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  • When you fight with another person's family, you will never win.
    I thought this as I set about making a 'we are sorry' lunch.
    I didn't want to apologise.

    Each family fights in their own way and has their own code of forgiveness. I come from a simmering tension clan, an hysterical breakdown and fast make up family.
    He comes from a family of angry words, clever cunning words.
    Those who know us best are the ones who harm us.
    When you are outside the barrier of blood, anger has an awful clarity. There is no little voice that says 'I have to let you win', 'I have to love you when this is over'.
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