Hi Esther, thank you so so much for this! For one thing, it feels reassuring that both you and Darcy mention that my tone is respectful enough — that is an indication for me that I’m not that entangled in my drama anymore and able to look at it all from a distance. Then also thank YOU for your openness and vulnerability and sharing a little snippet of your story…

I think that other than talking about family issues, we are also normalizing some kind of experience here. It is, after all, natural to struggle and feel a lot of emotions around our relationships with our parents. Knowing that you live with your father and find it insightful also uplifts me. There are surely lessons to be learned and I’m glad that you’re using the opportunity.

I keep my fingers crossed for your writing about your family if this is what you want to do. I have an impression that this is the kind of topic that a lot of people feel strongly about, but there’s still not a lot of conversations about it here on Medium. And I think we need those conversations. So if you ever publish something about your family/parents relationships, please let me know. I’d be interested to learn more about you and your story.

Sending my gratitude! ❤

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