• Mental Matters,  Parenting

    My Toxic Parent

    Not what I expected to hear, age 38 – I thought I’d had a stable and loving upbringing, I thought my relationship with my parents was normal. But I was seeking help because of my anger issues, my anxiety, and my inability to cope with stress.  But I couldn’t have a toxic parent – she’d not beaten me, not starved me, and she was still around.  Still in my life, still living ten miles away, living a normal life. And then I started to dig deeper into my past. The comments about my weight started age 11, when I was podgy and my new school trousers wouldn’t fit.  A loving parent…