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May 25, 2023Liked by Alise Chaffins

I loved when Ted told Dottie he saw a therapist and Dottie said, “Let me guess, it’s all my fault,” with a laugh. All the moms I know care so much about their kids, and feel so much guilt about how we fuck up, and also are constantly putting off our own self-care and growth to try to do the impossible: perfectly love someone we would die for. But there is no perfect. The very best we can do is learn how to communicate honestly, resolve conflict, and make amends. But hey, I even fucked that up. The only thing I have to say is that my mom did her best, and I still had wounds. And I did better than my mom, and my kids all have wounds. I am here for the thank yous and fuck yous whenever they are ready. I am still growing.

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May 25, 2023Liked by Alise Chaffins

Great article

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