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I am a reunited adult child.

6 November 2014

I’m reblogging this here quite simply because it’s the best piece of writing I’ve come across on this subject. As usual Karen finds ways to highlight the importance of subtle issues others mostly miss (e.g. “My mother came too close to knowing. “) Such a powerful personal anecdote from someone so knowledgeable and experienced in this field is worth its weight in gold.

Karen Woodall

I am a reunited adult child.  For thirty years of my life I was alienated from my mother. I am reunited now. As a result I am no longer wrestling with demons and ghosts. I was used by my father and his mother, to replace the girl child she had never given birth to. She took me and he let her, as compensation for that.

I was alienated from my mother in one single moment, in one single minute, in one single hour, of one single day.  I recall it, relive it, remember it now. For thirty years I had no way of knowing what had done to me or why.  All I knew was that anger and blame and something not right, severed my love for my mother and trust and belief.  Looking back I see how the trigger was pulled and advantage was taken and I, as a…

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