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Teresa Joyce s book covers more than one issue. It is a true story that ranges over a period of many years. It covers the first married years of her mother s life, and the abuse she received from her now deceased father. The hardship her mother found within her life in so many ways, no one should have ever had to go through, but sadly it just seemed to follow her around. Some years later, her mother remarried, but unfortunately this union would tear her once more into tiny pieces. She would see everything slipping away from her. Was her husband really having an affair with her daughter? It seemed to her that was the case, why would he lie? It would see the breakdown of her complete family unit, scattered to the wind without care.

Teresa would find herself in a situation that she had no control over, and in the grip of a complete madman. To follow there would be self mutilation, and the bartering of shot guns as if it were an everyday occurrence. The threat to life was very real, her own included.
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Don't Box Me In: Theresa Joyce

Teresa has been through a massive amount of struggle in her life, due to the long term abuse of a controlling stepfather. She talks openly about her experiences and the process of how she took her life back.
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Teresa Joyce
Teresa Joyce was born on the 15th December 1958 the middle child of three. After losing her father at a very young age; this was to set the pattern for the rest of her life. Losing was something she would have to get used to. She still has some memory of her real father but in truth itís all a little hazy.

Her mother through no fault of her own after that loss had no other alternative, other than to return to her parentís home with her children in tow. This family unit were to spend only a few years there until the wind of change came along once more. Her life was about to change beyond belief. Her mother was set to meet the man that was to become her stepfather and they moved once more to a new city with the promise of a new life. Hopefully it would be a happy one for all concerned, but it became a place for Teresa that felt far more like a prison.

She would spend many years hating not only herself, but everything around her as the years progressed. She swore to herself that she would leave all this behind at the first possible occasion. No one was safe if they stood in the way of her stepfather and what he claimed was his. She would be abused and blackmailed, whilst unable to stop or control anything going on around her; Until she felt that the only way out would be to check out on life completely and it seemed a welcoming prospect. Running from memories of all those years living under his rules, buried so deep within her that she never really faced or remembered until she was forced to do so. She would find herself in a situation that she had no control over and in the grip of a complete madman, who was hell bent on destroying her life.

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