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Years later, she still mother’s target

November 29, 2011
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Dear Margo: Almost 19 years ago, when I got sober and was in intensive therapy, I told my mother about the sexual abuse I endured as a kid. She claimed I was lying and that my alcoholism was just a ”phase.” I tried counseling with her through the years, but it never helped; the blame for everything still landed on me. It took a lot of time and effort to forgive her - I am her only child - and eventually I did, but I keep her at arm’s length for my own sanity.

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