3 thoughts on “How Losing My Freedom is Helping Me Find It

  • August 26, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Hello,
    I am REALLY glad I saw this article of yours and decided to read it. I haven’t been here on this site for a huge amount of time, perhaps 6 months, but I hadn’t read any of your articles I don’t think. No reason why, just would read a few here and there!
    I don’t think I have bipolar disorder. I suffer from ptsd, anxiety and depression. I have no history of substance abuse. But after reading, I am thinking that my brother just might have bipolar illness–and DEFINITELY has issues with alcohol, pot and anger. In fact, he was such a sensitive, loving kid and always a hard worker as an adult, always respected others and would never have been cruel–especially to our mom. But that has changed over the past several years! He has been emotionally abusive to our now elderly mom, he once banned me from seeing my precious little nephew who is almost three and a half because I ended up having to contact child protective services. He rages at times, he and his girlfriend (the little one’s mom who also has substance abuse issues and anger issues to the point where she’s been arrested for domestic violence against my brother) split up and now his life just continues to deteriorate. I wish he could talk to you because I just have a good feeling about you as someone who is going to not only take care of himself but also someone who is going to make a difference in others lives. You clearly have a good heart AND an understanding of what your mistakes were and what you need to do to stay well.
    God bless you!

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  • August 26, 2016 at 6:23 am

    WOW!! What a powerful testimony Dan!! Thank God for bringing you through daily; live one day at a time! Your story can really help a lot of people; God taught you a lot through what you went through. Not that God caused that to happened, but He turned around for your good, what the devil meant for evil – now you can help others! I pray God’s best for you and your Mom and that God heal both of you all’s soul, from the pains you all have suffered! God bless you and your Mom and keep you both!

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    • August 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you for your kind words.

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