A letter to My stepchildren, who are estranged from me
The letter you always wanted to write
Do you remember how well we got along? You seemed delighted when I married your dad, as he had finally settled and was so happy. Then everything changed eight years ago. I heard that we broke the bonds of your trust. It was not a premeditated act of aggression we assumed that you had been expecting the news after all, most newlywed thirtysomethings plan to start a family.
Since then, we have drifted into a very polite estrangement. I pretend not to notice your cutting put-downs or that your sack of Christmas presents …read more