Comments on: Children don’t owe their parents a relationship http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2015/01/22/children-dont-owe-their-parents-a-relationship/ One atheist's thoughts on politics, religion, and philsophy Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 By: Dylan Walker (Skeptimus Prime) http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2015/01/22/children-dont-owe-their-parents-a-relationship/#comment-219 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:44:00 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/?p=495#comment-219 Yeah, often well meaning people, after hearing about something that happened, will say something like “yeah that was wrong of them, but instead of cutting them off completely why didn’t you set down with them and explain to them why what they did was wrong” as if that idea had never occurred to me.

I, and I suspect most people who have landed in that position, often spent years trying to have exactly those sorts of conversations only to have a mix of denial, victim blaming, projection, and just outright refusal to discuss the topic thrown back at them. Eventually you just realize that nothing you say is likely to change the relationship because they are unable or unwilling to recognize any fault on their side of things.

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By: Aram McLean http://www.skeptimusprime.net/2015/01/22/children-dont-owe-their-parents-a-relationship/#comment-218 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:06:00 +0000 http://www.skeptimusprime.net/?p=495#comment-218 Yeah, I hear what you’re saying here. It’s very hard to explain to people why I’ve cut off contact with my family. They just can’t understand it barring a major traumatic event, when really it just comes down to a plethora of things all adding together to create a space of wasted energy I simply cannot spend another moment of my one life in.

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