Today, know that Love is your parent and creator. Therefore, you are not doomed, through DNA, training, or belief, to carrying the suffering of your parents. The good they gave you is Love shining in your life. The difficulties they caused are not burdens you must carry forever. Claim Love as your source and your identity.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.