Thinking of celebrating the first anniversary of friendship crash and burn

I’m thinking of celebrating the first anniversary of 7/1/10, to help me deal with it.  Sure it still hurts to see what I thought was a wonderful, close, lifelong friendship (Richard) crash and burn in betrayal and verbal violence.

But I have no regrets for having kicked Tracy out of my life.  I’m much happier not being forced to talk to her, not being forced to see her name on my Facebook feed or IRC channel, not cringing every time I hear her voice.

I don’t want to ever see her again.  And allowing myself to be beaten down internally over the crap she flung at me would be a crime.

Table of Contents 

1. Introduction

2. We share a house 

3. Tracy’s abuse turns on me 

4. More details about Tracy’s abuse of her husband and children 

5. My frustrations mount 

6. Sexual Harassment from some of Richard’s friends

7. Without warning or explanation, tensions build

8. The Incident

9. The fallout; a second chance?

10. Grief 

11. Struggle to regain normalcy

12. Musings on how Christians should treat each other

13. Conclusion 

13b. Thinking of celebrating the first anniversary

14. Updates on Richard’s Criminal Charges 

Sequel to this Story: Fighting the Darkness: Journey from Despair to Healing