Amelie, I deeply respect the courage it took for you to write about your history of heartbreaking trauma. There is so much I relate to and understand personally and as a trauma therapist. Children of psychopaths have a profound understanding of human evil, a concept most can’t and won’t accept. Nevertheless much of my life I couldn’t go there. I had to search for the humanity. I had to believe there was love, there was light in my abusers. That’s a critical locus of control. It wasn’t until I fully embraced my rage that I was liberated, albeit it was a harrowing ordeal. My perspective took a radical shift when I read Meeting the Madwoman by Dr. Linda Schierse Leonard. Maybe it will speak to you too. In spite of it all you could not be broken. Keep believing in your quest to reclaim and salvage all of who you are…there is an incredible fire and a spirit in you that defied all the odds. Your daughter is very lucky to have you. God Speed 💓 S

NYC Therapist & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen, traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd.

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