My Mother And The Ambiguity Of Abuse

The Establishment
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6 min readFeb 10, 2016

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By Elena Kristof

Several weeks ago, I found myself mingling about a deserted playground with a couple of my closest women friends. With our backs to a creaky swing set and our bare feet in the sandbox, we suddenly — and rather appropriately given our kiddie surroundings — began discussing our childhoods. Specifically, the trauma, abuse, neglect, and fear that hung over each of our respective…

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