Hey Peter,

Thanks for this honest expression.

My mother and I had a complicated relationship. Like you, she turned me against my father, and allied her other children against him.

And they fought virtually every day so having a model for love to follow was never provided by them.

She was very creative, and funny, and we were civil with each other, but never particularly close.

I have gotten gifts from her I am grateful for, and wounds I have had to heal. Some are not healed. Some may never be.

I appreciate so much the way you shared your truth about your mother. I think we have more in common in that department than not.

Peace to you, brother.

–AI

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