Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

I Don’t Remember Why I Left My Family

I’m still not going back.

Photo by Zhu Liang on Unsplash

This May is the fifth anniversary of the last time I saw either of my parents in person. We had spent the prior seven months having a protracted falling out, mostly over email, and a lot of things were said and done that cannot be taken back.

I still have those emails in my inbox somewhere. I’m not looking at them anytime soon — I…

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