Story archives - tag: "abandonment"


Not long after my mother left us, my father said he would leave if one of us didn't admit breaking the old, battered lamp in the sitting-room.

tags: father family abandonment [add]

2011-01-27 15:50:12 / Rating: 575.25 /


Now that I am raising my own children, it is even harder to understand my father's decision to opt out.

tags: childhood abandonment [add]

2008-04-22 12:09:39 / Rating: 558.25 /

MIA Robin

I was suddenly uninvited from my step daughter's wedding so the man who had brutalized her mother for 25 years could show up in a borrowed suit and later depart after the reception without even saying goodbye to anyone.

tags: marriage abandonment pain loss exclusion [add]

2006-12-11 20:24:32 / Rating: 831.75 /


I knew as I walked out, you'd make sure your brother and sister were safe, but I never expected you to survive your childhood.

tags: father family abandonment betrayal abuse [add]

2006-12-03 23:22:35 / Rating: 848.75 /