The first topic of discussion was in reference to the March 29, 2013 death of Charlotte’s brother Reid, just 12 days after he got home from a tour in Japan with All Japan Pro Wrestling. His death was reported to be a drug overdose. He had been suffering for an extensive period of time before his death with drugs.
Charlotte had the following to say:
“I got so frustrated towards the end. He was in Japan doing well before he passed. He asked me to promote something for him, and I didn’t want to because I was just angry at him for making mistakes, and I have a lot of guilt – if I had done things differently. But that’s my thing about the book. I was getting to write my letter to him, letting him know that what he wanted to do and become, I’m making sure happens. And I still haven’t really accepted that he’s gone…And I know it’s hard on my mom, for sure, hard on my mom that the only thing the world sees is her son dying of an overdose, instead of what a beautiful soul he was… So I think getting to write about him and what he meant to me in the book, meant a lot.”
She then continues by speaking on an abusive relationship she was in:
“At that time, we were young, and he had family issues as well, and I was constantly trying to make up for those – but when, in reality, we were both in unhealthy situations. And I kept thinking, ‘Well maybe if I looked a certain way or acted a certain way, or if I did this better he wouldn’t do xyz.’ But it really had nothing to do with me, so I was continuing to make excuses. And when you’re in a codependent relationship like that, you’re listening to what the person says, but even though they do something else and say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. It will never happen again,’ but that’s not really how it is if the behavior never changes.”
We suggest taking a look at the video we’ve provided below, which provides a snippet of what you can expect from the full podcast with Lilian and Charlotte.
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