I asked some questions a couple of days ago about cutting ties with my mom and the advice that I received was very helpful, but I can't stop feeling guilty about the fact that I am going to stop communicating with my mom. I know that I have to let her go, but I feel so bad about it because I am allowing fear and worry to set in. As I said before, she decided to follow me out of town and I feel guilty about not wanting a relationship anymore with her. I feel like it is my responsibility to make sure that she is okay.
I know that she is toxic, but I'm having a hard time letting go of our relationship and I just worry about her sometimes. How can I let go without all of the guilt associated with cutting ties? Just because she is my mom doesn't necessarily mean that I have to continue a relationship with her especially when she neglected me and did other things that left me scarred. It's easy for other people to say that she is my mom and that I shouldn't cut ties, but she didn't deserve a second chance in the first place.
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