Fred Stoeker was in the fifth grade when he saw his mom try to kill his dad. She stood behind him, scissors raised, ready to stab her husband – a serial adulterer – in the back.
Fred’s dad was also addicted to pornography.
And although Fred swore he’d never treat women the way his own father treated them … he eventually did.
It’s hard to shake free from the clutches of the bad examples you’ve grown up seeing.