So, forget everything I said about my mother being compassionate and understanding. I have now been faced with nothing but hostility from my family, who think I am merely stirring up drama. I spoke to my mother on the phone, who was very cold. She said, “why can’t you just let it go? Why do you have to stir it up now?” To which I responded that I was letting her go, at which point I hung up and removed my whole family from facebook. She was angry because my partner posted about the importance of supporting survivors on my facebook. I suppose she wanted me to be silent after all.
Oddly, I feel good. I feel free, I feel strong. I don’t have to deal with their crap — and they can let it eat away at them.