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” I feel stuck in my painful childhood “

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MARY FENWICK is a business coach, journalist, fundraiser, mother, divorcee and widow

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My mother has dementia. Our relationship has always been diffcult; her father was abusive and she repeated the ugly cycle of violent behaviour towards me. My father is a good man but he never put my needs on a par with hers. They were appalling with money, and my husband and I sold our house to buy them a home. Despite this, Dad complains to other relatives about what a terrible daughter I am and they no longer see me. I have a wonderful husband and children, yet I feel lonely and empty without any other relationships.I want to move forward, and to have a relationship with Dad that doesn’t render me exhausted and angry. Name supplied

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