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Were You The Emotional Caretaker Of A Parent As A Child?

  I have written elsewhere that, not long after my parents divorced when I was eight, I, in effect, became my highly unstable mother’s emotional caretaker – a kind of pint-sized, fledgling, incipient counsellor, if you will. Indeed, even before… Read more

Parentification: A Closer Look at The Harmful Effects.

  I have already touched upon the topic of parentification in other articles but, in this one, wish to examine its possible harmful effects a little more closely. First, let’s quickly recap what is meant by the term. Parentification refers… Read more