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There are strong messages to young adults about taking charge of your life, avoid the many pitfalls of substance abuse in today's society, and make good decisions or suffer the unthinkable consequences. Living in an alcoholic home is tough. Adults should also read this book. Think of prevention or change for yourself, for family members. Rehabilitate--Recognize the signs. ...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Createspace
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Chris
Dec 22, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
This book is for anyone who has ever suffered family conflict with a cultural twist. The author, Kirsten Wohlgemuth, describes what it was like as a child growing up with a mother who had an undiagnosed mental illness. Life began for her in Denmark with an emotionally vacant single mother. Fortunately, at this time in her life, she did have the support of her loving Grandparents. Then abruptly, Kirsten moved to Canada with her 'new family' and things always got harder. Life got messy as ...more
Christine Howard
Dec 06, 2014 Christine Howard rated it really liked it
This author’s story shows how sexual repression, alcoholism and a toxic mother can inflict trauma that lasts a lifetime. She can drive children to suicide, and alcohol and drug abuse. One has to applaud the author because despite the pain of her childhood she has risen above it and vows to be the mother hers never was.

Her quest to meet her biological father finally is r realized in adulthood and in the end she has a satisfying relationship with him and his wife and children.

Her story is one abou
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Lorraine
Mar 08, 2014 Lorraine rated it really liked it
Couldn't put Kirsten's book down - finished all 300 pages in 2 days. The feelings in her story reach out and grab the heart. To include the writings of the deceased sister, with wishes and desires similar to the main character’s story, served to emphasize the far-reaching effects of the tragedy their mother brought to the family. It’s a testament to the will to survive and overcome. Congratulations, Kirsten.
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