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

How do you balance obligations when the past still lingers?

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“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

Sarah Stankorb

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb

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