She hasn’t been a great parent to me, and I don’t want her repeating those patterns with my future kids.
I don’t want a relationship with her, but my parents want us to make up.
Do I have to invite him this year?
Seeing photos with his ex-wife and kids pushed me over the edge.
How do we explain the estrangement to our kids?
She’s making some unhealthy choices, and it’s hard to watch.
She seems to find fault with everything I do.
I have felt for many years that she has kept me at arm’s length, and it seems to have worsened recently.
I’ve told him that I don’t want to talk to him, but he won’t leave me alone.
I feel like I am stuck in a fight I don’t want to have.
I feel betrayed and angry that he kept this from me for so many years.
I don’t want to burden her when she’s going through such a difficult time, but I need to talk to her about my grief.
I was not there for his last breaths. I was not there for his last words. I’m trying to combat my guilt.
Every holiday season, my siblings and I divide our time between them.
I know I sound naive, but this wasn’t like a “normal” affair.
They’re both angry at me, and I want to mend our relationship.
How can I be open and honest with him when he doesn’t know who I am?
They’re many years old, but they’ve totally upended my world.
They are judging me for not being a good mom, for not having a job, and for not losing my pregnancy weight fast enough.
I’m getting married, and I want her to be a part of my life.