A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Can't fix addict. Fixed myself instead.

by Carmencita on January 17, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Mothering came naturally to me. I was a fixer, a helper, a support, and then, to my surprise, a doormat. I saw my daughter's charming, funny, optimistic persona turn whiny, self-pitying and demanding. It was so gradual that it sneaked up on me and I had to face the fact that drugs are stronger than love. I surrender. Over to you, God.


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