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P.S. This is an excerpt of one of the lovely emails that she sent me last time I tried to step back and put up some boundaries.

You were proud of me when my life was flying in high gear. When I bite the dust, you don't want me at all and are very willing to ignore my existence. Leave the old lady on the shelf to rot - she might be an inconvenience. Would I be treated differently if I had cancer or was laying in a hospital full of tubes - or would that be the same?

It is so painful - if I want to phone <<my sister>> the risk that you may answer and you have made it very clear you only want 'rosy' news - not reality. You are NOT in touch at all with what is going on. because you don't want to be.

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and then later
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When you said that you want to emotionally support me, and then qualified it by saying you didn't want to hear about my negativity - it basically said you don't want to emotionally support me. My therapist says if I was NOT negative - given my present circumstances, that it would be an indicator of far more serious and long term psychiatic illness. ...That my negativity is a healthy sign of me tying to work through it.
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later still
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My therapist says....no matter how painful the bad memories, and the panic attacks are, I have to allow the panic attack to sweep through my body without resistance ----if I am ever going to get better. That until I experience it completely - until the subconscious learns it doesn't need to do that to be 'heard' it will keep fighting my conscious thought. Which results in mental confusion, rage, depression, and intense anxiety.

I can't take this.

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