1. Ann Marston
    March 25, 2024 @ 9:35 am

    Your mother could not get good treatment for her mental illness. It was not available at that time. She had to live with it. She loved you and did the best she could. You survived. That is success.


  2. blmaluso
    March 25, 2024 @ 9:49 am

    Your story touches my heart…thank you for sharing such deep felt words.

    One day, I was thinking of my mother, who had been living with us, and had passed away. We did not have much of a connection while I was growing up, however, we became close while she lived with us.

    I was praying, and then apologized to my mother for the ways I hurt her, or did not do my best showing her love at times.

    Instantaneously, I heard her voice saying to me, “You did the best you could, and so did I.”

    You brought that memory back to my heart, and also brought tears.

    Love is miraculous in so many ways. Through the joys and pains, it always grows our hearts❤️


  3. Kate Ferry
    March 25, 2024 @ 12:20 pm

    Somewhere “in the Middle”, we survive.


  4. Cathy
    March 26, 2024 @ 8:16 pm

    I too had a traumatic childhood and was estranged from my dad for quite a few years before he died. At age 57 I finally did something that helped with my troubles, I started seeing a therapist once a week. It has helped me so much and I wonder if it could help you too. Just having someone neutral to talk to and process it all has been very helpful. I found out that it’s never too late to get help.


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