The Virago
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The Virago

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

As a child, I adored him. Then I became like him.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Dear Dad,

If only I knew as a child that I was an Empath, life would have seemed easier. And if others had regarded me this way, their kindness felt. Many didn’t understand me, but I was my worst critic. Being sensitive made me weak, frightened — a person with limited coping skills. As I…

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