Stitches: A Memoir Themes

David Small
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Living in a Dysfunctional Family and Breaking Free

David lived in a very dysfunctional household. His mother was constantly unhappy, quiet and angry. She banged dishes around on a regular basis and felt that her life was miserable. His father escaped what was going on by using the punching bag in the basement or by leaving to go out. David's brother would use his drum set to escape from the tension in the house, and David himself was immersed himself in a world of imagination and drawing to escape the realities of his existence.

The craziness in his household didn't begin with his mother. As he learned more about the family history, he realized that there were several mentally unstable persons in his family history.

When David visited his grandmother, he tried to avoid being alone with her after she got angry with him and put him down verbally...

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