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Surviving Betrayal
Surviving Betrayal

Recently, I joined the Dr. Laura Family Premium as an annual member and received your book, "Surviving a Shark Attack (on Land): Overcoming Betrayal and Dealing with Revenge" as a bonus gift. I was going to give it to somebody as a gift until I received it and saw the second part of the title regarding betrayal - then I decided to read it.

I am surviving betrayal (not easy) and worse, it is family turning against me to take my mother's side.  They believe what her horrific stories and accusations about me.  And yesterday, I learned I was 'booted out of my family's annual reunion' because of her.  When I contacted the person organizing it, this is the response I received:"You are my cousin and I love you, but do not ask me to get involved. You are the one who is best equipped to work things out for yourself. I do not take sides, nor do I get involved... Never have, never will, not even in my own family." 

In the end, I am not losing much with such a family and they can all go to hell - I don't need people like that.

Again Dr. Laura, you are right!!! 

The darkest places in hell are reserved for people who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis ... and ... in the end we will not remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

Thanks for everything, Dr. Laura.

Tags: Family/Relationships - Family, Friends, Friendships, Morals/Ethics/Values, Relationships, Relatives
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