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    I struggled on and off for a long time but Generally I am at a point now where i feel so sorry for my mum. How hard it must be to live in such a way. The only way I could accept it was to have empathy. Mind you this is my first pregnancy and I've struggled with my emotions and it's been hard. I start to doubt my myself and question myself. I'm just lucky that my dp understands because she has seen my mum in action.
    In your dp's situation I would say to try and learn to take it with a pinch of salt. Don't wrack your brain trying to figure her out, just have faith in yourself and your decisions.

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    That is becoming another option for me also. I have done it before but I struggle though as it means I can't see my brother who is 12. She makes life hell when things don't go her way.
    MissY thanks for starting this thread! And good on you for taking action.

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    Ohh hun big big hugs!

    Be careful as these lightbulb moments can make you emotionally exhausted and raw.

    I had loads of this and still do.
    My family have told me numerous times that i was never fostered lol. It was such a kick in the face when I befriended one of the foster children on facebook and they remembered everything!
    Its so amazing how you really do end up questioning your own truth.

    I still find myself very unsure of my own memories. I had people making them up for so long that now i struggle.
    My gran loves to tell people that i make it all up. its all in my head ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis Stein View Post
    Gosh, I can relate to that, too. My parents will sometimes outright deny stuff that I *know* they know happened in my childhood. It used to make me doubt myself, then it made me doubt their memories; this has given me a new perspective on it, thank you.
    Oh wow. This is DHs childhood too!
    Ill link him now!!


 

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