My eldest son said to me recently that he had seen so much "growth as a person" from me since I estranged my mother.
Partially that made me sad because, for a long time I wasn't the best person I could be but it also made me glad because I have worked so hard to move past the abuse.
I do think I have become stronger and more resilient. Understanding my mother has helped me cope with many a difficult person in life because I have come to understand, it was never really about me, it was about them and their unhappiness in life.
It's a shame maybe that it took me to middle age to find this strength to see what drives the people in life who try to hurt us.
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