I lost myself when I lost my mother – this is how I healed

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Woman who lost her mother..
Woman who lost her mother..
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No words will  ever really  express what  the absence  of my father  caused in my life.  Life was difficult and  incomplete without him.  I think things would  have turned out differently  for me if he stayed.  Thankfully, my mother  was by my side through  thick and thin. She tried to  be strong but I knew that  she was deeply hurt.  Still, she tried to fill the  space that was left by my  dad. 

My mom told me my  father left because he got  a job in the other province.  She trusted him and let  him go.  He promised that he  would contact her and  send money as soon as he  was settled in the new job.  But these were all lies. He  forgot about us the minute  he was out of the gate.  A few years later, he  married another woman  and is still with her. 

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