12 days ago

"If they do X thing Y times a year and show Z remorse, you should start considering cutting them out of your life, at least until such time they demonstrate an interest in real, good-faith change." This bit I relate to, on family estrangement. How much more jarring when loss of faith happens suddenly and completely.

Finally Taking My Own Advice About Thanksgiving

Today, as you likely know, is Thanksgiving in the States. It’s also my 33rd birthday, and the first birthday I have celebrated since becoming estranged from my family of origin. I cannot quite settle on an appropriate term for what these people are to me right now.