You have to look at the people who have overcome these lifestyles. Those same people understand the harshness and hardships that only the victims and abusers who struggle with such vileness can. They can tell you how an addict thinks, how they map their thoughts all out in their heads, connecting lies to truth and covering tracks.
I don't have the memories of my mother struggling. I want my girls to remember the insanity. The chaotic collection of all that we encountered together as a busy, sporadic family.
Truth is, sometimes these mini vacations aren't an option, sometimes we need a way out during the thick of the moment.