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Forgiving My Mother After Abandonment

After a life of self-loathing and resentment, a letter from my absentee mom brought me peace

Photo: Chelsea Victoria/Stocksy

Let society tell it, your mother is supposed to be a nurturer — the person who wipes your tears, showers you with love, and helps you become the best possible version of yourself. You could likely play Netflix roulette or pick up a fictional book…

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