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How I’ve Stopped Letting My Unhealed Parents Define My Worth

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“Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is.” ~Sharon Salzberg A few months ago, my father informed me that he’d been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Although he seemed optimistic about the treatment, I knew that hearing such news was not easy. After a few weeks, I followed up with him.

He ignored my message and went silent for a couple of months. Although his slight was common, it made me feel ignored and dismissed.

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