Oceanside, CA, November 07, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Now beginning her author circuit, Lucia Mann is pulling her reluctant heroine out of the shadows to expose the depth of despair that consumes parents who are abused mentally, physically, and financially by adult children. Based on a true story, Addicted to Hate prompts readers to contemplate the time-honored question of nature vs. nuture as it educates us about the myriad forms of abuse and their gnawing repercussions.
Parents abused by adult children suffer silently, shamed to the marrow by words, moods, acts, and blows that pierce through their imagined bubble of safety and kidnap any notions they had of sharing a mutually loving relationship with their children.
Maddie loved her daughters unconditionally...until, as a financially depleted and physically bruised senior citizen, she was forced to cut ties permanently with her adult descendants. Maddie’s cruel and dysfunctional upbringing prompted her to smother her children with love, to soften the blows of life, even when consequences would have been a healthier, more effective choice. Maddie’s story raises the time-honored question of nature versus nurture.
Were Maddie’s children tailored from the fabric of her soft heart to abuse and take advantage of their mother, despite her enduring passion to love and support them ... regardless of the consequences? Or were they impelled to abuse their mother because of biochemical disorders and volatile eruptions in the neural centers? Perhaps Maddie’s children were born out of a fragile fusion of the two.
In this book you will feel Maddie’s turmoil as her three callous children - who do all they can to hold power over her bottomless well of love - develop into brutal adults, and you will applaud her courage when she finally pushes shame aside and reaches her climactic end point.
"Parent abuse can take on many different forms, from physical, emotional and verbal, to financial abuse." - Lou Purplefairy
About the Author: Lucia Mann, humanitarian and activist, was born in British colonial South Africa in the wake of WWII. She now resides in British Columbia, Canada. After retiring from freelance journalism in 1998, she wrote a four-book African series to give voice to those who have suffered and are suffering brutalities and captivity.