@sophiah I feel as if I could have written what you wrote here, word for word (oh, except the part about having an infant). I just re-started therapy to figure out how to deal with my mother (who is, apparently, your mother too) and I was wondering if there is some way for you and me to get in touch and chat about this off-site. I could use a champion listener on this topic, and maybe you could too. Not sure how to convey contact info to you without conveying it to the whole world though, (and possibly you just think I'm crazy for reaching out like this. Ugh.)
Love your response. And soooo perfect that the photo illustration is of timeless Dartmouth dude.
Can I use creme de cassis instead of kirsch? Please?