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Mother, I Don't Forgive You: A Necessary Alternative For Healing Kindle Edition
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sad life. I do not know how any mother can let anyone at all put their hands on her children. The torture they
went through, every day at the hands of there evil step father, is so heart breaking.
Their horrible mother had a way of making everyone believe that Nancy, was a lair & that it was all her, that she was
trying to control her mothers marriage, when that was not true at all. I was upset that even her Grand Mother was
not there for her. It makes you wonder how someone can be so mean, and do what they do to children.
Every day it was like a game to him, what could he do to them next, to torture them more. He had such a sick and
twisted mind. He was so cruel, what a horrible way for them to live. The book is so intense that you wonder what
is he going to do to them next. It was so heart breaking. At some parts, I would have tears in my eyes. It was sad
that her brothers all turned against her, after all the times she tried to protect them. They should of all stuck together,
and left their mother behind.
I always hear you can not move on till you forgive. Well I had a lot happen to me in my life & I always hate hearing
the past is the past forgive & let go. Also why did you not fight back. How could you let it keep happening. It is not
so easy as I have a trauma therapist & I am a grown woman who some may be able to move on & forgive but I can
not. I have Night mares, flash backs. I isolate a lot. I would rather be by myself. In my case I was not abused at home.
It was through out my whole life by the hands of different men in my life. I still can not forgive a lot of what happened
to me. A lot of the times I think it was my own fault. Between Physical & Mental abuse it is hard to get it out of your head.
Nancy is a very strong woman, after what she suffered in her life. I did not want the book to end. I wish you
all the best Nancy. I wanted to hear how your life is now. Does it ever get better? Some people can move on,
while others can not. This book is a really good book, for any one with abuse.
I am happy she did not forgive her so called mother. I can not imagine how they lived through all the torture
and abuse that they suffered at the hands of their step father.
As you will read in other reviews, this is the story of the author's physical and emotional abuse at the hands of primarily one step-father, but also touches on the abuse from subsequent step-fathers while her mother sat placidly by and did nothing. Although she tried to step out and stop the abuse, she was also tricked into enabling it. The emotional trickery of all concerned to perpetuate the continuation of the physical abuse was gut wrenching. Despite the fact that her brothers were also abused, they failed to recognize the psychological damage that was done to the author. Their relationship became strained and non-existent over time. By walking away from her family, Ms. Richards was able to finally start the healing process.
But how does one heal when the one person that should have protected you does nothing? Her mother minimized the problems and projected the reason for the violence onto the daughter, further exacerbating the emotional damage done to the author.
There comes a point when one must re-think the process of forgiveness. Has society and the church erred in their interpretation of forgiveness? Is there something missing in how we view this very important healing process?
Ms. Richards opened my eyes to aspects of forgiveness that I too had been struggling with. Even God does not forgive without repentance. Why do we think we must forgive if he does not? But somehow in the healing process, we must learn to let go for our own sanity. Is that forgiveness or just a wound covered with a scab?
This story occurred during a period of history when there were no laws to protect children from abusive parents. Many of us baby-boomers lived this nightmarish life and some are now brave enough to step forward and tell the world what it was really like. I think sometimes we miss the part that children in many countries still do not have this protection. Women and children continue to suffer from violence at the hands of abusive men and passive women. We must continue to work towards protecting women and children from violence and speak up for the rights of those who can't. Who better to do this than those of us who have suffered this trauma?
This is a fantastic book to understand childhood trauma. Therapists and educators need to read this to better understand what happens behind the scenes and learn how to help women and children in these circumstances.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review.