My family is emotionally abusive, and has been for a long time. I left them to go to college and once I was away from their toxicity, It took me a few years to heal, but I eventually found myself again. I identified the situation, accepted it, forgave them and moved on.
Because of this, I rarely visit my family, but the few times I have since I graduated have been awful. Every time is a cycle of my mother and sister berating me, twisting my sanity, making me doubt myself. And my dad standing by letting it happen.
Well no more. I will stick out these three months I have with them, and then I will begin to say goodbye to them forever. I have proven to myself time and time again how much healthier I am without them. I don't know why it's taken me so long to finally cut the cord.
*sigh*No notice I'm being logged out. Logged out twice in less than 4 hours.*sigh*And no, I'm not sending in feedback. That's just wasted effort. I'm posting this here in case others are dealing with the same thing. At least we'll know we're not alone.Tried to post this and got this:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/21/opinions/the-tricky-lesson-of-maga-hat-confrontation-granderson/index.htmlI posted about being triggered by the kid's expression....and I still am...for personal not political reasons. The rash of viral videos out there scare the hell out of me. We ALL have bad days. Someone losing a job or place to live over a 5 minute video to me is scary. On the other...