When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate
You can divorce an abusive spouse. You can call it quits if your lover mistreats you. But what can you do if the source of your misery is your own parent?
Granted, no parent is perfect. And whining about parental failure, real or not, is practically an American pastime that keeps the therapeutic community dutifully employed.But just as there are ordinary good-enough parents who mysteriously produce a difficult child, there are some decent people who have the misfortune of having a truly toxic parent. …
This is an interesting story that I saw: I know that some parents are really problems for their children. It’s not always the child’s fault, either. So what would you do in this situation? Can you divorce your parents? In Taiwan, that’s not even possible, but what about other countries?