Erick Erickson and Chris Burns

Abusive Pillowtalk with Chris Burns–Offering to Sell the House

When the pandemic hit, Chris seemed extremely stressed about his business. He said he didn’t know how to meet with clients if he couldn’t have meetings in-person, that people were scared and moving their money out, and that he needed to start cutting back on expenses–potentially even firing some of his employees. I was worried …

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Why Didn’t I Believe the Clues, My Own Intuition, Myself? Now I Will Live With My Worst Nightmare.

Preface: This week, I found very specific evidence of an intuition I have had for over a year. That Chris was sexually involved with my one of best friends, a person who was like a family member to all of us, who came on almost every vacation with us, was like a second daughter to …

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Is Chris Burns Dead or Alive? An Exploration Eulogy for a Man on the Run

I have heard it from many people–because we really didn’t get to say goodbye–that I should write a goodbye. No graveside crying, or planning a celebration of life. No community gathering at a certain time on a certain day to share in the joy and grief of a life lost to us. No chance to …

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24/7 Surveillance and a Christmas to Remember. What Was Fugitive Chris Burns’ Involvement with Secret Security Group Goshawk?

Two Christmas’ ago (2019), Chris and I were separated. I was laying on the couch curled up under multiple blankets shivering, hoping that my nausea would hold itself back through the opening of presents. I had been a single parent for sixteen days by that Christmas. Philip says that all he remembers is the gift …

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When a Father Goes on the Run, What Happens to the Children Left Behind? What Becomes Normal?

It’s been hard to write the past few weeks. A few days ago, I spent around two hours discussing grief and trauma–what it means to carry a weary soul–with Philip. Everything feels harder in trauma–like we’re trying to run and keep up with life with weighted vests bearing down on our chests. We are struggling …

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Chris Burns Stole Over 10 Million Dollars and Left us to Pick up the Pieces. What We are Thankful For

I started this blog to give voice to my experience, my kids’ experience, and even (in future posts) the community’s experience of trauma and betrayal. I hope that sharing my experiences helps other women see the signs sooner–and that maybe as a society we will understand the power dynamics involved in manipulative relationships, how subtle …

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What We Went Through Right after Chris Burns Went on the Run from His 10 Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Eating out on Friday night with our family, Gavin wasn’t able to look any of us in the eyes. He sat with his head on the table resting on his crossed arms. He wasn’t talking–just a warm body sitting at the end; no real life exuding from his growing frame. I assumed he didn’t feel …

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