Tag Archives: maternal perpetrator

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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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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Naming the Devil Part 1: The Shadow

As many followers of the Proxy Project know, my personal experiences play heavily into my perspective on abuse.  Yet those experiences fell into distinct categories. I could point to them in a book, and say, “Yes. That is what happened to me.” Until it came to the other truth. “That Other Stuff” I always knew […]
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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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Libow, Schreier, & Munchausen by Proxy: Part 9 – Monika’s Book Critique

In this series of posts, I review the work of scientists Libow & Schreier, who wrote extensively in the scientific literature about Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP). They literally wrote the book on it in 1993 and called it “Hurting for Love”. In my last post, I describe my discomfort with the name of the […]
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