to start off, i have dealt with depression starting in teen years i geuss. i believe i am bipolar but have never been diagnosed. ( therapy is expensive lol) Anyway, i grew up in with a verbally/ mentally abusive father and a mother who was an enabler , also a victim. No acknowledgement has ever been done for any of the abuse. its always been a matter of bury your feelings and never rocking the boat. Remains so to this day. i know this has affected me in ways i dont even know. My parents are still alive and i dont expect some magic moment where they become suddenly aware and take reponsibility or anything like that. They are who they are. As for me, now 41, I really need to come to grips with this and put it behind me but that is so difficult. I see them often. I can say im not angry, but i am its buried with the hurt. One apology would go a long way with me, at least itd be something. This has affected my ability to have lasting heathy relationships because trust is a real issue. I appreciate any thoughts and/or advice
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