The last thing I want in the world is to spend all my time focused on the negatives in the relationship I had with my mother. There are far more important things in my life these days. However, parent child relationships are fundamental in molding and shaping who we are so it is relevant in many ways to what I have to say. Secondly, it must be said that she was a person with many unresolved issues of her own and that saddens me. Perhaps her life and the way it impacted others could have been dramatically different if she’d been able to see the hope of something outside of what she’d been raised to believe.
My mother was the child of an alcoholic.
It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change – Mignon McLaughlin