Can't You See That Detour Ahead?

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The story of Jamilla begins in Liverpool, England, in the late fifties,early sixties. Because her mother was ashamed of having black children,Jamilla and her siblings were abandoned at an early age. After enduring physical and verbal abuse from all quarters as a child, as an adult her choices were no better, graduating on to not only marrying a career criminal and engaging in criminal activity in London’s tough East End but seemingly to always end up in bad relationships. After immigrating to America, Jamilla’s story also takes a look at the vast culture differences between American Blacks and British blacks. When Jamilla reaches the end of the road with yet another bad relationship it drives her to seek answers as to why she is drawn to certain types of individuals. In her search for answers she discovers that not only is she drawn to a certain type of individual but they choose her! Jamilla experiences more than one relationship with one of the worst kinds of individual, the sociopath. By telling Jamilla's story, it may help in understanding what predisposes a person to not only develop this kind of personality, but also why some of people are the chosen ones, why some people consciously or subconsciously seek out these types of Individuals. Many people that are brought up in abusive households tend to subconsciously seek out the abusive, drug addicted, alcoholic, emotional cripples as partners. They be come nurturers. It is almost as if they have to have someone to fix and make everything all better. This can play out in many different forums. Unfortunately the drama that surrounds these types of individuals can become addictive. Jamilla wants to get off the roller coaster that has been her life; it is just a question of how?

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