer to as Alan, had returned…

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Collateral damage — learning to live without regret: a story in seven parts

Sell Also Part II Part I: Introduction By Daisy . . . I have been wanting to share my story for quite some time, but I could never muster the courage to do so. After keeping it locked inside for an exhausting and difficult 15 years, I finally—and cathartically—confided in a close friend whose empathy is surpassed by that of no…

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“I’m a child rapist” — a story in four parts

See also: Part II – Part III – Part IV Part I: Introduction I had the opportunity to share my story recently as a speaker at a Restorative Justice conference. It was the first time outside of treatment that I’ve shared this much of my story and the first time sharing it with an audience in a safe but public environment.…

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