Resource: When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?

30 Jul

Worth the read and for my newer blogger followers. Deciding or processing what to do with family members who were abusive or neglectful.
“others like them should be hammered with lectures about the benefits of—here comes that dread word—closure. Sometimes the best thing to do is just close the door”

A complicated person, with a complicated life

I found this article last night on my Zite tittled “When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?” I immediately thought of a few specific bloggers who have recently been deciding how they want to deal with parents or family members who had a negative impact on their life, mostly through trauma or abuse.  Not all cases represented family asking for help or forgiveness and in most cases avoiding or denying the past.  I also found the article featured on MSN and thought I’d link it with some quotes and insight from the article.

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. Despite this terrible beginning, many people make it out successfully and go on to…

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