Longing to Be an Orphan

I was raised in a strange interfamily dynamic in which I was given “temporarily” to an aunt at 3 weeks because my biological mother was mentally ill and did not want me. I remember my early childhood being a happy time, but at age 7 I was asked if I wanted to join my two siblings…

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Raging Orphan Need

There has been a lot published in recent years about attachment disorders and the effects of children who are not properly secured and cared for. We speak of orphaned children with kindness but as if they are far away. It is difficult to tolerate looking into their need filled eyes that have stopped reaching for…

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