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  •  Don't forget ----- held captive for a decade. That (2+ / 0-)

    is more than criminal.

    •  On top of the domestic violence (1+ / 0-)
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      it is really ugly. All the more that the brothers are both dry drunks. The youngest, who looks older than both the others, has been living with the mom for years. No job, just staying alive.

      I'd very much like someone to interview that woman, at length. What kind of childhoods did her kids have? How much abuse did they endure? Starting how young? Then interview the children, and grandchildren.

      Familial transmission is classic and this clan looks really suspect. Breaking the cycle is damn difficult, especially if you live in a country when the response (if any) too rarely includes intervention and counseling.

      I'm hoping the brain mapping and other research will reveal some of the damage and give insight on how healing and recovery could be facilitated. Look at how people like my mother can set aside the abuse and go on to be wonderful parents, friends, coworkers, etc. (She could have had a good marriage if WWII hadn't pushed her into one of those too young war weddings.) The abused who never turn around and abuse another human.

      Those girls are likely to be like that. Like Jaycee Duggard.  I suspect the key will be that they had enough early childhood years without abuse.
      We can do better than this.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Wed May 08, 2013 at 10:18:12 PM PDT

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