HUMANS 101

Caring for an Abusive Parent Is a Moral Choice Without an Easy Answer

How do you balance obligations when the past still lingers?

Sarah Stankorb
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readOct 20, 2021

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Photo by David Hinkle on Unsplash

“If you want people to help you, you cannot scream at them. You have to be kind,” I spoke into the phone to my father. We talk every day now, sometimes half a dozen times (the other half dozen I let go to…

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Sarah Stankorb
Human Parts

Sarah Stankorb, author of Disobedient Women, has published with The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and many others. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com