what do you do when your family is toxic -- or all that you have left of a family. it's just my mom and i now. i stopped talking to my dad after the flashbacks of sexual abuse. my siblings live 3,000+ miles away. all i have is my mom and i'm getting the impression she's toxic. her low periods from ptsd and being bipolar are terrible to endure. i understand her, but after baby-sitting her from age 11 on, i can't do it. i feel if i don't acquiesce to what she needs or wants she's going to fall apart again. she's mentioned suicide recently, but i just can't deal with her on my own in addition to trying to work out my issues surrounding my sexual abuse.
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