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Fourth Wave

Better Late Than Never

On navigating co-dependency

Photo by Nimrod Persson on Unsplash

As the first-born child of two alcoholic parents, I was thrust into a strange role from a young age. Keeping the car on the road though I had no access to the steering wheel, the gas pedal, or the brakes, was one notable and continuous example.

When I was 10, my grandfather died. We began to visit our mourning grandmother every Sunday. Grandma lived a…

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