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TS Radio Network: Elderly Trauma Based Bonding

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Marti Oakley

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Tonight, Patricia & Robert Femia join us to talk about the downstream effects of predatory guardianships.  Patricia's mother, captured and isolated from her family, soon succumbed to the psychological torture inflicted upon her.  In a classic case of trauma based bonding, she rejected all ties to her daughter and her family.  Instead, she identified with her captors.  In what was a clear case of the Stockholm Syndrome, and the effects on the family as this unfolded were staggering. 

"This horrific ordeal has left me and my family completely heart-broken. My mother was taken care of and had her daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren living closely around her every day. She lived comfortably, was healthy and had her independence for many years. Once this whole scenario unfolded,she died all alone in a nursing home."

Tune in as Patricia and Robert tell how they managed to survive this attack on their family, and where are they today in managing the damage.

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