How To Accept What Your Parents Can And Cannot Give
No one is perfect and sometimes it’s still not good enough.
Last week we talked about grieving a parent that really didn’t do their best. There are so many reasons why someone might not be able to have a relationship with a parent. Today I want to speak to those who are struggling with accepting who their parents truly are.
Many adults struggle with relating to their parents because they want them to be someone fundamentally different than who they are. They want their stoic father to suddenly be more emotional and empathetic. They want their self-obsessed mother to finally put them first. But what if we can’t change our parents? What if the only way to maintain some type of relationship is to accept what we’ve got?
This does not mean you accept abusive, disrespectful, or bad behavior. Instead, you learn what you can and cannot get from you parents and make a decision about the relationship based on those facts.
Welcome to Good Enough. This email is only for community members. Inside you’ll find:
How to identify what your parent(s) can and cannot give
How to accept the parent you have