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My sister is an emotionally unsafe person for me to be around. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: My Sister Is Abusive & I'm Terrified Of Her

I'm afraid of her. I'm a successful, educated woman with a wonderful marriage and a great career. And I'm afraid of my abusive sister. Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.15.18   |   SHARE
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Reconciliation after a huge family fallout can be hard on everyone.

Ask Erin: Help! My Dad Hates Me Because I Couldn't Pay My Student Loans

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   05.5.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
The room smelled like gefilte fish, and it reminded me of the synagogues I studied in for hours on Sabbath afternoons to please my father.

Long Reads: Out Of The Picture 

A man faces his estranged father and the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community he had left behind years ago. Read...
Moshe Schulman    |   02.7.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Holidays without your mother are hard.

Surviving The Holidays When You’re Estranged From Your Mother

It’s been three years since I divorced my mother. The reasons are long and complicated, yet also short and simple. My mother is not capable of Read...
Jody Allard    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
BodiesCulture
Still trying to heal from a difficult childhood and toxic parenting... Image: tranmautritam/Unsplash.

Why I Don't Find Sh*tty Mom Funny

[CN: Toxic parents] I am a big fan of inappropriate humor (especially when said humor is tinged with sarcasm), and I’m an even bigger fan of using Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   05.13.16   |   SHARE
Families
No thanks, Facebook.

When Your Estranged Father Appears In 'People You May Know' On Facebook

My relationship with my father was never father-daughter picnics. Maybe when I was very little — or maybe this is less a memory and more of a wish — Read...
Melissa Petro    |   02.17.16   |   SHARE
Voices
A letter to you, mom, wherever you are.

A Letter To My Estranged Mother

I don’t know where you are — if you are ok, if you have food, shelter, love. I don’t know what you look like now. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   02.16.16   |   SHARE
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