A heartfelt and personal essay ahead of the holidays.
This is so familiar. I share much of the same childhood experiences you wrote about. Thank you for putting this into words ❤️
This essay was heartbreaking to read and as I could feel the pain, loneliness, desperation, and yes, hopefulness in your words. It doesn't seem fair that, through no fault of your own, the impact of these experiences will take a lifetime of work to undo. Even more reason that I admire your self-awareness you have and how far you've come down that road, in life and in love! xo
Thank you for sharing this. So much resonated. You are a wonderful writer.
wow, I am so sorry that you had to endure such a toxic relationship with your father, but you write about it as a survivor. You are a fabulous writer, and maybe some of your trauma actually led you to be so relatable for your readers. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
This is beautiful and powerful and I can relate to so much of it. Thank you for sharing this.
You are an amazing writer. How incredibly well you communicated your traumatic childhood and the leftover emotional gifts that keep on giving. I lived in a dysfunctional house. I understand having to negotiate with your parents because they are not speaking. I loved that your essay ended with hope and openness to possibilities. Thank you for sharing your essay. I will think about it for days to come.