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Hurting

Now I am older, I understand (I think) why I cut off my lower eye-lashes.   I was 10/11 years old and I now believe that I was so traumatised and in need of help that is why I did it.  Father had vanished and I wasn’t properly told why or where he had gone.  For many years I thought he was dead.  Mother did not cope well and lashed out at me and my younger sibling, both physically and also there was emotional neglect. I became like a mother to my sibling and my mother treated me more like a friend at times, and not in a good way.