Taboo Topics

Last week, “Fifty Shades” Author, E L James, made her first public appearance on Katie.  In case you haven’t read this fictional trilogy, the subject matter is titillating and controversial, to say the least.  Like it or not, she has woven her way into the psyche of millions of people, worldwide.  
She had the nerve to write about a taboo topic.  
James acknowledges that there are those who are criticizing her writing. 
She tries to ignore the critics and write for herself …

I decided to open up a can of worms, myself, and expose what mothering addiction is like from an emotional perspective.  There are those out there who might not understand why I would feel the need to “put my business on the street”.  

I own my own truth and I want to relate this truth.  There are many others who are struggling and I want to put a voice to this pervasive pain.

Addiction is still a stigma, even though most of the medical world considers it a disease.  No one ever brings you a casserole when your child is an addict.  

My son is NOT his addiction. He’s a work in progress, just like the rest of us.    
I am not writing to sell him out, but to set the record straight.

In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott says:  “Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs; our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong….”  

It’s not the problem that will destroy you, it’s keeping the secret.

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