The Uphill Slide

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08/29/2017
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Passive-Aggressive Aggression

Facebook is the clubhouse for passive-aggressive postings. The underhand punch and jab. I stopped following my son’s wife for such postings that seemed directed at him after a fight or a jab in our direction for addiction. The type of … Continue reading

01/19/2017
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A couple of nights ago my daughter told me about a death of someone sponsored in recovery by her friend. She had read of the death on Facebook. The man was 41, probably much younger on my standards than hers. I asked if it was an OD. She said, “Probably.” He had a long struggle.

This is not the first death she has shared in the year she has been back from Lancaster. It’s troubling to me when she shares these deaths of friends or acquaintances her age. They have lost the struggle, her struggle. There is sometimes little sympathy for those who have lost this particular life struggle. But everyone is someone’s child, someone’s sibling, someone’s grandchild, someone’s friend, someone’s classmate. They are someone important. They are loved by someone. They will be missed.

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12/08/2016
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Perseverance

I glanced over at a book on my lamp table, Perseverance by Margaret J. Wheatley. I think I bought this book months ago at the Staghorn Home & Garden Cafe (http://www.staghorngardencafe.com/) in Greenfield. I have not read it yet, which makes it … Continue reading

11/20/2016
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Parent of an Addict

My husband recently said, “Don’t love our daughter to death.” I responded, “You can’t love somebody to death.” Can you? He did not explain, and I thought he meant not to enable her to return to drug use. We were … Continue reading