Tag: Family Dynamics

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    One is Enough

    February 19th, 2018     by Amethyst Tagney     Comments

    “You never met your Dad before? That’s so sad,” is the response I received when I told someone I didn’t have a father in my life. That statement always confused me. Why would anyone be sad for me just because there wasn’t a father figure in my life? Sure, I’ve always wanted to have a dad because all my friends did, but not because I needed one. Even when my mom got married when I … READ MORE

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    the small distance between losing you and losing myself (and keeping us both for good)

    May 19th, 2016     by Anonymous Blogger     Comments

    Writer’s Note: This post contains discussion of abusive family dynamics, suicidal ideation, death, and losing a parent to a terminal illness. Please take care while reading. My dad was diagnosed with cancer on March 16 2016, and passed away on May 2nd the same year. I originally wrote this piece in April, a few weeks before his death. I am the baby of my family. My mother, dad, and sister emigrated from India to Canada years before … READ MORE