The Intrusive Mother-in-Law

A domestic minefield of control and dominance

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
The Virago
Published in
5 min readFeb 22, 2023

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A fundamental paradox of going through the ravages of complex-trauma recovery is acquiring unequivocal clarity as to what is relationally permitted and what is not. That said, when I saved myself from further attachment injuries by initiating the brutal and terrifying task of walking away from my family of origin, I took with me the…

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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, RSW
The Virago

Complex trauma clinician and writer. Survivor turned thriver, with a love for world travel, the arts and nature. I think outside the box. Sheritherapist.com