I Abandoned My Family to Live in Costa Rica for 3 Months — And It Saved My Life

Being a “martyr mom” was only harming me.

Elle Silver
Apr 22, 2020 · 6 min read
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I arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica, at midnight. A taxi from the airport carried me down a long, dark highway until we reached the small town I’d be living in for the next three months.