Thank you so much for sharing, Anuschka. It always feels so kind when you connect with a stranger through a story. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

“I finally found a wonderful man and am as far so functionable to have a happier life I ever imagined.”

It’s intriguing the lessons we learn from the most devastating memories and the darkest of places. I used to think my parents were the most awful people but I am who I am because of them. They taught me exactly who I do not want to be and I’ve spent my life working towards no being the kind of people they were.

Best wishes!

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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