Hi Sylvia! Thanks for a thoughtful response! I think she hates us so much because she feels betrayed for us leaving the fold. It’s okay to a certain extent for others to do these things, but for us to break these shackles is unthinkable, unforgivable.

I hate the danger she’s caused us and promised to bring. It’s part of the understanding that we can’t be anywhere near her. We’re just not safe. We have friends who are better than family, and, with them, we will thrive.

Unfortunately, the girls still have nightmares,(the youngest especially) but with time hopefully, they will subside.

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