I had a very long term friend (now ex) of my mothers tell me that she was the same before she met my father.
I think it's an explanation, not an excuse. I have had family members do some damaging things and the more I find out about their life the more sense it makes. It doesn't excuse things but it's made it easier for me to not be angry with them, and have some understanding.
I do understand what you mean to some extent. It's not easy to hear that someone is trying to make poor excuses for their hurtful actions, especially when it's your parent.
B&B, I've read a fair amount of your posts about your parents and It seems that your still quite hurt about their actions. I really hope that you get to move forward from whatever it was that your parents did
I just seen a pic on my friends face book saying don't allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.
Now this women has not got an easy life her son passed away this year and her other 3 children have the same genetic conditions as there darling gorgeous boy Brent, I read it and thought of this thread, as well I know it made me think yerp if she can do that then f&&k it I can soldier on as well
And that's fine to be for me right now this very minute that is the only thing stopping me from loosing it knowing that other. People go through way worse and carry on. And nit just carry on but continue to be nice to people and continue to be wonderful and loving.
I think things happen and we can choose how we deal with them.
We can say "oh bad stuff happened, and now my life sucks and my actions are not my fault" or "bad stuff has happened, how do I deal with it, and reach my goals'
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