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How to Hate Your Mother

I don’t forgive her — but I learned to set my own boundaries and live my life

Photo: (L) My mother and me circa 1984, (R) Mara Hobel and Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest, 1981

I’ve hated my mother since I was five years old. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word, but the dislike I have for the woman who gave birth to me is pretty strong, too. Over the past 15 years of my career, I’ve written about my relationship with my mother…