Tag Archives: family dysfunction

Three Generations Too Much: MSbP in my family

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” This well-known quote summed up the ruling of the Supreme Court of the US in the infamous case Buck v. Bell (1927), as written by Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. In the case of my family, I would say three generations of MSbP are too much. Yet, as I write […]
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The Truth Within

Given the family history of MSbP, it seems fitting that a medical trauma as an adult led me to the truth about my childhood abuse.  Help Hurts The first step in moving ahead with my post-injury life was to seek help for a phobia associated with medical personnel. I underwent two sessions of a type […]
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Thief of My Time

One facet of having MSbP in a family is never being sure of one’s past. What was true, real, honest? Where were lies, traps, missing pieces? Yet abuse is not the only thief of a person’s time on this earth. I recently learned my beloved mother has a brain tumor. It is quite large, and […]
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Naming the Devil Part 3: The Lying Disease

In the previous blog in this three-part series, I spoke about a personal encounter with a family perpetrator of MSbP, and the roles she gave herself in the process. Here, I’ll describe how the falsehoods and truths combined to lead me to believe my paternal grandmother had MSbP. Filling in Blanks As I continue my […]
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The Family Lore, The Family Lie

One day, in an e-mail conversation with Monika, I abruptly understood what it means to have a light bulb pop into life over my head. In one sense, I feel silly. I aced math classes. Why did it take until 2015 for me to realize a fundamental error in the arithmetic? Why did I not […]
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