Why It’s Hard Not to Feel Bitter About My Estranged Family

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I say “estranged family”, but really I’m only estranged from my mum. It’s been this way for over 20 years, and it was my choice to cut off contact.

This decision is the best I’ve ever made, for an avalanche of reasons. And as I haven’t got children (again: my choice) there’s been no need to cultivate a fake-smile relationship with my mum — or anybody else, for…

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Nina Jervis

Nina Jervis

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Writer and professional empathiser (not necessarily in that order).