1. psychotherapy:

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    by Emily Joffe

    What do we owe our tormentors? It’s a question that haunts those who had childhoods marked by years of neglect and deprivation, or of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of one or both parents. Despite this terrible beginning, many people make it out successfully and go on to build satisfying lives. Now their mother or father is old, maybe ailing, possibly broke. With a sense of guilt and dread, these adults are grappling with whether and how to care for those who didn’t care for them…

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    [[MORE]] I dread the day my father dies (presuming he does before my mum). I don’t think I’ll be able to sustain a...
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    This was beautiful and I think maybe necessary for me.
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    This is a good post. Not that my parents have come to me asking for help, but one so clearly needs it that I’ve been...
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