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...k of brad as a father figure. We came close; we all did. Soon again, she began to drink and brad didnt stop playing mind games with all of us. He came home from work and would be grumpy and yell at us to do things around the house. Most of the time braeley and I went for walks in the pasture just to get away. I find it difficult to trust people and I have flashbacks, especially if I see something on TV which triggers a memory. I find everyday things, like walking down a street, difficult as I worry that making eye contact with someone will cause them to be physically violent towards me."For a long time, I accepted what was going on at home as normal. But no child should have to live in fear or on edge in their own home – that 's the place they should feel safest. Bradley and my mom always fought eachother also. He held a knife up to her until she did what he wanted.
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