Looking at things from my mother’s perspective.
Reflecting on the power and challenges of sensitivity.
Between the lines of my teenage diaries.
Coming through better and badder.
How to recognize and address this type of manipulation.
When the person you’re with has a “big personality,” where does that leave you?
When I got there, I let myself grieve for the love I lost.
“Hardening my heart” against my abuser was not only OK, but necessary.
I turned on her when we needed each other most.
The emotional work of getting over trauma.
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