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A complicated person, with a complicated life

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I have a severely limited memory, especially of my childhood.  I remember nothing before the age of 8.  I have less than a dozen distinct clear memories between age 8-12.  The memories I do have are not pleasant.  My first memory is around the age of 10, when after a particular bad verbal fight between my parents I tried to kill myself.  My parents always fought and argued whenever they were home together, which wasn’t very much.  All the fighting was behind closed doors and they seemed to get along well enough or ignore each other when other people were around.  My parents fought about everything from the trivial and insignificant to huge topics that needed to be addressed.  They also both fought about some things that really didn’t even exist, accusations that were sometimes ridiculous.  I don’t remember my parents ever getting physical with each other, but then again…

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