"I am always met with "She’s your MOTHER, you can’t just abandon her like that!" And I am always sure to respond with, "She birthed me. A mother is supposed to nurture and love her child, not verbally and emotionally abuse them. She is supposed to fill hearts with joy, not crush spirits. A mother tells her children they are the light of her life, not the biggest mistake she ever made. So really, she abandoned me first." That usually shuts them up pretty quickly."
I found this on a forum and loved it! Thought I share it with you all :)