“She expects your time and attention because she’s willing to give you hers. If you decide to drop off the face of the earth and come waltzing back into her life she’ll be skeptical.”

— excerpt, 15 Things Strong Women Don’t Tolerate in a Relationship by Thinker N of

I was not a strong woman. I was selfless.

For reals.

I lacked the psychological ability until after age 45 to physically imagine myself living a life free from and socially apart from literally all my toxic peers and ever abusive, neglectful, or abuse enabling family member — my only child (my “only begotten son”, a boy born in early December of 1991 when I was barely age 21 and still technically a spiritual and emotional child myself) absolutely, forevermore, and permanently included.