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I feel awful.

My parents were always so proud of the way they brought up my siblings and I. But in the past several years, I’ve come to realize that they’re abusive. Now I’m defiant and want very little to do with them. But the thing is, they do love me. They tried. They didn’t consider what they were doing, “abusive”. And I love them but I don’t like them. I stay far away from them. And I feel like it’s my fault.
KaiserSolze · 41-45, F
It's not your fault. They did their best, as you said, they had good intentions. You turned out a decent person. It's ok to keep them at what you see as a healthy distance without feeling bad. You're grown now and living your own life. Keep in touch with them to what feels comfortable to you. Be thankful for the good bits and forgive the bad bits. That's how I deal with it and it feels reasonable.
MaryJo1996 · 22-25, F
What was so abusive?

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