I wanted to say: I know. I understand. I’ve been there. I cut ties permanently with my mother and it was one of the most difficult and complicated decisions I’ve ever had to make. She did so much damage, and it has permeated my life in so many ways and on so many levels. Bravo for writing this piece. It took courage.

Australian writer recently returned from 4 years living in Vietnam. Editor of Vox Virtus and Abroadingly. Blogs at dianelee.com.au and travellinghomebody.com.

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