Mandy McElroy
4 min readJan 24, 2021

Realizing You No Longer Love Your Child

But You Don't Care

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This didn’t feel like a revelation to me. In fact, I felt nothing at all. Just shrugged my shoulders and continued cleaning up the kitchen.

How could you not love your child? A year ago I would have thought this was impossible. The mere thought would have been incomprehensible…but that was before.

Mandy McElroy

Divorced for 2 years, after leaving a 40 year marriage. An adult daughter removed herself and her children from my life due to my decision. The pain remains.