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Family Dynamics | Journaling

Believe What They Say Or Not?

The Examination of Parental Manipulation

A young mother kissing her toddler son happily from her arms in the backyard among flowers.
Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash

‘It was just a suggestion.’ Or ‘Can you do Mommy a favor?’

My mother has a tendency to use these words very often, sneakily. I never noticed it until now — decades later — that she has a way of making me question or change my plans about my day and…

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