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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Recovering daughter mothers two beautiful children

by ShovelsOldLady on April 2, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My mother was a difficult woman. She had issues of her own that weren't very conducive to raising children. She did the best she could, but I still felt estranged from myself, developed addictions to various substances, and found my way to sobriety. It's not so much the drugs I had to recover from, but the feelings of frustration and inadequacy that were a product of our relationship.


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