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Your De-Trumping Story #12

February 4, 2021 10:46 a.m.

From TPM Reader HW

I came from a very abusive household. My mother has the same cluster personality disorders as Trump and I was the focus of her physical and emotional assault. Where that helped me with Trump, is my years of therapy allowed me to see all of the patterns. It was all there and in some ways, it helped me recognize that my childhood experience was very real even as many tried over the years to normalize it or minimize it. I think that the Trump children are horrifying individuals, but I still have some bit of empathy for them. Not everyone can pull themselves out of the hell that is a crazy parent. I have a good life and a great family. My brother, however, is a financially insolvent drug addict who is repeating all the cycles with his kids.

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