Melodie Kate — Glad to hear from you again. Please know that I honor your experience, but not everyone’s experience is the same. Your story is one in a million, as is mine, and there are as many shades of gray in family estrangements as there are sands on the beaches. You may be exactly right about me, but then, you know nothing about me, my family or the dynamics that have created our estrangements, apart from what I have chosen to share. I appreciate your passion for your position, but I think it is possible that you are wrong.

With deep respect — Beth

Human learning to be human. Writing in hopes of getting there.

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