When parents abuse, neglect, or otherwise injure their children through exposure to conflict and parental misbehavior, and force children to protect the “family secrets,” those children develop a host of disorders. 436 more words
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"Your parents will be dead soon" - Or, what not to say to adults who are estranged from their abusive parents.
I am one of the growing number of adults who are estranged from their parents.
It has been over two years since I’ve spoken to my parents. 1,246 more words
Thanksgiving is not about the turkey or the football game or the parade. It’s not about just how many family members you’ve gathered around your table or how close your celebration can come to looking like the front of a Thanksgiving card. 1,026 more words
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