Mandy, I love your writing because every time I read something I think about where you are coming from. An abusive marriage after 40 years and then getting shut out by your daughter (probably mostly son-in-law) and losing the relationships with your two grand daughters. Knowing that helps me read you in a different light. Perhaps she did not know your background at all.

Why are people mean? Do you earn extra points on Medium if you write mean comments? I wonder. There is such a thing as class, consideration, and constructive criticism.

DO NOT stop writing. Please. I think you are beautiful and you inspire me immensely.