Mark Oswald, Polk City (Des Moines area), IA, USA
FORMAL RETRACTION POSTED September 5, 2011
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I, Melodi Oswald, would like to make a retraction of the post I made on August 28, 2011 regarding my ex husband, Mark Oswald, because I was wrong. It was terribly wrong. It is something that I am extremely ashamed of and regret doing for many, many, reasons. The post was made under the influence of alcohol and following a conversation with one of my children who felt very betrayed by my ex husband. I think every divorce includes pain and many people, including myself act badly and lash out in anger. I have tried to rise above this kind of behavior because it really serves no purpose and makes things even worse. It is one thing when I am hurting, but it is a completely different thing when someone I love is hurting. Does that make it right? No, it does not. There really is no good excuse for this kind of thing. I handled the situation really badly and I am not sure what possessed me at the time. I really cannot convey enough how much I regret doing this and how sorry I am for any pain I caused my ex husband and family members. My ex husband has many good qualities, and even though I dislike some of the things that he has done, I really don’t want to hurt anyone and am so horrified that I did this. Alcohol exaggerates feelings and makes people do things they regret. This is a lesson I should have known, and now a lesson I have learned. I should be a poster child for why people shouldn’t drink. Alcohol has the ability to change personalities and people do things they wouldn’t normally do sober. Sober, I would have never, ever said such things let alone post it on the internet. I accept full responsibility for my post and ask that those involved forgive me for doing this. I am very sorry and will always regret that I made this post.
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