Going no-contact with my parents
One of my most-requested newsletter topics
I talked about going no-contact with my parents in my newsletter last year. Over the months to follow, I would receive regular messages about that newsletter. In an effort to give it a home for those of you who may want to read my story in a more supportive group vs. having it in a blog post for anyone to read, I’m sharing my story here.
This is one of those stories many of us cannot share. I am in a unique position – my sisters talk to my mom but are on my side, and support me. My stepdad and I are in touch and he is on my side, too. And the reality is that things are not getting better with my mom. The benefits of sharing – of making someone feel less alone – are worth it. Sharing my story has helped me feel less alone, too. That does not mean this is easy. I do not have a relationship with either of my biological parents.
I wish this wasn’t the case, but I have nothing to lose. So here we go. And TW: this post deals with abuse.