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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

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Infant Abuse from Romania: Adam's Childhood Trauma

My name was Sergiu Marinescu and today my name is Adam Geiger. I'm 27-years-old and I was born in a city of Romania called Timisoara on April 6th 1990. Four months after the fall of a megalomaniac dictator who forced women of child bearing age to produce a minimum of 5 children I was born and placed into a very unfortunate and terrible circumstance in an orphanage for infants! This dictator dictated my immediate and future health in hopes to build a strong country. This is when birth control was banned and the country was considered extremely poor. All of this...

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I Only Exercised Loaded!

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I Only Exercised Loaded!

I only exercised while loaded during the first 7 years of my love affair with the gym.Well, obsession with the gym is more accurate; but yes, I only worked out with heavy weights drunk, high, or both. Now, that sounds pretty crazy in hindsight, even to me, but at the time I didn’t think twice about it. A huge part of my disease came in the form of body shaming (which ultimately led to body dysmorphia), feelings of inadequacy, and feeling weak or downright pathetic. As a kid, I was picked on a lot as I tried to hang with...

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Broken to Pieces: A Story of Abuse and Hope

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Broken to Pieces: A Story of Abuse and Hope

Guest Blog by Jordyn Dalton— Abuse within relationships used to be something that was so foreign to me. I used to hear stories about women getting abused emotionally, physically, and sexually and I would feel sad for that person, but when it came down to it, I was too far removed from their pain to ...

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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

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Addiction, co-dopendecy, and grieving

Mary Beth lost her son Matthew May 19th, 2013 to Addiction.  This story chronicles her journey through co-dependency from living with not just an addict, but an addicted loved one. Many people affected by addiction are not addicts themselves.  In fact, most people affected by addictions are the people closest to the user/abuser.  Through Mary ...

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