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When Families Fight

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When I was younger I used to lay in bed at night and listen to my parents arguing. It would always end the same with banging and clattering and shouting, and I would pull my covers over my head to try and stop myself from hearing. I would have to line my toys up a certain way, and do a kind of rhythm tapping. I thought if I did it wrong, it meant that they would argue and fight. I blamed myself for every argument, convinced that it was solely my fault as I hadn’t done my rituals correctly.

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