December 13, 2013 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom

As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

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The holidays are just coming up, and lately, I have really been having some issues. My mom left me when I was really little, and hasn't been around since. I actually haven't seen or heard from her in many years- like 7. I have to go through all of her holiday decorations and it hurts. I feel like nobody else gets what I'm going through. The holidays have never hurt like this before. I can't really talk about her and the pain she caused to me without crying. I have no desire to talk to her, because the last time I did, she forgot my birthday. I guess I just need some help getting through the holidays. Thanks.
Love from Ohio, Erin.

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