Dawn and mgena. I personally have not attempted to write a memoir that I’d ever publish because there have been many family members or my ex that would take great offense at how I would portray him/her. I feel that before any book of this type could be published, I’d have to get permission or at least prepare that person that unsavory issues would be revealed. I’d also consult an attorney about possible lawsuit repercussions should you feel that would be necessary given the content.
I know that you may feel it important to write this memoir, but just as important is accepting the results/consequences that may come of it. I do hope you make the decision that is most comfortable for you and your family.
I will write mine in exaggerated fiction to get it off my chest. I have personal life issues that could fill a few books, but I know that I don’t want to harm my loved ones by the retelling.
I wish you the best in this endeavor.