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When Terrible, Abusive Parents Come Crawling Back, What Do Their Grown Children Owe Them?

Today’s Guest Blogger is Emily Yoffe from The Atlantic who examines the vexed issue of what do we owe our tormentors? It’s a question that haunts those who had childhoods marked by years of neglect and deprivation, or of psychological, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of one or both parents. 3,268 more words

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A New Start In A New City.

A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew


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Living With Mental Illness

Quote 125 - Dysfunctional family scapegoat 4

The scapegoat finds him / herself not only rejected by his / her own immediate family.  But possibly by those outside it too.

Dysfunctional Family

Quote 124 - Dysfunctional family scapegoat (3)

By blaming the scapegoat for the family’s difficulties, they evade their own responsibility.

Dysfunctional Family

Quote 120 - Signs of Narcissistic Parent 19

Child of a narcissist likely struggle with : self-loathing, trust issues, anxiety or depression.

Dysfunctional Family