Growing Up With Adversity, Thanksgiving Reminds Us How Far We've Come

November 25, 2014 9:15 PM

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This Thanksgiving, I decided to be alone. I will not be with my children this year, and this will be the first "family holiday gathering" since my book, Invincible, came out. And since the book's subtitle is The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up With Domestic Violence and the Truths to Set You Free, you can imagine my family may have a thought or two about that.

For those of us who grew up in a home where we faced adversity, Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday. Yes, we want to enjoy it as the movies say we should or like the stories our friends tell us of what their Thanksgiving holidays are like, but that so rarely happens.

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