Diet pills at 11? Things my mom did to me as a child, that I now know were abusive

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"Instead of teaching me how to love my body she put me on diet pills so I would lose weight". (Getty Images)
"Instead of teaching me how to love my body she put me on diet pills so I would lose weight". (Getty Images)

I didn't realise these weren't things every parent was supposed to do. I'm 32 years old, and I've only realised in the last five years how abusive my mother was and still is.

We're now estranged for various reasons, and I have laid down boundaries.

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