“Neurotic projection was only a phrase for me, before I saw Manan practicing it regularly. I’m accused of things which are so evident in his own behavior – maybe it relieves him of guilt or inadequacy, but it’s getting completely intolerable,” I sense desperation in her message.

Is she asking for professional help? Will it change her outlook on the not-so-smooth relationship between her father and me, and which she always wanted to improve?

I need to extricate myself from knots before I can help my daughter, for she is ….. not destined to suffer the consequences of her father’s Karma … or mine.

She is an independent being, not a shadow of my perspectives.

Written for Six Sentence Stories

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