Being a Parent Is Hard, but Being an Unloved Child Is Harder

Why “your parents did the best they could” isn’t always comforting things to hear.

Laura Fox
Family Matters
Published in
6 min readJun 5, 2023

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“Being a parent is really hard.”

My heart sank as I read my father’s words. We had been estranged for years when I received a handwritten letter from him. Littered amongst the apologies were several…

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Laura Fox
Family Matters

I write to heal myself and others. Instagram: @laure_e_fox_