Sometimes hardships destroy people and sometimes life’s adversities make them stronger, as in your case. But I rarely see people coddled by helicoptor parents (enablers) developing the fortitude and character they need to excel. Your situation, especially regarding your mother’s illness, is appalling and I applaud the fact that you have opted for compassion and strength rather than bitterness and self-pity.

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