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Dad left. Second tried. Third wasn't.

by Donna1978 on July 22, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My birth father and mom divorced when I was young; they were young too. Mom's second husband adopted me, and I took his name and we were a loving family for a few years. My mom divorced him when I was eight. She met a man and after a few years of dating and living together, she married him despite all the abuse.


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