My Mother Tried to Make Me Lose Custody of My Kids

We hadn’t spoken in 10 years

*Missy*
The Memoirist
Published in
7 min readApr 2, 2024

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A mother with dark brown hair smiles as she hugs her brown-haired daughter. Her brown-haired son sits beside them at a table. There are white flowers on the table.
Image credit: Photo by Elina Fairytale

Loaded guns tucked behind Kurt Cobain-style flannels. Candy wrappers and empty whiskey bottles in an armoire. A jewelry box filled with roach clips and secrets.

My parents’ bedroom was full of interesting things. I wasn’t supposed to snoop through their stuff, but who would stop me? They weren’t home…

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*Missy*
The Memoirist

Working through my trauma one story at a time. Thanks for joining me on my journey.