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  •  i grew up in a similar situation as you. (3+ / 0-)

    i hung up on my mom the last time she called to wish me a happy birthday b/c she started talking politics & how bad the healthcare bill was (it was being debated at the time) & i knew it was just going to lead to the kind of shouting match between us that you described your dad & you had & i didn't want to go thru that again.

    she got real sick after that. i took care of her (she lived in a different state) & while i did, she told me she cried after i hung up on her.

    she died a few months later & i always felt bad about hanging up on her.  i'm not trying to give you advice, just sharing my regrets on the experience.  it still hurts, btw.

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