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Haven't spoken to my mother for 5 years. Started to talk to my dad about 3 years ago, but he wouldn't let her know we are talking for fear that she would freak out. My dad has some health issues.

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I didn't talk with my mom from 16-21. It was the right thing to do.

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3 years without speaking to mother here. I plan to keep it up until she’s dead. It’s ok to remove toxic, abusive people.

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For some more context, I did try to repair my relationship with her when I showed up at her doorstep with a gift for her bday. Just ended up with my gift thrown in my face

Haven't seen my parents in five years. With the exception of two ill-fated conversations with my mother last year, I haven't spoken to them in as long either. The line for me to say the estrangement was permanent was when my mom talked about "her" family naturally choosing her over me, I clarified that her family is also my family, and she made clear it wasn't an accident. She started saying, "maybe because you're adopted..." I hung up and haven't looked back. (To be clear, I have always known I was adopted and am a big proponent of adoption)

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