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It’s okay to distance yourself from your “parents”

Living in New York has really taught me the epitome of independence and how to learn to live for myself and have fun while doing it. Unlike others, I have had little to no interaction with my adopted or biological parents -- but that decision didn't come easily. I think like most troubled relationships with your parent(s) take a drain on your emotional capacity at some point, that it becomes a matter of escape as fast as you can or be stuck forever. Growing up, I was always told that I had to do certain things a certain way; talk a certain way, would end up in jail because I'm gay, and then came the newspapers. My adopted mother and I haven't formally spoken for more t than 15 minutes in almost 3 years. Failing to understand the concept that as a failed Mom, she hurt me in m...
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