Hi Jane, I'm sorry to hear how difficult your childhood was. I became carer of my nephew off and on for years because his Mum, my sister, was also a single Mum and lived with schizophrenia. It's so very difficult, both for child and parent. It's good that you have joined this forum. Welcome.
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