From The Guardian: Why I Conducted A 16- year 'Affair,' With My Mother

Caitríona Palmer met her biological mother, Sarah, when she was 27.

The Guardian’s, Paula Cocozza, recently posted an article concerning, Caitríona Palmer.  A women with a grounded childhood, until one day  everything she thought she knew changed. 

Her mother asked her on her sixth birthday to help make the bed, she didn’t find the request odd. They each took two corners of the sheet, wafted it into the air, and as it settled her mother began to talk. “Before you were born, another mammy carried you in her tummy but was unable to keep you … Now that you’re a big girl, I want you to remember her for yourself and to pray for her.

Adopted at birth in Ireland, Caitríona Palmer eventually found and got to know her birth mother. But there was one strict rule in their relationship – it had to remain a secret…

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An Affair with my Mother by Caitríona Palmer is published by Penguin, £14.99.