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Letter to my teenage self

Allow Me to Spare You Some Pain: A Letter to My Teenage Self

Dear Abby, I know you will not want to listen to what I have to say. You’ll figure I am just another adult trying to tell you what to do. I know you do not trust adults or believe that we can relate or understand. But give me a chance. Try and hear me out.…

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How does one get here…from there? First, a little about what “there” was. In the end, the outside was as messy as the inside, but the inside is what is the most important (as the outside is merely a reflection of the inside). From the beginning I felt alone, even with people; a profound sense…



Such a subtle distinction. One is grounded in an external belief, and the other – grounded in belief, something deeply internal. I know there are people who read this who have been severely hurt, beaten, traumatized by addiction – more specifically by someone who is or has been active in addiction. It’s a desperately isolating…

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