Tag: dysfunctional family

So, you’re afraid of turning into your parents.

Yeah, me too. This fear motivated the vast majority of my choices throughout my early twenties, and┬álooking back, I was like a ping pong ball, violently reacting and bouncing from one thing to the next, always accompanied by the sinking sensation that, try as I might, I was turning into my parents. A full decade […]

Are You Carrying Around Someone Else’s Baggage?

I remember as a teenager sneaking into my parents’ book collection and reading all of their how-to books on raising an adolescent, just so I wouldn’t be caught unawares by any of their ploys. ­čśë This sneaky┬áhabit became a love of self-help books as I grew older, and so I was very aware of the […]