Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Day 3.....My Parents

My parents. Well they're still married (I know rare) and have been for 34 years. They met via my mom's step-cousin who was my dad's best friend. J took my dad over to my mom's house and that's when they met. They dated in high school and the year my mom graduated they were married that November. I came a little over a year later and my brother was the following year.

My dad is ultimately a laid back man. He's worked hard his whole life providing. My mom is a woman who has very low self esteem (thanks to a very unkind step-mother, her biological mom died when she was only 2)...the damage that woman did left is a life long effect. I don't have a good relationship with my mother, which in turn makes not a fabulous one with my dad either. I love them, but my boundaries with them are VERY,VERY,VERY HIGH and contact with them is extremely limited.


That corgi :) said...

it is sad, Christy, that you don't have a good relationship with your parents; I am sorry that your mom had such a rough childhood that impacted her self esteem and I am sure a lot of other things in her life that she carried through to adulthood and parenthood. such a shame when things like this happens, but I truly know you have your reasons for setting the boundaries you do and I respect you for that