The abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother with Patrick Dati
Patrick Dati who has now broken his silence and has written a memoir about the abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother throughout his childhood and adult life joins the show.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Patrick Dati discuss the following:
- When you were 9 years old, what happened in the department store? What happened when you got home?
- What was your childhood like?
- When you experienced physical abuse by your brother, what did your parents do to intervene?
- Do you think the violence in your past has had an effect on relationship choices in your adult life?
- What do you feel new and expecting parents most need to know about what it takes to stop the cycles of family violence?
- What do you think needs to happen for family violence to be reduced or ended in the United States?
- As someone who recently has taken on advocacy, what does this work mean to you, in your recovery?
Patrick has now broken his silence and has written a memoir about the abuse and bullying he endured from an older brother throughout his childhood and adult life. The memoir is also a torturous coming out story of a man raised in the midst of a devout Catholic family whose members he loved and spent years trying to please by realizing their dreams for him. He attempted suicide twice, and found freedom and himself one day in three simple words: “I have survived.”
In living to please others, Patrick married twice and today is the proud father of a beautiful and loving 16 year old daughter. Recently, he met a man he loves and is now sharing his life with his partner. Now an advocate for several organizations devoted to preventing childhood abuse and bullying. Available as a public speaker to help victims of abuse and bullying.
Patrick graduated with a BA in Broadcast Communications from Columbia College in Chicago.
Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.