"I need you to come and get me." The day I cut my abusive mother out of my life.
"I have more important people to love." I don't love my mother. But she didn't love me first.
'At 12 years old, my family shamed me for my anxiety. It affected me for years afterwards.'
'From the outside, I had the perfect family. But they didn't love me.'
"I couldn’t understand why I was so resentful." Mum guilt stopped me from being a good parent.
'When I was giving birth, my biggest fear was that my daughter would look like me.'
"I am my own worst critic": Recovering from depression is harder when you're a mum.
"Enjoy every moment." The 6 pieces of advice you should never, ever give a first time mum.
'I have no idea what I've done wrong.' Why I distrust parents of estranged children.
"She had us for purely selfish reasons." My mother’s bad example taught me how to parent.
'My husband has a disability. I don't. This is what I wish I'd known before we had a kid.'
'My daughter doesn't owe you her affection. It's a violation of her boundaries.'
Before The Bump
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